Sometimes, knowing the future is not enough.... For more than a millennium, the Oracle of Delphi guided kings and conquerors with stunningly accurate visions of the future. But, with the rise of a new God, the Oracle faded from memory. Now, the power of the Oracle is about change the world once more.
While excavating a previously uncharted passage beneath the ancient city of Teotihuacan, archaeologist Jade Ihara makes a startling discovery: enormous stone spheres, arranged to resemble a model of the solar system, slowly orbiting a golden sun. Even more fantastic, when Jade attempts to move one of the spheres, she catches a glimpse of the future...a premonition that will save her life and launch her into a desperate race to unlock the mysterious secret of the oracular orbs. Jade is accompanied by her old friend, former Navy SEAL Pete "Professor" Chapman, and pursued by a relentless secret society intent on burying the secret of the Oracle forever.
Return to the world of the Dane Maddock Adventures in the first book of a thrilling new series, as Jade crosses the globe in pursuit of the secret of the Oracle.
©2014 David Wood (P)2015 Gryphonwood Press
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"High Octane Adventure!"
I loved how this story combined the mythology and history of Oracle of Delphi, with the supernatural element of "black matter" making this an archaeological thriller with a supernatural twist.
This story was fast paced with non stop action that kept me engaged from first to the last chapter. I really liked the characters Jade, and Pete who is also know as the "Professor." I thought they worked well together, and would not hesitate to save each other.
With Jeffrey's performance, I found myself laughing at the sarcasm, and getting tense during the "dire" scenes. I've listened to other books narrated by Jeffrey and he excels at delivering sarcasm and his deep voice is great for really intense scenes.
Awesome story and performance! I look forward to more stories in this series.
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"An enjoyable archaeological thriller"
I've not read anything by Wood before, but I enjoy an archaeology thriller. The writing started off very cool and interesting; the characters were introduced well. The complex plot line was introduced organically and didn't feel like a data dump on the reader. However, the story started to lose me a bit with the dark matter stuff. Not because it was complicated, but because it started to sound unrealistic.
I thought Jeffrey Kafer did a good job narrating. His pacing was good and he put just enough inflection into it to make the story interesting.
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
"Good Archaeological Thriller"
Good narrator. Must listen carefully. I usually listen at night and kept falling asleep, so I missed some things. Will listen to it again as the subject matter is very interesting to me, and I would like to hear book 2 when available. I received this audio book for free in exchange for an honest review.
"Listen when you can pay attention."
This book has a complex story that involves lots of characters and possibly alternate universes, or maybe time travel. I can't be sure about that last because I listened while I was doing other things and got lost a time or two. I plan to listen again so I can figure out what I missed! For me, that's the sign of a "good listen."
I received a free copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review.
"Science geeks, arise!"
The archaeologist, the physicist, and the ex-SEAL work together against the misguided and vengeful former colleague, several very wealthy and greedy villains and their mercenaries, an artifact thief and more to find the truth about a side effect of dark matter. Since the authors are David Wood and Sean Ellis, you can bet the farm that there is an abundance of action, adventure, unexpected plot twists, and lots of verifiable learning opportunities. See publisher's blurb for more clues.
I read the audio version of this one, and still like Jeffrey Kafer's no nonsense delivery and vocal range.
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"Good book but end leaves you hanging"
Good book, a lot of detail. Good action. but it ends before resolving anything if you want to know what happens you have listen to next book
"Narration killed a good story."
The monotone voice put me to sleep and gave no life to the characters. Ruined a pretty good story.
Jeffrey Kafer made it a pleasure to listen to, he brings the story to life, for me
A sense of adventure and excitement
"Slow to start but very good after"
It was a bit slow at beginning, almost too simple. Then it became far moreinteresting.
How wonderful to see Jade in her own book and series! The book takes off with a roar finding some mysterious spheres and never stops. What a wonderful new adventure series!! Please keep Jade going on many more wonderful adventures! Awesome job David Wood and Sean Ellis!!!
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