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  • The Sign

  • By: Raymond Khoury
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

In Antarctica, a scientific expedition drops anchor for a live news feed. As the CNN journalist begins her report, a massive, shimmering sphere of light suddenly appears in the sky, enveloping the ship in luminous white light before disappearing as mysteriously as it arrived - the entire event witnessed by an incredulous world audience.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good adventure, but too political & anti-religion

  • By Daniel on 11-30-10

Good adventure, but too political & anti-religion

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-30-10

I love Khoury's adventures, but this one seemed more of a rant against conservatives Christians masquerading as an adventure at times. It would be more believable if it wasn't based on such extreme stereotypes. It isn't as if conservatives are the only ones with moral motives for political decisions. So, while I enjoyed the dichotomy between religion and politics/power and its part in the plot, I believe it would have been better not to create the straw man that only one side has this problem and uses the pulpit for political ends. As a great adventure and interesting plot idea, I'd give it five stars. But, as a fair representation of religion and religious influences, it barely deserves three.

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  • The Zero Game

  • By: Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 369

Matthew Mercer and Harris Sandler are playing a mysterious game. It's a game almost no one knows about: not their friends, not their coworkers, and certainly not their bosses, who are some of the most powerful senators and congressmen on Capitol Hill.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great political novel

  • By Rodney on 01-20-04

Wow! What a ride!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-13-10

If you are a Brad Meltzer fan, this book does not disappoint. The ending was incredible!