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Origin Audiobook

Origin: A Technothriller

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Publisher's Summary

When linguist Andrew Dennison is yanked from his bed by the Secret Service and taken to a top secret facility in the desert, he has no idea he's been brought there to translate the words of an ancient demon.

He joins pretty but cold veterinarian Sun Jones, eccentric molecular biologist Dr. Frank Belgium, and a hodge-podge of religious, military, and science personnel to try and figure out if the creature is, indeed, Satan.

But things quickly go bad, and very soon Andy isn't just fighting for his life, but the lives of everyone on earth…

©2012 J.A. Konrath (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Nicholas TX, United States 07-20-15
    Nicholas TX, United States 07-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Meh, too hokey for me"

    I was disappointed, starting with the fact that Andrew Dennison is a linguist, yet neither he nor "Bub" seem to know that Beelzebub is a mocking name for the devil and means "Lord of the flies" (equivalent to a pile of crap) vs. Beelzebul, which means "Prince of demons".

    It held my interest long enough to finish it, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you get it on sale or something.

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    ArNinetyEs West Coast U.S 06-04-15
    ArNinetyEs West Coast U.S 06-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Starts Well"

    I very much enjoyed the beginning of this book. It started with a mystery, a slow burn, fascinating, well done. Somewhere about midway, it became a Stephen King novel. That's not a compliment. But, if you're a King fan, this book should work well for you.

    As usual, Luke Daniels' performance was excellent.

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    Laurie Jacob 05-21-15
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    "Great book"

    I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys suspenseful thrillers. Great narration and story.

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    Steven Ankeny, IA, United States 05-13-15
    Steven Ankeny, IA, United States 05-13-15 Member Since 2014

    I like sci-fy and fantasy. My favorite books are Karen Miller's Kingmaker Kingbreaker series and Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles.

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    "A unique idea that really held my attention!"

    This audiobook was expertly narrated by Luke Daniels. His voice for the demon really gave me the creeps! An ancient creature resembling a demon or Satan is dug up and studied by scientists over the course of many years. Is it really a demon or an alien or what? The book will keep you wondering throughout right up until the exciting conclusion.

    This was definitely a page turner that kept me wondering what Bub really was.

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    Amazon Customer Flint, MI 05-12-15
    Amazon Customer Flint, MI 05-12-15

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    "Perfect thriller"

    Novels like Origin are the reason I read fiction. Incredible. If you like Michael Chrighton, you will love this one. It was a privilege to read and listen to

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    Ian 04-02-15
    Ian 04-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "awesome"

    great story wicked ending sends chills down your spine wonder if there will be a sequel

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    Fashaezzle 03-23-15
    Fashaezzle 03-23-15
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    "Not my genre of choice"

    If you like horror/thrillers you'll enjoy this. It was a good story and the performance was outstanding. Just not my cup of tea.

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    Sergei Bogdanov Eugene, Oregon United States 03-13-15
    Sergei Bogdanov Eugene, Oregon United States 03-13-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Uneven story with some unexpected twists."

    Weak character development but some good ideas that stand mostly on their own. Good delivery. A little dated material that can be developed into a more compelling thriller.

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    Manoli 02-28-15
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    "Captivating"

    Great story all around. Well written with terrific characters and they are well fleshed out. I kept coming up with things to do so I could have an excuse to listen.

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    Charles 02-03-15
    Charles 02-03-15
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    "Shallow"

    The performance was good but the story was lacking, not much substance and was predictable. Some high level definitions of things for the technical aspect.

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  • Niall
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    "Great stuff."

    Fast paced, well researched and a great ending. I'm getting pretty good at the 'Bub' voice - another plus!

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  • Tracy
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    "Not for me."

    Didn't enjoy this. I found the characters too cartoonish and some of the things they came out with made me want the dark side to win. Sorry Mr Konrath. I'm sure it's exactly what many, many people are looking for.

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