An intrepid Irish journalist and ace pilot, international best-selling author Glenn Meade writes “thrillers that deliver the goods” (Booklist). Miles apart an ancient scroll is stolen before its revelations are fully translated, and an American priest with long-hidden secrets becomes pope. Now, as millions wonder if this man is the anti-Christ or the Second Messiah, historian Jack Cane and Israeli detective Lela Raul must find the missing scroll and discover the truth—before it’s too late.
©2011 Glenn Meade (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
If you enjoyed Da Vinci Code, or any of Dan Brown's books, you owe it to yourself to try The Second Messiah. It's a sweeping novel with global ramifications. And the plot is not nearly as facile as Mr. Brown's books. The characters are more fully developed and their actions actually make sense. And plot points are not nearly so predictable. It's a thoroughly enjoyable read/listen. Be aware, it is an 'inspirational' novel, although that wasn't quite clear to me before I purchased it. It treads very lightly in that area, though, and I doubt that anyone would find that aspect off-putting. Still, you might want to now....
Finally, George Guidall's read is exceptional. I've been listening to audiobooks for 20+ years, and this is one of the best performances I've ever heard.
The narrator was great, as always, and I thought Mr. Meade's previous book "The Sands of Sakkara" (now titled Mission Sphinx and only available in German on audible for some reason??) was much much better. This book was a struggle to finish, and unabashedly tries to emulate the story style and even plot twists found in Dan Brown books, but does so poorly.
The whole story was rambling on and on. The idea and plot was good but the unraveling was tedious
The Story was not consistent. There were parts of it that was well written and then it rambled on. The plot and theory was intriguing but was lost in the ramble.
I am afraid it was too vague for me to be enthralled by it. I would say the start of the story was good and then it was a saga..
Hmmmm I really don't think so.
I LOVE Guidell and he did a great performance. It is ONLY due to him I finished this story. I wish it was better written. ( sigh )
The end was horrible. And endless preaching speech by a would be pope/messiah.
Too bad really because 3/4 of the book were really, really good. It was a huge let down.
A chance George Guidall was narrating -one of the best narrators there is on Audible - or I would have stopped when the Jesus preaching began.
Avid book lover and listener. Nuff said for this purpose.
The story told here is not a new one. In fact in one form or the other it's been told over and over. I give it a 4 overall only because it is about what I would like to see as true, even while knowing it won't be, at least not in my life time!
How many in this day believe in God anymore, and perhaps more importantly why should they? No matter the belief system of the 3 monotheistic religions we all are disillusioned by them.
Rather it be what some of us perceive as the violence of Islam, the aloofness and perhaps arrogance of Judaism (regardless of its warrant), or the disench
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