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The Secret on Ararat: Babylon Rising, Book 2 | [Tim LaHaye, Bob Phillips]

The Secret on Ararat: Babylon Rising, Book 2

In the second Babylon Rising novel, Biblical scholar, archaeologist, professor, and hero for our times Michael Murphy is in pursuit of one of the most mysterious and sought-after of all Biblical artifacts, Noah's Ark. As Murphy undertakes his death-defying quest to ascend Mount Ararat, he will discover dramatic revelations of Biblical prophecies and be drawn even closer to the most terrifying evil about to be unleashed on all mankind.
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Publisher's Summary

In Babylon Rising, Tim LaHaye began an adventure series that he calls even more exciting than his 50-million-plus-copy best-selling Left Behind series. Readers agreed, as the novel debuted as a Top 10 New York Times best seller.

Now, in the second Babylon Rising novel, Biblical scholar, archaeologist, professor, and hero for our times Michael Murphy is in pursuit of one of the most mysterious and sought-after of all Biblical artifacts, Noah's Ark. As Murphy undertakes his death-defying quest to ascend Mount Ararat, he will discover dramatic revelations of Biblical prophecies and be drawn even closer to the most terrifying evil about to be unleashed on all mankind.

With The Secret on Ararat following close on the heels of Glorious Appearing, the fastest-selling Left Behind novel ever, Tim LaHaye will further prove to be one of the most fascinating and popular storytellers of our time.

Don't miss the rest of the Babylon Rising series.

©2004 Tim LaHaye; (P)2004 Books on Tape, Inc.

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    Tammy Waterloo, IA, USA 09-25-05
    Tammy Waterloo, IA, USA 09-25-05
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    "Incredible"

    I spent at least 10 hours in my car every weekend, this book was amazing, I didn't even take phone calls while I was listening to this book. He twisted the ancient story of Noah's Ark into present day material much like Dan Brown. As good as Divinci Code.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Barton, NY, USA 11-26-04
    Joseph Barton, NY, USA 11-26-04 Member Since 2004
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    "Captivating"

    This book is captivating ... hard to put down. Creative story line tying the old testament with the current. Gets your mind to thinking. Great book

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Todd Laguna Niguel, CA, USA 02-01-07
    Todd Laguna Niguel, CA, USA 02-01-07 Member Since 2006
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    "3 1/2 stars"

    The story line was fun to follow, but the ending was weak. Based on the hero's actions through the book, I was expecting a more imaginative solution to the last confrontation on his part.

    I am looking forward to the next book though. I'd like to see if the villian really is...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Riverview, FL, USA 08-11-06
    Michael Riverview, FL, USA 08-11-06
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    "Ending falls short"

    I enjoyed this book and was not familar with the previous Babylon Rising. You do not need to read the previous book to grasp the characters in this book. The story is much like an Indiana Jones, but a little more relaxed. The history and story lines were interesting. My biggest issue was the ending. Many story plots were left unresolved. I can only assume that because this is a series, the characters have more in store for them. This book has heavy Christian overtones but not too preachy. If you enjoy DaVinci type books, this one will be a good read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    T. Heidner 08-29-09
    T. Heidner 08-29-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Another Great Book"

    Anyone that knows Tim LaHaye's books, knows what a terrific Christian writer he is. This book not only takes the reader through the history of Noah's Ark, but also presents it in a way that easier to understand.

    LaHaye does a great job of combining history, suspense and mystery.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Martha florence, AZ, USA 07-14-07
    Martha florence, AZ, USA 07-14-07
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    "Babylon Rising Series"

    This series is totally addictive. I am enjoying LaHaye's writing here even more than in Left Behind, and that says alot. I am not so patiently awaiting book 5. I have read the books (have them all) and decided to hear the stories again with audio and am not disappointed. The reader does a great job defining the characters throughout the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki G Redmond, WA, USA 02-23-06
    Vicki G Redmond, WA, USA 02-23-06
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    "Interesting"

    It is interesting how the author combines biblical history with suspenseful adventures. There is quite a bit of Christian proselytizing in the first part of the book, more than in the first book in this series. A good listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Helen Oroville, WA, United States 11-22-11
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    "You will have a whole new flood story after this"

    After listening to this book even knowing that the story around the bibical text is fiction you come away with a more new view of the flood story. The past and fictional present are blended to make the story of Noah's Ark come alive in a new way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Brohman, MI, United States 03-07-10
    Kathy Brohman, MI, United States 03-07-10
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    "Very exciting"

    Highly recommend - good characters and exciting events throughout the book, great listening.

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    Alex AUSTIN, TX, United States 06-10-06
    Alex AUSTIN, TX, United States 06-10-06
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    "amateur"

    If you are used to reading books from the top writers like Ludlum, Coben, Preston & Child, etc., then this book will seem amateur at best. Given the high feedback on the book, I expected more. In fact, it seemed like the authors started with the idea of a Christian action hero who tries to convert his friends and proves the existence of Noah's Ark and Jesus. There are several flashbacks to the days of Noah where people are laughing at him for building the ark, as he tells them to repent their ways or get washed away. Look ... I am a Christian, but I wanted a good action book, not a visit from a Missionary. If they spent more time on the story and the characters and been more subtle on the life lessons, then this book might have had a chance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "The search for Noah's Ark"

    As fast and captivating as the first in the series. Again found myself looking for opertunities to listen to this. Yet again Tim tries to convince you to become a Christian. But again this doesnt detract from the story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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