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The Lost Ark | [J. R. Rain]

The Lost Ark

In a lonely bar in eastern Turkey, ex-National Geographic photojournalist Sam Ward is hired to find an eccentric professor who disappeared high atop Mount Ararat, fabled resting spot of Noah's Ark.
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Publisher's Summary

In a lonely bar in eastern Turkey, ex-National Geographic photojournalist Sam Ward is hired to find an eccentric professor who disappeared high atop Mount Ararat, fabled resting spot of Noah's Ark.

Accompanied by the professor's beautiful daughter, archaeologist Faye Roberts, Sam soon stumbles upon a secret stronghold-a base of operation for unleashing hell of earth. Now running for their lives, Sam and company are about to come face-to-face with the greatest archaeological discovery of all time. . .

©2010 J.R. Rain (P)2013 J.R. Rain

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    Andrea Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada 03-03-15
    Andrea Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada 03-03-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Mildly Diverting"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It's not a long book and it was a daily deal, so over all I'm ok with it. I wouldn't want to pay full price for it though.


    What was most disappointing about J. R. Rain’s story?

    The female character is irritating. Written to be strong and independent, she comes off as touchy, stubborn and hot-headed.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator's style reminded me of Jack Moyles in the old radio show "Rocky Jordan". I like that, but his low-key, unflappable style wouldn't be for everyone.


    Could you see The Lost Ark being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    It almost feels like a tv movie is the endgame for this book. It doesn't take much to imagine the poor writing and bad special effects. How about Kevin Sorbo and Catherine Bell?


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    Robert Daniels 03-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Barely readable, especially the first half"
    What did you like best about The Lost Ark? What did you like least?

    Best - The setting and subject matter.

    Least - Cheesy dialogue and perspective.


    What was most disappointing about J. R. Rain’s story?

    The inter-character dialogue.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Clay Teunis?

    Yes, though there were a couple of editing gaffes.


    Could you see The Lost Ark being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This is barely listenable. I paid $4.99 for it so I felt I had to finish it. The story does get better about half way through but the dialogue never does.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bobbi Pohl 02-24-15
    Bobbi Pohl 02-24-15
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    "Trite and corny"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A miracle.


    What could J. R. Rain have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Stay away from stupid remarks of the characters.


    What didn’t you like about Clay Teunis’s performance?

    Monotone.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Can't name any.


    Any additional comments?

    It just barely cleared the threshold for my continuing to listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    kathcaid 02-21-15
    kathcaid 02-21-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Don't bother"

    Insipid, predictable writing. Not worth the money or time to listen. It seems to be designed as a story to be sold as an action flick, not literature.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    D. Waterman Somewhere near Houston, TX 02-20-15
    D. Waterman Somewhere near Houston, TX 02-20-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Truly disappointed"

    Very bad attempt at an adventure story. Inconsistent. Implausible. No character development. And the story has little to do with finding Noah's Ark.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bridges 02-16-15
    Bridges 02-16-15 Member Since 2014

    believe ... wishes can come true

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    "Best narration I've ever heard."
    What made the experience of listening to The Lost Ark the most enjoyable?

    The narrator truly is gifted not only with clear, moderate speaking but with using his voice to bring the book to life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the style of writing and it's interesting storyline ... and the superb narration


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

    it is too long for one sitting, but yes


    Any additional comments?

    highly recommend ... great modern-written style adventure mystery

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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