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The Last Nephilim | [William Guy]

The Last Nephilim

Is it possible that the mythical gods of polytheistic Greece, Egypt, Assyria, etc. were actual people that lived shortly after the flood of Noah? The Last Nephilim is a work of historical fiction based upon the first chapters of the book of Genesis and several ancient apocryphal texts. The Bible presents the sons of Noah as monotheistic followers of the God of the universe. So how did their grandchildren end up reigning over polytheistic empires? What happened?
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Is it possible that the mythical gods of polytheistic Greece, Egypt, Assyria, etc. were actual people that lived shortly after the flood of Noah? The Last Nephilim is a work of historical fiction based upon the first chapters of the book of Genesis and several ancient apocryphal texts. The Bible presents the sons of Noah as monotheistic followers of the God of the universe. So how did their grandchildren end up reigning over polytheistic empires? What happened? This story presents the Nephilim of Genesis chapter six as gifted giants that essentially promoted worship of themselves as deities to post-flood human populations.

The Bible asserts that monotheism was before polytheism, but there is no clear explanation as to why polytheism became so prevalent such a short time after the flood. This audiobook describes one possible explanation as to what may have occurred to have resulted in the explosion of polytheism. Written in a beautiful, scholarly fashion. This is refined, provocative look at events in history.

©2013 Tate Publishing and Enterprises (P)2013 William Guy

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    Joseph Caulton 07-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A good listen, fiction"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is fiction that doesn't conflict with scripture... takes the I can not conform nor deny approach. The author uses characters in the Bible and invents characters for his story. This is a kind of what if tale that doesn't take a major turn from the reality of God and the Bible. I enjoyed the tale and hopes Mr. Guy will continue the tale.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Melchizedek- Reminds me of Jesus the Christ.
    Pursues, has a desire to serve God but his lack of self-control and his desire to be seen in a positive light by his superiors and his peers reminds me of me.


    Which character – as performed by Sam Williamson – was your favorite?

    Pursues - Mr. Williamsons' changing voice patterns and inflections were wonderful and keeps the narration lively.


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

    11 hours is a long time to listen to anything but it was hard to put down. I brought this audio on an evening after work about mid-week and finished it on that Saturday.


    Any additional comments?

    Some that haven't read their Bible, or maybe the book of Genesis, in a while may think that this book conflicts. It doesn't, this fiction takes place a century or so after the flood Pursues' great grandfather was a son of Noah. The story line takes place sometime after the death of Nimrod. If your a Bible reader you will see some facts laced through out the story line, such as angel being a title not a species (type of being).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    N. Moss Idaho 06-30-14
    N. Moss Idaho 06-30-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Confusing Narration, Great Story"
    Would you listen to The Last Nephilim again? Why?

    To absorb all the information thrown at the listener within the first 30 minutes. It's a lot, but in a good way with a great story plot.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Sam Williamson’s performances?

    No. He would often change his voice to denote a different character speaking. But then he would narrate a different character after that with the same voice. Very confusing! Other times he would narrate multiple characters in the same voice with very little pauses in between so the listener has no idea who is talking. He seems to get into a good groove towards the end of the book, and the only thing that kept me listening past the first 30 minutes was the plot.


    Any additional comments?

    The plot to the story was great. The narration was terrible. The story ended too abruptly as if the author got tired of continuing the story. There are still many loose ends to the story. I hope he's just setting the stage for a sequel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    juan 02-16-14
    juan 02-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story really makes you think"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Last Nephilim to be better than the print version?

    The narrator has a great voice easy on the ears. Lol


    What did you like best about this story?

    Just makes scence as to what could have taken place in the unknown past of Man.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-19-14

    Dog Walker

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    "Fascinating Perspective on History"

    I enjoyed this speculative look at alternate history. A very different perspective on 'might have beens.' This is a good enough concept that I hope the author will write a sequel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lek 08-24-14
    Lek 08-24-14
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    "Was Hoping For Theological Fiction, but....."
    Any additional comments?

    While I am not even the slightly religious type, I do love historical fiction of all types and the premise of this book intrigued the hell out of me. Unfortunately, after a fantastic opening to the book, it fell into a very "preachy" novel spending what seemed to be a fourth of it's time reinforcing the love of god.....over and over. While there was the occasional entertaining chapters here and there, overall the book felt more Sunday sermon than theological fiction, plodding along like it had 45+ hours to tell it's story. The Epilogue was even more disappointing.

    The reading of the book was spotty as well. The narrators phrasing in the first few chapters was odd to say the least, though it got better as the book progressed.

    Actual rating would have been 1 for story, 2 for narration - 1.5 overall.
    No need for a sequel here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    chibbles 06-26-14
    chibbles 06-26-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Very different"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I have forced myself to listen to more than half of this book. Give it a chance, I keep telling myself. I just cannot finish it. The story line somewhat follows the bible, but listening to a man who is the grandson of Noah using modern slang to tell his story is too much for me. Just not able to finish it.


    Would you ever listen to anything by William Guy again?

    I will be very careful about my choice if I do.


    What about Sam Williamson’s performance did you like?

    His ability to portray emotions is entertaining.


    Was The Last Nephilim worth the listening time?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Not sure what I was expecting, something different than what I usually listen to, but this was too much for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sara FORT WAYNE, IN, United States 06-21-14
    Sara FORT WAYNE, IN, United States 06-21-14 Member Since 2012
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    "A sad disappointment"
    What could William Guy have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    As for the writing, it was appalling. Characters were inconsistent in their descriptions. Way too many adjectives and adverbs. Emotions were all over the place. First a character was happy, then stressed, then tired all in the same scene without the requisite action. It didn't work. By the time I got into the third hour, I just didn't care about these characters.


    What didn’t you like about Sam Williamson’s performance?

    As for the performance, the narrator switched voices for characters and made it difficult to follow. He used accents that didn't make sense. The bad guy sounded like Count Dracula. Why does the bad guy always that fake Transylvanian accent? I gave him two stars, though, instead of one because the fault is more on the director than the performer.


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't get through this book. The worst part for me was the departure from Scripture. Yes, I know it is a work of fiction. But as a Christian, I cannot enjoy a story that is inconsistent with Scripture. Non-Christians won't care, but for those of you who hold to the Truth as it is written, be forewarned. The main character is supposed to have survived the great flood but wasn't on the ark. He then told his story to a modern day psychologist stating that Adam was a king. The first king. And because Adam didn't have the benefit of hunting as a child, God showed him how to hunt and made a coat (presumably out of animal hide) which then was handed down to the next king, etc. It's too bad, too. I was looking forward to a Christian work of fiction that isn't an apocalypse, or a love story about a young missionary girl in the 18th century. So tiresome.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Roy Mount Juliet, TN, United States 11-24-13
    Roy Mount Juliet, TN, United States 11-24-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Great Book"
    Where does The Last Nephilim rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I am an avid audio book reader. and this ranks at the top of my list.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very creative thinking, taking Biblical, historical, mythical themes combine into a great story.


    What about Sam Williamson’s performance did you like?

    great voice


    Any additional comments?

    can't wait for a sequel

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Eric 07-15-14
    Eric 07-15-14

    Over 300 titles under my belt in the sci-fi fantasy category. I usually go for over 20 hour, and unabridged. (J. Butcher excluded)

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    "The last book I listen to by William Guy."
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    It was an audible 2 for 1 deal.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    It actually turned me off the subject matter.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Not really.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    The accent and narrative switching.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Do not bother with this book, and it has a terrible ending.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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