Raising Atlantis

  • by Thomas Greanias
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The truth is down there. A secret U.S. military dig has uncovered ancient ruins two miles beneath the ice of Antarctica and activated the ultimate weapon. Now rogue American archaeologist Conrad Yeats and beautiful Vatican linguist Serena Serghetti must team up to unlock the secret origins of human civilization before a global cataclysm ends it.Thomas Greanias builds excitement and suspense every step of the way in this daringly original, thought-provoking adventure that moves with electrifying force. This is the ultimate voyage, a journey to the center of time, as awe-inspiring as the dawn of man...and as inevitable as doomsday. This is Raising Atlantis.

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What the Critics Say

"Raising Atlantis is a wonderfully honed cliffhanger, an outrageous adventure with a wild dose of the supernatural. A thrill ride from start to finish." (Clive Cussler)
"A gripping page-turner....I think it's a lot like The DaVinci Code, but I like the ending on this one better." (CBS News)
"A remarkable first novel. Raising Atlantis grabs hold of you from the first page and pulls you into an astonishing world of scientific fact and fiction, suspense and good old-fashioned adventure. Thomas Greanias is a superb writer who knows how to tell a tale with style and substance. Thoroughly entertaining." (Nelson DeMille)
"It's not hard to see why this techno-thriller has already been such a success: a gripping plot about the discovery of an island believed to be Atlantis, not in the Aegean but buried under the ice of the South Pole; some colorful characters, including a father-and-son team of archeologists; and some clean, no-nonsense writing that adds to the reading speed and suspense." (Chicago Tribune)

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Stargate+Da Vinci Cod= Raising Atlantis

Raising Atlantis is like reading a weird hybrid between DaVinci Code and Stargate. Lets see, you have the annoying whiningly-superior academic protagonist: check. Obscure government experiment: check. Catholic conspiracy involving the Vatican: check. Someone who can decipher ancient codes and text: check. Someone spouting cryptic religious messages: check. Characters with extremely dysfunctional parents: check. Pyramid and Alien connection: check. All that was missing was a Tielk-like sidekick, and Robert Langdon's obscure preaching about cryptic philosophical points... Oh wait... There's Conrad.

Okay, all joking aside, I enjoyed Raising Atlantis, but I found myself gritting my teeth when the ex-nun character was summoned to the Vatican. The story lost a great deal of punch when the character "Mother Earth" became involved. (Seriously does every action novel these days have to involve the Pope or the Vatican?)

Then there's Conrad. Golly, if I have to listen to Conrad whine one more time about how his daddy don't love him as much as he loves his military career, I wanted to slap the character. Seriously, did anyone like Conrad? He was whiney, irritating and self-centered. I don't blame his dad for wanting to throw him in the brig.

I think this book had some great adventure. But I can't help but wonder what it would've been like with protagonists I actually LIKED. 4 stars.

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- Autumn

Are you kidding me?

This is the worst book I've ever finished. It is a bad attempt at a redo of Raiders of the Lost Ark meets the Day After Tomorrow. (Unless Day After Tomorrow was based on this book, in which case I apologize.) There were no characters that I cared anything about. In fact, I was hoping they would all die so the book would just get over. The story was predictable at first and then it just became impossible. This book was so bad that Scott Brick couldn't even save it. Actually, even Scott was subpar here with a bad Australian accent. I did give the book one star because I do love Scott Brick even at his worst.
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- Tim

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-20-2005
  • Publisher: Atlantis Interactive