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Blasphemy Audiobook

Blasphemy

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The world's biggest supercollider is locked in an Arizona mountain. The Torus was built to unlock the secrets of the very moment of creation: the Big Bang itself.

It is the most expensive machine ever created by humankind, run by the world's most powerful supercomputer. It is the brainchild of Nobel Laureate William North Hazelius.

Will the Torus divulge the mysteries of the creation of the universe? Or will it, as some predict, suck the earth into a mini black hole? Or is the Torus a Satanic attempt, as a powerful televangelist decries, to challenge God Almighty on the very throne of heaven?

Twelve scientists under the leadership of a famed Nobel Laureate are sent to the remote mountain to turn it on. And what they discover must be hidden from the world at all costs. Wyman Ford, ex-monk and CIA operative, is tapped to wrest from the team their secret, a secret that will either destroy the world - or save it.

The countdown begins.

©2007 Splendide Mendax, Inc. (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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    Shadrach Smith Kansas City, Missouri USA 02-21-08
    Shadrach Smith Kansas City, Missouri USA 02-21-08 Member Since 2010
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    "Boring"

    I liked many of his previews books, particulary those written with Lincoln Childs, but with Blasphemy, Douglas Preston gives us an extremely boring book that is made more painful to listen to by the reading of Scott Sowers. His hero, Wyman Ford lacks the personalty he had developed in Tyrannosaur Canyon. I have no idea why Preston made him a lead and then just placed him in the middle of a predictable plot. This is one of the worse audio books I have listened too, but I have found a use for it. When it's late in the evening and I am having problems getting to sleep, I can but this on and will be able to fall asleep within a few minutes.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Alex Los Angeles, CA United States 02-18-08
    Alex Los Angeles, CA United States 02-18-08 Member Since 2016
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    "good listen"

    Good story with a fast pace.
    Religious nuts will hate this book no matter what.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Patroo the High Desert 02-03-08
    Patroo the High Desert 02-03-08 Member Since 2015

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    "Subterranean and subpar"

    I am a long-time fan of the previous novels by this duo, but found this one nowhere near the quality. I loved "Wyman Ford" in "Tyrannosaur Canyon," but the Wyman in this book is a far cry from the wise and intricate character of "Tyrannosaur." We are listening to this book exclusively to hear how it turns out, and never anticipate the need to hear it again. There are many other audio books out there that are very enjoyable, including previous Preston-Child books. We enjoy them over and over, particularly Michael Connelly's works, but won't revisit this one. It drags, it preaches, and almost all of the characters are reprehensible. Only the Navajos are interesting in this potboiler. I love science fiction, or science faction as the case may be, but this one is simply the dregs of a plot. I await the return of Agent Pendergast, who will hopefully keep control of his story. If returning characters could sue their authors, Wyman Ford would have an excellent case.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel N. Lionsden 11-09-08 Member Since 2004
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    "Blasphemy's Christians Mindless Murderers"

    Blasphemy is obnoxious. I tremendously enjoyed Preston's Relic, which he co-authored with Lincoln Child. In Blasphemy, Preston portrays his Christian characters as fanatic, murderous, demented, greedy and mindless with the exception of one nominal Catholic. One might suppose Preston views real life Christians equally as vile as Blasphemy's Christian characters. He seems markedly anti-Christian. Although Carl Sagan was a notable skeptic, he gave a far more balanced portrayal of Christians in Contact than did Preston in Blasphemy. His overworked themes became burdensome early on. He needed Lincoln Child's touch in this book.

    5 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Roger Crayton Lorain, OH USA 01-27-08
    Roger Crayton Lorain, OH USA 01-27-08 Listener Since 2004
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    "A great listen"

    I found myself looking forward to my commute to listen to this one. It is very entertaining, as good or better than Tyrannosaur Canyon. I definitely recommend it.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Darrell Moundridge, KS, United States 01-28-08
    Darrell Moundridge, KS, United States 01-28-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Flop From Favorite Author"

    Blasphemy, from a favorite popular author of mine, is a very hackneyed work. If you have read (or watched movies) very widely, you'll find this a warmed-over caricature - even shallow by comparison - of better books. I suspect Preston erroneously believes that in targeting Christianity he has displayed considerable courage. But the result is very trite and juvenile: good Navajos, good scientists, bad Christians. That's about it. Stick with his other stuff.

    4 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Mario MexicoMexico 04-07-09
    Mario MexicoMexico 04-07-09 Member Since 2016
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    "VERY ENTERTAINING AND LIKED THE READER"

    I think that this is a very good science fiction book. It keeps you interested until the end. I liked the different character voices made by the reader.

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    Wilene North Las Vegas, NV, USA 05-09-08
    Wilene North Las Vegas, NV, USA 05-09-08
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    "Characters"

    I appreciated the work of the narrator given all the characters. The characters were interesting and developed adequately.

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    Joseph Bristol, PA, United States 04-07-08
    Joseph Bristol, PA, United States 04-07-08 Member Since 2001
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    "A Fun Tale"

    Although this stretched the belivability factor it was a fun listen even with the wacko's. Keep finding yourself saying "yeah how can that be?", but it is worth it, if your looking to be entertained.

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    Scott nashville, TN, USA 01-24-08
    Scott nashville, TN, USA 01-24-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Freaking awesome. I love this story."

    Together as the Preston and Child team. Or on there own. Like Child's "Deep Storm" book. Or this book "Blasphemy" by Preston. These guys know how to tell great and smart storys.

    Great book. Thank you Mr. Preston.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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