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I am well-read in this "Da Vinci Code"; "Angels and Demons"; Templar mystery type books.
I enjoyed this book, generally, except for two important things:
1. The narrator's voice did not fit the role of "Tess". He cannot do female.
2. Once the "things" (don't want to put spoilers here) are discovered and Tess gives her diatribe about why they are so important...well..that was the "jump the shark" moment for me.
Yes, it's fiction. I get it. However, it would be nice if Khoury knew more about worldviews, the tenets of the religions his writing likes to bash, the way science does not coordinate with "Tessa's" diatribe.
Until this, which is at the end, I did not feel the author had a hidden agenda. Just a good (not gripping but good) book ... until the diatribe and then Khoury showed his hand.
To bad about that, I think. His book would have been more enjoyable and closed with less "soapboxing" if he had been able to separate some of his, apparently, ill will towards organized religion and just, simple, basic good and enthralling writing.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
This was impossible to listen to. After the first half the bad guy has guns and bombs that are inexhaustible. While on the run stealing cars he has supplies that would require heavy supply trucks. Suddenly I thought, this reminds me of "Christmas Story" when Ralphy is shooting the bad guys in stripes with his bb gun. Save your money and time , pick something else.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful