While world-famous linguist and archaeologist, Thomas Lourds, is shooting a film that dramatizes his flamboyant life and scientific achievements, satellites spot impossibly ancient ruins along the Spanish coast. Lourds knows exactly what it means: the Lost Continent of Atlantis has been found. The race is on, and Lourds' challengers will do anything to get there first.
Whoever controls the Lost Continent will control the world.
©2009 Charles Brokow; (P)2009 Random House
Definitely a sound story line but Charles missed every opportunity at presenting a genuine mystery. Bad guys revealed to early - several missed opportunities at suspense and wonder - certainly not Dan Brown likeness which was my main reason for this book. Some interesting twists on known history which were entertaining but impractical. That every woman woos over our naive hero reveals either the author is arrogant or wishful - you decide
I was barely able to finish. I'm a linguist myself and thought I'd love this book, but it was boring and predictable. I couldn't stand the voice for one of the main characters (Leslie), it sounded like a man making fun of a woman's voice, not like a professional voice actor.
The lead character is the most intelligent, charming, handsome man on the planet and every woman he meets swoons, but he is too focused on ancient languages to notice. Ugh.
The book itself isn't bad, but the narrator can't seem to get an Italian accent separated from a Russian accent.
The story itself is good. Not great. Wish there was more detail about Atlantis and not just the symbols. I didn't captivate my interest and had to force myself to focus primarily because it was slightly confusing and the narrators voice was a little too relaxed and really slow. I had to speed up the book to x1.5 speed. Let's hope the books that follow are better
I didn't rank it, because I could not get past the reader. I just was so distracted by his voice, and voice attempts of accents. Terrible.
I didn't develop a favorite character, because I could not get past the reader. I just was so distracted by his voice, and voice attempts of accents. Terrible.
Scott Brick. He is by far the absolute best in my nonprofessional opinion. I have intentionally gone out of my way to locate books he has read, regardless of the story.
No. I listen for about an hour in the morning and hour in the evening during my drives to work.
I hope this story could be redone by a different reader. I am sure the story is very well composed, however...I just can't digest another bite of it, with that reader.
Can't believe I made it through the whole thing hoping for anything new or creative. Nothing. Zero. Amateurish. To make it worse the narrators accents were comical. The Italians and the Russians sounded like Bela Lugosi.
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