Covert spy & crime thrillers with lone heroes. Lots of action, start to end. Bad endings = bad book. Love Jack Reacher & Nathan McBride!!
I thought it would be good because there was some association to Dan Brown.......Nope!
Didn't get far eough into it.
This was interesting and well written. I would not call historically accurate or a testament of faith. This was just a good book that enjoyed listening to. Relax and enjoy a good story.
This is an interesting story with a definite ending. Of course there are always a couple of parts that you should not dwell on for believability. There is a lot of action and good flow. Surely, you have heard of the Knights Templar and their protection of some secrets. This story is one possible line of those secrets coming to light. The story takes place in current times and flashbacks to the past. The narrator is very good.
Not a page turner. This is a book with an agenda. If it had a decent plot line or even a decent character or two, it might be simply boring. This book has a contrived hatred of the Catholic Church coupled with every trite plot element. The author has little command of the history. He has a hatred and he wants to share it. I regret I wasted so much time on this author.
Mystery, history, & technology are what I like to read, even better if they are inter connected. I will love a book and get lost in it or hate it and never make it all the way through. I love getting so into a book that is feels it's actually happening in my life and at the end feel a void I need to fill with another good book.
Im glad I used a credit on this, right up my ally, did not disappoint
A story with plot points not obvious a mile away would be a Start
Not with this material
Nope, can I get a refund on that part of my life?
Pass, do not stop even for a quick visit
The book is about the 'secret' the knights Templar held over the Catholic Church. This book provides a look into the working of the Catholic Church. It looks into how they will do anything to protect themselves, so they never lose power. It also delves into the treaties that are open to the public that we never read. The author goes into detail about the history of the Templar's and the relationship between the Catholic Church and people. The story shows how we can see one thing and still believe another. There are more books in the series, however none of them are required. This is a good stand alone story. No point in ruining it with less than good squeals.
I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
Although I didn't mind listening to this book, I did think straightaway this is a similar format to the Davinci Code. There were some good action bits in it, but it was very predictable. You can tell that it was awkward for the author to write in the romance.
nothing like thrillers!
Amazing, history based, great thriller
Da vinci code in the good why they can of have the same back story but the last Templar is defiantly more intense and gives you historical facts that you can google and find out that they actually happened I'm amazed by this book and for sure will continue with the series if it is as intense as this book.
The author's jumping back and forth between the 14th and 21st centuries was sometimes hard to follow. Some of the premises of the plot, such as the link between the Vatican and the CIA were also a little hard to swallow. And the hurdles that some of the main characters are able to leap in the latter stages of the book are somewhat unbelievable. And Christians who read this book should never lose track of the fact that the book, like the Davinci Code, is a work of fiction.
I probably will not waste another credit on this author.
This story started out well and hit a spot early on where it could have branched off in many interesting directions. Unfortunately these opportunities were ultimately wasted.
My disappointment with this novel came when the author's agenda became apparent. I thought from the description that it was a pseudo-historical novel of sorts with the possibility to be a good read. In my opinion, it bogged down and turned into a thinly veiled diatribe against the church and religion despite the author's laborious efforts to disguise it as a novel.
The worst parts were having to try to slog through entire two chapter sections where the characters described their opinions about religion in minute detail and - of course - everyone (even a priest) eventually agreed that the church was evil and has to be destroyed because it was based on a purposeful lie.
The attempts to to correlate supposed historical events that never really happened to 'the big lie that has misled billions of people' seemed a little desparate and disconnected too. Really a lame effort to further an apparent anti-church aganda.
I might have agreed with some of the more esoteric points about and against organized religion if the author had been more skilled with subtelty. Instead he pummels the reader with minute obscure detail and personal opinion presented as frequent oratory by the characters. He even has a character at one point state that Islam got it right and the church did not.
These opinions are fine in general but I spent my credit on this one to be entertained, not enlightened to someone else's agenda and opinion. Bottom line - this might have been interesting if it was honest enough to be written as a documentary or OP ED piece. As a novel it is a dishonest and total waste of time. I am sorry I wasted a credit on this one.
The narration was fine...
The initial story line had promise - too bad it was wasted so miserably.