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The smash hit Left Behind saga, the best-selling inspirational series of all time, comes to its extraordinary conclusion in this thrilling audiobook. Glorious Appearing picks up the action following the cosmic battle of the ages, and not all the members of the Tribulation Force have survived!

The Antichrist is assembling his massive armies and preparing for one final struggle. Hunkered down at Petra with more than one million members of the Jewish Remnant, the Tribulation Force joins the believers in turning eyes to the heavens. For only the Glorious Appearing of Christ can stop the Antichrist from ascending the throne of God.

©2004 Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

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BRILLIANT! BRILLIANT! BRILLIANT!

I laughed cried, prayed and praised. The narration ? on point perfect ! A great piece of work. I learned so much. Talk about a golden dip x

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Love it

As always overinterpreting and fantastic experience. Great quality and narrator. Amazing story for all to enjoy.

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  • john z.
  • 13-02-08

Glorious

An absoltely glorious conclusion to a terrific series. As a christian I found these books encouraging and knowledgeable. Enjoy!!

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  • timetobuy
  • 03-04-04

how a write about the Re-Appearing of christ?

the aurthors took sn almost impossible concept and turned it into one of their BEST books. the story moves almost too fast. i couldn't but it down. the biblical prophecy flows as part of the story. i would give it a 10 but the system only allows 5. this is the pinnicle of the series and a must read!!!!!!!!!

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  • Rob
  • 20-11-08

Fiction, but a powerful message

If you keep in mind that this is fiction based on the Bible you will have the right frame of reference. While a lot of the story does have ties back into the Bible it does not intend on replacing it. Its an easy place for some to "get the bug" for faith although ultimately they need to be pointed to the only true authoritative source, the Bible.
I thoroughly enjoyed the series and recommended it to many friends. Unlike the movies, I found the books well done, and well produced.

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  • whiskey5jda
  • 26-07-20

dragged out and beaten to within pages of death

I loved the rest of the series, but this book has to be the worst! yes the event everyone is waiting for happens but the authors go down so many side trails that you just want to scream "Enough already"

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  • Ken
  • 19-04-04

Gloriously disappointing

I wish I had gotten the abridged version as this thing is drawing on and on. I've listened to all the previous installments and can honestly say that ever since Frank Mueller left (man, I miss him!) that's when the series "jumped the shark". I don't think Frank could have even brought it all back to life because the storylines have just degraded over the years.

Why, after all the installments, did the narrator have to mispronounce "Petra" during this one? He must have said "pee-tra" no less than 100 times! Very annoying.

It was also very "preachy". In fact, you'd think the book was to first explain Revelations, and then to have a story. All too often a character would ask a question and an expert would jump right in and reply in all the glorious detail. Too predictable, used too often.

The first quarter of the book was spent describing the pain Rayford Steele was in. Okay, we get it! He was in pain! And yes, Jesus is all powerful so there's no need to explain that He's able to do magnificent things so frequently and to speak to everybody at the same time so often. I just got the feeling the authors said, "Hey, we've got all this time, so let's fill it with something."

Get the abridged version.

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  • John
  • 17-04-04

Excellent Book; Bad Narrator

I am a major fan of the entire series. I do feel that it has been drawn out a bit long, but it is a wonderful telling of the returning of our Lord. I was enthralled by the Glorious Appearing, but I did find that the lead up to the appearing of Jesus was more impacting that his actual appearing. In fact, it was almost casual in its telling. Still, it is amazing to consider. I strongly recommend the book, if the listener can get over that the choice for narration was really poor. The narrator does not have the voice or range to deal with this information. He has a very squeaky and sand-paper-like delivery. Get past that and it is an excellent book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-10-05

Woeful book, badly read.

It amazes me that what is supposed to be the greatest event in history could be reduced to a tedious conglomeration of repetition and padding. It seems that the author's were committed to create 12 books in this series, regardless of the fact that they only had material for 6. Perhaps commercial obligation forced this upon them - I can't say, but this is a painful way to finish this series. The narrator too is painful. His female and Asian voice characterisations make it hard to take the characters seriously. A truley awful experience.

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  • ScorchedField
  • 07-11-20

A Brilliant Culmination

As I have said in my reviews of each previous book in the series till this point: If you are a Christian, I would recommend this book to you not only as an excellent work of fiction but as a kind of companion to a Bible study of the book of Revelation. While I am not a minister or a Bible scholar, as a Christian these books are very accurate, and I know my understanding of the book of Revelation has been expanded through this series. If you are not a Christian, I would recommend this book to you as an excellent work of fiction (which it is), and if it (re)awakens questions you haven’t asked in a very long time, if at all, then I would encourage you to seek answers like the characters in this series. Find a Bible and a church that preaches Christ, that if you are willing to hear it you may know the truth. Now s for the story, as the title suggests I found Glorious Appearing to be a brilliant culmination of the previous 11 books in this series. Seeing the darkness be conquered by overwhelming light (literally), and seeing the characters I’ve become so deeply connected to finally get some much earned rest served as such a moment of satisfaction towards the climax of this book. Furthermore, I found the portrayal of Christ in this book Biblically accurate, something that is of the upmost importance in works of fiction that attempt to depict Him. Jesus’ love and the peace that He provides were both evident in this book and nearly brought me to tears multiple times. As for the narration, I enjoyed Ferrone’s work for the most part. He succeeded in providing good differentiation between voices, emotional voice acting, and his signature dryness contributing to the (formerly) dark, gritty world these characters live in. The only criticism I have for the narration, is that the sudden mispronunciations that began with Remnant are still persisting. Zion has gone from Zigh/in to Zee/own, Hassid has gone from Ha/seed to Hah/sid, Abdula from Ab/doo/la to Ab/dul/a, and Petra from Pe/tra to Pee/tra. While overall this is rather insignificant, it does break immersion at times, and just makes me wonder what made Ferrone change the pronunciations, especially since the Petra one just started with Glorious Appearing. With only one more book in the series (aside from the three prequels), I am excited to see the end of the Left Behind series!

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  • Sami~Jaye
  • 12-10-20

Good story, narrator not good. No imagination.

Not happy w/ narrator. Foreign characters didn't sound foreign. Down played humorous efforts. Do better.

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  • Amanda Bickert
  • 30-09-20

What is the deal with the change in narrators?

I loved the first 4 books in this series, then they switched narrators and it was distracting and kind of terrible. He pronounced everything differently. When they switched back to the first narrator I was happy... until I realized that my favorite narrator has switched his pronunciation to more closely match the second narrator. After book 4, the rest seemed not like a summaries than stories.