Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days

Version: Abridged (Unabridged version available here)
Author: Jerry B. Jenkins , Tim LaHaye
Narrator: Frank Muller
Genres: Christianity
Publisher: Tyndale Audio
Published In: October 2000
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 2 hours, 55 minutes
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Only one series will take you to the end of the world as you explore eternal truth: the best-selling Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. Now the entire series is available in an audio CD format. Each abridged CD is read by Frank Muller.

When the trumpet sounds, where will you be? Passengers in an airborne Boeing 747 find out in this riveting novel by renowned Christian speaker Tim LaHaye and master storyteller Jerry Jenkins. Without any warning, passengers mysteriously disappear from their seats. Terror and chaos slowly spread not only through the plane but also worldwide as unusual events continue to unfold. For those who have been left behind, the apocalypse has just begun. This fictional account of life after the Rapture delivers an urgent call to today's readers to prepare their own hearts and minister to others.

Reviews (19)

Left Behind

Written by nab6215 from Altoona, PA on March 19th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I liked Left Behind before, but I enjoyed it more with the background of the Before They Were Left Behind Trilogy. Everything made sense now. I feel sorry for people reading the book for the first time with no background information. I think LaHaye and Jenkins were going for Christian Stephen King-feel. You have to think back to when the book was published. It is also beginning to be dated technology-wise, but the story does not depend upon that. Now we are in one of the world\'s many pandemics and you read Left Behind. You see the locusts in the Far East. You heard about the earthquake in Utah. Is this an end-time pandemic? It does not matter. What matters is if you are in a tight spot, do you rely on yourself, another person or do you say I rely on you alone God. For everything. My breath. My water. Where I go when I die. . . . My medication. The toilet paper that I can\'t find at any store.


Written by Anonymous on September 21st, 2014

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I put off reading this series for many years, for many reasons. Primary among these reasons is that I just don't care for "preachy" reading. This book has plenty of that- hence only 3 stars, but the novel's characters are well enough developed to have piqued my curiosity. This earned it better than the "1" I might have given it for its preachiness. I have the remaining books of the series in queue, but just for convenience sake. As these books are written in variable partnerships, I'll see how it goes.


Written by jetsquared from Annapolis, MD on May 20th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The cd is thoroughly entertaining and keeps the audience's attention. The only negative comment that I have is the interuptions each chapter with the credits for the publishing company, author, printing and recording company disclosure, etc. was a little overwhelming and become obnoxious after the 3 chapter. If you can deal with that, it is worth while and entertaining.

Left Behind, 1

Written by Steve on August 13th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I was totally captivated by the whole story. Can't wait for part 2 to arrive. Excellent listening.

Left Behind: Book 1

Written by Anonymous from Magnolia, TX on July 10th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Awesome, awesome, awesome! I loved every minute. Very enlightening.

left behing

Written by Audrey Hughes on March 15th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

awesome series can't wait for the others keeps my attention

Horrible writing, moronic plot

Written by Anonymous on November 4th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This book is really boring. Don't waste your time. However, if you want a more substantial review... In the right author's hands (say, Stephen King), a book about the Christian rapture myth might have been intersting. This treatment is really a sermon disguised as a book. Women are portrayed as weak, dithering characters who need the guidance of men with cliche manly names like Dirk and Buck. The men have internal dialog that sounds like it was lifted from a Phillip Marlowe novel. The plot wanders near and far with no clear direction or motivation. Bad guys are shadowy, undefined and off stage. This book makes the TV show "7th Heaven" look dark and edgy. At best, this "book" is a pastor's fantasy about how people should think and feel as opposed to real human behavior. At worst, this book can be described as a religious revenge fantasy whereby church people who feel persecuted by "unbelievers" get to see the "unbelievers" get what they deserve.

Left Bsehin

Written by Sandy on September 22nd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book kept my interest and really well, made you wonder. Excellent book for listening.

Left Behind

Written by Anonymous from Des Moines, IA on July 21st, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Great book. I had read the book, but listening to it gave a whole new perspective.

Left Behind #1

Written by Anonymous on June 26th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I read this series before but must say hearing it on audio book was even better. I heard things I had forgotten about or may not have read carefully. An excellent series!

Author Details

Author Details

Jenkins, Jerry B.

"Jerry B. Jenkins, former Vice President for Publishing and currently Writer-at-Large for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, is the author of more than 150 books, including the best-selling Left Behind series.

His latest Tyndale House book, SOON, also a New York Times best seller, is available in stores everywhere. The next book in the SOON trilogy will be Silenced. It is due out in the summer of 2004.

Also the former editor of Moody Magazine, his writing has appeared in Reader's Digest, Parade, Guideposts, and dozens of Christian periodicals.

His non-fiction books include as-told-to biographies with Hank Aaron, Brett Butler, Bill Gaither, Orel Hershiser, Luis Palau, Walter Payton, Nolan Ryan, and Sammy Tippit among many others. The Hershiser and Ryan books reached the New York Times best seller list. The 2002 Baker book, Behind the Stories, tells more about Jerry Jenkins himself in the chapter, The Test of Success.

Jerry Jenkins helped Dr. Billy Graham with his memoirs, Just As I Am, also a New York Times best seller. Beginning in 1993, Jerry spent 13 months assisting Dr. Graham with his autobiography. Jerry considers the time he spent with Dr. Graham the privilege of a lifetime.

Jerry owns Jenkins Entertainment, a filmmaking company in Los Angeles, which produced the critically-acclaimed movie Hometown Legend, based on his book of the same name. Hometown Legend was listed as one of the Top 10 family films of 2002 by Good News Communications' MOVIEGUIDE.

Jerry Jenkins also owns the Christian Writers Guild, which aims to train tomorrows professional Christian writers. The centerpiece of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild is a brand-new correspondence course tailored to fit the busiest lifestyle. Under Jerry's leadership, the Guild is steadily expanding its services to include a writers advocacy center, college credit courses, a critique service, literary registration services, and writing contests.

As a marriage and family author and speaker, Jenkins has been a frequent guest on Dr. James Dobson's Focus On the Family radio program. Jerry Jenkins wrote the nationally syndicated sports story comic strip, Gil Thorp, from 1996-2004.

Jerry and his wife Dianna have three grown sons and two grandchildren. "

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."