The Sign

  • by Raymond Khoury
  • Narrated by Richard Ferrone
  • 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Another cutting-edge thriller set at the intersection of science, religion, and history from the best-selling author of The Last Templar.In Antarctica, a scientific expedition drops anchor for a live news feed. As the CNN journalist begins her report, a massive, shimmering sphere of light suddenly appears in the sky, enveloping the ship in luminous white light before disappearing as mysteriously as it arrived - the entire event witnessed by an incredulous world audience.Meanwhile in a dusty bar in Egypt, a dozen men are lazily discussing the state of the world when the brilliant, glowing symbol on the television stops them cold. One man breaks out in a sweat, crosses himself repeatedly, and rushes out of the bar muttering the same phrase over and over again: It can't be.Across the Internet and around the globe, a stunning controversy threatens to consume the world: Has God finally decided to reveal himself? Or is something more sinister at hand?

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Good adventure, but too political & anti-religion

I love Khoury's adventures, but this one seemed more of a rant against conservatives Christians masquerading as an adventure at times. It would be more believable if it wasn't based on such extreme stereotypes. It isn't as if conservatives are the only ones with moral motives for political decisions. So, while I enjoyed the dichotomy between religion and politics/power and its part in the plot, I believe it would have been better not to create the straw man that only one side has this problem and uses the pulpit for political ends. As a great adventure and interesting plot idea, I'd give it five stars. But, as a fair representation of religion and religious influences, it barely deserves three.
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- Daniel

Great Premise, not so Great Delivery

I'm not going to bash the work based on politics or religion, my issues are word usage and boring action sequences. It just didn't hold my interest nor did I identify with the characters. Khoury's selection of words particularly during action sequences made me wince. I did complete the book, but it just left me flat.
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- Robert

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-19-2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio