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The Nostradamus Equation

Sam Reilly, Book 6
Narrated by: David Gilmore
Series: Sam Reilly Series, Book 6
Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
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Summary

In 1562, Michel de Nostradamus led a small party on an expedition deep into the hostile Desert of Barbary, now known as the Sahara. Without any knowledge of what they might find, the small party entered the vast desert in search of a miracle.

In the present day, Dr. Zara Delacroix enlists the help of Sam Reilly to hunt for answers about a book she believes was buried in the Sahara centuries earlier to protect humanity from some great catastrophe. This ancient manuscript was named The Book of Nostradamus.

©2015 Christopher Cartwright (P)2018 Christopher Cartwright

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A series similar to old style Adventure Novels

I love these books. To me, the style these books are written in is reminiscent of the old style adventure novelists like H. Rider Haggard - who wrote King Solomons Mines and its sequel plus many other novels. The author kindly gave me a free copy of book three and I was only halfway through listening to it when I knew I had to stop and read the first two before I finished it and was very happy to find this compilation. If you want an adventure story that is just that without the gory bits that often are added to modern novels just to colour it but don't actually add to the story. I have now listened to all six available on Audible and am sad the rest of the series so far is not available via Audible. I hope they read this review and consider adding them as listening via Kindle is just not the same.

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Zara accent like family fingers down chalkboard

Decent desert romp marred by the narrator’s horrible effort at Zara’s accent. She’s French but sounded very German and a very poor take on German throughout.

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Sams off again

So Sam is off again this time following Nostradamus on another dangerous trail through the ages. As we explore this latest tale we discover that Sam’s very existence is intricately tied in with the fate for mankind and what happens next may be in someway down to him.

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just wasnt for me

When I started this book I was unaware that it was the 6th installment of a series and there was no indication of that on the cover. Maybe if I had read the previous books I would have been more inclined to like this one. In my opinion at times it was far too descriptive and I felt that the author was going off on a tangent. The storyline started off with promise but soon fell into ridiculousness. I'm sorry to say that this book was just not for me but I'm sure many others would enjoy it . I was given this book by the author/narrator in return for an honest and unbiased review

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I have about 5 of Christopher Cartwright audio books it's very good not his best i give it 9 out of 10

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Intriguing Plot and African Location

Another rattling good listen for lovers of conspiracy and adventure. The team, led by Sam Reilly, are trying to crack a Nostradamus prediction and save the lives of lithium miners in the Congo. Lots of plot twists and intertwined threads to unravel in this fast paced, action packed mystery adventure. Highly recommended audiobook with great narration.

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  • Rayc
  • 25-06-18

Where would the world be without Nostradamus?

The Nostradamus Equation - Where would the world be without Nostradamus? He and his prophecies appear in a multitude of works. This is an interesting variation on him & his prophecies, Fast paced, full of non stop action. This book maintains the high standard for the Sam Reilly series. Absolutely brilliant read/listen, as all books in the series it is a standalone.. a real plus. David Gilmore once again does superb narration, Audio quality & throughly edited combine to make this a pleasure to read. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

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  • Jan M
  • 16-05-18

Outstanding!!!

I love this action series by Christopher Cartwright! Sam Reilly is an endearing character with a panache for adventure and treasure hunting. The premise of searching for a Nostradamus artifact and figuring out the code is thought provoking. This adventure has so much going for it. Original story, vivid imagery, near death situations, mystery and suspense are all woven in the story. I was pulled into the book from the very beginning. David Gilmore added to the enjoyment with his distinguishable voices for the various characters. This book is a standalone listen and part of a series. I thought this was time well spent, and look forward to the next adventure.

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  • Cycletrash56
  • 30-06-20

Awesome Entertainment

I was given this free review copy audio-book at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of The Nostradamus Equation - Sam Reilly, Book 6 by Christopher Cartwright and narrated by David Gilmore. Book 6 continues the adventures of Sam and Tom and company. This was very entertaining with lots of adventure, exploring and mayhem. Good twisty tale. I am still enjoying the story within the stories. David is consistent with his superlative narration.

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  • murphyfields
  • 16-12-19

Good book, but "French" accent drove me nuts

This was a fun listen, but really seemed to stretch reality for me. I have mostly gotten used to that in this series, but this was stretched more than usual. I really liked that this book is starting to fill things in regarding the other crew members, especially the women. And I really enjoyed some parts of the story line. My only real problem was the the accents from the narrator. It sounded like he was capable of two voices,..American male, and German male. Almost everyone ends up forced into the first. But hearing someone described as being French/Persian but have a voice of a German male drove me nuts every time "she" talked. This was very distracting . This is still a fun book, and added a few more important revelations about key parts of the back story. I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair review.

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  • Gary 15
  • 03-12-19

interesting idea

I had to well into the book before I realized who the main character was . Was amazing how people got out of hopeless situations.

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  • Petro van Vuuren
  • 09-11-19

Unbelievable adventurers

I received a free code to listen to this book and I did so willingly I am intrigued by this book. I even search the places named on Google... and it truly exists. This is remarkable and I must say I loved every single moment while listening to this book. David Gilmore is a great narrator and he makes these books come to life... Christopher Cartwright is an extraordinary writer and I must say he makes every feel so surreal.

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  • Kandice C.
  • 23-10-19

Very good

I found this audiobook to be a very good lesson. It has a great combination of suspense, mystery, drama and danger. The narrator has done a wonderful job of reading each character.

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  • Roger Fauble
  • 27-09-19

Great series

The Nostradamus Equation. Well-written and captivating with well-developed main characters reminding one of Dan Brown’s writing. Since I own both the Kindle & Audible editions I was able to read along while listening. Narratore David Gilmore’s narration added to the book’s enjoyment. I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. Up next is The Third Temple (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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  • Shannon G
  • 07-09-19

Not Your Typical Nostradamus Story

Let me start first by saying that I first left a review for the collection this book contained (Sam Reilly Vol.2) but was more than happy to leave an individual review. This series rocks! I love Sam Reilly. As usual, Mr Cartwright takes an event, person or place of historic interest and puts his spin on it, this time about Nostradamus. There's action, adventure, suspense, mystery and history (which makes you think). I, as usual, listened to this in one sitting because I can't stand to stop a Sam Reilly book until it ends. :) The narration by David Gilmore is awesome! I love how he portrays the characters and does it with style. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Merrci
  • 06-10-18

Another Exciting Adventure!

Nostradamus has drawn the interest of many for hundreds of years. This book will be no exception. A woman searches for a long missing book in the vast Saharan desert, hidden hundreds of years ago by Nostradamus himself. Could it really contain the power to change the future? Sam Reilly is on a search of his own. When their paths cross violently, he is drawn into her search, finding more common ground that either expected. Because others want the book desperately and will kill to get it. It’s very exciting! Uncovering the history of the book, searching for the equation, all while fighting off those who wish them harm. Their journey takes them places they may not escape, all while deciphering the meaning of Nostradamus and his notes. Great book and terrific series! This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review. You can find my full review at Mystery Suspense Reviews.