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Publisher's Summary

Tim LaHaye created the Left Behind series, which has become one of the most popular fiction series of all time. Those novels, with more that 50 million copies sold, presented a unique combination of suspense and substance drawn from his lifelong study of Biblical prophecy. Now Tim LaHaye has created a new series that begins with Babylon Rising. The novels in this new series are even faster-paced thrillers based on prophecies that are not covered in the Left Behind books and that have great relevance to the events of today.
Babylon Rising introduces a terrific new hero for our time. Michael Murphy is a scholar of Biblical prophecy, but not the sedate and tweedy kind. Murphy is a field archaeologist who defies danger to fearlessly hunt down and authenticate ancient artifacts from Biblical times. His latest discovery is his most amazing, but it will send him hurtling from a life of excavation and revelations to a confrontation with the forces of the greatest evil. For the latest secret uncovered by Michael Murphy accelerates the countdown to the time of the end for all mankind.
Don't miss the rest of the Babylon Rising series.
©2003 Tim LaHaye (P)2003 Random House Inc., Random House Audio, A Division of Random House, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Todd on 02-01-07

Skip the book into

Though this book didn't live up to expectations, I did enjoy the story. I felt the Left Behind series is much better. If you enjoy a good adventure/historical mystery/comic book with semi-believable characters, you'll enjoy this one.

To assist in your enjoyment you'll need to either skip LaHaye's intro, or disregard his description of the story's hero. He calls the hero someone who "faces many of the challenges of our day. Many that are familiar to all of us." You'd only be familiar with those challenges if your name was Indiana Jones.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 04-18-04

A good inspiration

I found the book as good as the Left Behind series. In fact in some ways I found it better. The left behind series inspired me to look into prophecy theory a lot more then I ever had before. I wanted to check what I was reading. Tim La Haye has done the same thing for me here. Using fiction and writng about this biblical archeologist encouraged me to subscribe to Biblical Aarcheology Review as soon as I finished listening. Like Paul in the book I became interested in the feild. Were the characters meant to be believable, not likely, are all the details perfect, No, but it was an entertaining fiction and I think it did what it was suppose to: make me find out and study for myself.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Stephen on 06-14-06

Babylon Rising

Fast paced thriller that kept me entertained and looking for excuses to listen to more. Bit of Bible bashing included, but if you can live with that its a great read(listen!) with lots of twists. Went and bought the 2 sequels on the strength of the first book.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Gail on 09-27-06

Very long winded!

One listens, waits and hopes for adventure but all is very predictable.
Probably best listened to in abridged format. I have given up half way through part two!

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