The Falling Away

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He's been running from his calling, his troubles, and his demons. His demons just caught up. He has a unique name . . . and a unique problem. A member of Montana's Crow tribe, he is called Dylan Runs Ahead. But that name couldn't be more off, because he's spent years running away--from his family, his people, his past . . . and himself. Now he's running out of places to run. He's haunted by his younger sister's disappearance, the recent death of a friend, and his impending sense of being chosen for something of ...

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He's been running from his calling, his troubles, and his demons. His demons just caught up. He has a unique name . . . and a unique problem. A member of Montana's Crow tribe, he is called Dylan Runs Ahead. But that name couldn't be more off, because he's spent years running away--from his family, his people, his past . . . and himself. Now he's running out of places to run. He's haunted by his younger sister's disappearance, the recent death of a friend, and his impending sense of being chosen for something of great importance. But before Dylan can figure out what it really means to be chosen, and whether he's going to embrace the cost of that calling, he's going to have to slow down and face the demons he's been running from. Demons that are all too real . . . and aren't about to back down. Enter a world where things aren't quite what they seem . . . a novel bursting with supernatural suspense, well-crafted characters, and spiritual insights that will defy your expectations and leave you both breathless and hopeful.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781598597998
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
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  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 3.60 (w) x 3.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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T.L. Hines writes "Noir Bizarre" stories, mixing mysteries with oddities in books such as The Unseen, Waking Lazarus, and The Dead Whisper On. Waking Lazarus received Library Journal's "25 Best Genre Fiction Books of the Year" award. He lives in Billings, Montana.

T.L. Hines writes "Noir Bizarre" stories, mixing mysteries with oddities in books such as The Unseen, Waking Lazarus, and The Dead Whisper On. Waking Lazarus received Library Journal's "25 Best Genre Fiction Books of the Year" award. He lives in Billings, Montana.

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  • Posted October 13, 2010

    Not a big fan

    This is my first T.L. Hines book and this maybe my last. I really had a hard time with this book so much so that I honestly can say I did not finish it. I not sure if it was the book so much as it was me and not understanding what was going on. I was lost from the beginning of the book. Again this is my first book by this author and that maybe why I had such a hard time.
    Here is what the books is about based off of the cover of the book. "Before Dylan Runs Ahead can figure out what it all really means, though, he's going to have to stop and face the demons -both literal and figurative-that he's been running from."
    I would say that those of you that are big Hines fans you may love this book. Bur for me I not sure if I can pick up and finish this book. I really had a hard time with the book.

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  • Posted October 3, 2010

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    No Falling Away from this book

    The Falling Away by T. L. Hines is the story of Dylan Runs Ahead, who, as his name suggests, is running away from all his past memories.
    After blaming himself for his missing sister, the protagonist runs away from the place where he grew up. He joins the army just to end up even running from there after his friend's death in an explosion. Fighting from all past physical and emotional wounds he figures out that he has to run away from people who wants him dead too. The story takes an interesting turn when he meets a woman who proclaims herself as an oracle and tells him that he is The Chosen One. At the meantime, his friend is also telling him the same thing. After a struggle to accept this fact, he has to stop running and fights the demon ahead, quite literally.
    Overall this book doesn't loose its charm till the end. But some people may find the expressions of self-harm in the book disturbing. Also at some points the story seems very fast paced. T. L. Hines is famous for his thriller and mystery works and even this time he doesn't disappoint the readers. I would suggest this book for those who find interests in fast paced mystery novels.

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  • Posted September 20, 2010

    Read only if a big fan of Hines

    I just recently recieved the book The Falling Away by T.L. Hines. Here is the summary from the back of the book....

    He's been running from his calling, his troubles, and his demons. His demons just caught up.
    He has a unique name...and a unique problem.
    A member of Montana's Crow Tribe, he is called Dylan Runs Ahead. But that name couldn't be more off, because he's spent years running away--from his family, his people, his past...and himself.
    Now he's running out of places to run.
    He's haunted by his younger sister's disappearance, the recent death of a friend, and his impending sense of being chosen for something of great importance.
    But before Dylan can figure out what it really means to be chosen, and whether he's going to embrace the cost of that calling, he's going to have to slow down and face the demons he's been running from. Demons that are all too real...and aren't about to back down.
    Enter a world where things aren't quite what they seem...a novel bursting with supernatural suspense, well-crafted characters, and spiritual insights that will defy your expectations and leave you both breathless and hopeful.

