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The Lost Prophecies Audiobook

The Lost Prophecies

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Publisher's Summary

A mysterious book of prophecies, written by a sixth century Irish monk, has puzzled scholars through the ages. Foretelling wars, plagues and rebellions, the Black Book of Bran is said to have predicted the Black Death and the Gunpowder Plot. But is it the result of divine inspiration or the ravings of a madman?

A hidden hoard of Saxon gold. A poisoned priest. A monk skinned alive in Westminster Abbey. Only one thing is certain: whoever comes into possession of the cursed book meets a gruesome and untimely end...

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©2008 Saira Ahmed; (P)2008 WF Howes Ltd

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    Viv 12/07/2009
    Viv 12/07/2009 Member Since 2007
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    "Contrived"

    An artificial collection of stories built around a common theme. Did not really come up to the expectations anticipated from such high quality authors. The stories were contrived - and a a result less than satisfactory.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Watford, United Kingdom 25/10/2010
    Michelle Watford, United Kingdom 25/10/2010

    I have always been an avid devourer of the written word. I am now no longer to read books and cannot wait for Audible day each month.

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    "The Good, the Bad & the Mediocre"

    I bought this book as it sounded just that little bit different. It started excellently, but went downhill and the ending was atrocious. Some of the tales were superb, one or two were vaguely disappointing, and the end tale was appalling - I agree with the reviewer who feels cheated out of the 'real' ending. I usually listen twice to all my new books, but memories of that ending have stopped me thus far. All books should have a beginning, a middle and an end, with the latter of these being the most important; if somebody knows where the real ending can be found, please let me know.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Guy PLYMOUTH, Devon, United Kingdom 24/06/2009
    Guy PLYMOUTH, Devon, United Kingdom 24/06/2009
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    "The missing manuscript?"

    Much to enjoy! I listened twice - but again nodded off from time to time. My favourite writers' wrote brilliantly; my less favourite writers' did not do so well. And this is what accounts for my low rating; The Lost Prophecies by these mystery writers is a bold drive through the tapestries of time. The warp and the weft are colourful and the thread is strong yet the binding lacks dynamic tension and confidence of stroke. The overall image may be sainted byzantine mystery but this resolves into less mediaeval mosaics than murderous (if entertaining) macaroni. Above all, whilst I understand the logic of the final act, if anyone can find and substitute that story with what I feel must be the tale's true ending, please let me know; I'd start reading it all over again just to hear this.

    12 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 19/04/2011 Member Since 2010
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    "put off really"

    I had this book in my wishlist for a while..... before purchasing I read the reviews and then listened to the sample.It was the sample that coloured my decision not to purchase,I find mispronunciation irritating and spoils my enjoyment of the book.. research should have been done of Gaelic pronunciation..Clonmacnois is pronounced mac'neesh' not mac'noise'. and Bran is just that, not 'Brawn'..I felt I didnt wish to listen further.. sorry

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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