Apocalypse 2012

  • by Lawrence E. Joseph
  • Narrated by Feodor Chin
  • 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Don't look up.
It won't help. You can't get out of the way; you can't dig a hole deep enough to hide. The end is coming, and there's nothing you can do about it.
So why listen to this audiobook?
Because you can't cover your ears when it's not just the religious fanatics who are saying we're all going to be destroyed, but the scientists are in on the act, too. Here's what they're saying:

We're a million years overdue for a mass extinction.
The sun at radiation minimum is acting much worse than at solar maximum, and one misdirected spewing of plasma could fry us in an instant.
The magnetic field that shields us from harmful radiation is developing a mysterious crack.
Our solar system is entering an energetically hostile part of the galaxy.
The Yellowstone super-volcano is getting ready to blow, and if it does, we can look forward to nuclear winter and 90 percent annihilation.
The Maya, the world's greatest timekeepers ever, say it's all going to stop on December 21, 2012.
So, see? There's nothing you can do, so you might as well sit back and enjoy the show.
That's why you should download this book.


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Customer Reviews

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This book is interesting up to a point and the naration is very good. However, since it seems to present only one very negative view with little skepticism I eventually found it tiresome. IT IS NOT WORTH THE PRICE OR 2 CREDITS THAT WILL BE CHARGED TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
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- Thomas W. Smith

An Excellent Book

I found this book to be exceptional, extraordinary. I became interested in the Mayan prophecy after viewing the History Channel’s “ Decoding The Past: Doomsday 2012: The End of Days.”

The book is comprehensive and argues its point well. I was enthralled by the book, and disappointed when it came to an end. This is truly the sign of a good book, particularly one nearly ten hours in length.

The author was skeptical of the Mayan prophecy and set out to show that it was bunk. He ended up being converted and becoming a believer in the prophecy. The author is from Brooklyn, a New York City type, which was a minus for me. Yet he did a masterful job of weaving personal observations and science to both make his point and keep his presentation interesting.

This book impacted me in demonstrating how vulnerable we are. We live day to day, usually not giving any thought of the bigger picture of our universe, comfortable in the security provided by society. This book helps one understand how powerful the forces of the universe are, and how defenseless we are against those forces. It that sense, it is humbling.

The only disappointment I felt was in the conclusion. The author made such a powerful presentation in his book that his attempt to offer hope felt a bit flat.

I was not going to write a review of the book, but I felt the criticisms of the book were unfair and inaccurate. About me, I have a phd level education (I am a lawyer), so I think I have some ability to make an evaluation.

Purchase the book. It is an excellent read if you are interested in the subject matter. The reader likewise does an excellent job.
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- Thomas John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2007
  • Publisher: Random House Audio