More than million copies of the 30 books he has written have been sold in over 80 countries and in 33 languages. The Hammer of Eden will nail readers to their seats. Follett keeps it crisp and rachets up the tension. Time speeds up as the danger escalates. Hollywood could have some fun with The Hammer of Eden. Buy the Audiobook Download: Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks.
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September Learn how and when to remove this template message. He does a good job of setting out the characters of his books and then putting them in situations that are exciting. As I was reading this book I was thinking yes it is enjoyable story but not too believeable. Then I picked up the newspaper and read how the Swiss had stopp A few wackos living in a commune in northern California figure out how to cause earthquakes and then use that knowledge to threaten California with more earthqueakes if more power plants are built.
Then I picked up the newspaper and read how the Swiss had stopped their thermal nuclear program because it was causing earthquakes. Maybe it will be a possiblity for terrorists to threaten earthquakes someday.
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Das war leider nicht wirklich meins Als er und seine Leute erfahren, dass das Gebiet bald nicht mehr bewohnbar sein wird und ihr ganzes Leben me Das war leider nicht wirklich meins Als er und seine Leute erfahren, dass das Gebiet bald nicht mehr bewohnbar sein wird und ihr ganzes Leben mehr oder weniger zusammenbricht, fassen sie einen sehr bitteren Entschluss.
Leider wird das auch im Verlauf der Handlung nicht besser und alles dreht sich immer wieder im Kreis, ohne dass viel Spannung aufkommt. Das Leben in der Kommune hat mich auch teilweise sehr irritiert: Sep 16, Caitlyn rated it it was amazing Shelves: What I really enjoyed but somewhat hated about this book is that it made me want both Judy and Priest to win.
I think Priest truely did have good intentions in the beginning but he went totally haywire, but I liked that character greatly and wanted him to win when I read from his pov, but when I read from Judy's pov I wanted her to win, lol. Anyway Ken Follet has become one of my favourite authors because of the feel he always makes me feel towards the characters of his stories. They always brin What I really enjoyed but somewhat hated about this book is that it made me want both Judy and Priest to win.
They always bring about some kind of strong emotion. Apr 07, Joann rated it it was ok Shelves: I am a Follett fan, but this one seemed formulaic and just old enough that the technology didn't work well. It wasn't a total waste I listened while driving, but nothing like some of my favorites. If you want to read Follett at his best, I would suggest: Listened to around thirty minutes If I try to finish this book, I may literally die of laughter.
I was snorting so hard it hurt.
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May 30, Darren rated it it was amazing. My first book by this author. I enjoyed reading it. It is a older book of his. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. Feb 07, Ross-Barry Finlayson. Ken Follett is such a brilliant author. Aug 20, Addy rated it it was ok Shelves: This is probably the first and I hope the last Ken Follett novel that I found absolutely amateurish. For someone who has mesmerised the world with master pieces like 'Pillars of the Earth' and 'The Century Trilogy', this is an extremely poor novel.
Had he not been one of my favourite authors and this year's go-to author, I would have probably abandoned this book midway. So, what annoyed me the most? The extremely silly action scenes, not just once, but every time there was a confrontation betwee This is probably the first and I hope the last Ken Follett novel that I found absolutely amateurish.
The extremely silly action scenes, not just once, but every time there was a confrontation between a junkie against the entire might of the FBI complemented with elements of SWAT and all the other shizz that is required to stop a man from causing an earthquake. The climax was hilarious with the bad guy surviving a couple of shots through his face from a distance of zero metres while the Special Agent who's fighting him survives despite banging her head on the road, tossed all over the place, and a Gun shot. The plot becomes irrelevant when such unrealistic descriptions just spoil the entire thing.
Highly avoidable book, and it's a shock that Ken Follett published something like this. Maybe he was high on some hippie stuff which he keeps mentioning in the story when he wrote this. May 15, Sheila Myers rated it it was amazing Shelves: Great character development and a plot with a fast pace. I like these types of thrillers in which the the cause and effect seem highly possible in a real life situation. Nov 15, Jerry B rated it really liked it. No one can say this novel is just like the author's medieval stories about cathedrals and such!
The threat is that the group will cause an earthquake — seemingly a far-fetched idea which the author makes so belie No one can say this novel is just like the author's medieval stories about cathedrals and such! The threat is that the group will cause an earthquake — seemingly a far-fetched idea which the author makes so believable that the suspense builds throughout the entire book with little respite. The gist of it is that a massive truck used in oil field exploration — a seismic vibrator — could indeed incite earth tremors if applied near a fault line.
The detective work is outstanding, but on more than one occasion, we almost found ourselves rooting for the cult to survive — they were basically harmless, with an interesting set of mores, until the earthquake scheme threw everything into chaos. Follett shows off all his terrific writing skills herein; to us, it was a most entertaining, suspenseful thriller that kept us turning pages as rapidly as they would go!
Jul 09, Marialyce rated it it was ok. Oh Mr Follett, you have done so much better than this book. I have to think that everyone needs a loser now and again and unfortunately this book was a loser. It was written in a juvenile manner and the plot while it did have some "earth shattering" moments lacked any wow factor.
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View all 4 comments. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. There were aspects of this book I did like, the pacing was one of them. I was disappointed with the characters. What a bunch of dirt bags!
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Priest was so out of the loop in technology, yet he outsmarted the FBI three times?! And he had been shot twice in one of those instances? The biggest issue I had was the sex scene between Priest and Melanie, and then Star came in try 2 stars. The biggest issue I had was the sex scene between Priest and Melanie, and then Star came in trying for a threesome.
Melanie was not having it, and when Star touched her Melanie said no three times and was forced to then slap Star's hand away. Star got upset and asked why she did that. I was like, "she slapped you because you kept touching her after she told you to stop!!! Don't keep touching someone after they tell you to stop!!!!!!
What's wrong with you??!! Priest and Star were irredeemable at that point. I didn't root for either of them.