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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"Indiana Jones Meets Tomb Raider"
This is another book in the Dane Maddock series of books (though this book in particular doesn't actually have Maddock). It's a fast-paced archeological adventure that lovers of Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider will love.
The description does a pretty good job for this book. The archeological find of the century when a discovery is made underneath the ancient Aztec city in Mexico. A scale model of the solar system lies still functioning by means that can't be readily explained. It is eventually deduced that this device and others like it may be related to other similar devices all over the world that have been used to predict the future.
Unfortunately, a secret and powerful organization infiltrated the archeological team and is aware of the discovery... A discovery they would rather destroy than be made common knowledge...
Jeffery Kafer is one of my favorite narrators. His performance is excellent, as usual.
I was voluntarily provided a free copy of this audiobook by the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.
"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.**
A good,fast paced listen narrated nicely by Jeffrey Kafer. Jade is an archeologist.A discovery beneath a temple brings odd domes to light. The Oracle at Delphi is making a comeback.I was given this book free by the author,narrator or publisher.
Good but not my kinda story.
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"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."
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"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.
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