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The Sign and the Seal

The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant
Narrated by: Steven Crossley
Length: 21 hrs and 31 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (75 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The fate of the Lost Ark of the Covenant is one of the great historical mysteries of all time. To believers, the Ark is the legendary vessel holding the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. The Bible contains hundreds of references to the Ark's power to level mountains, destroy armies, and lay waste to cities. The Ark itself, however, mysteriously disappears from recorded history sometime after the building of the Temple of Solomon.

After 10 years of searching through the dusty archives of Europe and the Middle East, as well as braving the real-life dangers of a bloody civil war in Ethiopia, Graham Hancock has succeeded where scores of others have failed. This intrepid journalist has tracked down the true story behind the myths and legends - revealing where the Ark is today, how it got there, and why it remains hidden.

Part fascinating scholarship and part entertaining adventure yarn, tying together some of the most intriguing tales of all time - from the Knights Templar and Prester John to Parsival and the Holy Grail - this book will appeal to anyone fascinated by the revelation of hidden truths and the discovery of secret mysteries.

©1992 Graham Hancock (P)2018 Tantor

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You still won’t know

You still won’t know where it is bub
No matter how often you listen bub

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20 hours of painstaking listening

20 hours of his travel and interests, and only in the dying moments does he tell the listener that he can neither deny or confirm the arks location it’s maybe in a...,

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Difficult to follow on an audio format

Difficult to follow on an audio format. Complicated. I only got about 2 hours into it and had to change books. The author did extensive research however it is difficult to follow in audio.

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  • Moneenroe
  • 02-27-19

Excellent

Amazing research and tenacity. Great story-telling. Very well read. I hope Graham Hancock will be appreciated by the mainstream media for the incredible research and work that go in to all his books. His contribution to our knowledge of the world of antiquity is immeasurable.

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  • Oli
  • 05-20-19

Sneering narrator

This is an excellent book but is spoiled by the narration. Crossley(?) makes a great deal of the material sound as though it is uttered as a sneer of utmost derision, which lends the narrative an unpleasant flavour which it would not otherwise have.

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  • Rob Wager
  • 05-19-19

Read the book

Thankfully, I have read the book and sadly may do again. Why, the narration. It is terrible and sounds like a robotic text reader.

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  • Golden girl
  • 02-23-19

The Sign and the Seal

I was very disappointed with this book. I found it long and laborious with absolutely nothing to offer at the end.

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  • Alex
  • 02-07-19

Good if your into it.

A detailed tale of Graham Hancock’s first foray into pseudo-archeology as he goes full Indiana Jones. More travel journal than ‘fact’ hunting but still a good listen if you’re already a fan.

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