    When I first read the summary, I was very excited to read this book. It seemed to be right up my alley....I am a huge Ted Dekker fan and thought this book would be along the same lines. I was disappointed. I found that Hines' book jumped all over the place way to much, it was hard to stay in the story as it moved along. The thought that someone would push on metal objects embedded into thier skin to relieve stress and pain was disturbing. And the fact that Dylan spoke to his sister in his head all the time left me wondering if he would ever make it in the end.
    As well, I found that the descriptive parts of the book sometimes were way to long, that it caused the story to move a lot slower then it needed to. I was never sure who was who in the great good vs evil thing that was going on. I love reading, but this book will not be on my list of must reads again....but you never know, you make like it.

    I would not recommend this book to others unless they are avid T.L. Hines fans where they know what they will be getting into. I think I will stick with Ted Dekker books for now.

    This book was provieded by Thomas Nelson for free. I did not recieve any monetary gain for reading and reviewing this book.

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  • Posted September 20, 2010

    Suspensful

    The Falling Away is a mysterious story that deals with the hidden realms of influence. Dylan Runs Away is being chased from all different angles, but where will he choose to run to? The place that looks safe but will lead to his destruction, or a place that looks different but will lead to his ultimate calling. One could not give a too detailed synopsis without giving away parts to the book, but each chapter keeps you wondering not only what will happen next but keeps you wondering what exactly is happening now!?

    The first 15 chapters really peaked my interest, but it was getting tiring trying to figure out what in the world is going on. If you like thought provoking novels, this is a great novel for you. This is the first novel I have read from Hinds, so I am unfamiliar with his other works. The biggest bother for me in the book is the over detailed reasoning behind the characters OCD, I can see why the author did it because of the necessity to the story; but it got a little depressing.
    Overall, the writing is good, there is some good suspense, enough to keep you reading the book. I would give it 3/5.
    I received this book free for my review from Nelson House Publishers Book Sneeze program.

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  • Posted September 15, 2010

    Good concept, poor delivery.

    T. L. Hines' book, The Falling Away, follows Dylan Runs Ahead, a Crow Indian turned Purple Heart winner turned drug addict. The most unusual thing about Dylan, though, is that he is a chosen. Chosen are people who are destined for great good or great evil, but they always attract misfortune. Dylan must overcome the scars from his past--both physical and mental/emotional--to fight a demon and protect a group of Christians.

    The Falling Away starts with an interesting concept and then ruins it by mixing things up. Hines over uses flashback and switches between characters in an attempt to give the reader back story. Fortunately, the reader is pretty much caught up by the middle of the book, and it gets easier to read.

    The only other issue I had with this story was in the theology of the "Christian" characters. Hines depicts them as mentally unbalanced fanatics who are willing to lie, steel, and even kill in their fight against evil. This is just part of the fiction, however, and can be looked past if one can get into the story despite the disorienting shifts in perspective. In all, I would give this book a 6 on a 10 point scale.

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  • Posted September 13, 2010

    The Falling Away by T.L. Hines is an awesome supernatural thriller.

    I've read several books by Hines and have loved every one of them. This one is no different. The Falling Away is a supernatural thriller about a crippled veteran ironically named Dylan Runs Ahead. Whether he realizes it or not, Dylan has been running all of his life. He's been running from the reservation, from his past, from his future, and from his destiny. Quinn and Li are about to make him face all of the demons that Dylan's been running from. The writing, as always, is superb. It all flows perfectly and you're hooked after just a few words. One of my favorite things about the book is the fact that Hines gives you the background story on his characters and that really brings them to life. The plot is original and takes many twists and turns. If you like a supernatural thriller with lifelike characters and a captivating writing style then this book is for you.

