The contents of an ancient scroll set in motion a deadly quest for the tomb of Solomon and the long-lost treasure of the Second Jewish Temple. The Project team is up against a madman who believes he is the last high priest of an ancient and cruel god. He seeks the Seal of Solomon and the mystical powers he's sure it will bring him. He'll stop at nothing to get what he wants, including murder and treachery.
From the streets of Beirut to the barrens of Saudi Arabia and the wild canyons of Ethiopia, the Project team follows a strange trail of confusing clues in search of Solomon's bones and the sacred heritage of a nation.
©2015 Alex Lukeman (P)2015 Alex Lukeman
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Why does the Project Team always get the whack jobs? This time it's some guy who thinks he is the last high priest and he wants the Solomon Scrolls for the power he thinks it will give him. Meanwhile, countries are arguing over sacred sites they didn't know existed, the team gets shot at and looses a member, and there are bombs going off. For once this isn't even a normal day for the team of the Project not even close. This action packed thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time as Alex Lukeman comes out with guns blazing in this the tenth book of the Project series and he never backs down. Audiobook narrator Jack de Golia makes sure you feel like you are part of the team and the Project world, as his wonderful voice and art of storytelling can transform a simple drive home in your Honda into a tactical drive in a Hummer while being fired at. Mr. de Golia makes these books so much more fun if you have not tried them you are missing out.
"The Solomon Scroll"
Jack de Golla does a wonderful job narrating this exciting,action packed book about a current day tyrant who believes he is the last high aztec priest, cruel god who is to bring justice to the world.I was given this book free of charge for an honest review.
"The president's Project team is at it again!"
I haven't read the print version, but I do love how Jack de Golia consistently portrays each of the main characters and brings them to life. Even if I read the book, I would hear Jack's version of each character in my mind.
I don't know of any other action series that has strong female characters as well as solid male characters, and I haven't heard any others narrated as well as Jack de Golia narrates the Project series.
Jack's skill helps develop the characters in a way that I wouldn't be able to do as well if I was reading it.
Absolutely! The Project series make me glad I have such a long commute!
Best series out there!
"You certainly will not be disappointed in this one"
The Project team has a new assignment and a new member to evaluate while on assignment. Look elsewhere for spoilers, the publisher's blurb is adequate.
This author and series is new to me, but it is now on my Must Read list! The premise of a super covert operations team is not new, nor the concept of history and madness colliding in the Middle East. What is new is the sinuous story line with compelling characters and real brain-grabbing ability. Think we can blame the author for sleep deprivation due to the Just One More Chapter Syndrome?
Jack de Golia gives further depth to the characters, and has a clear voice with good enunciation which really adds to the overall addictiveness of the tale.
Thanks to AudioBook Blast for allowing me to receive this book
"Great story, narration not great ..."
I would hope for another narrator. Jack De Golia's narration skills were not a good match for this type of story, with a variety of accents and female roles.
This book is one of a series, and I started close to the middle. However, I felt that the book could have been a stand-alone because the author developed the characters and story line so well. My favorite character, Diego, was a "walk-on" character--not one of the core series regulars. He had a wry sense of humor and developed an appeal and winning personality. No spoilers here, so I won't elaborate any farther!
Absolutely never. His narration was a constant distraction. He had difficulty with female voices and his inconsistent and inaccurate accents kept pulling me away from the story. I really had a hard time getting through the book because of the narration. The only thing that pushed me through the awkward narration was the exciting plot and interesting characters.
This was a great stand-alone book, but I can see how the other books in the series would be fun reads (not audio listens). Alex Lukeman moved the story along at a quick pace and the character development and action were very well-balanced. The historical and archaeological aspects of the story were well-researched and enriched the story. It would have been a rollicking, fun read with lots of historical interest, international intrigue, and political back-room wrangling.
If Jack de Golia were not the narrator for the entire series, I would definitely listen to other books in the series. I just can't get past his style, which is more "reading" and less "narrating." Most of the story sounded like the cast of a high-school play rehearsing lines. I think the Mr. de Golia's forte would be a less complex mixture of genders and accents.
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