Item description for House by Frank Peretti, Ted Dekker & Kevin King...
Overview Best-selling authors Peretti and Dekker join forces for an adrenaline-laced thriller! Two Alabama couples flee from a homicidal maniac seeking refuge in a house that isn't quite as abandoned as it looks. Soon they realize their "hiding place" is really a trap. Can they escape their pursuer and the spiritual evil that threatens their very souls? Read by Kevin King. Prologue read by Frank Peretti. Unabridged. 9.5 hours. 9 CDs.
Publishers Description A mind-bending supernatural thriller from the creators of "This Presesent Darkness "and "Showdown." Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker--two of today's most acclaimed writers of supernatural thrillers--have joined forces for the first time to craft a story unlike any you've ever heard. Enter "House"--where you will find yourself thrown into a killer's deadly game in which the only way to win is to lose . . . and the only way out is in. One game, seven players, three rules.
Community Description House
By Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti
Read by Kevin King
Unabridged - 15 hours
From the minds of multi-million selling suspense authors (Peretti & Dekker) comes House - an epic supernatural thriller that gives a new meaning to the phrase "haunted house." Two couples vacationing in Alabama are pursued by a maniac killer who lures them to a vacant house which won't let them leave. The "house" mirrors their own heart and souls and they must defeat the evil within.
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Format: Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
Studio: Oasis Audio
Running Time: 570.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.7" Width: 4.96" Height: 1.92" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Mar 15, 2006
Publisher OASIS AUDIO #514
ISBN 159859107X ISBN13 9781598591071
Availability 0 units.
More About Frank Peretti, Ted Dekker & Kevin King
A bestselling author and award-winning filmmaker, as well as the co-creator of McGee and Me, Bill Myers's books and videos have sold more than 8 million copies. He lives in California. Learn more at www.billmyers.com. Frank E. Peretti is one of American Christianity's best-known authors. His novels, including This Present Darkness, have sold more than 10 million copies. He makes his home in Idaho. Learn more at www.frankperetti.com. With more than 5 million copies of her books sold worldwide, Angela Hunt is the bestselling author of more than 100 works, including the Dangerous Beauty series and Risen: The Novelization of the Major Motion Picture. She resides in Florida. Learn more at www.angelahuntbooks.com. Alton Gansky is the author of more than 20 novels. He has won the Angel Award and received the ACFW award for best suspense/thriller for his work on Fallen Angel. He lives in California. Learn more at www.altongansky.com.
Frank Peretti has published or released items in the following series...
Helping Friends Who Struggle Through Life's Toughest Issues
Audiobook review - Story weak; Narrator worse Sep 10, 2009
I've listened to hundreds of audiobooks over the last ten years and this was probably the worst I ever endured. I did listen to the entire book, but only because I thought that the authors' reputations merited me at least giving it a chance to get moving as I listened further. But instead I found myself far more frustrated than entertained. First of all the reader, Kevin King, was horrible. The characters, despite being from Alabama, had no accents. They could just as well have been from Columbus, Ohio. But that was only minor compared to the way he read the story. Good readers can, and should, make an audiobook seem like you are listening to a "performance", and their talents add to the mood of a story. This reader, despite his acting credentials listed on the cover notes, sounded like he was simply reading a book to a grade school audience. As a result, it came out sounding more like a Scooby-Doo episode than a horror novel. Very disappointing, and I'd give him less than one "*" on this effort.
As for the story itself, it was very hard to follow and quite monotonous. It seemed like a never-ending game of the "good guys" and "bad guys" taking the weapons from each other. And perhaps it was because of the reader, but I had absolutely no feel for the emotions of any characters, thus no empathy for any of them. I really just wanted the book to end, and that is NOT a good endorsement of any mode of entertainment.
Perhaps a different reader could have made it more enjoyable, but in a nutshell, Stay away from this House!
Almost great. Almost ruined by the preaching. Nov 9, 2008
A very entertaining and imaginative horror novel with some great twists in the story and some good suspense. By about 300 pages in though, the novel becomes overtly Christian and starts to preach, a lot.
Without the cringe iducing final 50 or so pages I would have given this 5 stars. It gets 4 because it was excellent up until then.
Didn't really care which one of four would be terminated in the book Nov 3, 2008
I have read several books from both authors. Because of this my expectations are high. Dekker is normally a master of plot twists and clearly presenting good vs.evil. Dekker sometimes struggles with full character development. The plot twists were lost on me because the character development was so poor. I was hoping that the serial killer would win in this book so that the whining of multiple characters would end and the book would end. I didn't appreciate a single character.
Jack and Stephanie are husband and wife and no reason for either of them to be hero's in this book. Because they lost a child, we as readers are supposed to see them as potential heros??? Jack spends most of the book looking at the other woman. Stephanie should have stayed locked in the closet in this book. Randy is not staged correctly to poise him as a tool for evil later on in the book.
The person that seems to be the most repentant for their own situation, dies first. So much for redemption.
Actually liked the evil tin man for a while until he started pouting and throwing a tantrum in one of the closing chapters. I would say more, yet would give away too much of the book.
Go read these authors' other books!(Thr3e, Adam, Visitation, A child called Blessed, A man called blessed, obsessed, blink, showdown)
There is some hope for the movie coming out because the visuals could be interesting. Debating if I am going to see the movie.
House - audiobook version review Oct 14, 2008
For me, House was strange, repetitive, and disappointing. The same scenes seem to happen over and over, and the action is difficult to follow. The narrator did a good job, but there were a few editing mistakes. I didn't finish the story - and don't need to find out how it ends. Try some other works by these authors - they can both write a great book, but this work does not reflect their talent.
Intriguing Oct 14, 2008
This was a page turner. They did a good job with the description, some parts are really creepy. The ending, however, wasn't too good.
Extremely Dissapointed Oct 9, 2008
I like to find Christian authors for enlightenment combined with entertainment. I have not read any of Ted Dekker other books; however, I have read almost all of Peretti and was disappointed from this book to the point where I would actually write a review. Finished the book like a bad movie just to get it over with.