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Tribulation

Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
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Tribulation is a twisted mystery about an end-of-days religious cult manipulating space and traveling across planes of existence on electricity and radio signals. Cult members willingly accept seven brutal years of torture, known as their “tribulation,” to atone for their earthly sins and come out on the other side saved (or thoroughly brainwashed?). The hero of this thriller, Stacy Carlson, must uncover the mystery of the Tribulation cult after her husband Greg is kidnapped by its leader, Brother Elijah (Josh Charles), through a bizarre AM radio broadcast. Greg’s disappearance leads Stacy into this world of zealots, skeptical law enforcement, and a former rock star turned conspiracy radio host, Reid Singer. Stacy and Reid team up to uncover the truth about the otherworldly religious mythology before them. Will Stacy find her husband and bring down the cult? All will be revealed by the end of Tribulation.

Tribulation comes alive with immersive sound design and stellar multi-cast performance.

Note: Tribulation contains adult language and auditory depictions of violence. 

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A Worthy Addition To Anyone's Library

This is a high quality drama with superb sound design. As can be seen by the title, this drama explores religious themes and is based very much on the born again Christian doctrines'. I'll leave it at that because it's scope is much larger, simply because of the various sci-fi elements.

For those who love dramas with distinctive sound design, or those who like dramas with a difference, pick this one up. I enjoyed it and will listen again many times.

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WHAT AUDIBLE DOES BEST

Once again a cracking, tough and intense drama from Audible. Be warned this is very much an adult drama but it's great to listen to what I feel is the audio version of original content from premium streaming services, Netflix, amazon, etc. It treats it's listeners with respect and takes for granted your intelligence and confident enough to not have to patronise. Great listen, highly recommended.

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More like a radio play than an audio book!

This wasn’t what I was expecting, but I really enjoyed it. A full cast each giving a good performance made this an engaging listen even though the story would not normally be my cup of tea. Recommended.

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  • Patty
  • 22-10-19

Excellent!

Thriller, sci-fi, humour, it has it all! It's like watching a movie with your imagination. Excellent cast and excellent sound effects. Highly recommended

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  • Marrrteen
  • 22-10-19

Unsettling, in the best way

Tribulation is a very compelling serial-format story exploring both cult mania and the ethereal potential of what lies just beyond our understanding. The pacing is exciting and always moving forward. Most impressive to me was the way they made the story so immersive. Every scene is multi-cast and the sound effects are so thorough it is easy to get totally absorbed into the story. It is an "experience".

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  • Tommy Watson
  • 15-11-19

so weird and scary<br />

this was an amazing take on the revelation story I don't want to say too much I dont want to spoil it for any one

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  • Jeri
  • 03-11-19

Wow!

I don't know what I expected, but this far surpassed anything I could have imagined. There were parts that were truly difficult to listen to, such as what I would call torture scenes, and I kept telling myself I was going to stop. But I am glad I didn't. Such a good story that kept me riveted. And the voice actors and dramatic effects were truly fantastic! And very creepy and disturbing. This book is worth the credit!

There was some profanity, but not at all gratuitous. And no sexual situations.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-01-20

great book<br />

great story, definitely keeps you engaged through the whole story. the narration and dramatization are also very well done

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  • Sophie Baker
  • 30-12-19

Good to pass the time

Story was kind of confusing and a little hard to follow, but I really liked the premise of cults and AM radio.

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  • Michael Hayden
  • 26-12-19

interesting

it's different. in a good or bad way I cannot tell. reminds me more of a radio play. decent story line and eventful. I'm ok with it

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  • Thomas Ottoson
  • 03-02-20

Tribulation or frequency

Wow what a great production.
So much was thought out in this performance.
This was probably the easiest book I have ever heard that creates a “mind movie”.
I can’t wait to listen to another audible original

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  • Raymond
  • 11-01-20

Twisted and Timely

I didn't know what to expect from the blurb, but im glad I listened to this one. Makes you wonder how many cults are out there... wherever they might be.

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  • Johnnie Ruffin
  • 17-12-19

Could make a dangerous drinking game

An interesting concept and there were some really great moments. The cast gives a captivating performance given all that was happening. What threw me off was all the screaming. If this were a drinking game and i took a shot every time someone screamed, I wouldn't survive the night.

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