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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Plume (April 8 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0452284201
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452284203
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 13.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,787,916 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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Format: Paperback
Man, one thing I really don't like doing is to knock someone on their can for their effort. But if you want someone to get into your series, make it interesting, starting with the first book. I can most honestly say that I wanted to get into this. You look at the cover and it really looks intriguing and like a page turner. But to be blunt, except for a few parts, it is BORING, and Left Behind is still better! The difference is that Left Behind just gets into it. This looks as if it has trouble making up its mind.
Now, I read the whole thing, but I wasn't impressed, and despite myself, I got Exodus, which I will read at some point in time. But if it doesn't get any better, then I'm not wasting my time. I respect the effort and the intentions, but at least make it interesting.
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I struggled throughout most of the book having to make an effort to read the book. The book skips around developing several character sets. However, about half of the way through it began to pick up. I did not like the ending. There were too many questions left unanswered and it was anticlimatic. Of course the author intended to have us read the follow-up books, but there just wasn't enough at the finish.
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By A Customer on Nov. 11 2003
Format: Paperback
I couldn't stay awake because this book absolutely bored me to sleep. No excitement, no fun, no nothing. After all the hype I was so dissappointed, I can't stand spending money and getting nothing but a hodgepodge of, well, I still don't know exactly what. I completed the book, finally, after going to sleep on it three nights in a row (as thin as it was) and I wish I'd just gone to sleep in the first place. A total waste of time and money.
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By Amazon Customer on Sept. 29 2003
Format: Paperback
I have to admit to one and all. I rarely if ever like Christian fiction. I find most of Christian fiction to be poorly written and poorly devised. I did enjoy the Left Behind series at first, but when TL seemed to care nothing more than making money (as with the LB tshirts, the LB teddy bears, the LB coffee mugs, the LB gum, the LB life insurance ... etc etc etc.) I went away from the series.
The Prodigal Project, on the other hand, is amazing. It is well written, the story is tight from one book to the next, and you have a passionate and realistic series of characters. I love how the story worked. It was very insightful, and I hate to say this, but it was like reading a Stephen King book w/o cursing and sex. It was just that good of a story, so now I am going to read the next book and I think I wont be disapointed. And neither should you.
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I have read all of the poor reviews and can't help but wonder who is writing them. Didn't they read this book? I couldn't put it down. I carried it everywhere with me. I read the entire Left Behind series and became bored toward the end because I felt that the story line began to drag and the writing and character development was poor. Not so with this book.
In order to understand the importance of this topic and storyline, extensive and needed character development has been achieved throughout the first half of the book. I was truly disturbed by what I read and the evil doings in the book. I was able to feel and visualize the evilness not just read about it. The scenes of war and devastation left me breathless.
I look forward to reading the entire series and recommend it to anyone who has enjoyed the Left Behind or Christ Clone series and anyone else who may need enlightening.
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By A Customer on May 25 2003
Format: Paperback
This book feels like it was written for no other reason then to cash in of Left Behind's popularity. The writing is unfocused and hard to follow and the author certainly doesn't use his book to explore Christianity in any kind of depth or bring any insights into the faith. It's a waste of time from any angle you look at it. Try We All Fall Down or the Christ Clone Trilogy instead if you're looking for thoughtful books that explore the topic with insight and intelligent writing.
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I'm having a tough time getting through this book. I love reading good fiction, and I understand that not every book is going to be a "page-turner", but I've read about a third of the book and still have no idea what it's about! The authors spend way too much time in the early chapters introducing us to a huge cast of characters with cheesy names (Cat Early, anyone? Or Azul Dante?). I'm having a difficult time remembering who everyone is, and this is not a huge book! Also, there's not much going on either. There's been a mild earthquake that the entire world has felt, and chapter after chapter the author describes each and every one of his character's reaction to the event.
Perhaps you shouldn't listen to me (I wasn't that thrilled with the hugely successful "Left Behind" series after the third or fourth book either), but as it stands now, I will probably not pick up the second book. I'll finish this one because I'm compulsive like that ("finish what you start", and all), but I am not happy with the many cliched characters, slow plodding plot, and cheesy names!
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For those of you who are looking for something to read while waiting for the next book in the Left Behind series.......this isn't it! It is very poorly written with none of the character development of the Left Behind books. The story was either boring or chaotic. I found myself having to reread pages thinking I had missed something. Someone else said this book was poorly edited. If this is the case, I would like to read the parts that were not included because they had to be a better read than the finished product. My conclusion is that the authors tried to ride the coat-tails of Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. They failed miserably.
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