Illuminatus!
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(4.0 based on 80 ratings)
  • 1
    Illuminatus! Part I: The Eye in the Pyramid | Robert Shea, Robert Anton Wilson

    Illuminatus! Part I: The Eye in the Pyramid

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Robert Shea, Robert Anton Wilson
    • Narrated By Ken Campbell, Chris Fairbank
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    The Illuminati, an inside joke? The lunatic fringe? Or a vast conspiracy hidden for centuries, unleashing it's power on a naive, defenseless world? It was the lousy luck of Saul Goodman, a tough, streetwise New York detective, to smell the trail in a bombed-out office - the heavy case he'd always dreaded. In a breakneck race against an awesome deadline, Goodman plunges down the trail of the ultimate conspiracy as the days fall away toward Apocalypse.

    Killed by the Reader

    I just could not persist with this reader's style. It should be a tremendous story but the reader is shouty.

    Reviewed on 02 November 2010 by James (Beaconsfield, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Illuminatus! Part II: The Golden Apple | Robert Shea, Robert Anton Wilson

    Illuminatus! Part II: The Golden Apple

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Robert Shea, Robert Anton Wilson
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Packaged in a carnival bundle of timeless truths and Joycean high camp, The Golden Apple serves as a perennial instruction manual for life on Earth in which you'll be lucky enough to learn: the Guerrilla Ontology of Markoff Chaney; the secret history of Atlantis; why gorillas and dolphins don't ordinarily talk to humans; the conspiracy against sex; the origins of the Trojan War (starring Eris, the namesake of our solar system's newest planet); the startling truth about UFOs.

    meaningless

    best book ever. just wish they kept the narrators constant throughout the whole series. minor issue and still deserves full score

    Reviewed on 07 May 2017 by Luciano Del Bufalo ()
  • 3
    Illuminatus! Part III: Leviathan | Robert Shea, Robert Anton Wilson

    Illuminatus! Part III: Leviathan

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Robert Shea, Robert Anton Wilson
    • Narrated By Ken Campbell
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Illuminatus! Part III cheerfully ushers in the apocalyptic high-camp conclusion of the Illuminatus! Trilogy. The 9th and 10th Trips are performed by a grand ensemble cast. The Appendices (which are most instructive) are performed by the incomparable Ken Campbell, bringing the audiobook trilogy full circle. The Illuminati has never looked so good. All Hail Eris!

    Hail eris!

    you must get this
    you must read this
    you must understand this
    not the other book
    not that other movie
    the rest can wait

    Reviewed on 01 June 2017 by Luciano Del Bufalo ()