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The Atlantis World Audiobook

The Atlantis World: The Origin Mystery, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

A global cataclysm beyond imagination...a mysterious signal from space...and one last hope to save the human race: The Atlantis World.

As the clock ticks down to humanity's extinction, a team of scientists will risk it all to unravel the secrets of the past.

Northern Morocco: Dr. Kate Warner cured a global pandemic, and she thought she could cure herself. She was wrong. And she was wrong about the scope of the Atlantis conspiracy. Humanity faces a new threat, an enemy beyond imagination. With her own time running out and the utter collapse of human civilization looming, a new hope arrives: a coded message from a potential ally.

Arecibo Observatory: Mary Caldwell has spent her life waiting, watching the stars, looking for signs of intelligent life beyond our world. When that day comes, Mary finds herself in the middle of a struggle older than the human race, with far greater stakes. She must decide who to trust, because there's nowhere to hide.

Antarctica: In the wake of the Atlantis Plague, Dorian Sloane finds himself a puppet to Ares' mysterious agenda. As Dorian prepares to take control of the situation, Ares unleashes a cataclysm that changes everything. As the catastrophe circles the globe, Ares reveals the true nature of the threat to humanity, and Dorian agrees to one last mission: find and kill David Vale and Kate Warner. There will be no prisoners this time. The orders are seek and destroy, and Dorian has been promised that his own answers and salvation lie on the other side.

With Dorian in pursuit, Kate, David, and their team race through the ruins of the Atlantean ship left on Earth, across Atlantean science stations throughout the galaxy, and into the past of a mysterious culture whose secrets could save humanity in its darkest hour. With their own lives on the line and time slipping away, Kate, David and Dorian are put to the ultimate test.

©2014 A.G. Riddle (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    cavolick 28/07/2016
    cavolick 28/07/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "perfect for 14 year olds"

    convoluted plot, that uses a sledge hammer to carve out the characters. Most irritating was the ham fisted story recaps. It felt at certain points that the narrator was even embarrassed by the text... considering that, he did a good job. Story gets one extra star for at least being different.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. Sheldrake UK 06/01/2016
    C. Sheldrake UK 06/01/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Good but could have been one book."

    I felt I had to finish this epic tale, but I do feel it was overlong and drifted into a number of all too convenient plot tie ups. but in the end, it was good enough, but no more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Darren 16/10/2015
    Darren 16/10/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Could of been longer"

    I like the end of this series but i found the book could of been long the end seemed to be rushed a little, leaving you with more questions!

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    Gillian 23/07/2015
    Gillian 23/07/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Hard work"

    I really enjoyed the first two books in this series and looked forward to an exciting conclusion but was quite disappointed.
    I found this book confusing, I'm still trying to work out exactly what happened and how!
    I also found the narrator annoying at times with his American pronunciation of certain words - what is a bewey?
    All in all, I found this book hard work and I was glad when I finally got to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dave Gillett 22/07/2015
    Dave Gillett 22/07/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Very entertaining"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Atlantis World to be better than the print version?

    I don't know I just find audible to be much more convenient to my life style,I don't really have the time to sit and read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    David Vail, I suppose in a way his the typical American super hero. But the coolness and humour that I like.


    What about Stephen Bel Davies’s performance did you like?

    i enjoyed Stephen Bel Davies performance very much.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    well there were certainly some humour in the story and little bit far fetched which made me smile some.


    Any additional comments?

    I found all three books in the series very entertaining and as I say a little far fetched to say the least but most enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    KH 11/07/2015
    KH 11/07/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "intelligent story"

    fascinating and intriguing central idea. the plot gets a bit convoluted and far fetched in the last book. still very enjoyable

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    Gary Palmer 22/06/2015
    Gary Palmer 22/06/2015
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    "great story questionable narration"

    enjoyed the story but had to force myself through it as I didn't like the narration. I felt it a bit monotone and inflection on words and sentences seemed wrong. just my oppinion though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Mansfield Woodhouse, United Kingdom 06/06/2015
    Chris Mansfield Woodhouse, United Kingdom 06/06/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "A slight, final disappointment"

    Whilst the first two in the series were a pretty good balance of action and story telling this last installment was mostly the latter. As a result it was quite tedious at points, feeling like there was loads they needed to cover. An interesting finish though.

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    Ward 25/02/2015
    Ward 25/02/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Sleep inducing story, monotone robotic narration"
    What disappointed you about The Atlantis World?

    Everything. Usually I don't take the time to write reviews, but this trilogy is so toe-curlingly bad and tedious that I felt obliged to do so and warn unsuspecting listeners...


    What was most disappointing about A.G. Riddle’s story?

    Storyline, totally one-dimensional characters, stumbling repetitive writing style


    How could the performance have been better?

