Babylon Rising

Version: Abridged
Author: Greg Dinallo , Tim LaHaye
Narrator: Kevin O'Rourke
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Fiction & Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Published In: October 2003
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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Tim LaHaye created the Left Behind Series, which has become one of the most popular fiction series of all time. Those novels, with more that 50 million copies sold, presented a unique combination of suspense and substance drawn from his lifelong study of Biblical prophecy.

Now Tim LaHaye has created a new series that begins with Babylon Rising. The novels in this new series are even faster-paced thrillers based on prophecies that are not covered in the Left Behind books and that have great relevance to the events of today.

Babylon Rising introduces a terrific new hero for our time. Michael Murphy is a scholar of Biblical prophecy, but not the sedate and tweedy kind. Murphy is a field archaeologist who defies danger to fearlessly hunt down and authenticate ancient artifacts from Biblical times. His latest discovery is his most amazing--but it will send him hurtling from a life of excavation and revelations to a confrontation with the forces of the greatest evil. For the latest secret uncovered by Michael Murphy accelerates the countdown to the time of the end for all mankind.

Reviews (3)

Babylon Rising

Written by TJ Chisolm from Southaven, MS on February 2nd, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I rented the abridged version and I must say that it was a bit confusing jumping around to various time periods. In retrospect, I should have rented the unabridged version. With that point aside, I thought the storyline was interesting and the characters were likable. I'm listening to the unabridged 2nd book (Secret on Ararat) and it's great so far. For me the main character, Michael Murphy, is a lot like Indiana Jones meets Buck Williams of the Left Behind series. If that seems interesting to you, by all means check this book and series out. :)

Babylon Rising

Written by Anonymous on December 11th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Very poorly written. Evangelical advertsing is mixed in with brief fiction that is shortened so the writer can get back to the commercials. Like a badly written TV show.

Babylon Rising

Written by Ricardo Fagundes from Visalia, CA on August 28th, 2004

  • Book Rating: 2/5

A good story of suspense and some action. Lots of biblical references and some preaching, but the author states that is his intent in the forward. Still, it did make me think...

Author Details

Author Details

LaHaye, Tim

"Dr. Tim LaHaye is a noted author, minister, counselor, television commentator and nationally recognized speaker on family life and Bible prophecy. Co-author of the Left Behind series, it was LaHaye?s idea to fictionalize an account of the Rapture and the Tribulation.

LaHaye is the founder and president of Tim LaHaye Ministries and the founder of the PreTrib Research Center. Currently, LaHaye speaks at many of the major Bible prophecy conferences in the United States and Canada."