It is by far not the best novel that Lincoln Child has been associated with. But it was enjoyable and I felt that I got my money worth.
I listen to approximately 25 hours per week and have downloaded over 400 books on Audible. Mostly I like mysteries, fantasy and scifi.
and finished pretty strong but it got slow in the middle. I would recommend it though to anyone that likes adventure books.
Yes: the channeled ancient Egyptian spirit wouldn’t speak King James English.
See above. Also, the whole business with the extended near-death experience was rather odd theologically. The story doesn’t seem to reflect a coherent cosmology.
None of them really stood out from any other.
Yes; I enjoyed the story and I don’t regret listening to the book. I won’t listen a second time, though.
Child cleverly one-ups Dan Brown by having his “enigmologist” hold down a day job as a history professor.
I love Lincoln Child and Egyptology so I was excited about this listen. The narration was very good and the background history and story buildup were great but the ending was only so-so, so I can only rate it 4 out of 5. I'd still recommend it for any Lincoln Child fans and/or anyone interested in Ancient Egypt and modern archeology.
While I thought the story was just ok, I thoroughly enjoyed the storytelling by Mr. Johnathan McClain. The characters in this story were a bit thin, and I was disappointed that as the reader, I was able to solve the mysteries within the action long before the characters did. Each of the characters is considered the expert in their field and I was expecting that would deepen the mysteries and creative solutions within the story. While I appreciated the overall tale, my favorite aspect was the performance by Johnathan McClain. He voice is easy on the ears, and I was impressed with his ability to distinguish the characters without putting on "character voices" that often distract from listening experience. He did a superb job in narrating the story and bringing to life the setting and character's within. I will certainly listen to more Lincoln Child's books, or any author’s books wherein Mr. McClain is handling the narration.
The basic underlying plot was a bit hokey. Yet this author always delivers good characters, a smooth and entertaining narrative. Found the setting interesting but just felt the storyline was too contrived and fell short of the author's usual standards. This may insult some people's intelligence.
I love me some audiobooks
Lincoln Child, Yes.Johnathan McClain, No.
He made me appreciate the nuances of more talented narrators.
Overall, yes. The story had some interesting components that could have been formulated better, but it wasn't that bad. I felt like the story needed a larger context with which to place this story into. All the characters felt too one dimensional.
It intrigued me that an ancient Egyptian spirit would chose to speak in King James English.
This story is has MANY medical inaccuracies. And I mean the most basic of medical care provided by the paramedics and ER staff. The majority of this takes place in the first chapter and just ruined the whole rest of the story for me. I expected more from Lincoln Child.
My God! It's a children's book on steroids! This corny and predictable story is filled with an astonishing amount of repeat active and childish phrases. A great laugh when shared with a friend!