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The Valley of the Dry Bones

An End-Times Novel

Author Jerry B. Jenkins
Narrator David Cochran Heath
Runtime 9 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date May 31, 2016
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In The Valley of the Dry Bones, Jerry B. Jenkins overlays the ancient End Times prophecies of Ezekiel onto the landscape of modern California. After a 17-year drought, multiple earthquakes, and uncontrollable wildfires, the state is desolate. The United States President declares the state uninhabitable and irreparable, directing California's 39 million citizens to relocate. From the air, California looks like a vast abandoned sand box, but to a few groups of people, it's their home. With less than 1% of the population remaining in California at their own risk, the holdouts encounter a clash of cultures, ethnicities, religions, and politics that pits friend against friend with the future of California at stake.
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In The Valley of the Dry Bones, Jerry B. Jenkins overlays the ancient End Times prophecies of Ezekiel onto the landscape of modern California. After a 17-year drought, multiple earthquakes, and uncontrollable wildfires, the state is desolate. The United States President declares the state uninhabitable and irreparable, directing California's 39 million citizens to relocate. From the air, California looks like a vast abandoned sand box, but to a few groups of people, it's their home. With less than 1% of the population remaining in California at their own risk, the holdouts encounter a clash of cultures, ethnicities, religions, and politics that pits friend against friend with the future of California at stake.

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Terrific book
Terrific book, only wished it had a better speaker. The slow drone of the reader almost could put someone asleep
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Review by / (Posted on 10/12/2016)
An End Result of Disrespect for Authority?
Entertaining and sometimes riveting novel about how life may be in a near end times environment. Although the story follows a reasonably logical course of life when Christians are not only ridiculed like we often are in our time, but are in almost constant fear for their lives.

As we watch instance after instance of anarchical behavior of many who believe that their rights are being violated, this novel presents an environment in which life has become every man for himself. The exception being the small group of Christians who have formulated an isolated community which is in constant pressure from despots as well as the government itself.

Many in our current society seem to believe that they need not be respectful of those who are charged with keeping order and maintaining the peace. This novel shows us where a progression of such anti-authority behavior could one day lead our society. Add to this the difficulty of a lack of water as depicted in the novel and you arrive at a truly depraved society. The only light in this depravity is the small band of Christians who have chosen to remain in the area with the intention of sharing God’s plan with those around them.

I was given a free audio version of this book for my agreement to review it but this has not influenced my personal impressions of the book.
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Review by / (Posted on 7/17/2016)
Great narration - story not what I was expecting
I decided to listen to this audio book because it sounded like a retelling of the story of Ezekiel and his prophecy of the end times. It was also written by one of the authors of the best-selling Left Behind series, which I truly enjoyed. While I thought this was an interesting concept, I found it a bit heavy on the scriptures and not heavy enough on the characters and story. I couldn’t find any correlation between this story and the book of Ezekiel, other than the main character Zeke hearing God speak to him.

The audio quality was fantastic. Narration was well-done with the narrator doing different character voices without going over the top with them. He has clear speech and a perfect reading pace. The entire audiobook was completely understandable and enjoyable to listen to.

It feels like a sequel could be in the works, but this story can stand on it’s own. Overall, this was just an okay story for me.

I received this audiobook for free or at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
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Review by / (Posted on 7/16/2016)
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