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Secret of the Seventh Son Audiobook

Secret of the Seventh Son

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Publisher's Summary

Nine people have been slain in New York City, nine strangers with nothing in common - the apparent victims of a frighteningly elusive serial killer. Only one thing links the dead: postcards they received, mailed from Las Vegas, announcing the day they would die.

Assigned to the case is a legendary FBI profiler with a troubled past, a drinking problem, and nothing left to lose.... Abandoned to a monastery is an unwanted son born under a curse on the seventh day of the seventh month of the year 777.... Unprepared for a momentous discovery is a post-World War II expedition into the crypts of a clandestine medieval society.... but all lead to a secret embroiled in destiny, history, evil, faith, and corruption - and one terrifying truth that no one must ever know.

©2009 Glenn Cooper; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    Mt. Echo 03-27-13
    Mt. Echo 03-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Ugh! The Language was atrocious!"
    Any additional comments?

    So many F-bombs! If you took out the filthy language the book would be awesome but then it would only be half its length! What a shame.

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    C. Johnson Powhatan, VA United States 02-15-13
    C. Johnson Powhatan, VA United States 02-15-13 Member Since 2008

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    "Ultra creative storyline - eerily plausible"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! Glenn Cooper created a multi-level story that mixes Clive Cussler-like historical tie-ins, but at three periods in time, 8th century England, post-World War II England and American, and present day. The result is a somewhat dark view of God's plan for each us that plays out on the streets of New York as a series of random events, and ultimately all threads of the story weave together into a tight fabric of plausibility that leaves the reader wondering "what if this were true?". Definitely in the top two percent for creativity and enjoyability.


    Which character – as performed by Mark Boyett – was your favorite?

    Mark did a superb job narrating the many characters in the story, creating separate voices that which were delivered without any distraction from the storyline.


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

    Yes. I found myself looking for opportunities to dive back into the story throughout the day. While I couldn't finish it in one day, I did finish it as quickly as I could.


    Any additional comments?

    I figured out the premise of the story at about the middle of the book. One line delivered by Mark, alias Peter, gave it away.

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    Cynthia Warren, OH, United States 02-03-13
    Cynthia Warren, OH, United States 02-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Very Intriguing"

    The author keeps you on your toes. The book has so many elements - you have to pay attention.

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    Valeri Cypress, TX, United States 01-10-13
    Valeri Cypress, TX, United States 01-10-13 Member Since 2011

    Flight attendant. Love to "read" while I'm walking.

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    "I loved this book!"
    What did you love best about Secret of the Seventh Son?

    I was so intrigued by the story. A real "what if" scenario. I loved the whole concept that the author came up with and I was very impressed by the way he wove the story together from medieval to present day. When the story first jumped back in time I was confused as to what the reason was but when it came into focus I loved it.


    What does Mark Boyett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice seems to match the character of the mildly flawed FBI agent Piper. He just had a realism that came through to me.


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

    Are you BTH?


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    Daniel Juckette Corrales, NM, United States 08-06-12
    Daniel Juckette Corrales, NM, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2011

    I discovered audio books when my required reading for my profession left me with no time to read for pleasure. Now every chore is a read.

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    "Begins and ends in corruption"
    Would you listen to Secret of the Seventh Son again? Why?

    Maybe. The story line is so bizare, it might reveal more character development.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The paranoid computer geek, who drives the plot.


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

    Haven't listened to other performances. He breathes life into a plotline that leaps from century to century.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The "reveal" of area 59


    Any additional comments?

    Improbable plot but captivating storyline.

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    Amazon Customer Forestville, MD, United States 07-04-12
    Amazon Customer Forestville, MD, United States 07-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A riveting novel"
    What did you love best about Secret of the Seventh Son?

    I love mysteries and this was awesome. It has an intriguing story line that takes you from past to present and back again. It was exciting I couldn't stop listening.


    What other book might you compare Secret of the Seventh Son to and why?

    I have not read anything like the Secret of the Seventh Son. It is a very unique story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I cannot pick a favorite scene I enjoyed the whole book.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is definitely worth a listening,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer millersburg, IN, United States 06-16-12
    Amazon Customer millersburg, IN, United States 06-16-12 Member Since 2017
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    "interested"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend it , i am not yet finished with it. I am only thru to the second half. Since i am enjoying it so far and can't wait to see how it all ties together in the end. i think it is a good book.


    What was most disappointing about Glenn Cooper’s story?

    I had hard time listening to it and doing anything else. i like to do dishes or laundry etc while listening but had to pay attention to understand it.


    What three words best describe Mark Boyett’s performance?

    clear, excited understandable


    Do you think Secret of the Seventh Son needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    idk i am not done with it yet but i would read another book from this author just because this one is so good.


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    Jane United States 06-09-12
    Jane United States 06-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Confusing, but okay"

    Had a hard time following this one for quite awhile. It made sense in the end. It was okay.

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    Alex 04-30-12
    Alex 04-30-12
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    "Finally some new ideas! - M u s t R e a d -"

    Are all the mystery/thriller books starting to sound the same? This well written book has some novel ideas that make it stand out from the rest! My one complaint was that the book bounces back and forth between different time frames, and although it does eventually add to the story, each jump into the past seems to steal a little of the momentum away. You've gotta read this one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sheronne Pickering 04-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Definately a great story"
    Where does Secret of the Seventh Son rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoyed this book and the narration by Mark Bpyette. I am looking forward to more of Glenn Cooper's books and Mark Boyett's narration.


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