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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (82,639 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Left Behind Series Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781440780561
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What would happen if millions of people around the world suddenly disappeared one day?

In this fascinating apocalyptic thriller, best-selling Christian inspirational authors LaHaye and Jenkins pool their considerable talents to answer that question. Narrator Richard Ferrone’s unusually deep and hypnotic voice will keep you right in the middle of this not-unimaginable end of the world nightmare.

Pilot Rayford Steele is contemplating adultery with a young flight attendant when over 100 of his passengers simply vanish, leaving vacated clothes and bewildered companions. Rayford and the others left behind must deal with mass chaos on top of personal loss. Among the passengers still left is star reporter Cameron “Buck” Williams, who just got the assignment of a lifetime: find out what happened and why. Theories abound, from Christian Rapture to alien abduction. Buck suspects secret meetings between international power brokers are somehow connected. And rising political icon Nicolae Carpathia seems to be at the center of it all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The Left Behind series is the absolute champion in the race to make the Book of Revelation into racy thriller reading”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Charles | 2/18/2014

    " I got this at a thrift store for about a dollar. I overpaid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tabitha | 2/18/2014

    " The blood bath continues as God releases the first of the wraths on the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catie | 2/16/2014

    " As the story of those Left Behind continued, so did my love for the series. This part of the story, however, was not my favorite book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher Mitchell | 2/12/2014

    " Oh God, these books were deliciously awful "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Zakem | 2/11/2014

    " In continuing the Left Behind series, Nicolae Carpathia, AKA the Antichrist "desecrates" some of the most revered religious sites in both Judaism and Christianity. He is more adamant on all citizens taking his mark or facing immediate exicution. Now his workers who are followers of Christianity are now fleeing at all costs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 2/11/2014

    " I love the topic which is why I read these books. The last days is fascinating to me and I thought the author did a fantastic job researching her storyline. Her footnotes alone make the series worth reading. The story was a bit too predictable for me and the characters a little fake. I was also surprised to see so many typos in this book which took away a lot of credibility reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Johnny | 2/7/2014

    " Oh man. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 2/2/2014

    " The best so far, couldn't put it down. Frightening, frustrating, will leave you feeling grief stricken for those lost, sickened for the obscenity along the Via Delorosa and into the Holy of Holies, and at the same time full of hope knowing despite the carnage it will end triumphantly for those that gain faith. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noella | 2/2/2014

    " I like these books but just way to long "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelley | 1/30/2014

    " When I first started this book, I was not sure if I liked it. It slowly became interesting. I thought the book was pretty good, but not great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JoDee | 1/29/2014

    " I really liked the first book. It was so exciting the blend of religion, suspense, action and adventure. The books in the middle of the series are okay, but the books at the end get more and more unbelievable as the action becomes more outlandish. I am sure there are those who consider these books to be the gospel, but it is only their fictious interpretation. If you can read it as a novel, then it is very interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 1/24/2014

    " Wanted to re-read this series for a while; well worth the read for a second time with Bible and newspaper side by side. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gena | 1/23/2014

    " This is a good book. All of the books in this series is wonderful. It makes you think about what is to come. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 1/23/2014

    " more yikes......... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 1/20/2014

    " I approached the series with a bit of doubt that I'd read much of it, but was pleasantly wrong. The series is captivating and imaginative. I am not a supporter of the idea of Tribulation yet to come as the authors purpose, but can appreciate their telling of such a tale. As a ficiton series I would strongly recommend checking it out. As Biblical truth...I'll leave that to your religious belief system. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vincent Darlage | 1/20/2014

    " Same problem here as with their other "Left Behind" books - characters who are essentially identical to each other because they are all goody-two-shoes, refusal to actually research what the Bible says, white-washing the holes in the plot and so on, and bad guys who are annoyingly stupid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl Becigneul | 1/19/2014

    " Great book for book clubs! Great discussion afterwards "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina Tarrance | 1/18/2014

    " Very dramatic!! This is only a glimps of what this time will be like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaynessa Campbell | 1/7/2014

    " This was a very good book! Some parts I saw coming, and predicted the actions of some characters, and others parts were quite surprising! I enjoyed it for sure, and can't wait to pick up the second one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jj | 12/13/2013

    " by far one of my favorites....Some characters are killed but, there are some parts that really made me see how wonderful it is to see God`s promises come true... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natasha Baker | 12/12/2013

    " I am a fan of this series. To the point that I have read the entire series three times through. It isn't literary genius, but enjoyable none-the-less. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roland | 12/10/2013

    " still cant get enough of this! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 11/29/2013

    " Let me see. Shallow, stereotypical characterizations, bizarre reading of prophesy. Otherwise, interesting, in a strange sort of way. For a novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Teresinski | 11/11/2013

    " Incredible!!! I got so wrapped up in this series. I have read and re-read the entire series! I can't let go of a good series because I seem to have trouble finding good ones that touch me the way this series has! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina | 10/30/2013

    " I borrowed this one from the church libarary. I really enjoyed it and will soon be going back for the next book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 saintsfan33 | 10/13/2013

    " These books are good, and I'm flying through them, but it gets annoying how they seem to drag on in spots. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kari | 10/9/2013

    " Carpatheia plans to desecrate the temple. Chaim Rosenswag finds his purpose and prothesizes about Jesus, causing plagues upon the Carpethia followers. God intercedes on the part of the believers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monkeyface | 9/8/2013

    " it gets better "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katy Zmuda | 9/6/2013

    " I got a little mad with Chloe but all in all it was a really great book apart of a really great series! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michael Herrman | 8/23/2013

    " This book should have been issued with ziplock covers to contain all the cheese. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah Mirabile | 7/3/2013

