Prophecy is prologue...
England, 1775: An ambitious American pushes his expedition onward despite dire warnings from the locals. But what Benjamin Franklin discovers on the Isle of Wight isn't just superstition. It's a secret with the power to save the world - or destroy it.
In less than 400 days, most of the world's population will be dead. Nobody knows why, only when: February 9, 2027.
Retired FBI Special Agent Will Piper is one of the few who will live "Beyond the Horizon." Fifteen years ago, he revealed the prophecy to the world after the hunt for a madman led him to the mystical Library of Vectis, now housed at Area 51, in an unmarked location in the Nevada desert.
Will is determined to live out his days in the Florida sun...even as the world sinks into hedonism and despair...even as the Doomsday Killer's ominous calling cards resurface...until the apocalypse threatens the one thing Will won't compromise on: his own flesh and blood.
©2013 Glenn Cooper (P)2014 HarperCollinsPublishers
The Benjamin Franklin secret society dinner, and the result of that epic scene, was rather compelling. Drew a fascinating image of the scene, and the dialogue therein.
Yes I have, and he is turning into on of my favourite performers. His accents, pacing, and consistency make for a rich listening experience. In his top performances, without a doubt.
The Authors of the Future
This one is classic Cooper. Historical references, larger than life characters, and enough action, , suspense and intrigue to catch and retain the listeners attention. I got hooked on this one, and I do recommend it.
"The Keepers of the Library" is a great addition to the Will Piper series. I say addition because Glenn Cooper leaves room for books in the series at the end of this book. "The Keepers of the Library" is a well-written, intriguing, roller-coaster of a book. The only downside of the whole book was the performance of the narrator, David Doersch. His performance was at times robotic and generally difficult to listen to.
I have listened to the first two books more than once and couldn't wait for this one. The Keepers of the Library is a nice way to end the series, albeit not as suspenseful as the other two books. The narrator was a little off too - there were a lot of characters and his choice of voices (especially for Greg) took me away from the story a little. If you liked the first two books and want to see what happens next, I definitely suggest you give this a try.
Puts a nice bow on the story.
He did differentiate, however the tone of characters was not the best.
The end...or beginning?
Very happy audible added this to the collection!
All the historical elements that were woven together.
How it jumped from the present day, to different times in the past.
When Benjamin Franklin was looking up the names of his friends in the books.
When the man who owned the farm (can't remember his name) was so distraught when his son was killed. I felt awful for him!
I wish this author would write another book in this series, maybe with Will's son being the investigator. The ending of this book was open enough that it would be possible!
Great addition to the series, can't wait for the next book. Awesome narrator, kept me hooked on the book. Can't wait to listen to his other books!
Ranks very high
Will Piper... ladies man, leader, and quick thinker with a straight-to-the-point attitude
Final scene was my favorite ... I couldn't have guessed how it was going to end. Nicely done! Could there be a 4th book in the works?
Yes, it was very engaging and the author does a great job mixing present day story with the historical story. Full of twists and turns that had me on the edge of my seat.
There is a part in the beginning of the book that chews up about 45 minutes recounting what happened in the two books prior that led up this this third book... this was a little annoying, but if you hadn't read the first two books you'll probably enjoy that synopsis.
I felt like the book was pretty good. I think I just felt as though the author just made up a place for a 3rd book to go and pushed it into that. It felt like the story line was a little forced.
The ending of this book leaves off exactly where you wished it would've started. That will make sense if you've read it. Overall it was good but not to the caliber the other two books were. Just my opinion.
PS. I felt like he could've been so much more creative and descriptive of future technology. Think of the possibilities you'd have if you were talking about technology in 30 years from now? But he comes up with Net pens. That's about it.
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