Don't listen to this unless you've READ the first book NAPOLEAN'S PYRAMIDS (unavailable in Audible)because this is a continuation of that book. It is a good adventure and does give some details of what happened previously but first things first! The other problem I had is that the reader doesn't sound anything like the character.
L-O-N-G, often boring handling of an innocent man on death row. No suspense, no surprises, just characters v. the death penalty & its consequences.
I can't imagine that this was written by the same person who wrote Skinny Dip & Tourist Season unless he wrote it when he was 12 years old.
The first half of the novel builds an interesting archaeological mystery but then detours to a bloody mess in every detail, not for the squimish!
It did get me to research Gobeckly-Tepe & Catal Huyuk.
Waaaay toooooo looong!
Time to retire Cotton Mallone if this is what you get. Bad story line & the author's jumping around from scene to scene right in the middle is sometimes confusing & certainly annoying. Just because the author's recent honeymoon took him to some of these places he didn't have to force a story out of it.
Not much to do with Charlemagne, just a sidebar!
Bad plot, cliched conversations, totally unbelievable. Even some basic facts are wrong!
Too long to wait for this. I guess he had a reason for not writing a legal thriller for so long, he didn't have one!
Way too long!(18 hours). Not that exciting & has nothing to do with Free Masons. THe main character is pathetic, evoking little if any sympathy. The abridged version is probably a little better.
More action, well read. The final solution might upset more than The DaVinci Code, but it's only a story and a good one at that!
While the basic idea of the origin of the grail was intriguing, the 2 story lines of different eras took too long to connect. The development of the heros & villins 800 years apart became tedious at times. An abridged version probably would hold more interest.
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