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Publisher's Summary

The truth about human history is about to be revealed...but will we be allowed to know it?

For thousands of years, the truth about human history has intentionally been suppressed and exploited.

For decades, scholars have been saying that the truth about human history will be found inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, but up till now no one has ever been able to find it. Those who tried have been ridiculed and persecuted.

Will Daniel Rossler and Dr. Sarah Clarke be allowed to uncover the real and true message? As they come closer to the truth, skepticism out of the academic community is replaced by evil and malicious adversaries, dumping them into a very hostile world where violence, deceit, and duplicity become their daily companions. The mysterious Orion Society with its deranged and psychopathic members, the CIA, the Marines, the Mossad, and even the president of the United States become involved. Not all of them have good intentions.

The Tenth Cycle is a full-length novel, a provocative technothriller about human history, conspiracies, and an ancient society with power and money that will stop at nothing to reach their sinister goals.

This fast-paced thriller adventure is the first book in J C Ryan's Rossler Foundation Mystery series.

©2014 JC Ryan (P)2017 JC Ryan

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Bad audio, but book worth purchasing

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would definitely recommend the print or electronic version of this book to a friend. The story is fun, action packed, and fast paced. However, I wouldn't recommend the audiobook because the narrator's voice (I'm not sure if it's a weird accent or a lisp) kept pulling me out of the story, and tarnished my experience with this story as a result.

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

Absolutely! I felt like I barely had a chance to catch a breather before the characters were thrust into more action.

How could the performance have been better?

I'm not sure if the performance could've been improved by the narrator as the problem was his voice. However, the book could've been performed better if it would've been done by a different narrator.

Do you think The Tenth Cycle needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes, this story has more threads than Souja Boy has stacks. Another book could easily be written.

Any additional comments?

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Interesting!

This book has a very good story. In a way, different way to see men's evolution. It's really enjoyable. I highly recommend it.

This book was free for an honest review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Dan Brown -ish

Where does The Tenth Cycle rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I read a lot of mystery and thriller books every month and most of them turn out to be pretty meh. This book was an exception. The synopsis promises an action packed book and then the book actually delivers on that promise. Apart from a few dull moments, the story is fast paced and never bored me. The suspense is well crafted and every chapter makes it more n more thrilling. It all comes to a head in the end and climaxes with a satisfying ending.

What about William Andre Gensburger’s performance did you like?

The narration was one of the good points of this audiobook. Andre delivered an awesome performance, with a distinct voice for each of the characters. All the dialogues were clear and understandable and I didn't have to rewind, which I hate to do.

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A decent archaeological thriller

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was an interesting archaeology thriller involving the pyramids. The narrator did a good job of providing unique voices for characters and the story, though a little slow at times, kept my interest.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A great book.

I really liked this book and the narration is terrific. I love archeological books. This one has to do with the great pyramid and an interesting theory. A must read. I received this audio book for free at my request and voluntarily reviewed.

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Great thriller

Would you consider the audio edition of The Tenth Cycle to be better than the print version?

Yes

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

Yes

Which scene was your favorite?

When they rescued the grandparents

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

It was a bit long for one sitting but did keep the interest

Any additional comments?

This book was given in exchange for a review.<br/><br/>The book kept my interest and actually had a fantastic plot. The historic details were obviously researched. The interweaving of shadow organizations within the government was well done also.<br/><br/>I felt that the plot developed well and was not at all confusing<br/><br/>The narration took me a few minutes to get used to but overall was excellent. The number of different voices was good with each distinguishable from others.

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  • Nikki
  • Australia
  • 07-23-17

Who built the pyramids?

What made the experience of listening to The Tenth Cycle the most enjoyable?

Action, thriller, mystery, romance. For me, this book had it all.

What did you like best about this story?

Probably the romance and mystery.

What about William Andre Gensburger’s performance did you like?

Nice voice and accent

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Not what expected. Slow

Political / Religious? Female characters spend a lot of time in kitchen and comes off chauvinistic. Narrator has odd accent.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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The Tenth Cycle

I don't see a whole lot of archeology going on in this book.I'm not sure I will finish it.The narrator is pretty bad.William Andre Gensburger sometimes has a decent accent ,ten he goes back to his reading with no inflection or feeling.It is hard to listen to.It also is very 'HOORAH&quot; men are great,brothers stand together,etc.There is one woman whe doesn't stand out at all.The story is good,even with the detractors.“I was given this free review copy audiobook and have voluntarily left this review.&quot; 

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Gripping, I could not put it down...

