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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
first off its a good story and pretty well read. Also it opens your mind up to a whole new way of looking at the bible and history. would be great as a film.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Methuselah... really cool character. He needs his own book.
What about Brian Godawa’s performance did you like?
Really good except for some dialog moments with the archangels... they did not sound... otherworldly enough to me. I dont know if thats the writing was of or the reading. The end conflict however was epic! The reader/ author really gets into it and you feel like you are on this battlefield with him as this wave is coming..
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I just got a jolt at the final chapter. It was Just such a cool and epic 3rd act
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
This is an excellent fictional re telling of the flood that weaves the biblical account seamlessly with many of the Ancient Near Eastern flood myths; the result is a reasonable (and vastly entertaining) explanation of the presence of and belief in many of the deities and seemingly divergent understandings found regarding the Deluge. I especially enjoyed listening to the appendices following the novel that explained much of the rationale of the author's choices for the depiction of Noah and the other characters. Thank-you, Mr. Godawa, for this series!
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
This is a great book and listened to it none stop finishing in a day. Paint a touchable more real day to day picture of the land, it's people and a pantheon of heathen Demi gods. Must go start book two!
Narration by the author adds a little zest to the story.
Story lacks character depth, probably assuming the reader already knows something of the characters, such as Noah's family.
Too often the author 'hurries' over 'moving' moments, important events and the description of scenery. It shows either a rushed attempt at story writing or a lack of imagination.
The concept is in my opinion a fantastic re-envisioning of the 'status quo's' understanding of the biblical narrative, in a very inventive way.
The possibilities were fantastic, the result, mediocre.
Would I recommend? Because of the appendices and theological merit behind the fiction, yes absolutely. If you're after great fiction, look elsewhere. Otherwise, continue. But let it be known this book will leave mixed emotions.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful