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The Atlantis World: The Origin Mystery, Book 3 | [A.G. Riddle]

The Atlantis World: The Origin Mystery, Book 3

Northern Morocco: Dr. Kate Warner cured a global pandemic, and she thought she could cure herself. She was wrong. And she was wrong about the scope of the Atlantis conspiracy. Humanity faces a new threat, an enemy beyond imagination. With her own time running out and the utter collapse of human civilization looming, a new hope arrives: a coded message from a potential ally.
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Publisher's Summary

A global cataclysm beyond imagination...a mysterious signal from space...and one last hope to save the human race: The Atlantis World.

As the clock ticks down to humanity's extinction, a team of scientists will risk it all to unravel the secrets of the past.

Northern Morocco: Dr. Kate Warner cured a global pandemic, and she thought she could cure herself. She was wrong. And she was wrong about the scope of the Atlantis conspiracy. Humanity faces a new threat, an enemy beyond imagination. With her own time running out and the utter collapse of human civilization looming, a new hope arrives: a coded message from a potential ally.

Arecibo Observatory: Mary Caldwell has spent her life waiting, watching the stars, looking for signs of intelligent life beyond our world. When that day comes, Mary finds herself in the middle of a struggle older than the human race, with far greater stakes. She must decide who to trust, because there's nowhere to hide.

Antarctica: In the wake of the Atlantis Plague, Dorian Sloane finds himself a puppet to Ares' mysterious agenda. As Dorian prepares to take control of the situation, Ares unleashes a cataclysm that changes everything. As the catastrophe circles the globe, Ares reveals the true nature of the threat to humanity, and Dorian agrees to one last mission: find and kill David Vale and Kate Warner. There will be no prisoners this time. The orders are seek and destroy, and Dorian has been promised that his own answers and salvation lie on the other side.

With Dorian in pursuit, Kate, David, and their team race through the ruins of the Atlantean ship left on Earth, across Atlantean science stations throughout the galaxy, and into the past of a mysterious culture whose secrets could save humanity in its darkest hour. With their own lives on the line and time slipping away, Kate, David and Dorian are put to the ultimate test.

©2014 A.G. Riddle (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Michael G. Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 12-26-14
    Michael G. Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 12-26-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Too much for a satisfying conclusion"

    The Atlantis World is the 3rd (and hopefully last installment) for Riddle's Atlantis series. Most of the action takes place off world as characters hop from portal to portal piecing together the alien backstory. David and Kate attempt to recover Kate's latent memories conveniently dispersed to distant portal locations. Dorian is hot on their trail. What transpires is mostly a series of memory dumps by Kate and Dorian at each portal that provides the alien background info for how they came to be on Earth with divergent agendas. Added to the mix are two other sets of remnants of different alien civilizations (the sentinels and the serpentine armada). Dorian gradually arrives at the realization that Aryes has been using him and simply kills him over and over again with little purpose, while David and Kate unknowingly employ the Independence Day strategy to defeat whatever turns out to their ultimate enemy.

    The sci-fi elements are mostly alien civilizations that are never fully detailed or fleshed out. Why an advanced, intelligent race would need to freeze and thaw someone for decision making every couple of hundred years never made sense. The alien uprising / revolution was also poorly presented (after thousands of years, this society could not effectively deal with this issue?). Finally, most unsatisfying is that much of the tale breaks a cardinal rule of story telling in that the multiple memory dumps merely tell the backstory instead of showing the action.

    The narration is passable and renders as good a job as possible with a weak storyline.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Michael P. Long Charlotte NC 10-16-14
    Michael P. Long Charlotte NC 10-16-14

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    "Great conclusion to the trilogy"

    In the Atlantis World, everything finally comes to a conclusion. The alien threat is revealed, and humanity is at the brink of destruction.

    I reviewed the previous two books, and while enjoying them, I didn't think they were super great. But this book was a welcome departure from the first two. The beginning is still a bit slow with boring stuff on Earth, but eventually the book delves fully into the history of the Atlanteans, who the great enemies are, and what the plan was from Ares, Kate, and Janus. It finally delves deeply into science fiction with space battles, ships, advanced races, and more. I even felt myself understanding and rooting for Ares and Dorian part of the time.

    It was still a bit slow at times (mostly in the beginning parts) and a few characters were somewhat useless and unnecessary (Paul Brenner's "girlfriend").

    Overall this was a really enjoyable ride and has a definite page-turner quality. Well worth the read (or listen).

    For the audiobook, the narrator did a fine job and I didn't recognize any misses or problems.

    NOTE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Brian 03-10-15
    Brian 03-10-15 Member Since 2009
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    "I'm glad I slogged through the second book"

    The third is the best of the three. The background history of Atlantis and the shadowy motives of the characters in the first two books are revealed. Well done.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-16-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A fitting end!"

