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Publisher's Summary

Warning: Before you purchase this audiobook, please be aware that 30 Pieces of Silver is an extremely controversial religious/historical thriller - too controversial to be published in hardback. Please do not purchase this book if you were at all disturbed by The DaVinci Code or The Passion of Christ's revelations.

However, if you like your fiction to challenge historical events, read on....

A Christian suicide bomber.

John the Baptist's bones inscribed in ancient Greek.

A dark secret carried from the foot of the crucifixion.

Can science solve the world's greatest mystery?

©2010 Carolyn McCray (P)2015 Beacon Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Carolyn McCray's 30 Pieces of Silver proves that Dan Brown's crown is up for grabs. Part minefield and all roller-coaster ride, here is a story as controversial as it is thriller. Hunker down for a long night because once you start this book you won't be putting it down." (James Rollins, New York Times best-selling author of Bloodline)

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Exciting, non stop action.

Would you consider the audio edition of 30 Pieces of Silver to be better than the print version?

Absolutely, the narrator has a fabulous, deep voice, very enjoyable to listen to. He does a great job on applying different voices, to the different characters. He brings in the excitement, so well, that you feel like you are really there. You can hear the bullets, whizzing by, and the wind blowing through your hair as you speed down the river. This story is not going to be easy to put down.

Who was your favorite character and why?

That would have to be, Brandt, what a sexy, confident guy. So macho and what a hero, every girl needs a man like that in her life.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Brandt and Rebecca were trying to fast talk their way, past the guard, at the vatican. Hilarious!

If you could take any character from 30 Pieces of Silver out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Brandt, he's just so fricken hot.

Any additional comments?

Rebbeca has such a life passion for her work. Anybody that wants to put their life on the line, having an anaconda wrap themselves around your neck, just to get in good with the natives, has got my vote. Waiting for the movie!

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  • Tammy
  • Murfreesboro, TN United States
  • 12-07-17

I don't like his reading of it.<br />Boring sounding..<br />

The reader sounds extremely boring. Wish I hadn't bought this! I'm sure story is good.

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Terrible narration

I read this book some time ago and loved it, this was a terrible narration that ruined the whole book.

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what a ride all the twist and turns.

I can say this is not for the faint of heart..but still good to hear.

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Narrator was awful almost ruined this story.

Even though the narrator was terrible, I stuck with it because I really wanted to know where she was going with this thing.Enjoyed most of the characterization but again almost was ruined by the narrator.

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Horrible Narrator

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Someone else narrating this book. It sounds like a computer reading something without punctuation. Englis

Any additional comments?

Good story, terrible narration.

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  • Paul
  • Forestdale, RI, United States
  • 06-29-16

Story OK Narator terrible

What disappointed you about 30 Pieces of Silver?

This story is OK but it will never compete with the Dan Brown books on religious mystery

What was most disappointing about Carolyn McCray’s story?

The narrators lack of pace and ignoring of punctuation

Would you be willing to try another one of Don Hoeksema’s performances?

No

What character would you cut from 30 Pieces of Silver?

none

Any additional comments?

I've said all I need to

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Might be a good story, but hard to get past

What would have made 30 Pieces of Silver better?

Better editing, better narrator,

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He has a very weird tempo and rhythm. Can't finish the book and will get the hard copy

Any additional comments?

Please ask the author to ask his editor to REDO the aubio version, could be a good book but no one likes the narrator.

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Narrator kills the store.

What disappointed you about 30 Pieces of Silver?

The narrator and the editing. Worst editing job I have every heard. On top of his performance it was unbearable.

Would you be willing to try another one of Don Hoeksema’s performances?

No! Any book that he "performs" I will not listen.

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Enjoying the story, not caring for the naration...

What would have made 30 Pieces of Silver better?

A different narrator. <br/>There is no consistent volume or tempo to the reading, words are mispronounced, and it sounds like there is a speech impediment. There is no recognition of separate paragraphs. It's all verrry distracting from the story, which itself is pretty good.

What did you like best about this story?

The theological wonderings.

Would you be willing to try another one of Don Hoeksema’s performances?

Not really.

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  • Pattyhook
  • 06-26-15

Amazing storyline, well written, superb narration

If you are looking for a book that will hold your interest and keep you thinking after you have finished, this is the one. The narration is simply outstanding with an excellent range of voices and a tone that matches the tension inherent throughout the story. The narrator did an OUTSTANDING job. He brought the characters to life and the narration made the story so much more meaningful to me. Could not put this down.