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Ararat Audiobook

Ararat

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Publisher's Summary

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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    D. Blaskie 05-02-17
    D. Blaskie 05-02-17 Member Since 2012

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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara United States 05-17-17
    Barbara United States 05-17-17 Member Since 2007
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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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    Kim Venatries 04-26-17 Member Since 2013

    There are few things better than a good story well told!

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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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    Christopher 05-04-17
    Christopher 05-04-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Decent story and narrator"

    It is a decent story although I would have wished for some more historical context or tie ins. The narrator was quite good EXCEPT that his voice acting of female characters was beyond atrocious.

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    04-25-17
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    "Excellent horror, Meh accents"

    Great story, overall well read, but the narrator's female British accent left a lot to be desired

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    KB Rye Maryland, USA 04-21-17
    KB Rye Maryland, USA 04-21-17 Member Since 2015

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    "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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    Michele James Biloxi, MS United States 05-26-17
    Michele James Biloxi, MS United States 05-26-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing!"

    Interesting and unique twist on an old subject, kept me on the edge of my seat, historically fascinating-I do wish there was more of that though-and scary. It kept me wondering -trying not to spoil things here-and going back over things in my head trying to figure it out. Terrific up the the very last word!

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    Sglover 05-05-17
    Sglover 05-05-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Poorly researched"

    This book drove me crazy! The premise was interesting and could have been great but it was so poorly researched / written I found it hard to focus on the story.
    The "scientists" staple plastic tarps onto the ark to keep in the heat, space heaters warm up a frozen archeological sight. People live in the ark during their excavation! The author mistakes bitumen (asphalt) for obsidian (volcanic glass) at least once in the book. The author keeps calling mummified remains a "cadaver", not what a scientist would call an ancient body. When writing about a subject I think the author should do the research to make the story believable and not just make up what they think an archeological excavation would entail.
    The narrator did not do a good job reading the female characters. They sounded like annoying little girls.

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    Amazon Customer 05-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "This was intriguing and did not dissapoint!"
    If you could sum up Ararat in three words, what would they be?

    Dark Indiana Jones


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ararat?

    When they were descending the mountain and figured it all out.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Omen meets Indiana Jones.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a twist on a biblical story, so you have to take it as that. Don't go into it thinking you're reading about real events that happened.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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