Raising Atlantis : Atlantis (Greanias)

  • by Thomas Greanias
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: Atlantis (Greanias)
  • 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

I couldn't disagree more

I have read review after review of this book that proclaim it to be horrible drivel with *maybe* a good idea for a story but was badly realized with characters that were poorly developed, etc. Well, for this genre, I couldn't disagree more. I came back here to see if there was a sequel because it was clearly setup for one, and I enjoyed this book so much I am looking forward to it. It should probably be loosely categorized in the Science Fiction genre, not Suspense, and especially not Espionage. There is definitely a lot there to work with, and I enjoyed it immensely. All books of this sort require total suspension of disbelief. But that's why it's called "fiction". If you take the various "facts" that are presented, about the characters and about what's going on, at face value and start from there, the book is quite compelling. I am not the only one to think so, apparently. It achieved #1 Amazon sales ranking in April 2002 and #2 on Amazon’s eBook fiction list (Mysteries & Thrillers) in May and June 2003 behind Dan Brown’s THE DA VINCI CODE. It was reported to be on the NY Times Best Seller list, but I was not able to confirm this. At any rate, I recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading Atlantis-themed books. It may not be the best book out there, but it is most certainly an enjoyable read.
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- Jerel

Book Details

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