I read book 2 a few weeks ago and loved it so I've been looking forward to getting to this book, and I was not disappointed. Book 2 had quite a few spoilers in it for this book, so if you plan to read the series I recommend doing so in order.

Even knowing approximately how the book would end I still found myself unable to stop listening and finished the book in 1 day. The writing is excellent and tension and suspense had me 'on the edge of my seat'. I went through a whole range of emotions while listening I'm told my face was very expressive and was asked several times what was so amusing.

I highly recommend both this book and the next one in the series, I've already got book 3 on my reading list for this month.

The narration was excellent, clear character voices and a compelling delivery.

There were a few errors where mistakes made while recording the narration hadn't been removed but these were short, only a few seconds each.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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  • med c
  • 08-04-17

Mystery book

What does William Andre Gensburger bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Narration is very good and clear.

Any additional comments?

If you like mystery, suspense, thrillers, and conspiracy with good clean healthy romance mixed in you will enjoy it. I enjoyed it very much.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 08-17-17

Now let's go change the world.

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A book in three parts - an investigation started by a journalist looking for a story series about the building of the Great Pyramid which blossoms into something so much more; a love story; a 'thriller' aspect of nefarious persons determined to halt the discoveries getting out into the world.<br/><br/>The investigation: quite fascinating and wide ranging, incorporating myth and legend, astrology, archaeology, mathematics, statistics, computer coding and linguistics. This part was, mostly, well done and if not totally convincing in it's entirety, was certainly plausible and thought provoking.<br/><br/>The romance. I think 'awful' sums it up succinctly.<br/><br/>The opposition: well, I guess it would have been rather a dull fictional story without something to spice it up, but the whole was poorly done and the main baddies were almost risible. The centuries old Orion organisation, super rich and powerful, yet totally secret seemed just that little bit too outlandish, incompetent (and known to so many!), it did not ring true.<br/><br/>Add in the poor characterisations and flat writing and this was a book I was seriously losing the will to finish by the time I was two thirds of the way through despite the good narration by William Gensburger. His voice was warm, well paced and modulated, and his protagonists were slightly differentiated in conversation. But given the often poor exchanges, especially during the growing romance scenes, even he must have found this hard work. There was also the annoying "End of chapter ..." stated after each section before the more usual continuing 'Chapter ...' followed by the heading, that further broke concentration. His delivery of the textual exploration of each new discovery, though, was excellent, read more like a factual document and so assisting the believability of the theories as they evolved.<br/>So, a really interesting idea but badly presented. A book half the length, omitting the uninspiring romantic attempts, would have been at least twice as good. There were also half a dozen editting problems where words already spoken were repeated immediately after. I received my copy of The Tenth Cycle as a complimentary download from the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. Thank you. With much to enjoy and ponder, I am sorry that the book as a whole did not live up to it's obvious promise.

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  • Greg Hale
  • 08-14-17

Aweful ... Utterly aweful

Utter garbage!
Premise of story started reasonably well.
But deteriorated rapidly after third chapter!
Combined with the worst narration I've had the misfortune to struggle through in nearly a decade I will be getting a full refund shortly!

It was that bad I'm off to get my ears syringed

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  • Tony Bough
  • 08-02-17

Excellent!

Would you listen to The Tenth Cycle again? Why?

Yes. There's a few twists and turns in the book and the science around it and the pyramids is fascinating enough to encourage me to listen again.

What did you like best about this story?

The premise of the story from the first few pages of an earlier civilization through to the modern day unraveling of the secrets of the great pyramid are incredible. Also Daniel and Sarah are incredibly like-able characters, as are most of their friends and family that we meet along the way.

Have you listened to any of William Andre Gensburger’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No. The narration was great though. A nice easy voice to listen too but also one that keeps you listening to the story. There were a couple of points in the story that there seemed to be background noise, not from the narrator but almost from the location it was recorded. It wasn't distracting and the narration is really good.

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

Yes. I think I did it in three car journeys. I really got into it!

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful