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The Third Temple

Sam Reilly, Book 7
Narrated by: David Gilmore
Series: Sam Reilly Series, Book 7
Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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A mystery wrapped in a myth about the origins of humanity. A race to find an ancient pyramid hidden in plain sight. A secret so dangerous its guardians will kill to protect it. And an ancient covenant that might save the world, or destroy it completely.

In 1655, a group of explorers from the Emerald Star entered the Namibian Desert in search of an ancient relic rumored to be hidden in a secret temple. None of the crew ever returned - but stories of their mysterious demise continued to be told.

In the present-day Turkish subterranean city of Derinkuyu, a strange wooden placard is discovered floating in an old well. It’s covered in the script of a language long forgotten, but Sam Reilly has seen the text before. The words suggest an ancient race might still exist, and are in the process of building a new temple. The question is - is it the same temple where Dr. Billie Swan is being held prisoner?

©2016 Christopher Cartwright (P)2018 Christopher Cartwright

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The third temple

This is a good book.It is rather long,so pay attention while listening.SO many of his former adventures merge in this story that it leaves you breathless by the end! Fast paced fun. David Gilmore was a fine narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • TU
  • 09-13-18

A fantastic action/mystery series!

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

I have really enjoyed this series and really enjoyed following Sam Reilly on his adventures. Each story builds on the last but can stand alone. The narration is superb and really brings these stories to life. The story is fast paced and highly entertaining. Definitely worth checking out!

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  • Jan M
  • Southwest
  • 08-28-18

Awesome Book!

The Third Temple by Christopher Cartwright is absolutely gripping. I love the character of Sam Reilly and immediately get pulled into the book. I love how the author weaves history into fiction with so many outstanding elements. The imagery is incredible. I have never really thought of the Four Horsemen until listening to this book, and I was hooked. The descriptions in this story had me visualizing so much. David Gilmore is the perfect narrator for this book and series. He is so talented giving the various characters distinguishable voices and portraying the fitting emotions. This was such a great listen! On a side note, this is not the last of the Four Horsemen.

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Sam Reilly back at it

So this is my second Sam Reilly book, after first reading 15. I don't know why I did this to myself but here it goes: Sam Reilly is an adventurer in a world with a mix of science and legend. The book has some really interesting plot points and you can see how many of the books tie in together but I think you'd be much better off with starting on book #1

The narration is also pretty decent. I was given a code in exchange for my review.

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Fun to listen to

Good book, the narration is good, just not as gripping as others, but well worth the time to listen. I received this audio book at my request and voluntarily reviewed.

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Sam and Tom back again!

I love this series. I havnt exactly listened in order but they are all stand alone. I saw a previous review that complained that Sam didn’t appear until halfway through the book, this isn’t necessarily true I would say maybe a quarter to a third into the books Sam shows up, however it is the style of the series to often have several other back stories within the full tale. I enjoy the other stories and they are always relevant to the story as a whole. I love the descriptions by the author I can always feel like I can see or experience the places he is describing. In this one Sam deals with the master builders once again and possibly the four horsemen of the apocalypse as he and Tom try to find their friend Billie who has been missing. Lots of action lots of mystery and twists and turns. I enjoy this series very much and as always the narration is excellent! I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Enjoyable book and narration

I enjoyed this book. The blending of fiction and history was well done. While this is the 7th book int he series, i did not feel hampered that I had not read the previous books. Now I want to. The narrator did a good job as well. Worth a listen for sure!

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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End of the world? Not so fast...

Christopher Cartwright’s writing and David Gilmore’s narration are a good marriage that deliver another great Sam Reilly novel. Although 7th in the series, it stands very well on its own. This book has hints of events in previous books but in no way detracts from the story. It actually makes the reader want to go to the beginning and get caught up. The thoughtful weaving of history and Fiction into a masterful book is almost overwhelming (in a good way). End of the world? Well maybe… Well maybe not… The take on the 4 horsemen is truly a masterful stroke of the pen!

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

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  • Max R
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  • 06-07-19

Story was fine, didn't care for the narration

I was really hoping for a solid adventure book with this one. I got about half of what I wanted. The first thing that I'll say is that I haven't read any of the other books in the series. That didn't preclude me from enjoying what was written, however. The tale that Christopher Cartwright has provided was quite good. There are elements of the story (ancient tech, cities, expeditions) that required some significant research on his part to be able to make them feel real in the story to others that have some knowledge or expertise. I commend him for that to be sure. What I DID struggle with was the narration. I've seen other reviews that offer high praise for David Gilmore and, to be sure, he has exquisite pacing and his diction and characterizations are both excellent, but something about the overall tone and quality of his voice doesn't seem to engage me as much as some other narrators do. I had to hit the rewind 30 seconds button many times the book several times because I completely zoned out.

On the whole, the story was good, the characters were largely interesting, and the concept was great. Just not my favorite listen of 2019 if I'm being honest.

**Note I asked for and received a promotional copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

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A race to find an ancient pyramid hidden in plain

First, I have to start off by stating that I got this book free of charge in exchange for a review, but as I always state, this does not in any way impact my review. My reviews are always honest and my own.

Another book finished with the exciting new adventures of Sam Reilly. Christopher Cartwright got me hooked on his characters in this series. I have read all seven and they are awesome. Fast-paced, suspense and a touch of humor. It is fun fantasizing about the events and quests the characters Sam Reilly and Tom Bower tackle. Loved the attention to explaining details about equipment, guns, diving, and climbing. Everything really. Helps me get closer to the characters and the story. Ready for another round.

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  • Simon Gibson
  • 07-31-19

Adventure, Action and Mystery.

Another thrilling outing for Sam Reilly and his specialist team. The novel spans hundreds if not thousands of years in time and moves between the coast and desert of Namibia to Turkey. Lots of threads converge to give a thrilling climax with action a plenty in-between. This is a very well written and narrated adventure giving the listener a great overall experience.

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  • Tony Bough
  • 07-14-19

The action and adventure is excellent!

I love the ongoing theme of the master builders and this book explores them a little more than we usually get. It's an excellent ongoing theme within all the Sam Reilly books. I can't wait for us to get to the point where we an be completely dedicated to them in some form of finale. But equally the Same Reilly books are such a great series that I don't want them to end.

I think it has an excellent level of pace mixed with twists and is basically a really clever action book

I don't want to give away any plot points so I'm trying to talk about it without talking about it so I don't spoil it.
Each book hooks me that bit more because we explore this great plethora of characters who all have depth and their own well defined characters. The author knows the importance of needing a lead character balanced with a great ensemble of well defined friends and enemies.

A really good story only adds to the appeal!
David Gilmore is quite simply an excellent narrator. From a voice that you can just listen to, to the ability to give life to each of the characters and to draw you into the story - you can't really ask for more!

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