I liked this book it kept me wanting more, at time I just sat in the car not wanting to go in.
I read and seen the Da vinci code, and I think this would make a good film as well. it's well Narrated, and he uses his voice to entertain you.
If you like the Da Vinci Code kind of book, you will love this one. Much of the same story elements but in different settings. Not quite as clever as Da Vinci Code, but more action. The ending is a bit of a let down otherwise I would have given it 5 stars.
I decided to stop torturing myself and take the buy as a loss. The fake accents are irritating enough, but the writing! This novel is full of long lists of superfluous adjectives, descriptions and explanations that distract from and add nothing to the read.
It feels like this book was put on the back burner for a good reason and only resurrected because of the Da Vinci code craze.
It's difficult to get the recipe for a great book just right. The story has to be plausible and motivate you to listen further, narration can add or take away from the stories effectiveness and idea be original or it generates comparison to other (usually better) books. Well, The Templar Legacy is no Da Vinci Code. Maybe because theological suspense theme isn't fresh anymore.
Although historical facts revealed in the story aren't always truly accurate we have to remember it's a work of fiction so the author shouldn't be faulted for taking a few liberties.
Bottom line, I liked it. As usual Paul Michael does a good job of narration and the story line kept me interested enough to want to listen on.
Very enjoyable...the characters are believable and the story has a lot of facts interwoven with the fiction and the story is seamless.
Fiction and mysteries are not based on fact, but imagination. If you like Patterson's character building and Brown's storytelling, you'll like this book. The author clearly takes liberties with religious history. If one wants to read about either, the history books and the Bible may be a better choice. On the other hand, if one wants to allow their imagination to take flight, this is a good listen.
If you liked the DaVinci Code you will love this book. No dead air space here -- secret societies, eccentric characters, and a plot that keeps you guessing. Berry is a master of twists and turns. Extra bonus: author’s notes at the end of the book.
If you keep in mind that this is fictitious, based around some history and some just made up facts the story is interesting and well done. Even though not catholic, I found it to be anti-catholic and theologically very narrow. The author seems to be playing on the whole Gnostic gospel movement for revisionist history. I have read other stories using the some of the basic premises and found them more believable fiction. Some will enjoy, some will be offended and some with knowledge of history and theology will be baffled by the interplay between fact and fiction. The authors notes are important part of this book to understand what is fiction and what is history.
Wow is all I can say... I had to actually force myself to get through this one and in the end, I wish that I had not had put myself through it... use your credit elsewhere
There are so many things about this book that really bothered me. Since, there is only limited space here is an outline.
1. The writing is so mind numbingly bad. Confusing, dialogue is laughable, Unrealistic.
2. Characters are underdeveloped and inconsistent. I didn't care for any of them, because most of them seemed like hypocrites.
3. The Reader was boring. On the parts that had a lot of action he read with out any passion. Also, I felt like he was just reading words on paper and sounded like he was bored.
Overall, this is my first Steve Berry Book and it will be my last.