This book and Secret of the 7th Son (read them in order) are some of my favorite audiobooks to date. The story is so interesting and captivating it's hard to stop listening. Everyone I have recommended this to has felt the same way. If it doesn't become a block buster movie & sequel - I'll be surprised. The narrator is absolutely one of the best I've ever experienced. Cudos to the talent of the writer & the narrator and thank you both for the hours of imaginative entertainment. Please do more soon!
Actually not Deborah, but Donald. My wife opened the Amazon account and suddenly my Audible account became hers. I'm a basic 63 year old type guy who runs a lot and listnes to books as I run. It was a dark and stormy night ... but I still did 5 miles.
This book is more .. more of the great writing from his first book. (Secret of the Seventh Son). Read it first!
This book is more, picks of the story from the first book.
This book is more - it continues mystery, brings in historical characters, moves seamlessly through time - and has a great story line.
This book is more of the same from Cooper. That happens to be very good.
I love the history connections and the back and forth in time.
They blend amazingly well , keeps a strong grip till the very end.
Say something about yourself!
As a sequel this isn't quite as good as the "Secret of the Seventh Son" but that is probably due to the fact that we already know the history of what was going on in that ancient monastery. Part of the compelling draw of the first book was the amazing secret. However, there were unanswered questions with the end of the first book - and they are, far the most part answered in this one.
An old book full of dates and names is auctioned off for a price well over what the auction house thought it was worth--and the chase is on. Will Piper, ex FBI agent is asked by the buyer to travel to England and talk to the original owner in the hopes of getting answers to the clues in the book. Lord Cantwell and his granddaughter, Isabelle, are happy to help him out.
The book is well written and the narration was good. Once again the time line spans centuries going back and forth to tie it all together. My one and only "complaint" is that they figured out the clues a little too easily. I would have liked to see more mystery to it.
Final note--this book should be listened to AFTER the first or it loses a lot of important detail.
Yet another mass conspiracy theory with a treasure hunt theme worked in. Both National Treasure and Dan Brown came to mind as I listened. Towards the end, it became harder and harder to suspend my disbelief. This book falls squarely into the "average" category.
The mystery and history surrounding the library!
Probably Will, because even thoug.h he was kind of a dog he was still inquisitive and tenacious
Never listened to this narrator before but he was awesome!
No laughing or crying, just lots of sitting on the edge of my seat.
More Will Piper please!!!
I did not really like this book and made myself finish it in hopes that it would get better. It never got better for me. It seemed sort of "stupid" or "corny" or "soap opera"; just not my kind of book.
It was poor on character development. The author, Glenn Cooper, focused on the main character, Will, and did not develop the other characters at all. A lot of times the author added details to the story that were totally unnecessary as if the reader was dumb, or he needed to add to his word count.
Even though the plot was very good and had a lot of potential, the story drags on and on. If written with better character development and less wordy detail, it could have potentially been an excellent story.
The narrator was mediocre, however, that could have been as a result of the book he was reading.
Loved the switch back and forth from past to present.
It brought the story alive.
Neither. It wasn't a funny or sad book.