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When a childhood tragedy comes back to haunt Professor David Shepherd, he finds himself in possession of knowledge that holds the world in a delicate balance. He uncovers the Book of Names - an ancient text originating with the biblical Adam, and thought lost to history forever. By Kabbalistic tradition, the book contains the names of each generation's 36 righteous souls - the Hidden Ones - by whose merits alone the world continues to exist. Legend holds that if all thirty-six Hidden Ones were eliminated, the world would meet its end.

When the Hidden Ones start dying of unnatural causes, the world grows increasingly unstable: war in Afghanistan, massive flooding in New York, brutal terrorist attacks in Melbourne, a tanker explosion in Iran. David finds himself battling against the Gnoseos, a secret religious sect whose goal is to destroy the world by eliminating all of the righteous souls. David's involvement quickly turns personal when his stepdaughter's name is discovered to be one of the endangered. With the help of a brilliant and beautiful Israeli ancient texts expert, David races to decipher the traditions of the Kabbalah to save the righteous souls, his stepdaughter, and perhaps the world.

(P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Such a unique story line!

Where does The Book of Names rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best!

What other book might you compare The Book of Names to and why?

I can not compare this store to any other. This is a book that gives us an insight to the Jewish teachings and mysticism.

Have you listened to any of Christopher Graybill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not that I can recall. He does a wonderful job on this audiobook.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

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I was so interested in this audio book after borrowing it from library that I just had to have one on my Ipod. Great book. Well worth the rereads.

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  • Matthew
  • SEATTLE, WA, United States
  • 09-16-11

Quick and easy!

A compelling storyline, reasonably well performed. Was a quick read, with lots of action and ( shockingly ) a conclusion that , whilst abit contrived, wrapped it all up in a satisfactory way. Worth the credit for a day long read.