Illusion

  • by Frank Peretti
  • Narrated by Frank Peretti
  • 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dane and Mandy, a popular magic act for 40 years, are tragically separated by a car wreck that claims Mandy’s life—or so everyone thinks. Even as Dane mourns and tries to rebuild his life without her, Mandy, supposedly dead, awakes in the present as the19-year-old she was in 1970. Distraught and disoriented in what to her is the future, she is confined to a mental ward until she discovers a magical ability to pass invisibly through time and space to escape. Alone in a strange world, she uses her mysterious powers to eke out a living, performing magic on the streets and in a quaint coffee shop.
Hoping to discover an exciting new talent, Dane ventures into the coffee shop and is transfixed by the magic he sees, illusions that even he, a seasoned professional, cannot explain. But more than anything, he is emotionally devastated by this teenager who has never met him, doesn’t know him, is certainly not in love with him, but is in every respect identical to the young beauty he first met and married some 40 years earlier.
They begin a furtive relationship as mentor and protégée, but even as Dane tries to sort out who she really is, and she tries to understand why she is drawn to him, they are watched by secretive interests who not only possess the answers to Mandy’s powers and misplacement in time but also the roguish ability to decide what will become of her.
Frank Peretti has crafted a rich, rewarding story of love and life, loss and restoration, full of twists and mystery. Exceptionally well written, Illusion will soon prove another Peretti classic.

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What the Critics Say

“Frank Peretti is a master storyteller. His novels stay with you a lifetime, drawing you closer to God and the truth in His word.” (Karen Kingsbury, New York Times best-selling author)
"Frank Peretti kicked open the doors that all of us Christian novelists are passing through today. We owe him a huge debt." (Jerry B. Jenkins, author, The Left Behind Series)
"Frank Peretti may just be the master storyteller of our time - using modern metaphors and fresh images, this remarkable writer helps us visualize the unseen world in ways we never quite pictured before." (Joni Eareckson Tada)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I loved this book so much?

I couldn't stop listening! It gripped me from beginning to end. I loved that the author was reading it himself. I'm off to find more of your work, Frank Peretti!
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- Mr. John Aldridge

Entertaining

For the first few chapters, I had no idea what was going on. From around chapter 20, I started to follow the plot. I expected thrilling suspense, but got none.
Towards the end, as the story unwound, I expected to follow what was happening, especially now that I knew approximately what was really going on, but nothing.
I think this story would have been easier to take in should it have been in E-book format.

I have read many of Frank's books and they were all excellent. This was my first audio book.

The author does however have a very good imagination and where he gets the complexeties of such a creative plot, is beyond me. The story was so mixed and mangled, following it was difficult. But I'm sure I'm the only one who struggled. Had I have been able to follow along, I'm sure I would have enjoyed the story.
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- Monica Botha

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-03-2012
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio