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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (296 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Gladstone Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Twelve is an extraordinary and unforgettable novel about a most unusual man. As a child, Max lives in a world of colors and numbers, not speaking until the age of six. As an adult, Max ventures on a journey of destiny to discover the secret behind the ancient Mayan prophecy about the end of time, foretold to occur on December 21, 2012. When he is fifteen years old, Max has a near-death experience during which he has a vision that reveals to him the names of twelve unique individuals. While Max cannot discern the significance of these twelve names, he is unable to shake the sense that they have deep meaning. Eight years pass before Max meets the first of the twelve. With this, Max's voyage of discovery begins, as he strives to uncover the identities and implications of "the twelve"-individuals he will meet during his journey toward truth, all of whom seem connected, and all of whom may hold the answer to what will happen at the exact moment the world may end. A series of global adventures culminates in a revelation that explains why and how Max and the twelve are destined to unite to discover the magnitude of the meaning of December 21, 2012. Only the twelve can provide the answers, as the fate of all humanity rests in the balance. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Serendipitous encounters with the twelve will strike many readers as…magical.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Diana Gail | 1/31/2014

    " Interesting story, but I was disappointed that the story was told to me. There was hardly any dialog between characters and not much character development or depth. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Harry | 1/30/2014

    " Probably the first and last book I will read about 2012 and the rebirth of humanity...time is better spent elsewhere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Selacia Selacia | 1/30/2014

    " This book is a delight - filled with the perfect mix of adventure, entertainment, and timely messages of transformation. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down until I got to the very last page. I loved this story about the hero Max, who came alive in this book to show us the unique crossroads we and our planet face. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Penny | 1/27/2014

    " An interesting story about the end of the Mayan calendar. This was a debut novel. Everytime I thought that I would stop reading it, the author would renew my interest in seeing where he was going with the story line. All in all a good debut novel even though I had problems with the female to male ratio of the twelve and a few other points which I will not talk about as I don't want to give away the whole plot and thus spoil it for others. "

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