A cave deep in the Judean desert. A 2000-year-old list. Tantalising clues that Jesus Christ wrote a prophetic testament. The discovery galvanises the world. Does the testament still exist? If so, what will be revealed if it is unearthed? Within hours, scholars, fortune tellers, religious groups and reporters are searching for the testament. Among them are Michael Farber, leading international biblical scholar, and Judith Abramovich, an Israeli archaeologist.
Before long Michael and Judith must contend with the machinations of Jimmy Wilson, an American charismatic evangelist with his own reasons for wanting the testament, and Daniel Rhymer, special envoy from the Vatican, who fears for the future of his religion if the testament is ever found.
©1994 Alan Gold (P)1997 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
I've always enjoyed stories with archeological background and biblical history as context. The story regarding the finding of a testiment possibly written by Jesus sounded interesting. The example listen sounded good so I bought the book. All went well until the narrator had to read as a southern penticostal minister. Not only is the author clearly using the worst characture of a penticostal minister possible, the narrator couldn't come up with a southern accent that was even remotely plausable. His basic american accent wasn't much better either and when reading the american Pope, left me thinking of a sleazy used car salesman.
I was so put off but the dialogue, characterization of the minister and church members, and the dreadful tortured southern and american accents that I nearly put the book down and didn't finish it. But as I'd spent a perfectly good credit for the book I persevered. The story was ok but the ending left one hanging. I would definately not recommend this book to any one and please, if you need a narrator to do a southern and or american accent please don't use this narrator.
the book was not to bad the narrator was the worst i've ever heard
NEVER his narration was the worst i've ever heard and i have listened to several hundred audiobooks.
this performance has the title of being the first one that i didnt finish
"Lacking Reader Engagement"
The story but mostly the monotone reading.
Nothing like this I hope.
A very drab reading and won't finish the book.
Not relevant as I stopped the reading
"Good story spoiled"
The story was excellent and the author had obviously done his homework
No, not as an audio book but probably as a novel
The narrator was dire!. He drew out words unnecessarily and his accents were atrocious. He made the book extremely hard to listen to. It was as if he had just picked the book up and was barking at the print with the emphasis in the wrong places!
I couldn't take too much of the narrator but the story was good.
I definitely won't be listening to anything read by this narrator again. In fact one star is being generous.
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