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Tim LaHaye, creator of the phenomenally successful Left Behind books, continues his newest top-ten New York Times bestselling series: Babylon Rising. The heroic Michael Murphy--cool,


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30 review for The Secret On Ararat Unabridged Audiobook On 8 C Ds

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jerry

    Continuing the biblical-archaeology-based action/adventure saga that began in Babylon Rising, The Secret on Ararat has even more cliffhangers and intense moments than its prequel. Michael Murphy, the series' protagonist, is an Indiana-Jones-style Biblical scholar who finds himself in tight situations, and regularly proves himself to be mentally and physically up to such tasks. If you've read and enjoyed the Babylon Rising quadrilogy's first outing, you've got to read this one, too. I've actually Continuing the biblical-archaeology-based action/adventure saga that began in Babylon Rising, The Secret on Ararat has even more cliffhangers and intense moments than its prequel. Michael Murphy, the series' protagonist, is an Indiana-Jones-style Biblical scholar who finds himself in tight situations, and regularly proves himself to be mentally and physically up to such tasks. If you've read and enjoyed the Babylon Rising quadrilogy's first outing, you've got to read this one, too. I've actually read the entire series previously, and, from what I remember, the action heats up so much in the final two volumes, it's almost like a old-school video game in your mind. EDIT: I pretty much feel the same way I did before...so, why reinvent the wheel? EDIT 2: This was a bit lighter on action than I remembered...but, still good. I hope the next two are as action-packed and fun as I recall them being.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Christie

    I really loved this book. It is faith based series that includes a hero that is a biblican archeologist that is trying to prove that the bible is authentic. The cool thing is that it takes place all the world and uses the bible to bring to life the possibility that what the bible says is accurate and the accounts are based on what happened. In this book, they are trying to prove the existence of Noah's Ark with a spin, there are good guys and bad guys. I think this book is provacative and even i I really loved this book. It is faith based series that includes a hero that is a biblican archeologist that is trying to prove that the bible is authentic. The cool thing is that it takes place all the world and uses the bible to bring to life the possibility that what the bible says is accurate and the accounts are based on what happened. In this book, they are trying to prove the existence of Noah's Ark with a spin, there are good guys and bad guys. I think this book is provacative and even if you have questions about how you feel about the bible and its authenticity, it will make you question and come to your own conclusions. Isn't that what it is all about?

  3. 4 out of 5

    Nola Redd

    Once again, Tim LaHaye and Bob Phillips have teamed up, this time bringing us an adventure centered around locating Noah’s ark. Michael Murphy teams up with a skilled and diverse group and sets out on an expedition up this great mountain – after, of course, the appropriate background research. The Babylon Rising series are engaging and intriguing, describing some fantastic possibilities. The action is non-stop, and those secrets are, for the most part, well written. I again take umbrage with th Once again, Tim LaHaye and Bob Phillips have teamed up, this time bringing us an adventure centered around locating Noah’s ark. Michael Murphy teams up with a skilled and diverse group and sets out on an expedition up this great mountain – after, of course, the appropriate background research. The Babylon Rising series are engaging and intriguing, describing some fantastic possibilities. The action is non-stop, and those secrets are, for the most part, well written. I again take umbrage with the initial mixed up sequencing, but otherwise the scenes are well crafted. As with the last book, I resent (and am bored by) being lectured to, but at least the authors are consistent. I really enjoyed the way Noah’s ark was linked to the New Testament prophecy made by Christ, and how that worked itself into the story to make this one of warning. I think that LaHaye has always been successful at subtle missionary work, along with a few passages of blatant conversion aimed towards unbelievers in the book. The subtle works the best, I think, because it digs deep into the readers mind without their even being aware of it. I also like the gradual change our characters undergo through this novel. Murphy has changed since his wife’s murder only slightly, although his kill-or-not-kill struggle regarding Talon is realistic and keeps us wondering. But Isis is changing, as well, and in a very subtle way. I appreciate the fact that we are not – as yet – being hit over the head by her conversion. The introduction of the “bad guy” was also well crafted; it kept me guessing until the very end. Talon, of course, is a staple, but his cohort in crime was quite a surprise, particularly after the CIA betrayal. We are left wondering just how the government factors in. The only grudge I have left regarding the writing style is the frequent change in the 3rd person. At some points it is limited, focusing on a single character’s thoughts and feelings. Then it jumps into another character’s mind in the same passage. This is quite confusing. I noticed this in the first book, as well; when Barrington meets with the Seven, he can’t see their faces, but we are soon told their names despite being trapped in his perspective. This was very confusing and left me wondering if I had missed something (I hadn’t; I looked). The Secret on Ararat made some intriguing points, and stimulated my imagination. It left me wondering if there is a conspiracy, if there was evidence, if the ark was there. I would love to see a note from the author detailing which parts were fact and which were fiction so that I could follow up on the information he has provided.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    book two in the series, following our main character murphey in his quest to find Noahs ark..danger all around him, death and betrayal..hard to believe its christian book:) this one had a little bit of everything, comedy that had me LOL'ing, suspense, romance, etcetc

