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
I bought this title because I liked Berry's Third Secret. Nowhere near as good! Unbelievable plot turns (it would take a top secret agent that long to think about and discover a transponder?? come now, Steve!) Corny accents (French is French, not strange sounding English). Character and plot inconsistencies making me realize that Berry did NOT do his history homework before writing this (the Gnostics were the absolute opposites of the smug sexists he makes the Templars out to be, and yet they were supposedly inspired by the Gnostics??)
And the narration---does no one at Audible make sure pronounciations are correct? Every time I hear the narrator mispronounce Cassiopeia, I cringe---she's too important a character to have her (well known) name tortured so.
After my enjoyment of the Third Secret (which also stretched credulity, but in a kinder, gentler way..), this was a real disappointment.
I didn't think there was room for another book dealing with the "Rennes-Le-Chateau mystery", but thoroughly enjoyed this author's approach centering on the Templar's perspective. Of course, there will be some readers who will disagree because although this is a work of fiction, it may challenge some canonical beliefs. I have observed in other reviews that this can be the sole criteria for panning a book regardless of its other virtues. That said, although long, I enjoyed the listen. I also appreciated the authors notes differentiating historical, scriptual, and fictional source material.
I think I would have enjoed this if I hadnt read the DaVinci book first. I can see how the author says it was copied, they are remarkably similar. However, I liked this hero better, and I liked the writing style more.
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.
This is my first Berry book and while it drags a bit at the start, stick with it as it builds to a great ending. Berry shows he does is homework in the details he pours into the book. Paul does a great job in the narration too.
If you liked Dan Brown, finding his work prior to that of Berry's you will love these books. It is a hard task to make learning so much, all the while engulfed in a book so entertaining you can never want it to end.