Prophet of Bones
- Narrated by: Scott Sowers
- Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-04-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Paul flees with two of his friends, yet within days one has vanished and the other is murdered in an attack that costs Paul an eye, and very nearly his life. Back in America, Paul tries to resume the comfortable life he left behind, but he can't cast the questions raised by the dig from his mind. Paul begins to piece together a puzzle which seems to threaten the very fabric of society, but world's governments and Martial Johnston, the eccentric billionaire who financed Paul's dig, will stop at nothing to silence him.
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By Mogster on 16-05-13
Not sure where this story sits. Seems to have been written as propaganda for those who believe the world is just 5800 years old. Genetic experimentation on cross breeding of species and the mystery that starts the story just seems to fade away and is barely relevant to the plot.
I saw this through to the end but wondered why I did!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Michael G Kurilla on 04-06-13
Sci-fi thriller in a biblically accurate universe
Prophet of Bones posits an alternate universe where radiocarbon dating has conclusively proven the world is only 5800 years old (their Darwin was wrong). All the rest of science, including biology works normally. Our hero is a young man unwittingly entangled with forces and powerful people that he neither understands nor appreciates. His drive to decipher and understand inconsistencies and seemingly random actions on the part of the powers that be, drives the plot from a pure sci-fi to an alternative universe thriller and a potential global coverup.
The story is fast paced, although portions drag a bit with extended segments that are irrelevant to the overall plot (the flashbacks are less than useful). Once evolution has been eliminated from this universe the listener is face with deciding if the theme is one of a massive coverup to maintain the fiction of biological origins or if other machinations are afoot motivating the characters. There's little character development beyond a few central figures and the author presents little in the way of how this alternative world operates with so many biological contradictions. The ending is consistent with these skewed perspectives.
The narration is excellent with great attention to genders and age.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Kindle Customer on 16-04-13
A Great Believable Story
This Story got my interest from the beginning, and kept it right up to the end.
If you liked Island of Dr Moreau, you'll love Prophet of Bones. Excellent Narration.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful