This second novel in the saga Chronicles of the Nephilim is a prequel to Noah Primeval that tells the story of the Fall of the Watchers from heaven and the rise of the Nephilim generations before the Flood. Follow the epic journey of Enoch the giant killer with his small band of family warriors who seek outlaw giants for bounty, but stumble upon a conspiracy of the Watchers that is so evil, it will change the universe forever if God does not stop them. You’ll meet some of the beloved characters from Noah Primeval when they were much younger, like Methuselah and Uriel, as well as the origin stories of the lead Watchers, Semjaza and Azazel who became the gods Anu and Inanna.
Chronicles of the Nephilim is written in the mythic genre of The Lord of the Rings and Narnia, blending fantasy and mythopoeia with history to retell the Biblical narrative with a fresh perspective, while staying true to the original spirit of the story.
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Warning: If you are not open minded, then this book is not for you. Brian Godawa takes minor and major characters from the Bible and embellishes the story and characters into a plausible tale. All I can say is, well, it could have happened that way. I am interested in seeing where it goes next.
"Enoch story is wonderful to bring the books to life from the apocryphal texts loved the characters an perspective of it to life"
Wonderful audio story of a time of true beginnings of civilization as it was in that time . Loved it!!!
could not stop listening and being captivated by how well it was read and produced... I felt like I was experiencing the first world as our father and mother did. thank you
Simply a better less repetitive story
This sort of Scooby Doo and the gang meets a day time soap opera thing going on. I don't understand what was with all the lovey dovey banter between the characters and their wives. I was ready to delete the whole book before finishing it after hearing the "Methuselah poozalah bunnie" and "edna pedala poo" for the umpteenth time. It really made me want to barf. What married couple talks like that let alone ones taking place in a time of turmoil such as this.
He wasn't too bad. His voice for females was a little irritating though.
All of the banter scenes and the bickering of the Archangels about which killed more giants than the other. The whole Lilith giant tree of corpses miscarriage scene. Added nothing to the story but filler.
Having read Genesis countless times and the book of Enoch. Both are very profound and thought provoking in what they convey. This book seemed to cheapen the story by making it in to some sort cartoonish wise cracking buddy comedy story. Enoch himself was a very one dimensional. We're talking about a man that "walked with God" to such a degree that God took him and he did not die yet in this book he's very boring.
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Yes; there is a lot going on and the detail is so specific in order to actually gain a true perspective on Brian's story!!!
Enoch of course...he is the patriarch of the family and has been a mysterious figure for all who has ever actually read "The Book of Enoch"...Brian really brings the characters to life and helps shape the backstory of how Enoch arrived on the scene and what is actual roll may have been...I love Enoch as this leader!!!
Brian is a natural...He really gives a great performance...
I have already been through all for books of the Saga!! (In less than one week) For anyone who has questions or would like to entertain a less rigid interpretation of the King James version of the Christian bible these books will be for you!!!
Now, I want to see this series done as a major motion picture or an HBO series!!! This saga would give, "Game of Thrones" a run for it's money!!
Hope everyone enjoys this series as much as I have!!!
Simply. Awful. Barely does the book begin, but we get a heaping helping of pulpit-pounding about homosexuality leading to the violation of children and animals, angels teaching abortion techniques, The "State" instituting gun control (cough) SWORD control, civil unions, and the vile abomination of Feminism. ALL OF THAT wouldn't have been so bad (a number of things on that list actually ARE un-G-dly), but it was delivered in such a terribly cheesy fashion, in a sort of information-dump rather than with a good story's natural flow.
I was hoping for a fictionalized version of Enoch's story, NOT the platform of the Religious Right's political agenda. Enoch, it was written, was a wondrous teacher of G-d's Law and righteousness, and THAT should have been the focus, not this nonsense.
He could have chosen another hobby. Like running, for instance. Running far, far away from a keyboard.
In my experience, authors generally don't make good narrators. Authors have their talent (in this case VERY questionable) and narrators have their talent. Like Dad says, "Use the right tool for the job."
It's not that I would have cut scenes. It's the dialogue. It's putting today's issues in the mouths of ancient people, who as it was written WERE wicked and fallen angels DID urge them toward the evil inclination and idolatry, but violations of the US Constitution were NOT one of the issues that caused their destruction. It makes a very serious lesson and a very grave decision by G-d sound silly, as though there is not enough mocking of the Scriptures in THIS generation.
Oh, and the locker-room humor of the angels when some of their number took on female forms? Ridiculous. G-d's messengers, even the fallen ones, are not dumb jocks.
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I love how Brian weaves scripture and fantasy together for a believable storyline. It is thought provoking and interesting comparing the council of God and how both the good and fallen creatures have access to God
"absolutely brilliant! Great narration!"
I felt like I was in the story as I listened. It was truly a great and humbling experience. absolutely love it.
If you like Sci fi or fantasy books this book is for you. For me it's the perfect escape, a clever blend of dragon type thrill blended with both Christian and Coptic scriptures. The performance of which should receive an award. The characters are so real it felt like catching up to the exploits of family retold over Sunday lunch, groaning at nick names and their habits in the same way I do with real family. Outstanding!!!
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