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The Blood Gospel Audiobook

The Blood Gospel: The Order of the Sanguines, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

An earthquake in Masada, Israel, kills hundreds and reveals a tomb buried in the heart of the mountain. A trio of investigators - Sergeant Jordan Stone, a military forensic expert; Father Rhun Korza, a Vatican priest; and Dr. Erin Granger, a brilliant but disillusioned archaeologist - are sent to explore the macabre discovery, a subterranean temple holding the crucified body of a mummified girl.

But a brutal attack at the site sets the three on the run, thrusting them into a race to recover what was once preserved in the tomb's sarcophagus: a book rumored to have been written by Christ's own hand, a tome that is said to hold the secrets to His divinity. The enemy who hounds them is like no other, a force of ancient evil directed by a leader of impossible ambitions and incalculable cunning.

©2013 James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Jude 08-22-16
    Jude 08-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I want to suck your blood"

    The story was well paced and wriiten. But WHY did the narrator do his best Bela Lugosi voice for the vampires. It was clichéd and made me wince while listening. I don't know if I will listen to another if the narrator is the same.

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    Donna Gorton 07-28-16
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    "Love it!"

    I've read all of Rollin's books & I feel like this series draws you in to a new shadowy world but still contains all the beloved elements his other books have: action, adventure, a touch of romance, thrills, a mixture if facts & science... Love it!

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    Todd W 07-18-16
    Todd W 07-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Can't wait for the next one!"

    These two writers are awesome ! The narration is perfection. Had to buy three more credits couldn't wait a month for tje next one.

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    Jordan 07-04-16
    Jordan 07-04-16
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    "I really loved it."

    Lots of twists, history, solid characters. You gets used to the narrator. Definitely recommend it.

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    Denali Espy 04-18-16
    Denali Espy 04-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved the story line!"

    Good book! I loved the way it takes religious speculation and answers it in the story. really cool. I loved the book and will continue. great starting book. It starts slow, but give it a chance and you will be rewarded.

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    Arnold Slater Ruckersville Virginia 03-06-16
    Arnold Slater Ruckersville Virginia 03-06-16
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    "Historical fiction and Vampire Priests....makes for dark fun"

    They had me from the first dusty tomb. Throw in an Ancient book written in Christ's own blood that is protected by a sect of sanctified Vampires and you have got an interesting twist in the world as we know it. Christian Baskous lends his talents to the telling of this tale to great effect. I'm hooked.

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    Debora Snyder 10-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "decent story, narration not so much"

    will take check out and read the next book in the series, don't think I can listen to another recording with this same narrator. It was awful. the narrator did a relatively decent job when he was doing different voices, but in the general reading of the book it was awful.

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    Donald 10-09-15
    Donald 10-09-15 Member Since 2017
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    "History rich vampire novel"

    I like the author's use of historical facts to weave together fiction, but Christian readers might find this twist on biblical events hard to stomach. I would describe this as a cross between Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code and Anne Rice's vampire books. I might have given it a higher rating if so many scenes weren't plainly taken right out of other similar stories. Basically, if you liked the Sigma Force novels AND you like vampire stories, you'll enjoy this.

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    Lynn Fraser Watertown,WI USA 08-21-15
    Lynn Fraser Watertown,WI USA 08-21-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Oh no, my favorite author went to the dogs!!"

    I hated this book. Forced myself to read it. It had to get better right? Wrong. What the heck, James, are you in a coma? Awful writing, a root canal would be better than this book.

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    Buffy Media, PA 07-20-15
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    "Interesting story"

    Keep me going .... Twists and turns good listen
    Will continue with story .....
    Ready, set, go .....

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