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Secret of the Seventh Son Audiobook

Secret of the Seventh Son

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Publisher's Summary

Nine people have been slain in New York City, nine strangers with nothing in common - the apparent victims of a frighteningly elusive serial killer. Only one thing links the dead: postcards they received, mailed from Las Vegas, announcing the day they would die.

Assigned to the case is a legendary FBI profiler with a troubled past, a drinking problem, and nothing left to lose.... Abandoned to a monastery is an unwanted son born under a curse on the seventh day of the seventh month of the year 777.... Unprepared for a momentous discovery is a post-World War II expedition into the crypts of a clandestine medieval society.... but all lead to a secret embroiled in destiny, history, evil, faith, and corruption - and one terrifying truth that no one must ever know.

©2009 Glenn Cooper; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    Daniel Juckette Corrales, NM, United States 08-06-12
    Daniel Juckette Corrales, NM, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2011

    I discovered audio books when my required reading for my profession left me with no time to read for pleasure. Now every chore is a read.

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    "Begins and ends in corruption"
    Would you listen to Secret of the Seventh Son again? Why?

    Maybe. The story line is so bizare, it might reveal more character development.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The paranoid computer geek, who drives the plot.


    Have you listened to any of Mark Boyett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Haven't listened to other performances. He breathes life into a plotline that leaps from century to century.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The "reveal" of area 59


    Any additional comments?

    Improbable plot but captivating storyline.

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    Amazon Customer Forestville, MD, United States 07-04-12
    Amazon Customer Forestville, MD, United States 07-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A riveting novel"
    What did you love best about Secret of the Seventh Son?

    I love mysteries and this was awesome. It has an intriguing story line that takes you from past to present and back again. It was exciting I couldn't stop listening.


    What other book might you compare Secret of the Seventh Son to and why?

    I have not read anything like the Secret of the Seventh Son. It is a very unique story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I cannot pick a favorite scene I enjoyed the whole book.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is definitely worth a listening,

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    Amazon Customer millersburg, IN, United States 06-16-12
    Amazon Customer millersburg, IN, United States 06-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend it , i am not yet finished with it. I am only thru to the second half. Since i am enjoying it so far and can't wait to see how it all ties together in the end. i think it is a good book.


    What was most disappointing about Glenn Cooper’s story?

    I had hard time listening to it and doing anything else. i like to do dishes or laundry etc while listening but had to pay attention to understand it.


    What three words best describe Mark Boyett’s performance?

    clear, excited understandable


    Do you think Secret of the Seventh Son needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    idk i am not done with it yet but i would read another book from this author just because this one is so good.


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    Jane United States 06-09-12
    Jane United States 06-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Confusing, but okay"

    Had a hard time following this one for quite awhile. It made sense in the end. It was okay.

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    Alex AUSTIN, TX, United States 04-30-12
    Alex AUSTIN, TX, United States 04-30-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Finally some new ideas! - M u s t R e a d -"

    Are all the mystery/thriller books starting to sound the same? This well written book has some novel ideas that make it stand out from the rest! My one complaint was that the book bounces back and forth between different time frames, and although it does eventually add to the story, each jump into the past seems to steal a little of the momentum away. You've gotta read this one.

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    Sheronne Pickering 04-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Definately a great story"
    Where does Secret of the Seventh Son rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoyed this book and the narration by Mark Bpyette. I am looking forward to more of Glenn Cooper's books and Mark Boyett's narration.


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    F. Bailey 04-20-12
    F. Bailey 04-20-12
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    "A winner from start to finish"

    As other reviewers have said, this book has it all: characters, story, pacing and great narration. It is a nice twist on the Area 51 legend, and really left you wanting to hear more about the characters. Book of Souls, part II, is just as good. Highly recommended.

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    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 04-03-12
    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 04-03-12
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    "A new read"

    Cooper is a new read for me and I'm a little torn. Narration is good, stories are good. Just that the transition from one part of the story to the other leaves me wondering what I'm listening to for a second. A moment of brain dead for me.

    There are a couple of ho-hum spots but I'll try another since the basic story is good and the jump back is also interesting.

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    Dana 03-17-12
    Dana 03-17-12
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    "involving yarn of serial killings and monks"

    (of previous reviews, Rebecca, "...ear burning" has good encapsulation.)
    this flowed smoothly as 3-4 narratives confluence. Several complaints are legitimate: our protagonist is flawed, stereotypical and shallow generally but this oscillates with aggrandizement. The work of a large FBI investigation is largely done by Will's sidekick alone, only 2 total people seem to be involved and there's no particular protocol. This is not terribly suspenseful: most revelations are foreshadowed and obvious well before they are explicit. Though the detail and character development descriptions never seem gratuitous, the book is about 1/3 too long for what is an interesting but not intricate plot. i.e. somewhat pleonastic.

    But, that's the most I could find wrong. the book flows well, smooth narrative and crisp dialog. Beside the narrative-expedience of minimal supporting characters, there was good verisimilitude (rarely thought, "Oh that can't happen" or "no one would say that"). Deftly written, prose is devoid of repetition or excess cliche. Generally cheerful, though not overtly clever or funny, it continued to entertain and avoided tragic or macabre mood.
    On a gut level, I loved it and looked forward to getting back to it until done. I was glad to read that the author has another similar book, shall start looking for it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Council, ID, United States 03-16-12
    Heather Council, ID, United States 03-16-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great read..."

    It's slow starting, but definitely worth the wait. Great, in-depth, thought provoking plot and well developed characters. It left me thinking well after it ended. It's a "must read" and worthy of a listen.

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