Institute of Antiquities

7 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

Institute of Antiquities Publisher's Summary

The Institute team gets its first item from the secret warehouse, another crystal ball, and the team discovers the secret of the crystal balls.
©1990 Barbara Goldstein; (P)2009 Barbara Goldstein
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  • Book 1

    • Institute of Antiquities

    • The Secret of the Crystal Balls (Episode 1)
    • By: Barbara Goldstein
    • Narrated by: Barbara Goldstein
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The Institute team gets its first item from the secret warehouse, another crystal ball, and the team discovers the secret of the crystal balls.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't buy this

    • By Priscilla on 09-10-09

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 2

    • Institute of Antiquities: Bequests (Episode 2)

    • By: Barbara Goldstein
    • Narrated by: Barbara Goldstein
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Recently, in reality, archeologists found evidence of writing 9,000 years ago. If there was an Atlantis 10-12,000 years ago, it would be highly likely that it would have links to writing that came after it. Similar to a "Mad Max" scenario, when Atlantis fell, the population would end up mostly illiterate, losing most of the written language with it. But certain symbols and letters would persist, leading to the simple bills of laden 9,000 years ago.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • High Adventure

    • By Anthwaune on 04-05-11

    Regular price: $9.09

  • Book 3

    • Institute of Antiquities

    • An Echo of Distant Times (Episode 3)
    • By: Barbara Goldstein
    • Narrated by: Barbara Goldstein
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Colonel makes the first pick from the secret warehouse, “something from the Southwest”. In response, a large, strange wire contraption wrapped in an old “Indian blanket” arrives. Because of his Native American/Latino heritage, the Colonel is interested in identifying the old blanket. Virgil and Mandy test the wire contraption to an unexpected conclusion. Irina and Cynthia investigate the 18,000 year old book from the Marsala expedition and reveal some of its secrets. Cynthia’s drunk mother meddles into her work life, intent on Cynthia returning to Brandeis and more prestige.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Trullyan inventive and interesting science fiction

    • By Anson on 01-05-13

    Regular price: $9.09

  • Book 4

    • Institute of Antiquities: Very Large Lizards (Episode 4)

    • By: Barbara Goldstein
    • Narrated by: Barbara Goldstein
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Two picks from the warehouse arrive at the Institute: an ancient medallion mostly encased in granite and a map with an "X" near edge of the North American continental plate. The Institute members who stay to research the medallion need the help of a specialist and find themselves contending with a persnickety metallurgist. To get to the answer about the medallion, they break the rules, and what they discover is amazing, yet so scientically simple. Linda and Virgil have family issues.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I can't wait to read the next installment

    • By Anson on 04-10-14

    Regular price: $9.09

  • Book 5

    • Institute of Antiquities: The Truth About Gold and Diamonds, Episode 5

    • By: Barbara Goldstein
    • Narrated by: Barbara Goldstein
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Using birthdates, Linda's warehouse pick turns out to be an ancient crown that gives a whole new understanding as to why leaders wore them. Cynthia's pick is the Ark of the Covenant - sort of - a replica built in the 1960s at the University of Minnesota, and it has a surprise. Mike and Irina explore physics in the crystal balls and find information unknown to us in the first "pages". Mandy works with a colleague who is on the International Space Station whose experiment goes out of control.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dr. G continues to explore freshe Sci fi ideas.

    • By Anson on 09-10-15

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  • Book 6

    • Institute of Antiquities: Almost Modern History (Episode 6)

    • By: Barbara Goldstein
    • Narrated by: Barbara Goldstein
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Virgil's pick from the warehouse sends the Institute of Antiquities group to Egypt. He picked what look like giant pool tiles and a small figurine. However, the liaison in Egypt is Rick's estranged father, Field General Nels Lundgren, and the person sent on behalf of the Egyptian Department of Antiquities is Dr. Carruthers, the original group member who walked away.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific Institue of Antiquities

    • By Anson on 09-09-16

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Institute of Antiquities

    • Message from Atlantis
    • By: Barbara Goldstein
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In an "archeological emergency", the government hijacks a group of scientists who discover advanced ancient civilizations. After making astounding finds, they then have to find a way to get out of the government's clutches.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • one star to get to write

    • By Judie Cosentino on 10-12-08

    Regular price: $12.59