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Christopher Golden's Ararat is the heart-pounding tale of an adventure that goes wrong - on a biblical scale. When an earthquake reveals a secret cave hidden inside Mount Ararat in Turkey, a daring, newly engaged couple are determined to be the first ones inside...and what they discover will change everything.

The cave is actually a buried ancient ship that many quickly come to believe is Noah's Ark. When a team of scholars, archaeologists, and filmmakers make it inside the ark, they discover an elaborate coffin in its recesses. Inside the coffin, they find an ugly, misshapen cadaver - not the holy man they expected, but a hideous creature with horns. Shock and fear turn to horror when a massive blizzard blows in, trapping them thousands of meters up the side of a remote mountain. All they can do is pray for safety. But something wicked is listening to their prayers...and it wants to answer.

©2017 Christopher Golden (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Pretty good story

I liked the story and the characters, but overall I think it could’ve expanded more. There was not enough exposition and the story felt a little rushed. I’m happy to have heard it and think it is worth others hearing it. Just minor critiques.

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Chilling then dragged on too long.....

I really liked this book....I was more than halfway through when the book just started to drag and drag....went on way too long too gory - took the suspense and chill right out and couldn't wait for it to end.....disappointing.....

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Icy Creepiness!

The plot isn't particularly original ( A mash up of Ten Little Indians, The Exorcist and The Thing) but Mr. Golden does a great job of creating an atmosphere of dread and menace. I subtracted a star from the narration which overall was pretty good except for the female lead who sounded off to me. Like someone doing a bad Morticia Adams imitation.

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  • GMCd
  • E. Orange, NJ
  • 08-28-17

Sweet

Mount Ararat good place to get possesed by a ageless demon. Story had me picturing some of the stuff they went through. What a good story to have you glued to your seat.

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Very cool horror

Ararat is a great horror story about finding Noah's ark. In this book, the ark contained more than the story in the Bible told. A team of archaeologists, a priest, and a camera crew discover the remains of something that looks like a horned demon! This was like listening to a very dark version of Indiana Jones! I loved it! Great narration by Robert Fass!

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  • KB Rye
  • Maryland, USA
  • 04-21-17

It's a love/hate thing ... spoiler alert

Great story if you just want to be entertained. The story tells an alternate outcome to the biblical version of Noah and the Ark. Perhaps I missed the explanation, but I couldn't help asking, "ok, so how do you account for the repopulation of the Earth after the great flood?" But it's fiction, so I got over it already and enjoyed the ride. The one thing I couldn't get over was the character of Meryam. I found her totally unlikeable. In fact, I frequently mumbled, "What a bitch." I never felt sympathetic toward her and was sort of bummed that she made it off the mountain alive. I suppose her icky character helped make the story what it was. I can see the possibility of a sequel, perhaps developing the adventures of Walker and Kim. I'd buy it! The narration was superb.

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Meh

There just didn't seem to be enough of a storyline to keep me interested. While there was some minor action and a couple of decent "creeps", I still found myself having to rewind and listen again because my mind had wandered.

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Awesome Book!

This book was action-packed almost from the beginning. It really held my interest and I couldn't wait to see what happened next. The ending was great too! It was something that I never saw coming!

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Great book!!!!!

If you enjoyed the movie “the thing” by John carpenter, them this is for you. Great narration.

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wow!

What an amazing story! Rich characters and expertly crafted suspense! Perfect for anyone who enjoys archaeology and horror.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful