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The Atlantis Code Audiobook

The Atlantis Code

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A thrill-seeking Harvard linguistics professor and an ultrasecret branch of the Catholic Church go head-to-head in a race to uncover the secrets of the lost city of Atlantis. The ruins of the technologically-advanced, eerily-enigmatic ancient civilization promise their discoverer fame, fortune, and power... but hold earth-shattering secrets about the origin of man.

While world-famous linguist and archaeologist, Thomas Lourds, is shooting a film that dramatizes his flamboyant life and scientific achievements, satellites spot impossibly ancient ruins along the Spanish coast. Lourds knows exactly what it means: the Lost Continent of Atlantis has been found. The race is on, and Lourds' challengers will do anything to get there first.

Whoever controls the Lost Continent will control the world.

©2009 Charles Brokow; (P)2009 Random House

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    Jessie Hernandez 05-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Terrible."

    This could be an "okay" book... but I couldn't tell through the incredibly horrible narration. His reading was annoying to say the least. His voice was windy buzzed in my head with a sort of mis-placed self-admiration. His character voices and accents were god-awful at best. The "beautiful young woman" could only be pictured as a frumpy old British woman/spinster. The "beautiful russian sister's" first line made me picture a husky middle aged russian man with a heavy cigarette addiction and a large, smoke stained mustache. I couldn't listen to this. I was about 4 chapters in and I just couldn't take it anymore. If your reading voice sounds like this guy then you might enjoy a windy bag of air who's accents make the italian guy sound arab and the arab guy sound russian. Borderline racist.

    The writer gushes over the description of his lead character which makes me believe he might have written the female love interest from his own point of view. No subtlety. No finesse. Just over indulgent gushing (ie. "...women noticeably swooned when he entered the room..." or "...if inclined, he'd probably give Don Juan a run for his money..."). My god man... seriously?!

    Just....don't.

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    Sharon Wright Milton, WI USA 05-13-17
    Sharon Wright Milton, WI USA 05-13-17
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    "a mystery across the ages"

    fascinating read with an ending you won't forget. can't wait for the movie - I hope there will be one.

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    Jeremiah L.F. 05-05-17 Member Since 2015
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    "great story, boring narrator"

    enjoy the story of so very much but I can't help thinking that I would have enjoyed it more if the narration had been less monotonous. I don't believe I have ever heard of murderous high speed car chase sound quite so..... mundane. the voices and accents were done very well though.

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    Definitive X 04-20-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Narration was hard to stomach"

    The story was difficult to settle in to because the narration was awful.
    I have to say that this is my first review, although listened to some excellent books. But this particular one got on my nerves so bad that I felt I should cement the complaints of many others.
    The terrible impressions of Russian, Italian, and Arabic characters were somewhat funny at first, but quickly became like nails on a chalkboard. Got to the point where I could only take the book in small sessions. I would cringe during long conversations between certain characters and dreaded the next awful impression. I would have much preferred a monotone performance that this narrators horrible attempts at accents. So bad, in fact, that I will never listen to a book narrated by him again regardless of how much I'd like the story.

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    Dibba 01-04-17
    Dibba 01-04-17
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    "It was a great book for the adventurer inside me."

    I would love to see this as a movie on the big screen. Loved it.

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    Recgar 10-26-16
    Recgar 10-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "tolerable but arrogant and predictable"

    Definitely a sound story line but Charles missed every opportunity at presenting a genuine mystery. Bad guys revealed to early - several missed opportunities at suspense and wonder - certainly not Dan Brown likeness which was my main reason for this book. Some interesting twists on known history which were entertaining but impractical. That every woman woos over our naive hero reveals either the author is arrogant or wishful - you decide

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    Lauren F. 09-16-16
    Lauren F. 09-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "did not enjoy"

    I was barely able to finish. I'm a linguist myself and thought I'd love this book, but it was boring and predictable. I couldn't stand the voice for one of the main characters (Leslie), it sounded like a man making fun of a woman's voice, not like a professional voice actor.

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    Justin Hall 08-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertaining for most of the story."

    I enjoyed the build up to the climax, but the ending was disappointing and it failed to leave me with any desire to wonder what happens next.

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    Terrance 07-20-16
    Terrance 07-20-16 Member Since 2017
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    "fiction that plays on facts "

    this is a good read / conspiracy theory if you like thinking outside the box. i really enjoyed it and will read the rest of this series

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    jane United States 05-31-16
    jane United States 05-31-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Tiresome."

    The lead character is the most intelligent, charming, handsome man on the planet and every woman he meets swoons, but he is too focused on ancient languages to notice. Ugh.

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