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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,467 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim LaHaye Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2005 ISBN:
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New York Times best-selling authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins have sold more than 60 million copies of their Left Behind series, the fastest-selling adult fiction series of all time. Now these extraordinarily popular writers unveil the hotly anticipated Countdown to Rapture series, the thrilling saga that leads to the events of the Left Behind books.

Ray Steele is absolutely sure of just one thing, he does not want to take over the family business. Instead, he longs to become a pilot. On the other side of the world, Marilena Carpathia dreams of motherhood. Through genetic engineering, she is about to get her wish. But what she doesn't know is, the prince of darkness himself has chosen her as his vessel, and she is about to give birth to the greatest evil the world has ever known.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luna | 2/15/2014

    " This was actually, probably, my favorite book of the series, because it was just so EVIL. No real surprise there, considering how much I love horror and scary stuff in general. LOL. I mean, don't get me wrong, it's still totally horrible, but much more tolerable than some of the other books in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 2/14/2014

    " Very satisfying "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 2/12/2014

    " This is a great book, but only if you have read the whole Left Behind series. This book gives you a perspective of Nicolai and Rayford's life before the rapture and what happen that made what they became to be in the Left Behind series, and although this book is really good, I don't think I would have read if I haven't read the series first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenda L | 2/7/2014

    " I read all of the Left Behind books and thought they were amazing ... this book now has filled in some of the parts that were missing. It is about the two men in the books ... Nicholae and Rayford. It is the story of their childhoods and how they came to be who they were. You have to have read the prior Left Behind books for this all to make sense. What a wonderful book!!! "

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

    " I loved the Left Behind Series. This was a very good prequel to the series. It was very interesting to see how Nicolae was born and everything was set into motion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 1/23/2014

    " A new series of Left Behind books, this is book 1 of 3 leading up to the rapture. It details the birth and early life of Nicolae, and of Rayford and Irene Steele's life. Give a background for characters in the original series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa Arrowood | 1/22/2014

    " I have read all of the Left Behind Seies and They do not disappoint. I suggest You start with the Pre's This one especially was enlightening. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Natasha | 1/20/2014

    " This wasn't a comfortable read for me and I ended up stopping half way through. I was not thrilled to ponder how the anti-christs childhood would be like, nor was I that much interested in thinking about the enemy he is, and will be, to all mankind and God someday. I got bored real fast. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peg | 1/17/2014

    " One of three books that precede the "Left Behind" series. A must read, it fills in a lot of the blanks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Squishysandee | 1/10/2014

    " Very interesting books - makes you really think about the second coming "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 12/22/2013

    " The book was really slow to start, but really good information and became a page turner about half way through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 11/26/2013

    " These books are really good. I recommend if you want a good Christian book. I like them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 11/11/2013

    " Very good read if you are into the Left Behind books. It gives the back story and history of Nicolae and Rayford Steele. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 VWrulesChick | 10/10/2013

    " This is another series with the Left Behind series although it is only 3 books in this series. It focuses on the beginnings of Nicholae and his early years before he comes into the Left Behind (12 book series) I guess a pre-quel to the Left Behind although it was written afterwards. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 9/23/2013

    " I'd forgotten how much I loved these books. Totally worth a re-read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michaela | 8/10/2013

    " i hated this book. the rest were much better "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ana | 6/27/2013

    " I read this one in three days! The developement of the child antichrist is very realistic. Very good but could have been a little better. It seemed a little 'chopped-up' at times, but it was easy to follow the storyline. I still would recomend it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 6/15/2013

    " A good look at the boy Nicolae & Rayford's thinking about religion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 3/25/2013

    " It was very good till the last forty pages. The last forty pages just dragged. It wasn't even in story form, it was just telling you what happened. Two or three pages of that is fine, but forty! Still, I plan to read the rest in the series. I just hope they don't all end the same way. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 April Kysar | 3/15/2013

    " couldnt get in to it boring "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 1/18/2013

    " This book wasn't as good as the first 12 of this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eladio | 8/24/2012

    " Excellent book that although it is fiction, it none the less gives a chilling account of what the anti-christ may one day be like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 7/13/2012

    " Started on this book previously and didn't get very far. Am picking it up again to give another try. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara Bluefield | 6/24/2012

    " If you liked the Left Behind series, this is a must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna-Marie | 12/5/2011

    " Not very many people read this book, they don't really know it is there. It is a bit of a weird book, its all about the Antichrists mother and how she had him and the relationship between her husband, and its just really weird. But its still good and worth the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 11/6/2011

    " This entire series was great! It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time and made me excited for the next book to come out. It wasn't a "preachy" book but at the same time did witness. My review will be the same for all the books in the series. Well worth reading!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tara | 7/15/2011

    " Hard to follow on audio because there are many characters and settings and they seem to flip a lot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ana | 5/16/2011

    " I read this one in three days! The developement of the child antichrist is very realistic. Very good but could have been a little better. It seemed a little 'chopped-up' at times, but it was easy to follow the storyline. I still would recomend it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michaela | 3/23/2011

    " i hated this book. the rest were much better "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 12/26/2010

    " A good look at the boy Nicolae & Rayford's thinking about religion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anka | 9/30/2010

    " I loved all the Left Behind books, but this one is a bit different... I'm not sure if in a bad way or a good way, but it almost feels like it was written by different authors... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tara | 8/22/2010

    " Hard to follow on audio because there are many characters and settings and they seem to flip a lot! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melinda | 8/16/2010

    " wow.. wasn't sure what to expect when reading a Prequel to the Left Behind Series... wow.. it answers alot of questions..especially if you read the entire series first. It shows how Nicholae is made (?)...the way he is.. eerie.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eladio | 7/30/2010

    " Excellent book that although it is fiction, it none the less gives a chilling account of what the anti-christ may one day be like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seneca | 6/24/2010

    " Okay that woman is nuts for allowing them to convince her to do that. And that child is possessed, well obviously.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 3/8/2010

    " Found the complete series to be very interesting. I anxiously awaited the next book to be published. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 1/17/2010

    " Wow. I think I read this book with my mouth open the whole time. You want to read a story about the Anti-Christ, well, this is it. It was really an interesting read and I'm glad I got into this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Konnie | 9/26/2009

    " This is the first book in the prequel series, leading up to the Left Behind series. It gives good background on the characters, things that weren't covered in the Left Behind series. Good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 8/3/2009

    " I'd forgotten how much I loved these books. Totally worth a re-read! "

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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.