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30 Pieces of Silver Audiobook

30 Pieces of Silver: An Extremely Controversial Historical Thriller: Betrayed, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Warning: Before you purchase this audiobook, please be aware that 30 Pieces of Silver is an extremely controversial religious/historical thriller - too controversial to be published in hardback. Please do not purchase this book if you were at all disturbed by The DaVinci Code or The Passion of Christ's revelations.

However, if you like your fiction to challenge historical events, read on....

A Christian suicide bomber.

John the Baptist's bones inscribed in ancient Greek.

A dark secret carried from the foot of the crucifixion.

Can science solve the world's greatest mystery?

©2010 Carolyn McCray (P)2015 Beacon Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Carolyn McCray's 30 Pieces of Silver proves that Dan Brown's crown is up for grabs. Part minefield and all roller-coaster ride, here is a story as controversial as it is thriller. Hunker down for a long night because once you start this book you won't be putting it down." (James Rollins, New York Times best-selling author of Bloodline)

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    Pattyhook Florida 04-14-15
    Pattyhook Florida 04-14-15 Member Since 2014

    I am a narrator myself and appreciate what a huge undertaking it is to produce a book like this.

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    "Exciting, non stop action."
    Would you consider the audio edition of 30 Pieces of Silver to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely, the narrator has a fabulous, deep voice, very enjoyable to listen to. He does a great job on applying different voices, to the different characters. He brings in the excitement, so well, that you feel like you are really there. You can hear the bullets, whizzing by, and the wind blowing through your hair as you speed down the river. This story is not going to be easy to put down.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    That would have to be, Brandt, what a sexy, confident guy. So macho and what a hero, every girl needs a man like that in her life.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Brandt and Rebecca were trying to fast talk their way, past the guard, at the vatican. Hilarious!


    If you could take any character from 30 Pieces of Silver out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Brandt, he's just so fricken hot.


    Any additional comments?

    Rebbeca has such a life passion for her work. Anybody that wants to put their life on the line, having an anaconda wrap themselves around your neck, just to get in good with the natives, has got my vote. Waiting for the movie!

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    Brian P. 06-29-16
    Brian P. 06-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Horrible Narrator"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Someone else narrating this book. It sounds like a computer reading something without punctuation. Englis


    Any additional comments?

    Good story, terrible narration.

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    Paul Forestdale, RI, United States 06-29-16
    Paul Forestdale, RI, United States 06-29-16
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    "Story OK Narator terrible"
    What disappointed you about 30 Pieces of Silver?

    This story is OK but it will never compete with the Dan Brown books on religious mystery


    What was most disappointing about Carolyn McCray’s story?

    The narrators lack of pace and ignoring of punctuation


    Would you be willing to try another one of Don Hoeksema’s performances?

    No


    What character would you cut from 30 Pieces of Silver?

    none


    Any additional comments?

    I've said all I need to

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    Vanessa Jenkins 03-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Might be a good story, but hard to get past"
    What would have made 30 Pieces of Silver better?

    Better editing, better narrator,


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He has a very weird tempo and rhythm. Can't finish the book and will get the hard copy


    Any additional comments?

    Please ask the author to ask his editor to REDO the aubio version, could be a good book but no one likes the narrator.

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    kstone76 03-02-16
    kstone76 03-02-16
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    "Narrator kills the store."
    What disappointed you about 30 Pieces of Silver?

    The narrator and the editing. Worst editing job I have every heard. On top of his performance it was unbearable.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Don Hoeksema’s performances?

    No! Any book that he "performs" I will not listen.


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    Carol 09-21-15
    Carol 09-21-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Enjoying the story, not caring for the naration..."
    What would have made 30 Pieces of Silver better?

    A different narrator.
    There is no consistent volume or tempo to the reading, words are mispronounced, and it sounds like there is a speech impediment. There is no recognition of separate paragraphs. It's all verrry distracting from the story, which itself is pretty good.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The theological wonderings.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Don Hoeksema’s performances?

    Not really.


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    Sherri L. Mendenhall 04-03-15 Member Since 2014

    Amazon Queen

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    "Good Book bad narrator"

    Few things bother me moor than constant pronunciation errors. Come on folks donot be in such a hurry that no one corrects glaring errors.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Arjun Thornhill, ON, Canada 03-29-15
    Arjun Thornhill, ON, Canada 03-29-15 Member Since 2015

    I am a writer from Toronto. I am 34 and hooked on audio books.

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    "Warning: This Book Sucks!"

    This is by far the worst book I have ever heard. The worst Narrator...he made my ears bleed! The story is a very weak attempt to emulate the success of other stories that do an immeasurably better job. Take the worst biblical-mystery/modern-twist book you have evr read and it is at least ten times better than this. I wish I could give 0 Stars!

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    shawn counts 06-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "TOTAL CRAP"

    First, can an author legitimately call thier own book "an extremely controversial historical thriller"? Perhaps a reviewer could give it that label , but titling that yourself seems a little self gtandizing to me. Completely ridiculous plot with never-ending gun fights, bombs, destruction. Franciscan monks magically repelling from the roof of a cave iwhich is actually a cathedral but it's actually a cript or some other crap like that because it's never easy to understand anything. The characters are completely hollow and frankly rather stupid. I can't believe I wasted 12 hours of my life to listen to this whole thing. We were on a road trip and my wife made me do it. I believe this book may cause our divorce. Please let me have my time back. Don't waste yours! It was somehow put on Amazon and came up with Dan Brown books. If you like Dan Brown do not listen to this book. If you hate me and brown do not listen to this book. If you have no idea to Dan Brown is don't listen to this book.

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    Amazon Customer 05-12-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Terrible"

    This was the worse book I have read / listened to in years! "He wasn't in the mood to be hit by a stray bullet" really? Who ever is! "We have to get out of here, like right now". Who speaks like that? Trying to finish this book was torture. I give up. It was an absolute waste of money and time. I can't decide what was worse, the story or the performance

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    "Amazing storyline, well written, superb narration"

    If you are looking for a book that will hold your interest and keep you thinking after you have finished, this is the one. The narration is simply outstanding with an excellent range of voices and a tone that matches the tension inherent throughout the story. The narrator did an OUTSTANDING job. He brought the characters to life and the narration made the story so much more meaningful to me. Could not put this down.

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