For the first time since joining Audible many years ago I've found a book that I just can't finish. The story is boring and to me, filled with so much anti-Christian bias that it offends me to even listen to it. I decided to go and read some other reviews and finding out what the "secret" of the book is I've decided that this story is just something I don't want to spend my time on - it would just be a waste and further aggravation.
I don't know how many times I've fallen asleep listening to it. That's not a good sign. Books such as those by Rollins and others keep me listening into the wee hours of the night. This one was better than any sleeping pill.
It really saddens me to write a negative review but I think others who might be offended by a diatribe against their beliefs should be warned. It's not that I can't or won't read books such as the Da Vinci Code, I actually enjoyed that one, but this is just so over the top that I just have to give it up. The thought of listening to the last four or five hours of this book is totally unappealing.
I did read Berry's Amber Room and enjoyed it which gave me the incentive to read this book. I was also looking for a new series to read. Guess I'll go look somewhere else for a series to invest my time and credits in.
a dreary attempt to cash-in on the "religious-conspiracy" craze: this novel was particulary grating inthat it fell into a trap that annoys me to no end, the author who loves his protagonist too much. This modern-day renaissance man is a bibliophile, secret-agent, attorney, military man, etc...yet fails to enunciate anything even remotely interesting. A clear example of an author couldnt live up to the standards of his own character.
This novel will offend Christians and (more importantly) anyone who enjoys a good mystery/thriller. Read the bad reviews on this one and take heed. No character development. Nonsensical plot. Absurd motives and relationships. Not in the same class as Da Vinci Code or Angles and Demons.
I liked it a lot!!! I am a Christian and I understand this is a story. It is a good story and one that gets you thinking. I will read his next book in the series. I'm glad I found a new author to enjoy.
I love to read books but due to vision problems it is very hard. I have fond that listening is almost as good as reading them for myself.
really enjoyed the story and the voice. the story is good and offers real details and at the end the writer goes offer some facts and explains the fiction vs the facts
catton Malone is a good lead character and Mark makes a good back up
The story was a good mystery that had historical intrigue to it. The narrator did a great job with each of the characters.
I liked the character of the evil "master". The voice was outstanding.
I have not, but will keep an eye out for them.
I am a Devout Catholic. The Templars have always been something that interested me. The story was a solid mystery story with a lot of historical connections. I liked the story very much. I did not like the ending. The ending seemed to have been rushed and could have easily been written in such a way as to not to dislike it. While it is a piece of fiction attacking the core of a religion could have been avoided. With that being said the story was good and I do plan to continue with the series.
the book miught be fine. i just cant listen to this version of it.