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lee

    Another winner, looking for Noahs Ark. Lots of adventure, always some sermons, but again, can't put it down.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rod

    An Indian Jones meets James Bond attempt at making the Bible come to life - It Works. I loved it.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jay DeMoir

    2.5 stars

  8. 5 out of 5

    Elijah Abanto

    Finished this incredible novel this morning. This is part of a series, and I'm sad I don't have the other books (1st, 3rd and 4th), but this one has taught me more on the subject of Noah's Ark than any I've ever read. The thrilling moments are palpable, and I've learned about family relationships, the lure of money and the reality of evil in this world.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Stan

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Since I didn't read the third book in the series, I can't say it was better than this one. I can say, however, that this book was the best of the books in this series that I read. That may be attributable to the fact that Mr. LaHaye brought a new co-author on board (apparently, LaHaye provided the research, and the "co-authors" put it in novel form), but I'm not sure. Plausibilty definitely got a bump in this book. Murhpy's awesome skills, for instance, are better shown to be grounded in training Since I didn't read the third book in the series, I can't say it was better than this one. I can say, however, that this book was the best of the books in this series that I read. That may be attributable to the fact that Mr. LaHaye brought a new co-author on board (apparently, LaHaye provided the research, and the "co-authors" put it in novel form), but I'm not sure. Plausibilty definitely got a bump in this book. Murhpy's awesome skills, for instance, are better shown to be grounded in training (there's a hint at that in book one, but not so much as here). Things didn't seem to come quite as easily as in "Babylon Rising," thankfully, but there were still plenty of "Deus Ex" moments, like the convenient arrival of a mysterious mountain man who saves Murhphy's group before disappearing wordlessly (only to later--and very conveniently--save Murphy again). LaHaye/Phillips don't seem particularly bothered with keeping characters alive. As expected, however, the "important" characters lived (i.e. those we were expected to have some emotional investment in), but it seemed the supporting cast must have all been wearing red shirts, if you know what I mean. This book is also very heavy into the "Dan Brown" feel, but fortunately, for the series, most of the infodump happens in a classroom setting, which makes it easier to handle. Murphy had started to grow on me a little, by this time, and that helped. It also helped that the research (as in all the books in the series) was very well done, and that the authors did keep things "real" despite the occasional authorial fiat that helped some of the characters. One thing that continued to turn me off, though, was the whole "everyone hates evangelical Christians" tone that started in book one, and doesn't abate throughout the series. I wasn't so bothered by the frequent evangelising that went on in the book (there are a few subplots about Christian characters sharing their faith; I could live with that, even if I didn't agree with everything they said). Still, there was this "woe is me" feeling, and it utterly sidelined non-evangelical Christians almost as if there *were* no other type of Christians. I wasn't offended by that, but it seemed to tie into the "too convenient" thing--like the fact that a small-town college professor would attract the serious attention of a world-spanning cabal that surely has more potent enemies. Again, lots of unrealised potential here, but it was definitely an improvement over the first.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Nathan

    The Secret on Ararat is the second book in the Babylon Rising series. Biblical archaeologist and professor Michael Murphy is back on a search to prove that the Flood in the book of Genesis really happened. He is on a search for Noah's Ark. In this book, the reader learns even more about Murphy, further stregthening the feeling of Murphy and the reader being related. I liked this book because it seems to go into more detail about Murphy and the rest of the characters from the first book, along wit The Secret on Ararat is the second book in the Babylon Rising series. Biblical archaeologist and professor Michael Murphy is back on a search to prove that the Flood in the book of Genesis really happened. He is on a search for Noah's Ark. In this book, the reader learns even more about Murphy, further stregthening the feeling of Murphy and the reader being related. I liked this book because it seems to go into more detail about Murphy and the rest of the characters from the first book, along with bringing in new characters. Tim LaHaye goes into detail of Murphy's crew of mountian climbers - and their dangerous conflicts - while searching for the Ark on Mount Ararat. He also goes into more detail about the relationship between Murphy and Dr. Isis McDonald, a friend of Murphy's. There are many dangers along the way to find the ark, and that is a reason I liked the book - its action and suspense. I would recomend this book to anyone who had read Babylon Rising and felt like they needed more of the story.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Newport Librarians

