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Noah Primeval: Chronicles of the Nephilim (Volume 1) | [Brian Godawa]

Noah Primeval: Chronicles of the Nephilim (Volume 1)

Noah Primeval is a speculative retelling of the beloved story of Noah for a new generation. In an ancient world submerged in darkness, fallen angels rule as gods, and breed giants and monsters. Mankind is enslaved to evil. Noah, a tribal leader, has been prophesied to bring an end to the rule of these "gods" and save humanity from coming destruction. But Noah's wife and son are captives of these dark forces.
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Publisher's Summary

This is not your Sunday School's Noah's Ark.

Noah Primeval is a speculative retelling of the beloved story of Noah for a new generation. In an ancient world submerged in darkness, fallen angels rule as gods, and breed giants and monsters. Mankind is enslaved to evil. Noah, a tribal leader, has been prophesied to bring an end to the rule of these "gods" and save humanity from coming destruction. But Noah's wife and son are captives of these dark forces. To rise against this supernatural evil and rescue his family, Noah will need an equally supernatural army. But why has God told him to build a huge box out of gopher wood?

©2011 Brian James Godawa (P)2013 Brian James Godawa

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    Rosanna Calgary, AB, Canada 08-17-13
    Rosanna Calgary, AB, Canada 08-17-13 Member Since 2011
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    "The Antediluvian World - A Harmonisation "

    This is an excellent fictional re telling of the flood that weaves the biblical account seamlessly with many of the Ancient Near Eastern flood myths; the result is a reasonable (and vastly entertaining) explanation of the presence of and belief in many of the deities and seemingly divergent understandings found regarding the Deluge. I especially enjoyed listening to the appendices following the novel that explained much of the rationale of the author's choices for the depiction of Noah and the other characters. Thank-you, Mr. Godawa, for this series!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    joe NASHVILLE, TN, United States 05-29-13
    joe NASHVILLE, TN, United States 05-29-13 Member Since 2015
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    "almost perfect"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    first off its a good story and pretty well read. Also it opens your mind up to a whole new way of looking at the bible and history. would be great as a film.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Methuselah... really cool character. He needs his own book.


    What about Brian Godawa’s performance did you like?

    Really good except for some dialog moments with the archangels... they did not sound... otherworldly enough to me. I dont know if thats the writing was of or the reading. The end conflict however was epic! The reader/ author really gets into it and you feel like you are on this battlefield with him as this wave is coming..


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I just got a jolt at the final chapter. It was Just such a cool and epic 3rd act


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce Monroe, LA, United States 04-03-13
    Bruce Monroe, LA, United States 04-03-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Mythic history"
    What made the experience of listening to Noah Primeval the most enjoyable?

    Great story that rings true to the human heart but also stays true to biblical speculation


    What other book might you compare Noah Primeval to and why?

    The Didymus Contingency by Jeremy Robinson was another fun jaunt into biblical fiction


    Have you listened to any of Brian Godawa’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first, overall I rated him 4 out of 5 because at times I thought he didn't capture how I wanted the characters to sound, but he is the author, so maybe there was a reason for it that I will find upon repeated listenings


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    True Mythology Made Real


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron Ehman 09-13-13
    Aaron Ehman 09-13-13

    Just another human like all the rest ;)

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    "Awesome!"
    Would you listen to Noah Primeval again? Why?

    No, I don't listen or read stories more than once.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great story, captivating and well created from biblical lore.


    If you could take any character from Noah Primeval out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Gabrial for sure! Beautiful being full of dimension.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book! Kept me entertained the whole way through while connecting much biblical info, events and characters.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah 03-15-15
    Sarah 03-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Beginning, Lazy Writing Towards the End"

    The author tried his best to narrate it well and I have to applaud his efforts. He tried really hard and I enjoyed most of the narration.
    The writing was at times immature. His research is obviously very thorough, and his writing shines when he's waxing poetic about ancient Mesopotamian irrigation techniques, or something similar. His imagination is just amazing- I would never have thought to write about some of his material. Nothing he wrote about concerning the antideluvian civilizations was too far-fetched for me to believe.
    However... At times his writing was just sloppy, especially with the dialogue between Noah, Uriel, and some of the other men. And in the last third of the book, it felt like he Kurt wanted to be finished writing- he would bring up a seemingly deadly or impossible situation, and the n another equally dubious solution would present itself. And Inanna having that weird affection for Lungal-anu the Priest King at the very end-calling him her "little pet" and cradling his dying body with "tenderness"? There was no prior history of such behavior, and I didn't buy that for a second. I think the author just threw that in there to serve as a convenient temporary plot point. Also, I feel that he didn't give enough gravitas to Uriel. The man is an archangel sent by God, but he came off as a grumpy joykill.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lynette Bulick 01-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wow..."

    I think this book was very thought out and the researched. I loved it!!! Thanks Brian! Now I can't weight to hear your next book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy 08-27-15
    Tammy 08-27-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Blockbuster hit if it were a movie"

    This is the sort of book that should be made into film. People want to see this. It would attract believers and non-believers. This book turned movie would flybunder the radar as being ...Bible based or Christian. It would simply be a movie that would educate in disguise while entertaining the audience at the same time. I typically hate reading Christian books or watching Christian movies, because they are normally dry and predictable.
    This book is not that. If it were a movie, I would own it. What a breath of fresh air. Thank you Mr. Godawa for such wonderful writings.

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    J. Redfield 08-09-15
    J. Redfield 08-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very entertaining."

    Mr. Godawa has done an amazing amount of research to create a story that has a tremendous level of ancient Chaldean concepts and creatures. Many such ideas were certainly a part of the ancient Hebrew understanding of the universe. He does this while having an overall view of what had really happened, compared to how both protagonist and antagonist conceive it to have happened. At the same time telling a riveting story, which gives emotions and depth to characters that have always been reduced to minimal caricatures. While he admits that his story is fiction in many levels, he provides appendices at the end that explain why he had the story elements that he used. In fact, the appendices are some of the most interesting part of this book! For me at least. There are some aspects I would debate him on, but they are not of primary importance to the story, which is great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bharris291 07-19-15
    bharris291 07-19-15
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    "Greatest story's ever told"

    Great story whether you believe there's giant and creatures created by the fallen or sons of god. Characters are rich and you can imagine being thier.

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    Kevin R Broomall 07-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "so cool!"

    its refreshing to hear the stories we all know presented in this new exciting way!

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