It has long been suspected that aliens have watched over us, interacted with us, and even tinkered with our nether regions. But until now, no one was brave enough to bring forth the truth about the connection between modern religion and aliens from another galaxy! Was Jesus given secret information from travelers from outer space? Were most of the major discoveries throughout history, like the recipe for KFC chicken, provided by spacemen? Who are the Twelvists and what is this secret society hiding? Why are Scientologists so nutty? All these questions are almost answered and semi-logically explained in an enlightening, thrilling, and comedic journey anyone with half a brain should listen to.
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Funniest Read in a While
The Deific Dozen was one of the funniest books I have read in a while. Through author Brian Orlowski’s humorous jabs at Scientology and all the situations the characters find themselves in, I was kept captivated throughout the book. On the outside it is not hard to make the connection and see that The Da Vinci Code is being parodied here and some of the characters represent actual celebrity Scientologists like Tom Crows and John Trafalgar who most likely represent Tom Cruise and John Travolta.
The book begins with Randall Teodi, a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, being fatally shot one morning at the museum. Randall’s daughter, Violet also works at the museum with her father and is present when he is shot. Before Randall passes away he tells Violet of a secret and to look for a Grant Piosto who can help figure out what he needs to reveal. Once united, the comedic duo sets off in search of clues about alien involvement with religion that are hidden in many works of art. Their adventure takes them to Europe and back to the United States and every clue presents a new funny situation.
In the end I thought it was a great read and my favorite characters definitely had to be Tom Crows and John Trafalgar. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes parodies on modern issues and a good laugh.
- Umberto Putrino
Engaging, Intelligent, and Sophisticated
I haven't read the print version.
The opening was most memorable. The introduction of the senators torture and the comedy splashed in was exciting.
This is my first listen to Tim Welch. He was excellent, and expertly delivered this novel in a great engaging fashion.
Violet Stern was excellent.
A great parody that mocks the Dan Brown’s Professor Langdon Series (Angels and Demons). Brian Orlowski did a great job writing this novel, which was very smart, sophisticated and out-right funny in many places.
All hell breaks loose when Violet Stern’s dying father encourages her to find an Art History (and sometimes adjunct professor), Grant. She finds him at a Sheraton Hotel in New York City, and they report to the Metropolitan Museum of Art where her father, the curator, had died. Clues begin to unravel that takes Grant and Violet on a tour of artifacts that span the world.
Anyone looking to listen to a great mystery, by a narrator (Tim Welch) that effectively delivers the punch lines, then the Deific Dozen should be a helluva listen for you.
Review by Rahiem Brooks author of Con Test.
- Rahiem Brooks