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The Blood Gospel Audiobook

The Blood Gospel: The Order of the Sanguines, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

An earthquake in Masada, Israel, kills hundreds and reveals a tomb buried in the heart of the mountain. A trio of investigators - Sergeant Jordan Stone, a military forensic expert; Father Rhun Korza, a Vatican priest; and Dr. Erin Granger, a brilliant but disillusioned archaeologist - are sent to explore the macabre discovery, a subterranean temple holding the crucified body of a mummified girl.

But a brutal attack at the site sets the three on the run, thrusting them into a race to recover what was once preserved in the tomb's sarcophagus: a book rumored to have been written by Christ's own hand, a tome that is said to hold the secrets to His divinity. The enemy who hounds them is like no other, a force of ancient evil directed by a leader of impossible ambitions and incalculable cunning.

©2013 James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Ford Sonora, California, United States 03-11-13
    Ford Sonora, California, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book"
    If you could sum up The Blood Gospel in three words, what would they be?

    I loved it


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    death seemed very close at all times


    What about Christian Baskous’s performance did you like?

    his vocie and story telling gift.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Too long for one sitting


    Any additional comments?

    Yes, when is book 2 coming out?

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    KAREN 02-18-13
    KAREN 02-18-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Very Disappointed"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A completely different story. I did not like this story line at all. Maybe it was because he had a co-writer and this story was her idea.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Hopefully a much better mystery or thriller. I am always watching for new books from my favorite authors.


    What about Christian Baskous’s performance did you like?

    He gave a very good performance in my opinion. I enjoyed his performance, just didn't like the story.


    What character would you cut from The Blood Gospel?

    I would definitely get rid of all the vampires, the grim wolves, and definitely Rasputin.


    Any additional comments?

    I have loved all of James Rollins' previous books. This one was just bad. It even took almost 10 discs before it held my interesting. I have enjoyed some vampire stories, but definitely not this one.

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    Sam San Antonio, TX, USA 02-18-13
    Sam San Antonio, TX, USA 02-18-13 Member Since 2009

    I love reading - it always takes me to a new world.

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    "A most read"
    What did you love best about The Blood Gospel?

    The plot - so many parts to put together and fun to think about


    What other book might you compare The Blood Gospel to and why?

    Dan Brown, Steve Berry


    Any additional comments?

    Read and Listen to this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan FREDERICK, MD, United States 02-15-13
    Susan FREDERICK, MD, United States 02-15-13 Member Since 2008
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    "NIce change for a Rollins book."

    I really like the book. It was a very nice change from reading the Sigma books.
    I really enjoyed the archaeological parts of the book, as well the puzzle solving. Think Sigma, only replace the team with vampires. These vampires are not like the ones in Twilight, or Vampire Diaries.

    I personally thought the narrator did an excellent job. His accents were spot on. The audio editor might have done a better job by increasing the volume, as sometimes the narrators voice became very soft while reading the story.

    I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.......

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    Laura Columbus, OH, United States 02-12-13
    Laura Columbus, OH, United States 02-12-13
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    "The DaVinci Code with Vampires..."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The first chapters of this book were exciting, and the book could've taken many interesting directions - but the vampire direction that the book took lost me. I finished the book because it was entertaining enough, but it was definitely a little "out there". I would have definitely kept the first 100 or so pages of this book and then taken the story in a completely different direction, far away from the vampire fad of this decade. I would quickly (and in an oversimplification) sum it up as The DaVinci Code with vampires.


    Was The Blood Gospel worth the listening time?

    It's entertaining enough, but not fantastic. Though, after you start it, you do want to know how it ends, even if the story is just mediocre.


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    Gerald Dade City, FL, United States 02-12-13
    Gerald Dade City, FL, United States 02-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "To long"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The story was toooooooooooooooooooo long and made no secne at times.


    Which character – as performed by Christian Baskous – was your favorite?

    None


    Was The Blood Gospel worth the listening time?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    I will not listen to any books that are similar to this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Compute 02-08-13
    Compute 02-08-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Different, but a Really Good Read,"

    Different, yet still a good read. I have been a James Rollins fan for a very long time. This book departs from his normal writing style, but that's not all bad. I found the book to be intriguing and it kept my attention throughout. Rollins has a unique way of telling a story, and that was evident in this book even though he wrote it with another author. Although the book contained supernatural main characters, almost everything you can think of, it will keep your attention from the first page to the last. And even though I have a strong faith, I took this book to be an absolute work of fiction and, therefore, didn't take exception to the religious slant or the alternate interpretation. They were simply fictional, a fantasy and to be taken that way. I can say that I do look forward to he and Ms. Cantrell writing more together.

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    Howard E. Davis Rainier, OR, US 02-04-13
    Howard E. Davis Rainier, OR, US 02-04-13
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    "Entertaining"
    Would you listen to The Blood Gospel again? Why?

    Possibly.


    Any additional comments?

    I've read most of Jame Rollins' books, this was not one of my favorites, but not bad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Theresa Hackensack, NJ, United States 02-04-13
    Theresa Hackensack, NJ, United States 02-04-13
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    "Different"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Blood Gospel to be better than the print version?

    Yes - I'm quite partial to audio books.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Interested and looking forward to Book 2 though there were more groups of protagonists and antagonists than I was prepared for.


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

    This was my first listen to the narrator.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jackie San Antonio, TX, United States 01-31-13
    Jackie San Antonio, TX, United States 01-31-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Not my cup of tea"

    I am really a fan of James Rollins but this just did not work for me. It is the first purchase from audible (and I have several hundred titles in my library) that I will not finish. I am very dissappointed. I did not like the narrator and I did not like the story. I listened for over 4 hours and was just not inspired to waste my time. I found myself listening to other titles rather than going back to this waste of my money.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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