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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,458 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim LaHaye Narrator: Steve Sever Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2005 ISBN:
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Marilena Carpathia has only one dream: to be a mother. So when a mysterious clairvoyant promises the fulfillment of this dream, Marilena does not hesitate. Through genetic engineering and the power of the prince of darkness himself, Marilena is about to become a chosen vessel, one who will unknowingly give birth to the greatest evil the world has ever known.

Halfway around the world, God's plans are subtly being carried out too. Young Ray Steele is determined to avoid one day taking over the family business. Instead, Ray sets his heart on becoming a pilot.

Soon Carpathia's and Steele's lives will intersect. And good and evil will clash in an explosion that will shake the world.

The eternal battle for souls has come to earth. The world hurtles toward the countdown to the Rapture.

The Rising is the first book in the Countdown to the Rapture.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/15/2014

    " I read this book after some prompting from an avid-reader friend. I haven't read many fictional works dealing with the Rapture or the Anti-Christ. It is an intriguing topic that makes you wonder, what WILL happen when this world, as we know it, comes to an end? "

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

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lorraine | 2/10/2014

    " Fast read - like all the others in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krystyn | 2/9/2014

    " Another great book in the "Left Behind" series. This one is a pre-quel to the entire series. It provides a nice background into the childhood of Nicolas Carpathia (anti-Christ). "

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

    " Very good. Great lead up to the original series. I highly recomend you read them first. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 April Kysar | 1/30/2014

    " couldnt get in to it boring "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle | 1/19/2014

    " This is the creepiest book I've ever read. It bothered me so much, I packed up the entire serious and put them right in the dumpster. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 1/15/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna-Marie | 1/9/2014

    " 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 Teresa Arrowood | 12/27/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Oksana | 12/24/2013

    " This was a good read. Finished it fast. Not much to say about it though... it was just well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melinda | 12/20/2013

    " 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.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audra | 12/6/2013

    " Easy to follow story. Have the next one ready to start. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peg | 8/5/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 7/19/2013

    " Awesome series. After the series was written they went back and wrote a few prequel books. definitley start with The Rising. So far I have read each of the books in two days. I cant put them down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suntaah | 7/14/2013

    " The antichrist is here whether we know it or not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 3/10/2013

    " I was not sure this book would live up to my expectations when I started reading. I loved the Left Behind series and was not sure what to think. I loved this book too. LaHaye and Jenkins are wonderful writers and they know how to create interesting characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen Doherty | 12/22/2012

    " A great book about the Birth of the antichrist and the childhood of Rayford Steele. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 10/26/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 8/20/2012

    " 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 Eladio | 3/15/2012

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 2/12/2012

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 5/18/2011

    " The Rayford Steele plotline was, in all honesty, pretty dull and uneventful. Nicolae's was more interesting but, ultimately, unfulfilling. Very wooden characters and bland writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paola | 9/10/2010

    " Did not have much of a plot. It is mainly about the development of the characters, that while interesting at times, did not seem to be necessary for the series as a whole "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meadow | 8/19/2010

    " This one was way better then the first one.
    It is interesting to watch Rayford, Cameron and Nicolae grow up, though these books can never compare to the original series.
    "

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

    " This one keeps giving you more information to give you a sense of who the main characters are. Very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 4/15/2010

    " Have read the 'regular' series and am enjoying the expanded view of the characters in these 'prequil' books. I kept wanting to say "wake up stupid, you're going to be left behind". Hindsight is so sharp whether it's in a book or life. "

  • 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 Michaelbatte | 10/18/2009

    " Liked this better than the first books in the series - this book especially about difference between being saved vs. being a churchgoer - a must read for anyone who has doubts about their relationship with Jesus
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ComWa | 8/31/2009

    " I like the idea of the book and the characters, but I do not like the style of writing; It felt like watching a movie rather than reading a book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 VWrulesChick | 7/30/2009

    " 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.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shari | 2/13/2009

    " Just as good as the original Left Behind Series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 10/13/2008

    " I loved the Left Behind series. This was a good prequel to tie up loose ends in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 9/29/2008

    " about the people before they were left behind. "

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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.