    Professor Murphy teaches an contraversial course on biblical artifacts and now, with the help of the dangerous Methusela he might just find Noah's Arc. But Methusela's clues come at a price: at the very least he must risk his own life for each one. Who is the trader on Murphy's expedition team? Who is the mysterious mountain manand why does he keep helping them? Will Murphy find the arc and prove the Bible true? This is a fantastic read even if you haven't read Babylon Rising, the first in the s Professor Murphy teaches an contraversial course on biblical artifacts and now, with the help of the dangerous Methusela he might just find Noah's Arc. But Methusela's clues come at a price: at the very least he must risk his own life for each one. Who is the trader on Murphy's expedition team? Who is the mysterious mountain manand why does he keep helping them? Will Murphy find the arc and prove the Bible true? This is a fantastic read even if you haven't read Babylon Rising, the first in the series. Full of history, adventure and even a little romance.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    It wasn't horrible, but I have to say, I wish I hadn't read it. I don't remember anything about this or the first book beyond deciding there was no way I was going to take the time to read any more in the series. These may have been the first series of books that I decided to stop reading without finishing the series. Again, this has far less to do with the subject matter than the delivery and writing style. The writing was less than inspiring. Blah.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Paul Lunger

    The 2nd book in Tim LaHaye's "Babylon Rising" series, "The Secret on Ararat" deals with the search for Noah's Ark as it relates to prophecies relating to the end of mankind. Michael Murphy returns in this book in the search for the mythical ark & other familiar characters return as well. LaHaye's story is pretty much straightforward & full of action as well. It's a quick read that also includes background from the Bible on Noah & the flood that wiped out the earth all those millennia ago. The 2nd book in Tim LaHaye's "Babylon Rising" series, "The Secret on Ararat" deals with the search for Noah's Ark as it relates to prophecies relating to the end of mankind. Michael Murphy returns in this book in the search for the mythical ark & other familiar characters return as well. LaHaye's story is pretty much straightforward & full of action as well. It's a quick read that also includes background from the Bible on Noah & the flood that wiped out the earth all those millennia ago.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Madison Meljac-lehmann

    This was not my favorite book in the series but it still kept my attention. I felt that there were a few too many lectures in the narrative that slowed the action without adding much value. I like the main characters and that really led me to want to read the next volume. I still enjoy the archeology perspective and loved the little twist at the end, reminding the readers that you never know who you can trust.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    I really liked this book. I can't say as though the writing is the best, but I really liked the story despite. It's definitely an action packed book, that you can easily skim through. And it gives such great facts about Noah's Ark. It also portrays a fascinating look at how God and evil are representative in our lives, and the preparing for the second coming of Christ.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    From the university campus to the ice fields of Ararat, we are led on an adventure that I think most of us hope could be true. If Noah's Ark is on the mountain, may it be found and fully identified. Some surprises as to what the ancients could have developed await our discovery. Some old foes are back as well as our friends. Learned a lot, as well, in the Professor's classes.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Zwart

    Was an interesting story. Only thing I really didn't like was the weak attempts from the author to mix little sections of "Life lessons" into the read. He is a reverend, so I guess it was a little expected. If he could disguise them a bit better, it would have been tolerable.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Marilyn

    I read the hardcover version. What did I learn? Noah's ark is resting on top of a mountain, man!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Becky Conroy

    The whole series gets better and better.....

  20. 4 out of 5

    Gloria

    Another great book. This story is gripping.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Mandie

    Great book. Edge of your seat action mixed with mystery of history. Along the lines of Indiana Jones type of energy.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    2nd time through - enjoyed first time more, but perhaps that is usual; exciting to "see" parts of the Bible come alive - believe story of Noah because I believe the Bible is the word of God.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Rachael

