Is it possible that the mythical gods of polytheistic Greece, Egypt, Assyria, etc. were actual people that lived shortly after the flood of Noah? The Last Nephilim is a work of historical fiction based upon the first chapters of the book of Genesis and several ancient apocryphal texts. The Bible presents the sons of Noah as monotheistic followers of the God of the universe. So how did their grandchildren end up reigning over polytheistic empires? What happened? This story presents the Nephilim of Genesis chapter six as gifted giants that essentially promoted worship of themselves as deities to post-flood human populations.
The Bible asserts that monotheism was before polytheism, but there is no clear explanation as to why polytheism became so prevalent such a short time after the flood. This audiobook describes one possible explanation as to what may have occurred to have resulted in the explosion of polytheism. Written in a beautiful, scholarly fashion. This is refined, provocative look at events in history.
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A sad disappointment
As for the writing, it was appalling. Characters were inconsistent in their descriptions. Way too many adjectives and adverbs. Emotions were all over the place. First a character was happy, then stressed, then tired all in the same scene without the requisite action. It didn't work. By the time I got into the third hour, I just didn't care about these characters.
As for the performance, the narrator switched voices for characters and made it difficult to follow. He used accents that didn't make sense. The bad guy sounded like Count Dracula. Why does the bad guy always that fake Transylvanian accent? I gave him two stars, though, instead of one because the fault is more on the director than the performer.
I couldn't get through this book. The worst part for me was the departure from Scripture. Yes, I know it is a work of fiction. But as a Christian, I cannot enjoy a story that is inconsistent with Scripture. Non-Christians won't care, but for those of you who hold to the Truth as it is written, be forewarned. The main character is supposed to have survived the great flood but wasn't on the ark. He then told his story to a modern day psychologist stating that Adam was a king. The first king. And because Adam didn't have the benefit of hunting as a child, God showed him how to hunt and made a coat (presumably out of animal hide) which then was handed down to the next king, etc. It's too bad, too. I was looking forward to a Christian work of fiction that isn't an apocalypse, or a love story about a young missionary girl in the 18th century. So tiresome.
Great story really makes you think
The narrator has a great voice easy on the ears. Lol
Just makes scence as to what could have taken place in the unknown past of Man.