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The Ark Audiobook

The Ark: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

When brilliant archaeologist Dilara Kenner is contacted by Sam Watson, an old family friend who says that he has crucial information about her missing father, Dilara abandons her Peruvian dig and rushes to Los Angeles to meet him. But at the airport, Sam speaks instead of Noah’s Ark—the artifact her father had long been searching for—and the possible death of billions. Before Sam can explain, he collapses. With his dying breath, he urges Dilara to find Tyler Locke—a man she’s never heard of.

Two days later Dilara manages to track down former combat engineer Tyler Locke on an oil rig off Newfoundland. Her helicopter transport goes down well short of the oil rig’s landing pad and Dilara and those aboard nearly drown. No sooner is Dilara safely on the rig than she convinces Tyler the crash was no accident. Tyler agrees to help her uncover the secret behind Noah's Ark and, more important, her father's disappearance. As the picture begins to come into focus, they realize they have just seven days to find the Ark before its secret is used to wipe out civilization once again.

With a chilling premise and a blistering pace, Boyd Morrison combines all the best elements of a blockbuster thriller with an intelligent and fascinating exploration of one of the Old Testament’s great mysteries.

©2010 Boyd Morrison (P)2010 Simon & Schuster

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    Garth C. Burt 08-28-16 Member Since 2008
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    "A very unique view of Noah's Ark!!"

    I really enjoyed all of this book. it was a very novel approach to a time honored biblical story. We can often see how the Lord can use us to accomplish his will!!

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    cindy Gypsum, CO, United States 05-25-16
    cindy Gypsum, CO, United States 05-25-16
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    "I've tried twice to listen to this book"

    I've tried twice to listen to this book but I can't seem to stay with it. There is nothing believable including the characters who are right out of a romance novel.

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    Blue Dragonfly 08-27-14

    BlueDragonfly

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    "Quite an Adventure"
    Would you listen to The Ark again? Why?

    Possibly, in a distant future. I pretty much got the whole story with this listening experience.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    There were some moments that dragged along a bit. However, it picked up as the story rolled along toward the middle.


    Which character – as performed by Boyd Gaines – was your favorite?

    Tyler Locke and his buddy, Grant. Great team and good humor.


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

    The Ark isn't what you think!


    Any additional comments?

    I've got another of Boyd Morrison's books on Kindle (Rogue Wave) and loved it.. This is the first series book I've listened to. Although the plot was similar to some others I've listened to ("Judas Strain" by James Rollins and Cllive Cussler's, "Plague Ship") it had its own unique twist. I really loved the characters in the book and their "McGyver-like" solutions to some of the obstacles in their way. All in all a good listen. My only complaint is that it twisted and turned a bit too much and could have been shorter and still have been good. Pretty good story for an early effort, though.

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    Chris United States 04-13-14
    Chris United States 04-13-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Riveting"

    I really enjoyed this book archaeologist Dilara Kenner finds Tyler Locke after the death of her friend. It’s a great adventure finding Noah’s Ark it has everything you want in a book; the bad guy is really bad. What a ride. Now onto the next Tyler Locke adventure. The narration was great.

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    Amazon Customer 06-19-13

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    "Great book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I really enjoyed this book. It is not a sappy love story, which I much appreciate. It is just a really good story. It is sort of science fiction but it is also sort of a thriller because the scenario could happen someday in real life. I liked it a lot and have since read both the other books based on the character Tyler Locke which although quite different in storyline have some similar elements in that their stories could really happen/have happened. Great reads! <br/>


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that things in the story could happen/have happened in real life - it was fiction and a bit far-fetched, but still easily in the realm of the possible.


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

    Well after getting into the story I realized that I actually had read the book, but I was better able to picture the scenes and action by his reading. I did like that he changed his voice a bit for the different characters. I think that helps follow the dialogue.


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

    Yes. I usually listen only in the car but I also listened to this one at home several times.


    Any additional comments?

    The reader was a tad slow and I enjoyed it more when played at 1.25X

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    Dean 03-04-13
    Dean 03-04-13 Member Since 2009

    a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.

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    "A great alternate take on the story of Noah's ark."

    A top rate story line with an interesting twist on Noahs Ark. The story has some expected scenes and twists, though the overall plot is sound. It could have been a little shorter, but filled in the areas that could have dragged on with action. I have read a few Flood/ark stories lately, and this on was a different twist.

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    Lotus54 New England, USA 02-19-13
    Lotus54 New England, USA 02-19-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Pretty Good For What It Is..."

    I have to preface this by saying I very rarely listen to or read fiction. So this was a change for me to begin with and I was hesitant for that reason. But I needed a break from my usual serious non-fiction topics. I guess I would describe this as "ear-candy". By that I mean it's an enjoyable listen but I didn't expect it to be very deep, and it wasn't. I'm a little surprised at some reviews that seem shocked and disappointed at how unrealistic aspects of this are; just read the description, are we really expecting realism in a "thriller novel" about a Bible story? I would think anyone wanting realism might try the non-fiction section. But again, I admit that I don't typically read fiction, so maybe there IS realistic fiction out there, although I'd be slightly surprised if it exists on this sort of topic.

    I suppose my lack of disappointment is in part due to the lack of high expectations I had regarding the realism in the story. Having said that, it certainly is unrealistic! Much of it had me thinking "yeah right" or "as if" in my head, but the storytelling was good and the story was still fun, so I enjoyed it nonetheless. The narrator was very good, he had a lot of voices and accents to juggle and I didn't find anything in that regard lacking. I do feel the author got too far off-track from the "Ark" storyline, but it would have been a very short, pointless story otherwise. The main idea of the storyline I think was the "mystery" of the ark claim, and so the characters really had to do a bunch of running around to solve it, otherwise it wouldn't really be a story, would it? The "twist" wasn't much of a twist, I saw most of it coming save a few details, but not to the extent that it ruined the listen for me.

    One thing I disliked was the inevitable romance factor; that just annoys me and it ultimately served no real purpose to the story.

    One important note; I probably would be annoyed had I paid the full price amount for this book. I got it for MUCH less on sale so I felt it was worthwhile, especially given the length of it. Overall I think it was a fun listen as long as you aren't expecting a literary masterpiece. "Ear-Candy", I maintain.

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    G-Force 02-17-13
    G-Force 02-17-13

    Serving God For His Glory!

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    "Similar to the Indian Jones Movies"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book has a lot of action and adventures in exotic locations.


    What other book might you compare The Ark to and why?

    Similar to the Indian Jones Movies


    Which character – as performed by Boyd Gaines – was your favorite?

    Tyler Locke, he is the main character and the hero.


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    Linda Eagar, Az, United States 01-30-13
    Linda Eagar, Az, United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2011
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    "OK, but not great"

    This book was entertaining and good to pass the time, but not one that I would consider a great listen. It just didn't catch my undivided attention. The story board was good, but kind of fizzled at the end.

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    Judy 01-21-13
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    "Keeps you coming back"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I found the book kept me wanting to find out what was going to happen next.


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

    Absolutely.


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