Good book. Well researched. Well read. It is difficult to find a so called "history" w/o an agenda, and this one's is at least clearly stated: to counter a revisionist view of history that seems to condemn the crusades as motivated by barbaric "Christians" seeking gold and glory while the "high and tolerant" culture of an Islamic Middle East (increasingly accepted as truth)was being destroyed. The author makes a convincing case against such revisionist thinking. I think this book should be read and debated in a wide forum. I would also like to see more titles from Rodney Stark in the Audible catalogue.
I cannot remember reading anything quite like it. Unique.
Loved the characters and the interaction between them.
With the exception of a few pronunciation errors, quite good.
Recommend it, adult content.
There are many excellent aspects of this book. It is quite technical at times. This is no easy read so I would not recommend it for your drive to work. You have to listen carefully. I speak 4 languages and still found the vocabulary and references a bit high brow. Also, it is the kind of book that I would like to be able to check the references and footnotes. He makes some allegations, that I am sure he researched, but in a print copy you could check them out and especially the context.
Simplify the language and make it more accessible to the average reader. It comes across as an intellectual tome written for a philosophical elite. The subject is important enough to make more accessible to more people.
I would remind the reader/author of the words of God to a discouraged prophet Elijah, "I have 7000 people in this land who haven't sold out to Baal". I agree there are very serious issues facing the church in the USA. Still, I believe there are many people who despite the sin and imperfections of contemporary Christianity, have not bought the lies and heresy which the book documents.
I have read several of Steve Berry's books and enjoyed them. This one is just ridiculous. I live in Spain and travel to Southern France on a regular basis. Extremely poor research despite the so called references cited in the epilogue. The situations and character development were infantile. Is there a character in modern fiction with an once of common sense? Don't waste a credit or your time. Sorry this one just didn't impress.
I have been an audible listener for many years. I've read many good books and a few losers. I like mysteries and Scott Brick's narrative. This gave me more than enough reason to purchase this download.
This is by far the worse excuse for a mystery novel I downloaded. Unoriginal, infantile and adolescent. For one, I am getting burned out on the sterotypical sacastic, irreverent and loose cannon investigator. Sean Drummond is a case in point. His type might have been interesting in the 1930s and 40s, but is overdone to the point of boredom in 2007.
The dialogue sticks, perhaps because it is more appropiate to public toliet than an audible book.
Brian Haig is no Michael Connelly, James Lee Burke or Nevada Barr. I suggest your readers try these authors before wasting a download on the Presidents Assassin.
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