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Artifact Audiobook

Artifact

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Publisher's Summary

An ancient, alien technology that will change what it means to be human, a conspiracy begun before the first pyramid was built, and a world threatened by an unimaginable horror.

Deep in the Indian Ocean, Dr. Selene Khan enters an underwater dome thousands of years old, one that is fully operational. She barely escapes to the surface, only to discover that her research vessel has vanished. Can she make it to shore 100 miles away?

On the other side of the world, Agent Jack Elliot uncovers an impossible 900 grams of antimatter. The trail leads him to Egypt, betrayal, and a sinister brainwashing facility. There, in a desperate move, he rescues Dr. Selene Khan, fleeing with her into the desert.

Together, Selene and Jack race to unravel a global conspiracy and learn the truth about an ancient, alien artifact and how civilization really began. Two people must summon the courage and extraordinary ability to stop the world's oldest plan from plunging humanity onto a twisted, evolutionary path.

Artifact is a lightning-paced adventure, utterly unpredictable right up to its stunning conclusion.

©2015 Vaughn Heppner, Logan White (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    J 04-14-17
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    "Don't listen to the bad reviews!"

    I almost didn't buy this book because of all the negative reviews, but I'm glad I didn't listen to all those critics. Is this book a classic? No! Are there some errors in it? Yes. But it is one heck of a fun listen. The main characters defy all odds to defeat the evil "Mother" who is hell bent on destruction. They left this open for a sequel and I can't wait. It just goes to show that you have to make your own judgements and not put too much stock in the opinions of others.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J Spanga, Sweden 11-11-16
    J Spanga, Sweden 11-11-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Conspiracy theory anyone?"

    I did not like this book. The performance was over the top with silly character voices and the story did not make sense. Also, thin characterisation, ridiculous plot points and so much conspiracy theory that I was about to stop listening. Plus a very unsatisfying conclusion.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Benjamin 04-08-17
    Benjamin 04-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Mulligan for Heppner"

    If you liked Heppner's Lost Starship Series, read that again and stay away from this. All the reviews here referring to silly plot and characters are true. I'm surprised they were able to get Luke Daniels to read this -- he usually is an indicator of something good (Iron Druid, etc).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Copper Minehart 04-05-17 Member Since 2014
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    "An easy listen."

    No miracles but nonetheless it was entertaining :-) I would definitely listen to a second chapter.

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    Patrick J. Briggs 01-25-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Massively disappointing!"

    This book may not be the worst audiobook I've ever listened to but it was pretty close. The characters were one-dimensional, there was no plot to speak of and the writing was somthing you might expect from a 14 year old kid who has read way too many Clive Cussler novels.
    The narration is harder to critique, it bordered on creepy but that may be because of the idiotic dialog.
    Don't waste your money or your time.

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    Joy Annapolis MD United States 10-04-16
    Joy Annapolis MD United States 10-04-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Ho Hum"

    This book had some promise but it fell short. With all of the unusual events taking place that the protagonists witnessed, it drove me nuts they were in such denial that there just might be other forces outside of what the world knew to be certain. The story was action packed but overall pretty dry.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tm 10-09-16
    Tm 10-09-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Good if it were intended for a YA audience."

    While there was some interesting tech and an interesting plot. The story needed more development. IMHO this had a chance to be an epic sci-fi thriller. While still an interesting listen it tetters on the edge of recommendabilty if that is even a word.
    Luke Daniels saved the story with another great performance.

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    James Hess Texas A&M University 01-29-17
    James Hess Texas A&M University 01-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "This book was a mess."

    Luke Daniels did the best he could.

    The characters in this book gained intelligence and lost it. A super human soldier was beaten by a just-a-guy. Characters would get detailed and interesting back stories right before biting it.

    I couldn't wait to be done.

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    trey 05-25-17
    trey 05-25-17 Member Since 2012
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    "just not for me."

    Vaughn Heppner that is why I got this book. I was hoping for something like star Vikings. I love those books. this was nothing like that. like I said just not for me.

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    Georgia Salida, Co USA 05-02-17
    Georgia Salida, Co USA 05-02-17 Member Since 2009

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Good Interesting Story"

    I enjoyed the spin on the story and the way things played out with the main characters

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