Denise....love to listen.....favorites are alternative history and long complicated plots!
I have listened to all Steve Berry's books that are available. I found this one boring. I love Scott Brick as a narrator but even he could not save this book. I did not like it.
Anglo-latin computing enthusiast with military background that spans from the early 80's til the Global War on Terror.
I love the very idea of a plot that touches on such a great marvel as the mythical Library of Alexandria.
Intelligent discussion and contrasts about discrepancies found in biblical scripture and the potential geo-political consequences that could result if such discrepancies were ever to invalidate the Bible as we have come to accept it today.
Jason Borne meets Herodotus
The voice talent was over dramatic, at times his entonation and style distracted me from concentrating in the story being narrated. I was also dissapointed when at one point, one of the characters grabs a revolver and two magazines for it -- not every writter has to be a firearms expert but a bit of resarch goes a long way to maintain credibility.
Anyone interested in ancient history (500BCE-500AD) will enjoy this thriller which blends the possibilty of the existence of ancient documents from the Alexandria Library with the potential impact of such documents on current world geopolitics and the relevance of the 3 largest world religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Fascinating and wonderfully woven story line.
Dan Brown's trilogy (Angels & Demons, etc), Berry's Templar Legacy and Third Secret.
I'm not sure he brought anything to the book I wouldn't have gotten reading it, nor did he subtract anything. I use audiobooks and printed books for different purposes but read or listen to 2-3 books/week.
No and no.
A good "read."
I would listen to The Alexandria Link again for the reason that i might have miss something in the first reading.
The plot kept me in my seat by all the twist and turns.
Very Anti-Semitic Book. Throughout this book all I kept thinking is that Steve Berry must be an Anti-Semite. I would never read another word he writes.
This is an interesting story. Unfortunately the narrator's style ruined it for me. He seemed to be one of those announcer-voiced guys who uses the same tone and inflection for most words, regardless of meaning (bad acting). I found it distracting and difficult to follow the story. It made me wonder if he was reading the book for the first time and was missing the point.
This was the worst Audiobook I have listened to. And I must have listened to at least forty. The premise of the book is as follows: the library of Alexandria was saved and hidden it the desert somewhere, there is a very early bible in the library that casts doubt on God's covenent with Abraham granting the Jews greater Israel and this doubt will cause the Jews to lose much of their right to Israel. I find the premise perposterous. It requires that the Jews in the modern state of Israel give up some of their claims and lands because of a bible that is over 2000 years old. By that logic all the non-native inhabitants of the new world should all go back to where there ancestors came from. The world doesn't work that way. Virtually no one has clear title to the land they now live on. That's the basic problem, but it gets worse. The heros and villans all make amateurish mistakes. The hero takes his ex-wife on his quest. She constantly refuses to follow his requests and gets them into more trouble. He keeps her on his quest. Why?
The book has a multitude of groups and individuals searching for the library for a multitude of motives. The hero, the villan, a shadowy group called the Golden Fleece, the US government, shadowy groups in the US government, the Mosad, the Saudi Arabians, and probably more that I never got around to finding since I gave up about a third of the way through.
This book reminds of a poor version of the "DaVinci Code" and I didn't like the "good" version.