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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (218 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rob Stennett Narrator: S. A. Rogers, Rebecca Rogers Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9780310773214
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Meet the Henderson family: Jeff, a struggling salesman who lives with a constant nagging fear that something will happen to his family; Will, who’s just trying to figure out life in the fifth grade; Emily whose greatest concern is that she won’t be nominated homecoming queen; and Amy, who is growing stir-crazy from being a housewife of eighteen years—and is convinced this was God’s plan B for her life. The Hendersons are longtime residents of Goodland, Kansas, a small Midwest town where nothing new or exciting ever happens … until now. Are the recent “weird” happenings and catastrophic weather mere coincidence, or more? The town spirals into chaos and confusion as its residents discover the end is no longer near—the end is now. Rob Stennett’s second novel is both a satire and a story of the apocalypse, a thriller and an exploration of family, community, belief, unbelief, and the two thousand-year-old Christian tradition of looking to the sky because the end is near.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stefanieq Banner | 2/18/2014

    " One of my least favorite doomer novels - mediocre writing, slow moving, but since it WAS a doomer novel, of course I read it anyway! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 2/6/2014

    " Don't believe the description of this as satire - certainly not funny satire. Maybe some small smiles. He's no Jerry B. Jenkins (to list another author of a rapture based book) - I actually found the characters to be somewhat realistic in the sense that real people could actually say those words. At least in the first half of the book. In the second half they just became caricatures as the plot took over. This is where the book tried to be Douglas Adams but was not successful. I was interested in the story, though. I wanted to find out how it ended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Staci | 1/31/2014

    " A comparison to the end times, modern version. Not sure I liked the ending, kind of left me hanging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 1/29/2014

    " Interesting story based on the idea that God is test-marketing the rapture in a small Kansas town, by inspiring an 11-year-old boy to prophesy its imminence. And things predictably go straight to hell. This was satiric, yes, but not as funny as I expected. Also I found the ending somewhat non-conclusive--I'm sure this was the author's point but I wish he'd done more with it. Overall, not a bad way to spend a few hours. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 1/18/2014

    " don't read this book thinking you will get another interpretation about when the rapture will happen, or some deep insight into scripture. that's not what this is about. rob says this is a satire about the rapture. if i had a larger vocabulary i would have known what a satire is before reading this... needless to say i'm a big fan of satires now. he totally makes fun of how stupid some people are when it comes to rapture stuff but at the same time forcing you to think differently about a very serious subject. i liked the ending... it was suspenseful for a bit and forced me to think about what will really happen someday (and how it will happen). i'm pretty sure it won't happen the way described in the book :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 1/10/2014

    " I'm giving this one a five for originality. I loved the story and the tongue-in-cheek nature. The editing could have been a little better, I think each character had two different ages given at different times, but overall really well done. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy B | 1/7/2014

    " I wasn't sure I was going to like this book, mostly because I was worried that it would be like his first book. This one was much less cynical, and just more readable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 12/11/2013

    " I was hoping it would be more like "Lamb" by Christopher Moore. It wasn't as humorous as I had hoped, but did have it's moments. It's a good glimpse into how people might act, and what becomes important to them, if they think the rapture is near. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg | 11/29/2013

    " very amusing, easy read. It gets a bit over-the-top but is still enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erica | 11/26/2013

    " Eh...it was better than Left Behind! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessica Vandewarker | 6/2/2013

    " The plot moves very slowly and the characters seem stiff. This book struggles with some basic theology yet captures the craziness that encompanies human nature. I do not recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 1/3/2013

    " I've just started this very humorous Christian novel about the Rapture. Can somebody write about the end of days and still be this funny? It's off to a promising start. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 11/12/2012

    " Loved this book. Its very witty and extremely well written. The Rapture with a sense of humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 10/23/2011

    " The end was a little much, but an entertaining book "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/20/2011

    " ummm...so i didn't realize that this was a christian-y rapture book until after i started it. and i have a hard time quitting books in the middle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 7/9/2011

    " Interesting read, but not my favorite book. The idea of the rapture in Goodland as a test zone for the end of the world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wanda | 4/27/2011

    " Good book on what could happen when people believe the end is happening. This book looked at how different groups and individuals could respond to end time possibilities. It will make you think about how you might respond. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 3/26/2011

    " I've just started this very humorous Christian novel about the Rapture. Can somebody write about the end of days and still be this funny? It's off to a promising start. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Staci | 3/21/2011

    " A comparison to the end times, modern version. Not sure I liked the ending, kind of left me hanging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisha | 3/19/2011

    " Got this as a freebie through B&N a while back. For a freebie, it was pretty good. A lot of religious references for obvious reasons. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 3/15/2011

    " Interesting read, but not my favorite book. The idea of the rapture in Goodland as a test zone for the end of the world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wanda | 3/14/2011

    " Good book on what could happen when people believe the end is happening. This book looked at how different groups and individuals could respond to end time possibilities. It will make you think about how you might respond. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 3/11/2011

    " I was hoping it would be more like "Lamb" by Christopher Moore. It wasn't as humorous as I had hoped, but did have it's moments. It's a good glimpse into how people might act, and what becomes important to them, if they think the rapture is near. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April | 3/9/2011

    " A reviewer on Amazon commented that this was a humerous story of the Rapture. I think I missed the funny part.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 3/9/2011

    " Loved this book. Its very witty and extremely well written. The Rapture with a sense of humor. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/8/2009

    " ummm...so i didn't realize that this was a christian-y rapture book until after i started it. and i have a hard time quitting books in the middle. "

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About the Author
Author Rob StennettRob Stennett is the author of two novels: The Almost True Story of Ryan Fisher and The End Is Now. He’s the creative director at New Life Church and an accomplished film and theater director. He lives in Colorado.
About the Narrator

Rebecca Rogers has been a professional actor and performer for nearly twenty years specializing in improvisation with ComedySportz, and period acting with several renaissance festivals across the country. Her shows include Commedia del Arte, the infamous Mud Show and Gypsy Games on Horseback.

Rebecca is the current director of the Northwest Renaissance Festival as well as founder and board member of the non-profit organization society for Renaissance Performers in Spokane, Washington. 

Rebecca’s improvisational experience includes ComedySportz in Spokane, Northwest GOGA Theater in Seattle, and GIA (Girls in Action) out of Seattle. She also teaches improv for beginners through ComedySportz, the Northwest Renaissance Festival, and independently through local schools.

Rebecca’s audiobook narration experience is varied from the six-book Crimson series created by Liz Maverick recorded at Books in Motion, Spokane, to the newly revised and modernized Nancy Drew series through Blackstone Audio, Inc., in Ashland, Oregon.