    Evangelical fiction and I are not friends. They paint a picture of a cruel, heartless God who punishes people eternally for not worshiping him the right way or believing the right things. Evangelicalism messed with my mind as a child, as it did with so many other children's minds. I am not anti-religion; I am anti-doctrines that are bad for your mental health. But I liked this book. Was it preachy? Yes. Did it portray God as needlessly hateful? Yes. But it was well written, which distinguishes it Evangelical fiction and I are not friends. They paint a picture of a cruel, heartless God who punishes people eternally for not worshiping him the right way or believing the right things. Evangelicalism messed with my mind as a child, as it did with so many other children's minds. I am not anti-religion; I am anti-doctrines that are bad for your mental health. But I liked this book. Was it preachy? Yes. Did it portray God as needlessly hateful? Yes. But it was well written, which distinguishes it from the Left Behind series. Michael Murphy is a man of adventure, obviously inspired by Indiana Jones. The book begins in the middle of an action scene, and I found myself wanting to root for him. This is the sort of thing missing from Left Behind: Adventure. Romance. Intrigue. It also confirms what I was expecting: Tim LaHaye doesn't actually write these books. He looks them over, maybe changes a few things, but the one doing the work is the second author listed, and the one whose font is smaller. Celebrities do stuff like this all the time, although I don't think LaHaye is much of a celebrity outside of evangelical circles. The worst parts of the book are when Michael defends himself against straw atheists (or maybe just straw non-evangelicals). People who aren't open to a literal interpretation of the Bible are mostly portrayed as shallow, bitter, mean-spirited, or simply bad debaters. Michael has all the "facts" of his position memorized, while his opponents sputter in impotent rage as they struggle to defend even the most basic principles of evolution. Aside from us being assured that Michael experiences rage, we rarely see him falter or lose his temper. The same is true of the other "good guys," Shari Nelson and Isis McDonald. The most interesting characters are the ones who are a bit morally gray, and I'm using that phrase generously. I don't think being excited about the money or fame you'll achieve by finding *Noah's Ark* makes you morally gray, but I'm pretty sure that's what the author was going for. My biggest problem with this book was the implications of finding Noah's Ark as described by the main character. Finding this giant boat would not prove that every part of the Bible is literally true. Far from it. It would simply prove that somebody built a giant boat a long time ago. And one piece of evidence in favor of a global flood (if you must interpret it that way) does not undo countless evidence of continental drift. Finally, evolution. Evolution simply means that species change over time. It does not mean that humans came from monkeys. Can we please put this tired myth to rest? Nonetheless, it was a fun read. I could feel the characters' excitement, and a few times I was actually worried about what was going to happen to them. And Michael was actually pretty likable, at least compared to Rayford Steele and Buck Williams. Those two could easily be read as misanthropes, while Michael actually cares about other people. He's just very stubborn. I have a feeling that Babylon Rising as a whole is much better than Left Behind, and it's apparently shorter, too! If you want a look into the world of evangelical fiction, pass on LB and pick this one instead.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ed

    A very exciting read, full of mystery, but you have to realize that it is basically fictional. There are parts referring to the Bible that are true, but be careful of the discourse on history that seems to refer to the book of Genesis, mainly what was happening before the ark was built. Like the war that was taking place between Noah and another king who name is mentioned, but is not part of the Bible. Otherwise it is a great read. Just know your Bible history so you can determine what is truth A very exciting read, full of mystery, but you have to realize that it is basically fictional. There are parts referring to the Bible that are true, but be careful of the discourse on history that seems to refer to the book of Genesis, mainly what was happening before the ark was built. Like the war that was taking place between Noah and another king who name is mentioned, but is not part of the Bible. Otherwise it is a great read. Just know your Bible history so you can determine what is truth or fiction. The best way to do this is to Study and read the Bible. The better you know your Bible, the more you can see what is fiction.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jon Cody

    For the most part this book was a good read. i did have a little issue with the first action sequence which seemed to be out of order, and where the character was in a jam, but he just managed to get out of it without us being told how. I also don't like how the bad character, Talon, just seems to appear and causes havoc in situations that take the other characters a lot of teamwork and planning to accomplish, yet this guy manages to get to the same locations on his own. This is true of both boo For the most part this book was a good read. i did have a little issue with the first action sequence which seemed to be out of order, and where the character was in a jam, but he just managed to get out of it without us being told how. I also don't like how the bad character, Talon, just seems to appear and causes havoc in situations that take the other characters a lot of teamwork and planning to accomplish, yet this guy manages to get to the same locations on his own. This is true of both books I've read so far in the series. But other than that, the book kept me interested enough to finish once I got past that initial action sequence.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Betty Richard

    The Secret of Ararat Interesting story well told about Christian beliefs. What would be A so fearful love as others became christians. The group had many hardships to I Dr come but they had faith and I over come the heartless And hopefully Talk. Will be I more but you get the feeling g This evil ma. Will come back to work day and magic he is more evil than a Christian should have to battle alone but then we learn that no one baffles alone as lo g as they are believers in Chrisg

  27. 4 out of 5

    Taylor

    This book was very good and i enjoyed it. The only thing that bagged at me (mainly) was that the time is somewhere around modern days, most of the characters are young (20-30), and yet they all speak as though they were born in medieval times. ok, maybe that’s a stretch, but they way they all spoke and had no “tone” in their “voices” annoyed me a bit. otherwise, very good book.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jim

    A very interesting and fast paced read. It is similar to a Dan Brown novel in that it is a mystery/thriller based in history. I learned quite a lot reading this novel. I enjoyed this second entry in the Babylon Rising series more than the first.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Randy Kennedy

    Better than the first book in my opinion; I just couldn't get past the premise and character on this. I wasn't able to visualize it or the characters in my mind.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Carrie Milkanin

    Another adventure of Biblical archeologist and professor Michael Murphy. The search for Noah’s Ark. i enjoyed this book—fast paced and entertaining.

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