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A team of Nazi scientists has made an amazing discovery. But experiments have gone terribly wrong. The situation gets out of hand, and before long the expedition members find themselves peering into the deepest recesses of the human soul. Purdue, Nina and Sam realize that their only hope for survival is to unlock the secrets of the Order of the Black Sun. 

The Order of the Black Sun series leads the listener on a roller-coaster ride in search of a legend. Packed with breathtaking suspense and nerve-shredding action, the Order of the Black Sun series is a thrilling listen for all fans of action, suspense, and intrigue.

©2015 Preston W. Child (P)2020 Preston W. Child

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Fraud

This is an "author" (and I put that in quotes because the average 10 year old writes better) who uses a name intended to trick buyers into purchasing his books believing it to be a collaboration of popular authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

Amazon would be doing customers a favor if they removed this dunce from their offerings. His writing sucks.

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Maybe the worst ever

I rarely write reviews, but I felt morally compelled to warn others that this drivel is to be avoided. I like science fiction and the supernatural, but this is far beyond any stretch of belief. A handful of civilians manage to man an abandoned WW II German submarine and sink a modern destroyer!! A single scientist develops a vaccine for a new fatal virus in hours using a 70 year old abandoned lab!! Come on. Over and over the impossible is used without explanation to rescue the characters. It is almost laughable. Makes Marvel comics look realistic. The many mispronunciations be the narrator add to the cheapness of this production. Avoid! Avoid! Avoid!

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I just can't

I didn't last 10 minutes into the book. The narration would ruin any novel. This was fingernails-on-a-blackboard bad!

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There was far more profanity than in past novels. We enjoyed them much more with less profanity.

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Good

Another good plot that gives one some history, adventure and time travel The characters are good, this hold ones interests. Given audio which added to this story. All of his books have been good.
Given audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

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  • A Gurney
  • 06-27-20

A series review, rather than individual ones.

The Order of the Black Sun series, basically, harkens back to the old pulp novels of investigators/scientists vs horrifying cults/evil baddies/Nazis, with a bit of a modern twist. They are generally fun reads, a little light on scientific accuracy in places, featuring a trio of protagonists who hail from Edinburgh: a modern historian, a Pulitzer winning reporter and a millionaire/billionaire (the books can't quite keep it straight which is the case) tech inventor.

Now the bad part: American narrators, yes, plural, across the series.

Any Brit listening to these is going to be constantly on edge waiting for the horrendous mispronunciations and accents. Some examples:

The narrator of the first two stories kept on referring to MI6 as M16.

The accents of the three protagonists jump about, at first I thought the reporter was meant to be Irish but when their abode was confirmed I realised he was meant to be Scots, but its strength comes and goes across the series; the other two protagonists have zero Scots accents, the historian can kind of be explained as she spent time in other universities, but the inventor often ends up sounding like a brash American businessman.

Place names, oh god, after 13 books I think I've only heard Edinburgh correctly pronounced once, but I suspect it was an accident on the part of the narrator; mostly it's a mix of Edinborough, Edinbruh (yes, the "r" before the "u"), and Edinburg (hard "g"). Then there's the one book that's predominantly set in Lyon, except, for the first two thirds of the book, where the narrator calls it Lion, even when being pronounced by a French taxi driver; I can only presume someone with a bit of knowledge walked in and asked why they kept talking about lions...

Despite all this, however, they are fun and should be enjoyed in a light-hearted manner.

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  • Andy Boyle
  • 06-16-20

Weirdly almost enjoyable...

I got this book as a free offer, so bearing this in mind, here is my honest review.
This is the beginning of a series in the style of a sort of Indian Jones type globetrotting adventure. I have some issues.
The story, overall is actually a lot of fun and I was quite happy to listen to the whole thing. In detail however the writing is all over the place, with bizarre leaps in continuity and the requirement to not only suspend your disbelief, but to actively hang it out to dry. In the rain.
I won't give any spoilers, but trust me on this.
The main character are all Scottish, apart from a smaterring of other nationalities. So the narrator is American. The exposition is fine. He can do the American bits quite well too. He cannot do a Scottish accent. It might be that I am particularly hard to please in this area, being Scottish myself, but ALL this narrators accents are terrible. Basically, they all sound vaguely irish/Pakistani with different ways of pronouncing 'th' badly. Sadly there are no characters of irish/Pakistani parentage, so he missed a trick there. As I said, I finished the books, but there where many parts where I laughed at the unintentional comedy of it.

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  • Nat Venosi
  • 06-12-21

Highly enjoyable adventure, characters and voice

This series is fast becoming my go to when I want to escape from hard thrillers, police procedurals etc. I don’t have to think too much or question the viability I just let myself go with it! I find Dan’s voice very soothing, well paced and has given the characters a real sense of individuality. I feel I know them all and want to go along with each of their adventures. I do love this author for the wonderful places and characters he has introduced me to. I am worried about all the next in the series being read by another narrator. Why did you have to change!? So disappointing, I can tell from the sample and comments it wasn’t a good move and I’m not going to get the same experience I did with Dan Lawson so my enjoyment of these may be short lived :o(