National best-selling author Frank Peretti is an undisputed master of supernatural thrillers. The Oath has sold nearly a million copies and won the ECPA Gold Medallion Award for best fiction. When a nature photographer is killed and mutilated while camping, common sense points to a rogue bear on the prowl. But the search for answers uncovers a century of sin-and a beast of ghastly power. Filled with chilling suspense and unforgettable imagery, The Oath is an epic tale of good versus evil.
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"It was an okay read."
I had no complaints about Toms Stechschulte's narration. Seemed fitting for a mystery/crime solving type of story.
Well... I liked the book, and it was okay... I guess my crutch on this read, is that I've already read "This Present Darkness" and "Piercing the Darkness" by Frank Peretti (amazing books!). Those two books put together amazing stories that balance the dark side AND the light side of Christianity (or lack of). I should add, I really like to read Christian fiction stories that encourage growth as a child of God - with the two prior Peretti books I felt warned and encouraged while reading. I walked away feeling better. Those two books I have recommended over and over again, every time I loan my copies out to friends, they come back raving just as much as I did.
On the other hand, "The Oath" is a mystery/crime story that really seemed to focus heavily on sin alone and paralleled a story of what happens to a community overtaken by sin. This isn't a book that left me wanting to tell my friends about. This books story-line although not terrible didn't seem as well written, and I missed the balance of encouragement of prayer that he included in the books I mentioned before. Although the story was okay, it left more of a feeling of doom and gloom through out the read.
"Frank Peretti did it again!"
Very good book! I can't say enough about it, I just finished it and am ready to listen to it again! Suspenseful to the last word, a great way to get the point across!
"Brilliant! Loved it!"
I've enjoyed ALL of Peretti's books, and this is one of his best yet! One of those stories that keep you enthralled and excited to come back to in order to "find out what happened". More, Frank! Narration was great, too!
"The worst ending since "Lost"."
The narration was very good by Tom Stechschulte. I don't think I would risk reading another Frank Peretti book. I was so disappointed where the book went in the last hour and a half. Imagine a Stephen King book where you are fully engrossed in the story and just when our hero is fighting a monster, he becomes untouchable because he has Jesus in his heart a believes there is a god. Please!
No, but I will look more into the author before choosing to read a new author.
Very good voices. You knew which character was speaking just from his voice.
No, I think this would be more of a Christian propaganda film.
I've purchased this book years ago when it was first printed. I was glad to see Audible with an unabridged version of this story. Thanks.
"Horror that is gripping"
Horror that is gripping. Uses spiritual warfare as a springboard to a tale that acts as metaphor for the real thing.
"A great read!"
Loved it! Frank Perretti has done it again! Great symbolism and imagery! The Oath, entertainment!
"Very suspenseful and great character development!"
The voice narration of the different characters was excellent. They all were so distinct.
Levi Cobb. The town was against Levi because of his strong convictions and faith.
I admire that he stuck to his faith regardless of the opposition.
No, not really. It was very suspenseful though and I wanted to keep listening.
Great book. I would listen to it again.
"good, interesting read, engaging characters."
entertaining but does feel a little dated. like an audio book from the 90's
"a standing ovation for a fantastc book"
fantastic book, fantastic narrator. love the story. it speak to the body mind and soul.
"Small towns, big secrets"
Similar to the action in "Monster" where you know there is something in the woods, but not quite what or indeed, how badly things will go if you meet it!
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