    By choosing a narrator, able to speak one single sentence without misplacing spaces, punctuation and emphasis. This guy pulls it off to put pauses in the middle of the most simple sentences and his delivery is extremely monotone and flat.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes. Warning me off of all other work touched by this writer or narrator. I dregged myself through the complete trilogy out of sheer bloody-minded hope that somewhere it would get better, but these guys have no business wrting books or narrating them. Not for European readers or listeners, that is.


    Any additional comments?

    Apart from all this; the story, writing style, vocabulary, moral code, personages and overall world view are far too American, simplistic and 1 dimensional for my taste.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alexander 25/01/2015
    Alexander 25/01/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Hard to get through."

    Sad the third book in the trilogy gets very weak toward the end. The trilogy was great until this point.

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  • Michael G Kurilla
    ROCKVILLE, MD, United States
    26/12/14
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    "Too much for a satisfying conclusion"

    The Atlantis World is the 3rd (and hopefully last installment) for Riddle's Atlantis series. Most of the action takes place off world as characters hop from portal to portal piecing together the alien backstory. David and Kate attempt to recover Kate's latent memories conveniently dispersed to distant portal locations. Dorian is hot on their trail. What transpires is mostly a series of memory dumps by Kate and Dorian at each portal that provides the alien background info for how they came to be on Earth with divergent agendas. Added to the mix are two other sets of remnants of different alien civilizations (the sentinels and the serpentine armada). Dorian gradually arrives at the realization that Aryes has been using him and simply kills him over and over again with little purpose, while David and Kate unknowingly employ the Independence Day strategy to defeat whatever turns out to their ultimate enemy.

    The sci-fi elements are mostly alien civilizations that are never fully detailed or fleshed out. Why an advanced, intelligent race would need to freeze and thaw someone for decision making every couple of hundred years never made sense. The alien uprising / revolution was also poorly presented (after thousands of years, this society could not effectively deal with this issue?). Finally, most unsatisfying is that much of the tale breaks a cardinal rule of story telling in that the multiple memory dumps merely tell the backstory instead of showing the action.

    The narration is passable and renders as good a job as possible with a weak storyline.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Michael P. Long
    Charlotte NC
    16/10/14
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    "Great conclusion to the trilogy"

    In the Atlantis World, everything finally comes to a conclusion. The alien threat is revealed, and humanity is at the brink of destruction.

    I reviewed the previous two books, and while enjoying them, I didn't think they were super great. But this book was a welcome departure from the first two. The beginning is still a bit slow with boring stuff on Earth, but eventually the book delves fully into the history of the Atlanteans, who the great enemies are, and what the plan was from Ares, Kate, and Janus. It finally delves deeply into science fiction with space battles, ships, advanced races, and more. I even felt myself understanding and rooting for Ares and Dorian part of the time.

    It was still a bit slow at times (mostly in the beginning parts) and a few characters were somewhat useless and unnecessary (Paul Brenner's "girlfriend").

    Overall this was a really enjoyable ride and has a definite page-turner quality. Well worth the read (or listen).

    For the audiobook, the narrator did a fine job and I didn't recognize any misses or problems.

    NOTE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Brian
    San Jose, CA, United States
    10/03/15
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    "I'm glad I slogged through the second book"

    The third is the best of the three. The background history of Atlantis and the shadowy motives of the characters in the first two books are revealed. Well done.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • M. Kirk DeBaets
    Tampa, FL USA
    20/08/14
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    "A reasonable conclusion"
    What made the experience of listening to The Atlantis World the most enjoyable?

    It answered most of the open questions posed by the first two books in the series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Closure.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Zak G
    15/03/15
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    "Amazing trilogy"

    A.G. Riddle is a brilliant story teller. Never could I have imagined a story this intricate and thought out. The Atlantis myth has been extracted into a believable history of the universe and the origin of humans. A+

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    United States
    13/09/14
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    "Finished"


    Well I have to admit that I am amazed that I finished the trilogy, but I had to find out the ending for all mankind. Again it’s hard going, finding out who’s who, the chamber of dreams & other Atlanteans past lives. Dorian killing Ares 100 times really! This book is set in space like Star Wars etc. many books fall into some of the themes. They David falls into the first ring of Saturn and meet what I would call the Borg from Star Trek wanting to assimilate everything that does not comply. David & Kate are reunited to a brave new world or whatever. The books fall into many other books that I have read and SyFy movies however this was really hard work comprehending it.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Matthew Mayer
    Dallas
    01/12/16
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    "great conclusion to a great series!"

    really enjoyed this series all around. good story, good narrator, and nice presentation. happy that it wasn't just another recycled plotline.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dan
    29/11/16
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    "Disappointed in the ending"

    Potentially good story but the ending was not well developed and too simple . I like this first two thirds of the book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Curly Locks
    27/11/16
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    "satisfying conclusion to the triology"

    The epic tale took the many subplots and brought them all together to an exciting conclusion. I was intrigued until the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • spruillella
    19/11/16
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    "great story"

    real good book. Series was great love scifi .imagination is a good thing. I love to get lost in a who nows what will happen world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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