    " Could not get into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadja Notariani | 3/21/2013

    " I really enjoyed this series from start to finish. Easy to read, the 'Left Behind' books kept me hanging on until the last book, 'Glorious Appearing'. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Braulio | 3/19/2013

    " The story it's great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley Ford | 2/10/2013

    " This was the most amazing book I ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabel | 9/19/2012

    " It was great! Had to warm up to it, because I didn't think it was going to be very good. I really liked it though and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg Walsh liborio | 8/23/2012

    " this books are an easy read with a great story line. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cactuskid2 | 8/17/2012

    " Left Behind Series #9 Satan takes over the Temple; the Orthodox Jews, Jewish believers & undecided flee to the hills. Satan says he is God but quits the peace rhetoric and becomes ugly & militant. The plague of boils (1st bowl) and oceans turn to blood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 8/6/2012

    " See the first book in the series for a full review. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 5/30/2012

    " Fast read! The main action of this book was less clear than some of the other books in the series, but all are quite intruiging! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allie | 4/21/2012

    " I loved this book! I couldn't stop reading it. They are definitely getting more and more intense; the stakes are getting higher for the characters! I'm loving this series so far. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaytee | 4/6/2012

    " Quite enjoyable... for a dooms day book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Davy | 3/2/2012

    " Another exciting book in the Left Behind series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill Mccarthy | 1/26/2012

    " Read ALL of the books in the series and thought they were GREAT! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 1/13/2012

    " My reviews for this series will all be identical - if you're Christan - read them! If you're not - the READ THEM! This made me see the truth I thought I'd known. This going to happen and soon. Not necessarily like this but Christ is coming! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Veronique | 1/13/2012

    " This is a really good book. If you've watched the movie and thought it sucked, don't let that discourage you from reading the book. It is quite different and many times better. I gave it 4 stars, but 4.5 would be a better rating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 10/28/2011

    " Have finished this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 9/16/2011

    " This book was disturbing. The anti-christ rebuilds solomon's temple and then sacrifices a pig on the alter of the holy of holies. The authors do a good job of showing that Satan will not support his people in the long run. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris King | 8/29/2011

    " Was a bit underwhelmed... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devin Dehart | 8/20/2011

    " This series has been great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tonica | 7/12/2011

    " When this book came out, I was the Store Manager at Gospeland. We received this book two weeks before the release date so I carried it to my family reunion. Boy was people crazy and upset that I was reading it before it was released!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nvr.4.gtn | 5/21/2011

    " Quite enjoyable... for a dooms day book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wellington | 5/15/2011

    " O livro conta uma história muito envolvente, só a maneira como o autor aborda os fatos é muito cansativa, a história parece se passar demasiadamente lenta. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 5/11/2011

    " Very interesting to read about another Christian's perspective of the end times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 5/10/2011

    " It was a good book but also sort of sad too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 5/8/2011

    " It was an excellent book. It details quite a bit of end time events, but is written in a way it could be an action/adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yolanda | 5/8/2011

    " I read every book and love them! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pen | 5/3/2011

    " What happens when the Rapture takes place and many are left behinnd? I have enjoyed this entire series and book one is my favorite. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paulette | 5/2/2011

    " I didn't agree with all the theories about the "Rapture" but I found it an interesting read and gained understanding about how other Christians perceive the events of the last days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenie | 5/1/2011

    " "In one cataclysmic moment, millions around the world disappear. In the midst of global chaos, airline captain Rayford Steele must search for his family, for answers, for truth. As devastating as the disappearances have been, the darkest days lie ahead." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelli | 4/22/2011

    " This is going to be a great series! Looking forward to the next 12 books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick | 4/11/2011

    " If you are reading the left behind series, it starts where the "Tribulation Force" ended. I think the Authors get better and better with each part. Still a few coincidental parts, but the series is getting better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dede | 4/6/2011

    " Awesome too - keeps me reading, that's for sure. Had to order the rest of the series when I finished this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mom | 4/2/2011

    " Still a great series and am about to download the next book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 M. | 2/23/2011

    " this is as far as I got in the juggernaut known as the Left Behind series. It pains me to see book after book published. This thing is a cash cow, cashing in on a doctrine that's only existed maybe a century and a half of the entire history of the Christian faith. Pitiful.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kingpepsisgirl | 1/19/2011

    " Captivating as usual. Can't wait to start #4 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 1/6/2011

    " Great read! I love these books. They scare me a little, but I can't wait to get through all of them and find out what happens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 1/3/2011

    " I thought this one was pretty good. A lot less recaps than book #2 (and most of them pretty useful if it had been awhile since you had read book #2), and the story moved along quite a bit. It leaves you with quite a cliff-hanger at the end, so prepare to move on to book #4 once you finish! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura-Lee | 12/18/2010

    " Third book in the "Left Behind" series and here comes the anti-christ to rule the world. Does he really have all the answers for a world that is in chaos? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 11/13/2010

    " Too long winded of a series. "

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About the Author
Author Tim LaHaye

Tim LaHaye is a renowned prophecy scholar, minister, and author. His Left Behind series is the bestselling Christian fiction series of all time. He and his wife, Beverly, live in Southern California. They have four children and nine grandchildren.

About the Narrator

Richard Ferrone has recorded over 150 audiobooks including thrillers, romances, science fiction, and inspirational novels. He has earned an Audie Award and four Audie nominations, including for Best Solo Male Narrator of 2003. He was also recognized as an AudioFile “Voice of the Last Century” and a “Rising and Shining Star.” He has earned nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, including the 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense as well as the 2009 Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy. A science fiction fan, he narrated Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. He has also narrated works by James Patterson, Walter Mosley, John Sandford, Eric Van Lustbader, and Stuart Woods.