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Prophet of Bones posits an alternate universe where radiocarbon dating has conclusively proven the world is only 5800 years old (their Darwin was wrong). All the rest of science, including biology works normally. Our hero is a young man unwittingly entangled with forces and powerful people that he neither understands nor appreciates. His drive to decipher and understand inconsistencies and seemingly random actions on the part of the powers that be, drives the plot from a pure sci-fi to an alternative universe thriller and a potential global coverup.
The story is fast paced, although portions drag a bit with extended segments that are irrelevant to the overall plot (the flashbacks are less than useful). Once evolution has been eliminated from this universe the listener is face with deciding if the theme is one of a massive coverup to maintain the fiction of biological origins or if other machinations are afoot motivating the characters. There's little character development beyond a few central figures and the author presents little in the way of how this alternative world operates with so many biological contradictions. The ending is consistent with these skewed perspectives.
The narration is excellent with great attention to genders and age.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
This Story got my interest from the beginning, and kept it right up to the end.
If you liked Island of Dr Moreau, you'll love Prophet of Bones. Excellent Narration.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Not sure where this story sits. Seems to have been written as propaganda for those who believe the world is just 5800 years old. Genetic experimentation on cross breeding of species and the mystery that starts the story just seems to fade away and is barely relevant to the plot.
I saw this through to the end but wondered why I did!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful