• Black

  • Book One, The Birth of Evil
  • By: Ted Dekker
  • Narrated by: Rob Lamont
  • Series: The Circle, Book 1
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 22-06-2004
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (9 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

Fleeing assailants through alleyways in Denver late one night, Thomas Hunter narrowly escapes to the roof of an industrial building. Then a silent bullet from the night clips his head and his world goes black. When he awakes, he finds himself in an entirely different reality, a green forest that seems more real than where he was. Every time he tries to sleep, he wakes up in the other world, and soon he truly no longer knows which reality is real. Slowly he realizes that each reality dramatically impacts the other. In each world unspeakable evil is unleashed and millions of lives hang in the balance. The fate of two worlds depends on the actions of one man: Thomas Hunter.
Don't miss any of Ted Dekker's Circle Trilogy. Also, listen to this free interview with the author.
©2004 Ted Dekker (P)2004 Oasis Audio LLC
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3 out of 5 stars
By Andrew on 21-02-2012

Narrator speaks at double speed without pauses…

Would you try another book from Ted Dekker and/or Rob Lamont?


What was one of the most memorable moments of Black?

Still trying to get through the story.

Would you be willing to try another one of Rob Lamont’s performances?

Doubtful. The narrator read clearly enough, but did not pause at all between sentences with various characters talking. Conversations sound like one big run--on-sentance that is difficult to tell who is talking. This is so frustrating, that I find it hard to believe the book was produced this way at all.

This is perhaps the 30th or so audio book I have listened to from Audible, and I never imagined this style of reading was out there. I will have to listen to the previews for every book now just to make sure I don't get another poor reader like this again.

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22 of 24 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Dalen on 13-03-2014

Great Start

What did you love best about Black?

the story is engaging and exciting, the two worlds intersecting through this one man is a great idea that i hope gets explained in more detail in the other books.

What did you like best about this story?

i found myself getting enticed by the wonder of the "other world" the beauty and simplicity of this place where good and evil were as distinct as black and white. yet for me the magic didn't carry over into the current world. while in those parts i found myself longing for the next time the story moved back to the magical world.

What about Rob Lamont’s performance did you like?

the performance was solid. Rob's pace seemed to be spot on and the timing didn't seem at all forced. the only knock i would say if that some of the voices he uses for the characters are inconsistent at parts.

Any additional comments?

the fact that this book ends on a cliff hanger is somewhat annoying it is obvious that it is meant to be read as a series but some resolution would be nice at the end of the first act. overall I recommend giving it a listen. there are clear religious allegories. Dekker has obviously been inspired by the likes of Lewis in this respect but it is done well.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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