I found this title by looking up the audible list under "history". This is a story, with some historical info, but it is Dan Brown style, except for the honest account by the author at the end of the book, who tells us what is real and what is not. But it is basically a novel, not a historical account of the Templars.
I'm sure the audio is better - always is!
Good action. Good characters. Moved along well. Sometimes I thought it went into the history a little more than I liked, but I'm sure others appreciated that.
The final scenes when they discover the Great Divise in the Monastery
No, but it kept me reading.
Similar to DaVinci Code
The search mixed with danger
I liked him as a reader and the different voices. Definitely would listen to him again.
Liked at the end clarification was made what was fiction vs fact
Steve Berry's imagination combined with the basis in history.
Yes, the history and action make this book quite a thriller.
Yes, very well.
So anti-Christian anti-resurrection not much could have been done
Brian Tracy "Business Success Made Simple" or Jonah Goldberg "Tyranny of Cliches"
Paul did well. The story line was just anti-Christian and seemed to copy the Da Vinci code
I'm a big fan of Lee Child and Vince Flynn. I came across a description of Cotton Malone and searched out the first in the series. The research is amazing! The flow of the story is comfortable, and edgy. I'm hoping to find more back story in future adventures, to get a better feel of how Cotton came to be......Cotton.
This is a facinating book that is well written and well read. Loads of intrique (as you would expect) and suspense. About the time you believe you have the characters figured, some element changes.
It's his first book and I cut him some slack for that, but seriously it was just too preachy and not enough action. You should still read it though if you are planning to get involved in the series.
Live near Yosemite National Park. Listen to Audible books while hiking.
This book is booooring! Way too much dialogue. Plus to premise is not believable. Supposedly the Knights Templar grew rich because they knew of the falsity of the Gospels and that the Catholic Church was a fraud. So the Church played ball with them to avoid the awful truth from becoming public. Lots of people over the centuries had to keep their mouths shut. In the plot, the most accurate testament about Jesus was the Gospel of Thomas, a Gnostic writing from Egypt. Plus the Templars had the real gospel of Peter, which reported that Jesus was just a good man who died on a cross and was buried in a pauper's grave. Six months later, Peter dug up Jesus' bones and put them in a ossuary, which the Templars had. Peter went on the build the church on the idea that if you believe and follow the teachings of Jesus, then you become a child of God. This simple teaching got aggrandized over the years. The book's protagonists decide to keep all this amazing info to themselves because the world is happy with the falsity it knows as truth, so why rock the boat? Gag me with a spoon! The author tries to combine scholarship with storytelling. He fails at both.