Already an international best-seller, The Moses Expedition by Juan Gómez-Jurado is “a brilliant thriller—sharp, suspenseful, engrossing” (Brad Thor). As spies, mercenaries, archaeologists, and powerbrokers—equipped with sophisticated technology and modern weaponry—struggle to possess the Ark of the Covenant, the action careens from terrorist cells in New York to a lost valley in Jordan.
OK i have to admit this book took me a LONG time to get into, but I finally finished it. The reader was very good, bringing the characters to life and giving voice to nuances. The story? Broadly speaking, been there done that...but learned something about the desert, history, and overall was entertained. That's the point, isn't it?
After listening to God???s Spy and thoroughly enjoying it, I was looking forward to this book with much anticipation. However, I struggled with this book for at least the first half and only slightly less so for the remainder. I could never quite get my head into the overall book. While some parts flowed along nicely, other parts seemed disjointed and misplaced. There are so many characters to keep track of that many of them just get lost. I forced myself to continue listening at times just to see if the story would start to flow better. I breathed a sigh of relief when I finally finished the book, but I didn???t feel fulfilled such as with many other books. Yes, the plot came to a conclusion, but it was not a satisfying one. As far as recommending this book to friends, I am hesitant since there are many better thrillers out there that I would recommend before this book. And this book???s predecessor, God???s Spy, would be one book definitely recommended over this one.
I listened to the entire first half and still am clueless. I think it must have lost something in the translation, that and the narrator puts me to sleep. Can I get my credit back? Wouldn't that be nice.
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