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This Present Darkness

Narrated by: Frank E. Peretti
Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (44 ratings)

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Summary

Ashton is just a typical small town. But when a skeptical reporter and a prayerful pastor begin to compare notes, they suddenly find themselves fighting a hideous New Age plot to subjugate the townspeople, and eventually the entire human race.
©2003 Frank E. Peretti (P)2003 Crossway Audio

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Wonderful story but too abridged

The story is too abridged. As a result, a lot of detail is left out. This abridge copy does not do justice to the book.

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If you can get past the cheesy 80’s style music and sound effects it’s very good

It took me a while to get past the cheesy music, would have been a lot better without it. But great story.

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Present Darkness

I love the story and the way it was presented. It come alive while I was listening. I can not stop listening to the story.

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Great For Learning the Spiritual World

Very good book. Especially for people who need to learn about the reality of the spiritual world. Great for younger ones teenage years are perfect. Author and narrator (same guy) very good indeed. Good and realistic sound effects.

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Terrible background music

The constant music and awful sound affects made this book impossible to listen to.
I have read the book before and is an interesting perspective on the spiritual, but why the background noise!!!

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Loved it, good story telling and characters

Really good story told a a steady pace, the characters burst from the reading really got you engaged. Couldn't stop listening. A little short, but always good leaving the audience wanting more.

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Incredible. Absolutely phenomenal. A must read

This is a must-read. Helps one understand what is going on in this world today

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Unusual

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would take out the sound effects.

Would you ever listen to anything by Frank E. Peretti again?

Possibly

Did Frank E. Peretti do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

His narration was fine.

Could you see This Present Darkness being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

It might be popular but not for me.

Any additional comments?

The book seems to be ideal for vary active christians? The supernatural links to what happens is very good. The plot characters do not have much of a backstory.It is churlish of me to criticise when I have not written any books myself, so apologies to the author.

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Incredible Story

Having read this book before I had pre conceived ideas but being able to just sit there and listen the words became real and the sound effects and music made it a compelling book

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Spiritual warfare at its best

Want to be gripped by an amazing story of spiritual warfare, intrigue and love then read this captivating book and be enthralled.

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  • Sammi
  • 30-08-16

Not what I expected

I wanted the full novel, but this is summaries of each chapter. It still tells the story, but did not meet my expectations. Would not have purchased had I known, should have looked closer at the description.

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  • Isaiah Basye
  • 21-02-13

Frank E. Peretti is one talented individual

If you could sum up This Present Darkness in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining, captivating, thrilling

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sad to say but my favorite character was Rafar Prince of Babylon. Frank does his voice so well. When he speaks you listen.

What does Frank E. Peretti bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Each characters voice is well executed. I would run at night while listening to this book, and there were times I was frightened.

If you could take any character from This Present Darkness out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Marshall Hogan. Because that man leads an interesting life.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook might seem old school, but it's well worth the money. It was well done and is still holding its weight today.

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  • John
  • 29-11-11

Incredible Experience

Frank did an AMAZING job reading the book and bringing the true essence of the experience to life. It made my commute incredibly enjoyable for days...because I listened to it three times in a row.

Definitely worth the listen!

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  • Kerry Ickatore
  • 03-12-09

great

This is a great book well worth a listen. The only problem I have is with the narrator. I think he only narrates the abridged version of a couple of his books. IMHO Peretti is as good a narrator as he is an author and I wish he would narrate all of his books unabridged. I would also like to see the Cooper Kids Adventures (narrated by Peretti) published someday!

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  • Pat Skelton
  • 02-03-18

A Favorite!

Loved it about 25 years ago, and love it today. A great realization of how evil and good coincides.

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  • Mandi Spells
  • 13-02-18

One of my favorites!

A very captivating story, keeps you listening. One of my very favorites of all time.

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  • Daniele Griffin
  • 15-01-17

Classic

I've loved this series since I was 14. great insight into life's unseen spiritual battles

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  • Rebecca
  • 09-05-15

Breathtaking

narration was wonderful, story eye-opening , breathtaking!
Highly recommend open your spiritual eyes. God bless!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-10-19

Loved It!!!

Frank E. Peretti's voice on his Spielberg-style audio original is THE BEST!!! After decades, it's still my favorite!!! :-) :-)

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  • Cookie
  • 15-08-19

Amazing!

I had read the book many years ago and now I listened to the author himself read the book with lots of drama and meaning. I read it all today! It really reminds me of how important prayer is. I will share this book for sure