Rumors of the seemingly magical victory that allowed the Exodus of Israelites from Egypt have resonated through the archaeological world for decades. Now evidence has been discovered that explains how the ancient Hebrews destroyed the unstoppable army of Pharaoh - a tribe of warriors who disappeared after the destruction of the City of Jericho, taking with them the most valued treasures of a people without a homeland. Today a treasure of a different kind is unearthed at the lost ruins of Jericho, one that will change the history of God’s Chosen people for all time - the petrified remains of an animal that could not exist. Enter the Event Group. Led by Col. Jack Collins, the Group's brilliant men and women gather to discover the truth behind not only the Exodus, but also the magnificent animals that led the defeat of Pharoah’s army. On a whirlwind race to save the most valuable treasure and artifacts in the history of the world from those who would destroy them, the Event Group will come face to face with every myth, legend, and historical truth that has ever unfolded in the mythic and larger-than-life Carpathians - or as the area was once known - Transylvania, the land of Vlad the Impaler.
©2013 David L. Golemon (P)2013 Recorded Books
Edit. Edit. Edit.A good iteration of the Event Group series, but goodness it seems so stretched out.
You really need to be into The Event Group to get into this series, so that would dramatically limit exposure. That said, I would , given this context.
The scenes in the Carpathian Mountains are pretty compelling.
Good performance of a book that needs ALOT of EDITING. Seems like the author was throwing everything they had into it to stretch it out, for whatever reason.
I tolerated it, but did I mention EDITING?
Still, entertaining, and a good addition to the series.Recommended in context.
As usual, this next book in the series didn't disappoint with the many twists and turns in the plot. I also enjoyed the irony of the ending, and the hook for the next book. Really didn't want to put it down when I started listening.
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Secret agent science fiction storyline runs head on into ancient Egypt and the Old Testament diaspora with added twist of geopolitics and 1930s golden age Hollywood horror. The narrator , in tone and tambour always creates a an atmosphere that makes you want to leave a light on at night but in the most suspenseful and satisfying way.
This series just gets better and better, I feel I know all the characters and are friends. Richard Poe is just fantastic at the narration.
Like most event group books, the "real story" is a bit different than the legends. What a werewolf really is can be explained through creature design rather than supernatural transformation. And this leads to the only real contention of the books that I've had. When the Event Group starts investigating the Werewolves they give a pretty solid explanation without resorting to transformation. However, when asking who believes in Werewolves and the possibility of announcing an Event, they go straight to the transformation part of the story and how that is impossible. They literally just gave an explanation of how the Legend could have started without the transformation. Five seconds ago. Aside from that it was a good story and the ending which leads to the next book was great and I can't wait to get the next one.
I'm a Cardiac Anesthesiologist with two college aged children. I used 2 check my kid's books for appropriateness & now enjoy those books 2.
Golemon has become a better writer with every book. I enjoy how he incorporates history and fiction for a harmonious theme. His characters have grown to become extremely in depth and personality. His plots flow well. His characters don't break their true callings even in the face of death. He never abandons his characters depths.
I labeled his books as good in earlier parts of the series but he has become a prime writer in my search for books.
This was so hard to listen to. the characters (if they even be called that) are stereotypes I didn't even want to get to know.
This is an example of a great story idea the author flubbed in a colossal way. I came to despise the phrase "black on black movement".
Characters fall into the deepest lives of their lives in about 10 minutes. it's ridiculous.
Save yourself some time. pass it up.
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