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
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!
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.
Methuselah... really cool character. He needs his own book.
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..
I just got a jolt at the final chapter. It was Just such a cool and epic 3rd act
Great story that rings true to the human heart but also stays true to biblical speculation
The Didymus Contingency by Jeremy Robinson was another fun jaunt into biblical fiction
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
True Mythology Made Real
Just another human like all the rest ;)
No, I don't listen or read stories more than once.
Great story, captivating and well created from biblical lore.
Gabrial for sure! Beautiful being full of dimension.
Great book! Kept me entertained the whole way through while connecting much biblical info, events and characters.
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.
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!
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!
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.
This was my first one.
This was my first one.
This book inspired me to trust Elohim even when I don't understand why he has ordered things as he has.
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.
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
When he was in Sheol.
Wouldn't change it.
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