Astronomer and TV science guy Gevin Rees just landed the interview of a lifetime with the world's most famous physicist. Remarkable, because the eccentric genius is notoriously reclusive, and he's already dead.
What happens next forces Rees to run for his life from not one but two deadly assassins and global powers desperate to bury what he's just uncovered. Mind-blowing technology and solid evidence that would rewrite religious history and challenge the faith of billions.
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"Well written and narrated."
This was my first book by Lee Burvine. I found it well written and it wove an engaging tale sprinkled with science and history that kept me in the story. The narrator, Seth Andrews was a superb choice. I could listen to that man read a phone book with a voice so smooth.
"Skeptical, yet pleasantly surprised."
I love science fiction, ironically Time Travel with secular undertones. I highly recommend this novel.
"Riveting start to finish"
Current themes, science
Gevin Reese, no doubt. Smart, insightful
Yes, but didn't have the opportunity
Seth's narration was outstanding.
The sci-fi concept referenced by the title was merely the McGuffin of a mediocre intrigue plot and not a central part to an actual sci-fi story. It could have just as easily been the secret formula for Coca-Cola that the action revolved around and the story wouldn't have changed at all.
Aside from missing its opportunity to focus on the myriad of possibilities of what happens when the actual events of religious history are revealed, the story was instead a series of repetitive episodes of the protagonists being pursued, captured and escaping from bad guys.
Seth Andrews was good with the character dialogue but the non-dialogue portions of the story sounded more like the movie commentary for hearing impaired audiences than it did normal story-telling.
The various evil operatives and Burvine's painful digressions into their motivations and psyches. Conspiracy theory elements of the story could have worked better if the threats remained more shadowy. Burvine instead overly detailed his bad guys going so far as to give them back stories and switch parts of the narrative to their point of view. They held up the plot more than advanced it.
Arthur C Clarke's "The Light of Other Days" is a much better sci-fi novel on this topic. It actually explores the ramifications and reactions to the central sci-fi concept.
"Store brand Dan Brown"
If you like the Dan Brown (Angels and Demons) mix of fact and fiction I expect you'll like this too. I've heard better stories but this is really good and the action just comes back to back. I do love that there are times in the story where the author could have added another action scene and the characters braced themselves but it passed as just a coincidence like so many experiences we have everyday.
everything about this book was amazing. To top it off my favorite podcast host Seth Andrews read it.
"Fast paced and gripping."
I loved this. This was my first audiobook and I'm so glad I chose it. When there's not on-the-run action, there's fiction that's so believable that it may as well be real.
"Great fiction on a touchy subject."
Burvine takes a touchy subject, religion and its underpinnings through a scifi-ish adventure. I hope it gets people to think.
I purchased this book because I am a Seth Andrews' podcast listener. When he gave us the preview, I knew I had to purchase it. Seth did an excellent job at the narration and he knew what needed to be emphasized in the story. As an aspiring narrator myself, it was great to listen to how it should be done. I hope Seth finds another book worth his voice.
The book struck me as Burvine aspiring to be Dan Brown. The mix of fact, fiction, religion, and adventure makes them similar.
"Wow wow wow! "
One of the best books I have ever read/listened to! It is so well researched and convincingly told, that one might have thought Michael Crichton had a finger in the pie. Fantastic tension, highly convincing characters, and excellent narration. When he spoke the last word of the book - not the last sentence, the last WORD - I gasped in surprise. Seriously, literally gasped! I want more!
"Absolutely a pleasure!"
The Kafir Project kept me glued to the headphones for hours at a time. Fascinating!
Seth Andrews narrated this book. His storytelling ability is riveting.
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