    I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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  • Posted September 8, 2010

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    Product Description He's been running from his calling, his troubles, and his demons. His demons just caught up. He has a unique name...and a unique problem. A member of Montana's Crow Tribe, he is called Dylan Runs Ahead. But that name couldn't be more off, because he's spent years running away--from his family, his people, his past...and himself. Now he's running out of places to run. He's haunted by his younger sister's disappearance, the recent death of a friend, and his impending sense of being chosen for something of great importance. But before Dylan can figure out what it really means to be chosen, and whether he's going to embrace the cost of that calling, he's going to have to slow down and face the demons he's been running from. Demons that are all too real...and aren't about to back down. Enter a world where things aren't quite what they seem...a novel bursting with supernatural suspense, well-crafted characters, and spiritual insights that will defy your expectations and leave you both breathless and hopeful. My Review The Falling Away is a very interesting and intriguing book I couldn't put it down. Follow Dylan as he tries to find answers to so many questions. Feeling responsible for his sister's disappearance, running away from the reservation, joining the army and his buddy is killed, and running from associates who want him dead. There is a woman following him who thinks he's "chosen" A word he has heard before by his buddy who was killed, and by a man he meets. He must find out what that means and what must be done. He has conversations with his sister, Joni, in his head. The struggle to remain in control despite overwhelming circumstances. In The Falling Away nothing seems to be as it appears. It has crime, mystery and suspense, supernatural, demonic activity. This is a book that will hold your attention. It will keep you turning page after page. Thomas Nelson has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.

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  • Posted August 30, 2010

    Glad I read it, but not at all what I was expecting

    This is the story of Dylan Runs Ahead, a native american war veteran who is doing his best to run away from memories of a missing sister and of war, but discovers he needs to face them instead. Along the way he is helped by a woman who talks about seeing things others don't.

    This was the first book I've read by T. L. Hines, and it wasn't at all what I was expecting. I wouldn't say I really enjoyed the story, but I was intrigued and couldn't put the book down. I wanted to find out how it ended. There were times I forgot I was reading a Christian book, but I'm not sure if this is a positive or negative.

    Something I was startled by was the references to self-harm by one of the characters. As someone who self-harms I was triggered by this, but I am also pleased that this book could help the public become more aware of the condition. I was happy self-harm was not the focus of the story or included in a way that screams "this is horrible, how could she do this?"

    I think this book is worth reading, but probably isn't one I will keep and reread multiple times.

    ==Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through a book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.==

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  • Posted August 23, 2010

    The Falling Away

    First of all, I've read T.L's Hines work before. My favourite is The Unseen. I fell in love with that book, and therefore, when I saw this book on Booksneeze, I knew that I must snatch it up with a heartbeat.

    T.L Hines is well known for his thriller meets mystery genre, and as usual. even the book cover intrigue me. The cover depicts a man running towards a city is enough to send shivers to my spine.

    While T.L Hine's previous work, the Unseen is about an urban explorer with a queer habit being pulled into a series of unfortunate events, The Falling Away is about Dylan Runs Ahead. Funny name, eh? Well. the name signify something. Dylan Runs Ahead is the protagonist of this story, and he is always running away from something, one thing after another, and the series of unfortunate events in this story that befalls Dylan never stops.

    First, he runs away from the place where he grew up cuz he felt responsible for his sister's disappearance. And then, when he was in the army, he ran away from it too, cuz his friend died in an unfortunate bomb explosion.

    And now. Dylan is in serious trouble, and he needs to run away again because someone out there wanted him dead.

    Dylan's life is always about running away and one day, he meet a strange woman who claims that she's some sort of an Oracle, and told Dylan that he's the chosen one. Coincidentally, his friend told him the same thing too.

    Sounds familiar? It's just like Matrix- the well famed science fiction film where the main character Neo is told by the female Oracle and Morpheus in the story that he's the chosen one.

    And like Neo, Dylan doesn't understand why they're telling him that he's the chosen one. He's nothing special and he's always on the run. Before Dylan could understand what it really means to be the chosen one, he discovered that he had to stop running away and face whatever that's making him run away in the first place.

    Can Dylan stop running away and hiding from whatever that's haunting him and threatening him? Can he win the fight against evil? I'm not going to reveal it here. That would be telling and ruin the mystery for you. :D

    Is this book a good read? Yes, it is, but I still prefer The Unseen in comparison to The Falling Away. Do I recommend this? Well, if you like mystery, sci-fi and fast paced stories, this is the book for you. But if you're the kind who prefers a slower paced story, then this book is not for you.

    I rate this book 3 stars out of 5. I thought the cover could do some improvement. Overall, the story is fine.

    I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers for an advance reading as part of their Booksneeze bloggers program . I was not required to write a positive review and therefore, the book review is 100% my own opinion.

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    Posted September 21, 2010

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