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Temple Audio CD – Unabridged, 1 December 2005
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About the Author
Sean Mangan was born in England, raised in Canada and brought to Australia by accident. He is a singer, musician, songwriter and author. Books narrated for Bolinda audio include John Birmingham's Dave Hooper Trilogy, Greig Beck’s The Void and The Abyss as well as many of Matthew Reilly's blockbuster titles, such as Area 7, Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves and The Great Zoo of China. He has narrated close to 100 audiobooks and brings intensity and excitement to his readings.
- Publisher : Bolinda audio; Unabridged edition (1 December 2005)
- Language : English
- Audio CD : 1 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1741635004
- ISBN-13 : 978-1741635003
- Dimensions : 14.6 x 2.8 x 13.4 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 765,871 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A simple Spanish monk, who lived through the conquest of the Incas civilization 1565 by Spaniards, survives hell to retire to the Pyrenees Mountains to write his memoirs. This ancient transcript is crucial to the finding the 'IDOL' [heart & soul of the Incas] made of a unique rock which is infinitely more powerful than anything on earth. So everyone wants a piece of it!!!
Enemies from various departments; Nazi, US Army, US Navy, The Texan (doomsday cult), even the Native Incas have a part in it to save the idol.
A frantic journey through jungles, mountains and rivers commences once this script reveals a location. The latest and greatest high-tech weapons and aerial equipment certainly challenged my knowledge and I worked in defence. Not to mention the hideous animals that adds still more to the grotesque happenings. Lots of blood and gore with a hint of fun rolled into the plot. Try to read to the end 'the hero' has the most amazing escape.
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Reading the first 30% of this I could not put it down. It was exactly what I wanted 'Uncharted,' Indiana Jones,' Lara Croft' stuff. I was reading and thought wow! I'm at the climax (Act 3) of the story already, this is great.
Then I noticed it was only 30%. It already felt like the end of the book. After that, it went downhill and I can tell you the exact bit. A chase scene on the water with boats that lasted forever (and I don't need to know the type, model, year of build and carbon footprint of each individual boat on the river). The whole thing was so confusing as an action piece. I stopped reading the book for a month. It felt a) like total filler and 2) like a different author had popped in to write the scene. I later managed to finish but I was no longer in love with it as I had been at the beginning. Yes, it got very cliche but that okay. And to say it's over the top is an understatement. I was alright with the 'Rapas' because the rest of the world was pretty realistic but then it got more unbelievable. I like OTT action but this went a little too far for my taste.
Anyway, the good stuff, love the second timeline in the story it was incredible. Matthew is also very good at writing dialogue and quiet scenes (not the action so much). I like Matthew's writing and mind enough to try another of his books so I have purchased 'Hell Island.'
I got this book to read in the 4 weeks leading up to my holiday but it was so good I read it in less than half that time. If you enjoy this I would recommend looking up Reilly's Shane Schofield Ice Station & Jack West Jr Seven Ancient Wonders (Jack West Junior 1) series also as they are great reads too.
Would definitely recommend for those who like fast action packed stories.