30 Pieces of Silver (Anglais) CD – Livre audio, 18 septembre 2012
|Neuf à partir de||Occasion à partir de|
Téléchargement audio, Version intégrale
|Gratuit avec l'offre d'essai Audible au lieu de EUR 21,08|
Description du produit
Présentation de l'éditeur
Biographie de l'auteur
Born in San Francisco, Carolyn McCray grew up in Napa Valley, California. A natural-born storyteller, she used to “direct” the other kids from her neighborhood in recorded readings of Nancy Drew mysteries. A lifelong animal lover whose first word was “rhinoceros,” she managed to fulfill her twin passions by growing up to become a veterinarian and a writer. She is the author of works as diverse as Pups in Tea Cups: Tales of “Littleness” Overcoming BIG Odds to 30 Pieces of Silver, an extremely controversial historical thriller.
Pretty much if Carolyn reads a genre, she writes a genre. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition CD .
Aucun appareil Kindle n'est requis. Téléchargez l'une des applis Kindle gratuites et commencez à lire les livres Kindle sur votre smartphone, tablette ou ordinateur.
Pour obtenir l'appli gratuite, saisissez votre numéro de téléphone mobile.
Détails sur le produit
Si vous vendez ce produit, souhaitez-vous suggérer des mises à jour par l'intermédiaire du support vendeur ?
Commentaires en ligne
Meilleurs commentaires des clients
Commentaires client les plus utiles sur Amazon.com (beta) (Peut contenir des commentaires issus du programme Early Reviewer Rewards)
The story begins with a Christian suicide bomber at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. The bombing uncovers a cache of skeletons, and it is determined that one of them is the remains of John the Baptist. Written on the bones is a story in ancient Greek that will lead to more remains. The State Department's Anti-terrorism division sends Sergeant Vincent Brandt and his four man special ops team to the Ecuadorian jungle to extract genetic anthropologist Dr. Rebecca Monroe, who is participating in a ritual involving her being tied to a stake with a anaconda wrapped around her. She was trying to prove herself worthy in order to obtain DNA samples to test a hypothesis she had developed. Sergeant Brandt's team rescues her right before the end of the ritual, angering Dr. Monroe. She was resisting the extraction until sergeant Brandt mentioned the name of her ex-professor/lover, Dr. Archibald Lochum. Dr. Lochum is trying to find the remains of Jesus to prove his hypothesis that Jesus was not resurrected as the bible states. But a secret organization known as the Knot has been tasked with preserving the remains of thirty people who were buried with silver coins over their eyes. These thirty were supposedly in on a secret that was fabricated at the base of the cross, and the Knot was formed at the same time.
The remains found in Paris lead the team to Budapest, where more skeletons lead the team to Istanbul and finally to Rome. They were constantly harassed by the Knot, lead by the unique team of Tok and Petir. Sergeant Brandt suspects one of his team is a double agent, as the Knot seems to know his every move. Along with the action, a romance begins between sergeant Brandt and Rebecca, adding more difficulties to Brandt's mission. The climax takes place in Rome where the member of Brandt's team working for the Knot is revealed and Rebecca finds the secret the Knot had been trying to keep.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was full of action and plot twists, making it hard to put down. I do not agree with the secret revealed at the end, but the story was excellent and makes the reader think. If you enjoyed "The Da Vinci Code," you will enjoy "30 Pieces of Silver." As stated earlier, the book is highly controversial and speculates an alternate view of the main premise of Christianity. If you do not like alternate views of Christianity, then steer clear of this book.
The trick with writing historical novels is research. You take known historical characters and fill in biographical gaps with fictional events that can pass as true for the normal reader. Same with landmarks and architecture. And the facts have to be correct. Carolyn McCray's characters are fictional so no problem there. That's more than can be said about architecture and landmarks which play a central part in the book. There she gets the facts frequently wrong as with historical facts. Many people use the internet to look at photos and check facts when reading historical fiction. I do. And here many facts are way off.
And how the fellowship of the professor bomb famous landmarks, blow up ancient buildings in the middle of central areas and shoot down airplanes over heavily guarded airports. It's all too much for me.
Sorry I can't rate you higher.
But.....This is a controversial religious story. As a Christian, I believe what I read in the scriptures. The problem I have with this book, and many other books and movies, is that people don't seem to think that Jesus had any kind of knowledge of what his eternal purpose was. He knew exactly what he had to do and what was going to happen. As young as 12 years old he knew what his Father's business was, and what his role was to be. The idea that he and his friends felt that they had to manipulate the crucifixion and resurrection is ludicrous.
The concept that there would be writing all over the bones of any of these skeletons is strange to me. Thinking about either removing the flesh from the bones or waiting until it had rotted away is rather gross. Writing all over the dead person's bones seems like total disrespect and not in keeping with the traditions of the time.
I have to say that people who don't believe in Christianity, or are on the fence about religion in general would really like this book, if they can make it through the poor writing. Once I started the book I really wanted to get to the end, but when I did, I felt like I had wasted my time in reading it. Why do so many people feel that religion should be explained through science? Glad I didn't pay a lot of money for it and I won't be reading any of the rest of the books in the series.
I give it two stars instead of one because the story is interesting, but certainly not more because the writing is poor and, in the end, the author doesn't make the story believable.
Seems to be thoroughly researched both historically and by location. Incredible detail without being boring of places in the world I'd like to visit.
Starts off running and never stops, this entire story takes place in less than a week! The characters are engaging and real. Not one of them is perfect, but you'll love them for their faults and strengths. Brandt is a perfect protagonist and Tok is a perfect foil. Neither is all good or all bad. Rebecca is a resourceful, intelligent woman who is dragged into a quest not of her choosing.
The religious theme you'll have to judge for yourself, but I found it fascinating. If you're a fan of Dan Brown, you won't be disappointed. I always thought there was more to the Judas story.
30 Pieces of Silver is a must read!!!!!