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Didn't Live Up To My Expectations...But Was Worth Reading

  • Jun 14, 2010
The Moses Expedition has peaked my interest since it was announced, so I was happy to get the chance to read it early. While the story is interesting and has some action, it falls short of what I had expected. If you are looking for an adventure story similar to Indiana Jones, this book won't live up to your expectations either. Don't get me wrong, I'm not holding it against the author because it wasn't an Indiana Jones adventure. I was just expecting a much deeper and more detailed adventure and The Moses Expedition didn't provide it.

Having said all that, I do think the book is worth reading and the story is interesting as it is. However, I can't help but wonder what might have been if it had been fleshed out a little more and the primary characters developed deeper. So, it is with respect to Mr Gomez-Jurado that I do suggest this book to you, but I also think that Steve Berry's review may have raised potential reader's expectations higher than the book can deliver.

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Amazon Exclusive: Steve Berry Reviews The Moses Expedition

Steve Berryis theNew York Timesbestselling author ofThe Paris Vendetta,The Charlemagne Pursuit, andThe Templar Legacy. His books have been translated into 37 languages and sold in 50 countries. He lives on the Georgia coast and is currently at work on his next novel. Read his exclusive Amazon guest review ofThe Moses Expedition:

My kind of story has history, secrets, conspiracies, international settings, action and adventure. And that's exactly what Juan Gómez-Jurado likes too. Yes, The Moses Expedition involves a search for the Ark of the Covenant, something that Indiana Jones became famous for. But just because that tale was once told doesn't mean it isn't due for a major upgrade. And that's exactly what Juan Gómez-Jurado provides. There's sophisticated technology, advanced satellite communications, modern weaponry--things that may or may not make this new search any easier. In fact, they complicate things in ways that Indiana Jones could have never imagined. For aficionados of the genre there are also the usual players: spies, mercenaries, powerful businessmen, Nazis, archeologists, the Mossad, fanatics, and a journalist who has exclusive rights to a story of monumental proportions. There's also the age old conflict among Jews, Muslims, and Christians told in a fresh and unique way. The Moses Expedition is beguiling sophisticated. There's food for thought on nearly every page. If you like your intrigue, ...

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