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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,774 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Raymond Khoury Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9781101058015
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Another cutting-edge thriller set at the intersection of science, religion, and history from the bestselling author of The Last Templar.

In Antarctica, a scientific expedition drops anchor for a live news feed. As the CNN journalist begins her report, a massive, shimmering sphere of light suddenly appears in the sky, enveloping the ship in luminous white light before disappearing as mysteriously as it arrived—the entire event witnessed by an incredulous world audience.

Meanwhile in a dusty bar in Egypt, a dozen men are lazily discussing the state of the world when the brilliant, glowing symbol on the television stops them cold. One man breaks out in a sweat, crosses himself repeatedly, and rushes out of the bar muttering the same phrase over and over again: It can’t be.

Across the Internet and around the globe, a stunning controversy threatens to consume the world: Has God finally decided to reveal himself? Or is something more sinister at hand?

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mayer Grashin | 2/12/2014

    " So poorly written it made me want to cry. Plot is fast enough that I actually made it through the whole thing before my brain jumped out of skull and kicked my a$$ for reading such drek. And I usually like fast-paced action junk books, so its not like I'm super snobby. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victor | 2/5/2014

    " Really good book. Khoury knows how to take several story lines and weave them together like a braid; going from one to the next to the next and tying them neatly together at the end. My one complaint is that some of his fact checking is a little off. At one point Matt gets into a Chrysler Navigator SUV powered by a Northstar V8. The only problem is that Chrysler didn't make the Navigator, Lincoln did, and the Northstar V8 is a Cadillac motor. Other then that, the book makes you think and gives you some philosophical bits to chew on and question the basis of your belief system. Not due to any fact he puts forward but by questioning the validity of any religion it makes you want to understand why you believe what you do. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Molly | 2/4/2014

    " His other books have been pretty decent, but this one is slooooooow and mind-numbingly dull. If I hadn't been trapped on a plane, I would not have finished it. The premise starts of interestingly enough - there's a sign over an ice shelf in Antarctica and the author leads you to believe that there's some sort of conspiracy afoot controlling it. Then there's 500 pages of nothing, and then the conspiracy resolves in a very disappointing way. the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathleen | 1/29/2014

    " I have read his other 2 books The Last Templar and The Sanctuary. I purchased this book at B&N bargain bin. Read it in 2 days. Engrossing story. A great read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brenda | 1/28/2014

    " In a word ... boring. I would have stopped listening to it sooner if I had another book to listen to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Eckel | 1/28/2014

    " Strong political overtones in this book. Less of a thriller and more about making a point. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ionia | 1/23/2014

    " I didn't hate this book, but saying I liked it might be a bit too positive to be honest. I thought the writing itself was pretty good, but the plot seemed a bit thinner than I was expecting and at times the characters seemed to be bumbling along without much of a point. This is a rather political novel with some very strong ideas and although that didn't really bother me, you can't miss it either. I thought the main character was well written, but could have benefited from a faster paced story. There were a few times when I considered giving up on this book as there are points when the story lags. By the end, I wasn't sorry I read it exactly, but I wouldn't read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Krakar | 1/20/2014

    " Ending was not quite what I was thinking but it did make me wonder about about certain things. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madhavi Ghare | 1/17/2014

    " Damn Interesting So Far - am halfway through it - can't put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 12/26/2013

    " A 3 star thriller....plays on the politics of religion twisted by technology. "

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

    " The mystery of "The Sign" was intriguing. But, once the mystery was revealed, this book degenerated straight to boring. And the hero of this book stretches the bounds of credulity so far it makes the Die Hard films seem like documentaries. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ldgalaxy | 12/13/2013

    " I never finished reading this book. Can't remember why. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Roger | 10/14/2013

    " I liked The Last Templar so I had high hopes for this book. But a confusing plot degenerated into left wing propaganda quickly. The screed that the "villian" spews was just too much. And the anti-Bush diatribe was unbecoming a novelist. Do yourself a favor and don't even start this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 9/29/2013

    " Enjoyed the premise of this book, and the suspense was good, but the author needs an editor, in my humble estimation because it was too wordy, which I find distracting in a thriller. Still, it's a good escapism read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karla | 9/1/2013

    " okay not a bad thriller "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ronald Vasicek | 7/22/2013

    " We listened to this as an audio book. A little too much dwelling on the details of killings and fights. A bit long for what needed to be said. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 5/12/2013

    " Slow at points, but interesting plot overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 12/24/2012

    " I wasn't expecting so much Bush-hating and bible-thumping in a thriller but it was a good story and kept you gripped at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Winnie | 10/7/2012

    " .Yet again another great read - exciting, edge of the seat stuff - looking forward to more of the same "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bobbie | 4/22/2012

    " I really enjoyed the message of the book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Garrett | 4/20/2012

    " Slow to start. Nice message at the end of the book providing the reader something to think about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stefan Bachmann | 1/23/2012

    " Interesting techno-thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindasueanne | 1/17/2012

    " A bit confusing at first, and kind of long but really good. Would make a great action flick!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Massieon | 7/27/2011

    " pretty interesting book but not spectacular "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dot | 5/23/2011

    " Fiction in the same genre as "The Da Vinci Code"...some supernatural events and some dastardly deeds by evildoers. There are a few too many cliches for my taste but the plot is original and the author slowly builds the mystery and the suspense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlie | 5/10/2011

    " This book is very interesting. I enjoyed reading this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradley | 5/1/2011

    " An exciting regular fiction story. Not too bad, but I wanted lots more knights. Ah well. =) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marissa | 4/23/2011

    " Really great first half, which was difficult to put down. It was very similar in structure and plot to The Da Vinci Code. The ending was a bit of a let-down in the way it was handled. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dominique | 4/18/2011

    " It was a good story - very similar to Dan Brown's style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruby | 4/18/2011

    " if you liked the Da Vinci Code (or even if you didn't!), you will LOVE this book. i will not spoil it but what i will say is this: the ending will blow you away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 4/11/2011

    " It is an excellent book with an engaging story but is somewhat predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 4/11/2011

    " If I could have given this book a 3.5 I would have. I liked the story it was interested and different then say a Dan Brown book. It felt somewhat far-fetched, but it's a work of fiction it's allowed to be! I will be reading the sequel “The Templar Salvation” next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 4/3/2011

    " Recommended by Candi Prizer. I enjoyed this book as I did his other book titled "The Sign". The second book in this series was disappointing (Templar Salavation). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 3/31/2011

    " Started out nice, then boring until half way through. Interesting plot. Romance interest a bit forced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 3/23/2011

    " Great history of the Knights Templar, geography, Early Christian church history.....crime, murder, suspense, recommend it as a change of pace. It actually dovetails nicely with the other book I am reading.

    Finished this one while waiting for a helicopter flight for work.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 3/23/2011

    " I wanted to rate this higher, but it really started to drag towards the end. Also, the secret of the templars isn't anything new or surprising. Maybe i was expecting too much. Or maybe I've just read too many similar stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristy | 3/19/2011

    " Anyone interested in Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code" would enjoy this book. Full of adventure and history. "

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