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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (270 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Knox Narrator: Christopher Evan Welch Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781464008245
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From the internationally bestselling author of The Genesis Secret comes a seductive, exotic new thriller.

In the silent caves beneath France, young archaeologist Julia Kerrigan unearths an ancient skull with a hole bored through the forehead. After she reveals her discovery, her mentor is brutally murdered.

Deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia, photographer Jake Thurby is offered a mysterious assignment by a beautiful Cambodian lawyer who is investigating finds at the two-thousand-year-old Plain of Jars—finds that shadowy forces want kept secret.

From the temples of Angkor Wat and the wild streets of Bangkok to the prehistoric caves in Western Europe, what links Jake’s and Julia’s discoveries is a strange, demonic woman whose unquenchable thirst for vengeance—and the horrors she seeks to avenge—are truly shocking.

Readers have become enthralled by Knox’s vivid blend of buccaneering modern adventure, gothic horror, and grand intellectual puzzles. The Lost Goddess is his most exciting novel to date.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Doug | 2/8/2014

    " I really did'nt care for The Lost Goddess, even though there was the essence of a good story. I simply don't care for Knox writing style. Although the second half of the book was better, I had to struggle to get through the first half. He seems to believe that if one adjective or adverb is good, several would be better and his use of them ranged from florid to totally meaningless. Then there was the pretentious diction - guess we were supposed to be impressed with his perspicacity and erudition. Others seem to have liked it OK, just wasn't my cup of tea. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 1/26/2014

    " I was frustrated with this book. I found myself distracted from the story many times by word choice. In the first 50 pages or so, we had oleaginous, plangent, fecundity, stridulating and karst. I guess he likes his thesaurus, but for me it was just random and awkward word choice. The story was interesting enough, but the characters weren't as fleshed out as I would have liked. One character...ah, continued to ah, say "ah" just about every other...ah, sentence. Another distraction. I do think it'll give us some interesting things to discuss at book club. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 1/26/2014

    " It was ok for me. Probably not as good as the first three. I got a little confused by the theory they were trying to solve, so it was hard for me to really get excited about the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amity-noël | 1/25/2014

    " There are things that make you go, "What the haaaiiiilll?" This is one of them. I kept going and I was so confused. To futuristically strange for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Alderson | 1/14/2014

    " nice, light read. good twist, poorly finished "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Odetta | 1/14/2014

    " If there was a 2 1/2 rating, I think I might haven chosen it for this book. It's a decent throw-away read and better than many similar books. It's kind of an Indiana Jones suspend-belief-adventure/Robin Cook-medical-horror with an archeological basis and religious undertones. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charles Suddeth | 1/5/2014

    " Kind of muddy ending the plot wasn't even clear to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gevera Bert | 1/5/2014

    " If you are an atheist, this book will make you really angry. I can't say more without spoilers, but just be warned. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alison | 12/21/2013

    " I have read many books by this author and this was my least favorite. Slow, unbelievable plot and circumstances. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Algernonjj | 12/10/2013

    " A brilliantly annoying book, that will porbably manage to irritate believers and non believers, left wingers and right wingers alike. I love a good thriller - this is one. And an improvement on the over violent, if exciting, Genesis Secret. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucy | 12/2/2013

    " Heck, this book is going to annoy some people. It kept me riotously entertained right up to the extremely unexpected ending. A firework of a book: it could blow up in your face. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nora | 10/15/2013

    " Needed something utterly mindless and this fit the bill nicely. It took about a day to read, which was a good thing because I didn't want to be seen reading it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rhi | 9/27/2013

    " Abandoned- I just couldn't get into it, then after reading four pages of the characters treading through water, literally, I gave up. I was maybe half-way through? It gets a second star because the subject itself was interesting, I just didn't care for the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joachim Cornish | 6/10/2013

    " Compelling stuff from Mr Knox - there's a nice atmosphere to the writing style - leaps and bounds from the Genesis Secret - and signs that here is a man showing a command of literature beyond the usual genre writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi Ash | 5/19/2013

    " This was a really nice blend of archaeology, history, and, surprisingly, philosophy. I didn't find the ending to be great, but it was a nice, fast paced, somewhat smart read. Similar to David Gibbins. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Magic Mary Austin | 1/28/2013

    " Not going to be on my list of favorites. If this is Tom Knox most exciting book yet, I won't be reading the others. Too bad because the premise was promising. I didn't make it past page 60. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 James | 1/11/2013

    " Despite being bored through much of this book I made it all the way to what I assume was the final scene before throwing it away. I don't want to know how it ends and don't think the book warrants even this much comment... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ray Palen | 10/28/2012

    " Read my review this week on bookreporter.com "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 8/1/2012

    " Strange and gripping story. Some sections were a little graphic. Not too bad but still chill inspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dinah | 6/5/2012

    " Like all Tom Knox books, this one had a very complex storyline. It took several historical facts and built a conspiracy theory on top. Some parts were a bit far-fetched, but I still enjoyed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maeve | 4/5/2012

    " Confusing to say the least; I just couldn't finish it. "

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About the Author
Author Tom Knox

Tom Knox is the pseudonym of British writer and journalist Sean Thomas. Born in Devon, England, he studied philosophy at University College London. He is the author of The Genesis Secret, The Marks of Cain, Bible of the Dead, and The Babylon Rite. He also wrote a memoir under his own name, Millions of Women are Waiting to Meet You, in 2006; it became a bestseller and was translated into eight languages.