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Noah Primeval Audiobook

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
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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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    Sheri Reuter Menasha, WI 01-11-16
    Sheri Reuter Menasha, WI 01-11-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Absolutely love the book and Audio book better yet"
    What did you love best about Noah Primeval?

    The vivid imagery and vocabulary! Theological books that are Biblically accurate, fun for kids and adults; are difficult to find. Brian's choice to narrate his own novels is a great. I doubt anyone could have done as good of a job as him!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Usually once Ive heard a story if I make it through the whole thing I would never listen to it again. I found myself replaying areas and have listened to it three times. Twice with my 15 year old son who has read it three times. He commented on the fact that there were a couple of words he didn't know and had to learn. Which is amazing for this kid!


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    Reuben 10-06-15
    Reuben 10-06-15
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    "Fascinating Intrigue"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The characters feel a bit childish and simple; maybe there'd be a way to depict them deeper, more complex, more mature? Maybe fewer adjectives and more solid descriptions.


    If you’ve listened to books by Brian Godawa before, how does this one compare?

    This was my first one.


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

    This was my first one.


    Did Noah Primeval inspire you to do anything?

    This book inspired me to trust Elohim even when I don't understand why he has ordered things as he has.


    Any additional comments?

    Even though the characters seemed a bit hyper-active and cheesy (especially the arch-angels; I believe them to actually be more solemn than depicted here) I still came away with a deeper respect for Noah and his family than I had before. A greater sense of the reasonableness of the Deluge. And even more, a yet deeper awe for the great salvation offered in Jesus Christ, the Holy One of Israel. I am very glad to have heard this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    SMT 09-20-15
    SMT 09-20-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Not sure at first...."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I wasn't sure at first that I would care for the narrator;thought he wouldn't act the characters, just read. Boy was I wrong! By the middle of the first chapter I was hooked and wanted to know what was going to happen to my friend Noah...how was he going to build that ark...and get the animals..and what was a good enough explanation for getting rid of all the people. Got it all and Biblical references at the end, Good fiction based on the Bible and archeaology history. Ready for the next one. Sally


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Noah Primeval?

    When he was in Sheol.


    Which character – as performed by Brian Godawa – was your favorite?

    Methusala.


    If you could rename Noah Primeval, what would you call it?

    Wouldn't change it.


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    LaShawn 08-31-15
    LaShawn 08-31-15
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    "Excellent book "

    This story brought Noah to life in an awesome way. I loved this story greatly and will continue the series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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