Book Reviews of Babylon Rising (Babylon Rising, Bk 1)

Babylon Rising (Babylon Rising, Bk 1)
Babylon Rising - Babylon Rising, Bk 1
Author: Tim LaHaye
ISBN-13: 9780553586060
ISBN-10: 0553586068
Publication Date: 8/3/2004
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 109 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
If you're interested in archeology, you'll like this one. Not as exciting as the Left Behind series in my opinion, but interesting. I am curious enough to read the next book in the series.
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Helpful Score: 2
Incredible story, couldn't put it down. Really makes you wonder how the end of the world events will take place
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Helpful Score: 1
Michael Murphy is an archaeologist who fearlessly hunts down ancient artifacts without considering any danger involved. He and his wife become involved in a plot to destroy Christianity and they must work hard to save the world from the power of evil. Satan's forces are beginning the countdown for the end of time for all mankind.
Very interesting and absorbing mystery, gives us something to consider about the places of good and evil in this world.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good Book I reccomend reading it
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This book is gripping and keeps you turning pages... one of my favorite books
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Wow.. this is a real thriller...a must read.
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It's been over a year since I read this, but I really liked it.
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Exciting novel by the author of the Left Behind series. It again takes the prophesies in the Bible and uses them as the concept around which the plot revolves. The protagonist is a character that is someone we can identify with, and also admire. Fast paced storytelling keeps you reading until the last page.
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Helpful Score: 1
The 1st in the new series by Tim Lahaye. Great book.
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It didn't compare to his other books - The Left Behind Series. I didn't enjoy it as much as his previous writings.
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Michael Murphy, an archaeologist hunts for an artifact that unlocks secrets that forces hen into a confrontation with evil forces.
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Very interesting.
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What can I say? Once I started reading the "Left Behind" series I couldn't put any of them down. This one was no different.
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Ancient secrets and biblical prophecies lead one man to face the greatest evil of all....Babylon Rising
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I really enjoy Biblical thrillers and this book did not disappoint at all.
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He is a much-needed hero for our times. A man of surprising courage, Michael Murphy is an expert on Biblical prophecy and an archaeologist who fearlessly hunts down ancient artifats in the face of the greatest danger.

Now Murphy has unlocked secrets from the distant past that hurtle him into a confrontation with the forces of the greatest evil. Murphy cannot fail--for the countdown has begun to the time of the end for all mankind.
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Lost me early and I couldn't raise the interest to pick the book back up again. It's too bad, because I eagerly read the entire Left Behind series, but this was different. It started out promising, archaeology, intrigue, a nefarious plot, good guys and bad guys. Early on, a character was killed, given it was a character we knew little about and had not cared about, but the manner in which he was killed, the reaction of the only witness, and the promise from the killer that "there will be many more things you'll be asked to do..." just destroyed my interest in going any further. I just don't have the stomach for that, especially starting that early on in the book. Sure, the Left Behind books had lots of gruesome deaths, but you were at least prepared for it and at least felt some empathy. This was out of nowhere, someone we weren't familiar with, and the promise that many more were to come wasn't anything I was interested in finding out about. I guess I'm in the minority, the other reviews are positive, but this just wasn't for me.
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I was disappointed in this book. It felt like a cross between a bad Tom Selleck movie and Indiana Jones. To be fair, it was action packed. But the good guys were too good and the bad guys were too bad. It wasn't realistic. I guess after Murphy finds the first artifact in like half an hour....I got kind of ticked off. I mean....something that's been lost of thousands of years and he finds it on the first try? Come on. But if you can get past the phoniness and just go w/the flow. You may like this book. Me, I give it a 6.
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A Biblically inspired Indiana Jones' pre-Rapture adventures.
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first in a series by the author of "left behind" series. exciting and engrossing story of adventure.
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I found this boring.
Read to the 14th chapter but couldn't force myself to keep going.
I hate to leave a book unread like that, but this one I was glad to stop
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Since I had read the left behind series, and most everything by Tim LaHaye, I read this too. It is full of action, excitement and references to the rapture and Apocalypse. Personally, I just did not like it as much as the left behind series, although it definitely picks up where the first series left off in time period.
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