Wow what a stinker. Lousy characters (made worse by terrible voices by the reader). Puzzles that range from the absurdly difficult to blatantly obvious (Newton's missing orb? - jeese my four year old figured that one out). All based on the premise that Jesus was married with 2 1/2 kids, a dog and a house in the suburbs (well not quite but equally ridiculous). ON the whole one of the worst books I've read in a while.
This is a book that is strong and interesting as well as fast-paced and controversial - and able to challenge the pious hypocracy of the church. I highly recommend it.
The book well written and you may like it. If you don't mind the
author rewritting history or just making it up. Then putting it out there as fact. But afther all it is fiction.
Also to enjoy this book you will need to think of the Bible As a work of fiction as the Author seem to do!
Having neither read the book nor heard the unabridged version I can only guess that either version is preferable to this shortened edition if only because of it's immense popularity. With that said, the six hour and 22 minute version will still entertain.
I listened to this book only because of the hype and could not believe it sold so many copies! Its a trite, cliche-ridden (an psycho albino killer? Come on!) thriller with little to recommend it. However, the author clearly knows how to get people excited by coyly intimating that his fiction really has some basis in truth. Despite the fact that any educated person knows that his Mary Magdelene-Jesus survival story line is laughably absurd, there are enough uneducated people that he has made a fortune with his "fiction-history" game. I find this trend in pop literature, at the very least, unethical, and at worst, dangerous. One only has to remember that the "Protocols of Zion" are still routinely trotted out to know what I mean.
This book was such a boring listen and the characters are the most dull and dry I have ever seen in a book. I could not possibly relate to these characters and their code-breaking skills are rediculous. Hopefully, they can make a better movie out of this boring book, for I fear a 7 dollar ticket would be more of a value and less wateful of our time.