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3.00093327111526 out of 53.00093327111526 out of 53.00093327111526 out of 53.00093327111526 out of 53.00093327111526 out of 5 3.00 (2,143 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frank E. Peretti, Frank Peretti Narrator: Frank E. Peretti, Frank Peretti Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781442346260
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A stunning new thriller from the father of Christian fiction—a grieving husband encounters a teen identical to his dead wife…in face, name, and magical skills.

Dane and Mandy Collins have been a popular magic act for close to thirty years. They plan to retire but soon devastation strikes and Mandy is killed in a fiery car wreck. 

Reeling from his wife’s death, Dane reluctantly agrees to see a new magic act on the advice of a friend. Dane is transfixed by the magic he sees, illusions that even he, a seasoned professional, cannot readily explain. But more than anything, he is stunned by the nineteen-year-old magician who is in every respect identical to his wife, forty years ago. Little does he know that his wife has somehow traveled through time. 

When Mandy and Dane reunite, they must decide what their future is…and uncover the conspiracy behind their meeting, the supernatural bent to Mandy’s magic, and who is following them.

Once again, Frank Peretti has crafted a riveting novel full of twists and mystery. This rich, rewarding novel depicts a love story that transcends time and space, to discover what death and life mean.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Frank Peretti is a master storyteller. His novels stay with you a lifetime, drawing you closer to God and the truth in His word.”

    Karen Kingsbury, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Frank Peretti kicked open the doors that all of us Christian novelists are passing through today. We owe him a huge debt.”  

    Jerry B. Jenkins, author, The Left Behind Series

  • “Frank Peretti may just be the master storyteller of our time—using modern metaphors and fresh images, this remarkable writer helps us visualize the unseen world in ways we never quite pictured before.” 

    Joni Eareckson Tada

  • “Frank Peretti is a master storyteller. He has a way of using fiction to draw our attention to the very real spiritual world around us. His stories are modern day classics and I can’t wait to see the impact Illusion has on readers!”

    Michael W. Smith, American musician      

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathi | 3/22/2016

    " I was very excited to read this book. Frank Peretti is an excellent author and I love how he always includes God, even in the supernatural. This book is no different and does not disappoint. Dane and Mandy Collins, a husband wife magic team are getting ready to retire. They have bought a ranch in Idaho and are on their way to start their new life when they have a car accident, landing Dane in the hospital and Mandy waking up in the present at the age of 19. In this book Peretti gives us a mixture of romance, science fiction and suspense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Atarah | 2/20/2014

    " My kind of book! A bit sci-fi, weird plot line that I understood completely from the get-go. Thoroughly enjoyed. The timeline of the story all came together at the end, which is very nice, all the loose ends came together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marina | 2/19/2014

    " This is a very good story, but I realized from the beginning that I could not "skim" any pages or paragraphs. Because of the nature of the story, I had to read every sentence in order to keep the events straight. I would definitely call this a love story, but it is so much more. If you do not like "magic" there is no need to read it; however, it is so interesting that I enjoyed the magician details as much as the rest of the story. I was able to "get into the story" a little faster than some other Peretti stories; however, I had to be very careful to read all of it. I skipped a couple of short paragraphs and had to go back and read them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 2/19/2014

    " It was very interesting, but didnt really grab me until about halfway through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary D | 2/16/2014

    " Not what I was expecting, but it was a good read! Some suspense, some sci-fi, and a little godliness all wrapped into a love story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C.J. Darlington | 2/11/2014

    " After waiting six years for another Peretti novel, my hopes were very high upon starting this novel. While it's definitely different from his other works, it's clearly Peretti. I was intrigued from the beginning and never knew what was going to happen next. The sign of a good novel! As is usually the case for Peretti, you have to read carefully to keep track of everything, but that's what we've come to expect from him. I've tried to think of which Peretti novel this one compares closest to, but it's really it's own thing. There are hints of The Visitation and even Monster. Recommended for all Peretti fans most definitely. I think this one will gain him new fans as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cherilyn | 1/30/2014

    " This was a book I didn't want to put down. Made me feel I was there with them! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Betz | 1/28/2014

    " This was different, but I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Midge | 1/25/2014

    " Outstanding book about suspense and love. I think this is one of Peretti's best and I have read most of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosie | 1/19/2014

    " I usually really like Frank Peretti's books, but this one was not my favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tisa | 12/12/2013

    " Confusing at first, but once I really got into it, I couldn't put it down. Not usually a "love story" type of person, but this one was good. Love the Christian aspect to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Oddo | 12/2/2013

    " Very long, but I loved the character development. I was rooting for Mandy the whole time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy B | 11/8/2013

    " Great book! A little hard to follow at times (but I may just be a little slow!) ultimately a good love story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 9/27/2013

    " This was one of the best novels I've read in a while. The ending leaves a little to be desired...it ends just a little too nicely, but the main climax is amazing. This is definitely one I'd reread, there is just so much to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacki Leach | 9/17/2013

    " Page-turning novel of love, science, and reconnection, told in a most unusual way. Two famous magicians, married for almost 40 years, are separated by death. While one shuts himself away in mourning, his wife finds herself alive in present day, but as the 19 year-old she was in 1970. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 6/13/2013

    " To me this was very confusing to read as a whole. Not one of Peretti's best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charissa | 5/20/2013

    " I loved this book. I felt like it was his life's masterpiece...not necessarily b/c it was the BEST book I've ever read but b/c I felt like it came straight from his heart. It was his "Hamlet". Beautiful book. Didn't want it to be over!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie Ray | 3/31/2013

    " Found it difficult to get into and I can set it down for days but determined to finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janece | 11/7/2012

    " Loved it! It took a little to understand the scientific parts, but what a great love story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Kennedy | 10/6/2012

    " Read this in one day. Couldn't put it down. Great choice! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy Schroder | 9/23/2012

    " A little too long, too detailed, too confusing and well....too religious. Ya, I am not proud of the last thing but...oh well "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 7/25/2012

    " I love Frank Peretti, but I don't think this is his best work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lanise Brown | 5/12/2012

    " A good read, I recommend it. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 4/1/2012

    " Even the author is unsure of exactly what this story is about. One thing for sure is that it is unnecessarily much too long. 4 of 10 stars "

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