For centuries, historians have speculated that the Queen of Sheba is nothing more than a seductive legend; but when undercover agent Omar Zagouri finds a tomb in a tunnel beneath Jerusalem, he unearths cryptic clues that may lead to the queen's final resting place.
This discovery, if authentic, could throw into question the governmental claim to the Holy Land - and prove the Bible false. Wealthy collectors, ruthless archaeologists, and officials from Egypt, Ethiopia, Israel, and Yemen scramble to find and lay claim to the secret site.
Dr. Richard Lyon of Brown University, the world's leading expert on the queen, is found murdered in his office, setting off a chain of deadly events. Omar desperately works to piece together the puzzle to locate the queen's burial ground, fearing another assassination will take place. He teams up with one of Lyon's protégées as well as with his ex-girlfriend, agent Mia Golding, in order to unravel the truth about the queen, expose a murderer, and reveal a timeless story of love, revenge, and sacrifice.
©2014 Heather B. Moore (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Find Sheba is an enjoyable, well researched book. Switching between current times and 1000BC the book tells the story of Solomon and The Queen of Sheba (of Biblical fame) and then those searching for her tomb. As multiple nationalities claim her as theirs and her resting place the discovery of where she is buried, and if in fact the story of David and Solomon is true, has implcations for the powder keg that is the modern middle east.
Moore works well with the different nationalities, building tension between them. The swapping between the two timelines compliment one another as relations in one foreshadow or echo revelations in the other.
Bon Shaw is enjoyable to listen to as a narrator, although not highly memorable. The deep voice makes for easy listening. Characters aren't greatly differentiated, but emotion and inflection are there to help build the story. Wouldn't hesitate to pick another book narrated by Shaw.
Firstly, this is a ROMANCE. If your favorite genre is mindless and sexless silly stories, this is for you! "Finding Sheba" bears as much resemblance to ancient history and modern archaeology as "Finding Dory" does to mental health issues and marine science. The bad guys belong to a group called "Ancient World Piracy". Really!! And the characters are interchangeable cardboard cutouts. A true waste of time and money.
Loved this book, lots of twists and turns. loved how the author takes you back from the times past and then back to the present. there was no foul language, just a good story.
Adventurous, Devotion, Contemplative
None other. This book was engaging with regard to an entertaining, thought provoking perspective of a piece of history that is treasured by societies throughout the world.
I favored Nicola's resolve to be a queen despite her insatiable passion to drink from the "forbidden" fountain of love.
Lucas' discussions regarding the potential chaos that would accompany the actual location of the queen's final resting place was most interesting. I was also heart broken near the end and tearfully reminded that life experiences can sometimes be so harsh that we feel victimized by the natural and innocent flow of events.
I seldom write book reviews. However, this one was well deserving of the thought to do so. It was truly entertaining with descriptive passions that drove each character toward their goal. I found myself looking for more of H.B. Moore's work and that of the gifted narrator, Bon Shaw. I sincerely hope that Moore continue to produce the quality of work demonstrated in this outstanding piece of literature. I also look forward to hearing Mr. Shaw tell me another story.
When I discovered Audible it was like discovering love :-) I love receiving codes and in return I post reviews. Wife, and mom of two,
This was a fantastic story! In all honesty this story isn't my typical genre but I am extremely happy that I was fortunate enough to listen to it. I must say that the author H.B. Moore doesn't disappoint. I love that the story has the mystery it holds. I believe it was really smart that the author includes the Queen of Sheba, The life she lives, family, love, secrets, betrayal, heartache, and the life she led that are centuries old. I loved listening to the queen as she fought challenges. I really enjoyed the good characters like Omar and Mia. But as mentioned previously, I enjoyed how The author switched the story from present day to days of old. When places become unearthed to find the Queen of Sheba's final resting place the action, mystery, and treachery begin to unfold. It seems that if the tomb is authentic then many things come into question. Some people will do anything for the truth not to be revealed. This is a wonderful story and it's most definitely worth the credit.
The narrator Bon Shaw was magnificent in his telling of this story. His distinguishing accents of each character was perfect, even the women's voices. He brought life into this story and I will be looking for stories that he's narrated before. I am now a fan of his work by listening to only one story he's done. Overall, a magnificent story with a very talented performer. I highly recommend you get this story today. I hope to find other of this author's stories as well. A perfect 5 star rating! I received this audio in exchange for an honest review.
The idea and plot of this story are pretty interesting and it is well-paced , but the central characters are all weirdly lovesick, like 15-year-olds. This makes other shortcomings, like careless grammar and unimaginative word choice, more difficult to overlook. Add to this the unvarying inflection of the narrator, and it can be a frustrating listen at times. For me, the story was compelling enough to get me through, but a less tolerant listener might be better off with a print version or skipping it altogether.
One if my main reasons for purchasing this book was because of the narrator. But I'm glad that the story also turned out to be just as equally amazing. I loved the different twists and turns that the story went through and how the author presented the information. The dialogue was also very good. I loved all the characters as well. My only criticism is that I wish Jade and Lucas could have become involved!
I would. It is a good adventure tale.
It spans the globe and historical events with characters that are in depth and interesting.
Final discovery. This is always hard to answer without spoiling the books.
A global tale of past and present truths.
I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol
This book was ok.The storyline,finding evidence to prove if Sheba was real,was interesting.Going by biblical stories and documented history a team searches the desert for a tomb for Sheba and proof that she was wife or concubine to King Solomon.This proof could lead to ramifications in many countries.There is a storyline following Sheba and her loves a 2000 years ago.There is also the Intrigue and deception by a government agency storyline...To me that got too confusing.Similar names did not help to keep things straight.Listen time was 12 hours,it took longer as I'd go back and try to figure out who was good,who was bad,who was alive 'now' and who was alive 'then'.
Bon Shaw was a good choice for narrator.His voice is strong and can handle any character.
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