Ancients

Narrated by: Richard Poe
Series: Event Group Thriller Series, Book 3
Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (391 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Eons before the birth of the Roman Empire, there was a civilization dedicated to the sciences of Earth, sea, and sky. In the City of Light lived people who made dark plans to lay waste to their uncivilized neighbors using the very power of the planet itself. As the great science of their time was brought to bear on the invading hordes, hell was set loose on Earth. And the civilization of Atlantis disappeared in a suicidal storm of fire and water.…

Now history threatens to repeat itself. The great weapon of the Ancients has been discovered in the South Pacific, and it is being deciphered by men of hatred who want to unleash hell on Earth once again. This time, it’s up to the Major Jack Collins and the Event Group - comprised of the nation’s most brilliant minds in the fields of science, philosophy, and the military to find the truth behind the world’s greatest unsolved myths - to end the cycle of destruction. Meanwhile, the seas rise, the earth cracks, and entire cities crumble to dust as the evil plan mapped out thousands of years before begins to take shape.…

©2008 David L. Golemon (P)2013 Recorded Books

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Best Event Group yet ...!

Kept you wanting to hear the next line. I would come home and listen until I had to get up and continue on with my daily life. You know it's good when you are sorry it's over😓

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Atlantis Rises..And instantly regrets it

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I think this has been my favorite Event Group book so far. From the depiction of how Atlantis originally fell and the world's transformation, to the battle between the Group and the Juliai Coalition ((Spelling?)) I really enjoyed the story. I only had a couple issues with the book. The big one was that, although the Characters are well written, there's no growth. All the main characters are the same as they have been since book one. Hopefully we'll see some movement on this in the later books. Aside from the few problems, I enjoyed that "The Frenchman" isn't the main obstacle for the Group. Especially with that abrupt, and ((in my opinion)) anticlimactic death of his wife, that I'm sure is going to affect his character in the future but I liked that we're not going straight into it. Having essentially the same one bad guy, even one as capable as Farboe, throughout the entire series would have been a little repetitive. Finally....That ending man...Where's book Four?

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the event group...a fun group to follow.

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The event group series is a great serial which at times requires you to suspend reality...but that is part of fiction.

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Location, location, location

What makes a book memorable is the setting. You may forget the protagonist's name, but you never forget a great setting or a strong antagonist. While the novel starts out a might difficult to follow (especially for first time readers), once you get into the flow, the setting makes up for it. I mean, come on, sunken Atlantis? What better site for an end-of-days drama?

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Syfy and mythology

Other than maybe having too much detailing in some action sequences, this is a good retelling of one of our oldest and most favorite myths. its tying together of the original stories of Atlantis with science and imagination was most enjoyable.

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My first choice of The Event Horizon series.

Very good. Perfect fiction. Enjoyed from beginning to end. lExcellent performance as usual. Can't wait for my next Event..

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Not their best work

Not on par with the first 2 books. Too much failure and loss, too many unrealistic scenarios without reasonable staging. Wasn't really a fan of this one.

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Uneven but a Good Listen

The basic story of Ancients is good and a great step for The Event Group. The characters at times get a little caricature-like and the writing is is at a high school level at times, but still engaging.

The reader does a good job with the characters that are Americans. But, not as good on Asians or with the Ancients at the beginning of the story.

All that being said, the pace is good and continuing Event Group action is worth a listen.

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Good story

Loved everything except a few small details that are personal peeves and probably wont matter to the average reader/listener. For example, when the author described a specific hand gun, he calls it an automatic when in fact it is a semi- automatic. He calls magazines, "clips" and the most irritating of all; he describes body armor as Mylar instead of Kevlar. Kevlar is ballistic material. Mylar is what your potato chip bags are made of.

Other than that, it was a good story. I liked it.

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exciting read

could not ask for a better story. Looking forward to the next one to read.