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The Wicked (Anglais) MP3 CD – 1 juillet 2012

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Growing up in a conservative polygamous community, Eliza Christianson was a young woman of faith who could never quite wrap her mind around the fundamentalist aspects of her religion. Thanks to her older brother Jacob, she managed to survive adolescence unmarried, even enrolling in classes at the University of Utah. Eliza always suspected God had more in store for her than just to be some man’s third or fourth wife; nonetheless, she is surprised when Allison Caliari seeks her out for help. Allison’s daughter Madeline has been recruited by a doomsday cult led by a cruel man known only as the Disciple, and she wants Eliza’s help to get the girl back. One of the few leads Allison can offer is a fateful one: Jacob and Eliza’s brother David, a “lost boy” shunned by the church. Eliza sets out to convince David to help her infiltrate the cult, and she ventures to an abandoned dumping ground in the Las Vegas desert to rescue Madeline. The third installment of Michael Wallace’s enthralling Righteous series, The Wicked tears off the veil of religious fanaticism as seen through the eyes of an extraordinary heroine. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché .

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Michael Wallace was born in California and raised in a small religious community in Utah, eventually heading east to live in New England. An experienced world traveler, he has trekked through the Andes, ventured into the Sahara on a camel, and traveled through Thailand by elephant. In addition to working as a literary agent and innkeeper, he previously worked as a software engineer for a Department of Defense contractor, programming simulators for nuclear submarines.

The Righteous Series will continue from Thomas & Mercer in Fall 2012. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché .

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HASH(0x9ffff27c) étoiles sur 5 Michael Wallace has hit another home run! 2 juin 2011
Par Kristie Leigh Maguire - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
Michael Wallace has hit another home run, knocking it out of the ball park with The Wicked from The Righteous series. This time the focus is on Eliza and yet another of the Kimball sons, Caleb Kimball, who calls himself The Disciple. The Disciple gathers his flock of followers around him in the desert outside of Las Vegas where he prepares his Chosen Ones for the end of the world.

I can't seem to get enough of this series. Thank goodness Michael has left the door open for a possible 4th book in the series with the ending of The Wicked. One can only hope this is the case.

I love Michael's writing style. The only way I can see that he hasn't been picked up by one of the Big 6 publishing houses is by his choice. It certainly isn't from lack of skill and story telling. Michael, you rock!

Kristie Leigh Maguire, author of Desert Heat and other titles
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HASH(0x9ffff4c8) étoiles sur 5 Five stars in one respect, one star in others 8 avril 2012
Par Shanagan - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
I've read the first three of these books, and have finally decided that though they are well-written (those reviewers who mention typos & grammar issues must've picked up on something I missed, as I think I recall one typo in all three books) overall, I simply do not like them. While they do drag in areas, for the most part the author has done a good bit of very nice writing. I'd love to see the author ditch this series and focus on non-religious fiction. This is very much a split review, I know.

So, good writing aside, I do feel that the author is trying to straddle a line between being "factual" and titillating (both in a traditional sense and in an almost equally prurient "outsider peeking into a closed society" sense) but the books are filled with subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) mainstream LDS proselytizing. If that's your cuppa, great, enjoy. But considering these are not filed under a religious category, it is frankly pretty annoying to be hit over the head with some of the subject matter that is written as fact (w/out any spoilers, I'm just saying that the whole David storyline was deeply irritating).

In short, as we get to know the characters better, the less I liked - or related to - any of them. Perhaps that is my own prejudice showing, perhaps it is the author's intent for whatever reason. Perhaps because I am not LDS, fundamentalist Morman or a member of a Judeo-Christian organized religion I simply can't get into that groove. So, I appreciate Amazon's .99 cent special for the first three in the series, but I wouldn't recommend them to any of my friends for any more, or less, than that.
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HASH(0x9ffff48c) étoiles sur 5 I Loved this book! 6 juin 2011
Par Tonia Chaney - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
I had to work this weekend and had a hard time reading in between, but I was hooked. I love these books can't wait for the next one. I had a hard time putting this book down once I started. I am so glad I found his book The righeous. It was worth it. I love that you get to see more of Eliza and the brother David in this one. Most of the characters were back that were in the other two.
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HASH(0x9ffff780) étoiles sur 5 Wallace Continues to Captivate with Character Emotion 16 juillet 2011
Par Gordon Ryan - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle
Once again, author Michael Wallace has delved into the spiritual nature of our characters and produced a novel that explores the depth of our longing for something in which to believe. The fact that most of the bit players are deluded by a messianic leader only serves to demonstrate that people are seeking something beyond themselves. The fact that The Chosen Ones are completely misguided, deceived and even abused, both physically and emotionally does not diminish the message Wallace delivers. Humans need something to believe in beyond their own personal existence.

The primary characters continue, with Eliza showing fortitude, but perhaps a bit too much resilience when confronted with yet another life threatening situation. I cannot reveal more without presenting a spoiler which I will not do, but her ability to shrug off her actions (however justified) is questionable.

I will continue to read Mr. Wallace's novels. He remains one of the finest writers I have discovered in the past two years and I am grateful for his work. He covers subject matter that is rarely understood and often demonized without ample cause. I admire his ability to walk the line between portraying the inherent good and evil that emanates from such cloistered religious enclaves.

This was an easy Five Star rating. Writing alone carried it to the top of the chart, despite the occasional question which arose about the strength of the plot. There is plenty of room for continuation of the story.

Gordon Ryan
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HASH(0x9ffff888) étoiles sur 5 Captivating Read 18 juillet 2011
Par Kindle Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle
I don't usually read thrillers or mysteries, but Michael Wallace has hit on something that goes beyond genre. Who would have ever thought that the gifted offspring of a polygamist religious community would make such heroic and believable protagonists. Jacob, the young physician, was the star of the first two books. Now Eliza, his sister, takes center stage. And she's amazing.

With all the interest lately in everything Mormon, I would think Hollywood producers would be vying now for the movie rights to Wallace's novels.
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