    Full closure to one of the most amazing trilogy of books I've read in a long time. The epic breadth and scope of this series of books leads a reader on the most mysterious of journeys, culminating in a climactic sequence unrivaled in near-future, realistic science fiction. This trilogy will hold a most hallowed spot upon my shelf and will be recommended time and time again!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cameron Stewart United States 03-25-15
    Cameron Stewart United States 03-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A fantastic end to a great series of books."

    I almost wish this series of books had not come to an end but oh what an end. I loved all three books in this brilliantly written and read series but the Author definitely saved the best till last. If you read these books, I know you will love them. They are everything a great book should be.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Zak G 03-15-15
    Zak G 03-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing trilogy"

    A.G. Riddle is a brilliant story teller. Never could I have imagined a story this intricate and thought out. The Atlantis myth has been extracted into a believable history of the universe and the origin of humans. A+

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stacey Leyton 03-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A bit rushed to many threads"

    I felt that the story had too many threads and was pulled together into need of a bowl at the end. But overall the three stories taken as a whole was actually outstanding.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    GMD 01-06-15
    GMD 01-06-15
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    "Good book/series but"

    This was an enjoyable book and series but the ending could have been stronger. The different advanced and powerful players in the book had enormous wars that were epic and they were supposed to be extremely intelligent but were made to have huge Achilles heels that allowed them to be defeated relatively easily and completely. I was left wishing that this struggle had been better developed with more complexity and that they be more resilient.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    M. Kirk DeBaets 08-20-14 Member Since 2015
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    "A reasonable conclusion"
    What made the experience of listening to The Atlantis World the most enjoyable?

    It answered most of the open questions posed by the first two books in the series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Closure.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jay Lappen 07-26-15
    Jay Lappen 07-26-15 Listener Since 2009
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    "Loved it!"

    Ready now for them to make it into a movie that pales in comparison to the trilogy! Ha! Very much recommended!

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  • Gillian
    7/23/15
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    "Hard work"

    I really enjoyed the first two books in this series and looked forward to an exciting conclusion but was quite disappointed.
    I found this book confusing, I'm still trying to work out exactly what happened and how!
    I also found the narrator annoying at times with his American pronunciation of certain words - what is a bewey?
    All in all, I found this book hard work and I was glad when I finally got to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dave Gillett
    7/22/15
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    "Very entertaining"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Atlantis World to be better than the print version?

    I don't know I just find audible to be much more convenient to my life style,I don't really have the time to sit and read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    David Vail, I suppose in a way his the typical American super hero. But the coolness and humour that I like.


    What about Stephen Bel Davies’s performance did you like?

    i enjoyed Stephen Bel Davies performance very much.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    well there were certainly some humour in the story and little bit far fetched which made me smile some.


    Any additional comments?

    I found all three books in the series very entertaining and as I say a little far fetched to say the least but most enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • KH
    7/11/15
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    "intelligent story"

    fascinating and intriguing central idea. the plot gets a bit convoluted and far fetched in the last book. still very enjoyable

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gary Palmer
    6/22/15
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    "great story questionable narration"

    enjoyed the story but had to force myself through it as I didn't like the narration. I felt it a bit monotone and inflection on words and sentences seemed wrong. just my oppinion though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    Mansfield Woodhouse, United Kingdom
    6/6/15
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    "A slight, final disappointment"

    Whilst the first two in the series were a pretty good balance of action and story telling this last installment was mostly the latter. As a result it was quite tedious at points, feeling like there was loads they needed to cover. An interesting finish though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ward
    2/25/15
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    "Sleep inducing story, monotone robotic narration"
    What disappointed you about The Atlantis World?

    Everything. Usually I don't take the time to write reviews, but this trilogy is so toe-curlingly bad and tedious that I felt obliged to do so and warn unsuspecting listeners...


    What was most disappointing about A.G. Riddle’s story?

    Storyline, totally one-dimensional characters, stumbling repetitive writing style


    How could the performance have been better?

    By choosing a narrator, able to speak one single sentence without misplacing spaces, punctuation and emphasis. This guy pulls it off to put pauses in the middle of the most simple sentences and his delivery is extremely monotone and flat.


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

    Yes. Warning me off of all other work touched by this writer or narrator. I dregged myself through the complete trilogy out of sheer bloody-minded hope that somewhere it would get better, but these guys have no business wrting books or narrating them. Not for European readers or listeners, that is.


    Any additional comments?

    Apart from all this; the story, writing style, vocabulary, moral code, personages and overall world view are far too American, simplistic and 1 dimensional for my taste.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alexander
    1/25/15
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    "Hard to get through."

    Sad the third book in the trilogy gets very weak toward the end. The trilogy was great until this point.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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