about the use of bad language. The author had a shortage of adjectives and used the F word far too frequently, much more than was necessary for the plot.This was unfortunate because the plot was excellent and I enjoyed moving backwards and forwards between the centuries and the different places, but I DID NOT enjoy the expletives. I found these totally unnecessary and if I had been warned beforehand would not have purchased it. I am not narrow minded but enough is enough of anything.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
Brilliant and very topical book and a brilliant reader to compliment it. I usually only listen to books when driving - I had to continue with this one on my ipod at home.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I thought that this was a good Yarn, it whilled away the time when travelling to and from work in an acceptable manner.
Plot was good, but at times if you were not concentrating could be lost a little so there were one or two times when I had to rewind just to check where I had got to and why I did not understand what had happened.
Enough twists in the plot to keep you interested and guessing till almost the end. I suspect this has been written with one hopeful eye on the movie industry as I can imagine it translating well into a Indianna Jones/Lara Croft type film with enough antagonism between the police officers to add the dramatic interest as the plot unfolds.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I bought this book because it was billed as 'the thinking man's Davinci Code' Well, I don't know what the man was thinking of. The book is puerile and cliched. Towards the end of the book, an electricity generator untouched for 60 years springs to life after a few cranks.Enough said. I suspect that the narrator was selected for his ability to pronounce Arabic and Hebrew place names. He can be commended for little else. His intonation is appalling, particulary when reading dialogue.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
I was disappointed to find another "ancient artifact" mystery. The book was saved by the high quality writing - which kept me reading. I would like to see this author tackle something a bit more challenging.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
It's billed as a detective story and reviewed as an artifact mystery. I'm halfway through it and so far it's mainly a diatribe on the interracial tensions, hatred and atrocities between the Jews and Arabs. And there I was thinking Amelia Peabody might appear!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful