Audiobook Review: THE EDEN FACTOR by Kathryn Le Veque


How far in the name of science will a man go to pursue and further prove his hypotheses?  And how much truth lies in the myths passed down through the ages? Will we find the truth through archaeological digs?  Not only will this story grip your mind, it will have you pondering these very questions.  

Tthe-eden-factoritle:  The Eden Factor Kathlyn Trent/Marcus Burton Romance Adventure, Book 2
Author: Kathryn Le Veque
Genre: Contemporary Action/Adventure Romance
Pages: 267
Published by: Dragonblade Publishing
Published Date: July 2, 2003
ASIN: B008MFPKGO

 

 

Narrated by: Leslie Wadsworth
Length: 11 hours, 55 minutes
Release Date: September 18, 2014
Published by: Kathryn Le Veque Novels

 

Publisher’s Summary:

World-famous media archaeologist Dr. Kathlyn Trent and her husband, Dr. Marcus Burton, are off on another enigmatic quest.

Reports of the discovery of angel bones have come from the ancient land of Iraq and Kathlyn and Marcus take their archaeological teams into this mysterious realm to investigate. Hindering their progress is a former colleague of Kathlyn’s – also hearing of the discovery, Dr. Fayd Fahdlan will stop at nothing to usurp Kathlyn’s claim. As Kathlyn and Marcus fall under the spell of the strange bones, Fayd and his superiors see spectacular and bizarre scientific opportunities for Dr. Trent’s find. When Kathlyn is kidnapped in an attempt to force her to participate in their macabre scheme, the ancient bones suddenly take a back seat to a related discovery of even greater magnitude.

Biblical theories that were once thought only myth have suddenly become reality. The Vatican and the United States military soon become involved and the stakes grow even higher. Kathlyn, Marcus and the rest of the archaeologists find themselves caught up in something so fantastic that it is difficult to know just where the legends end and realities begin.

Don’t believe in demons? Kathlyn Trent can convince you otherwise in this amazing tale.

©2012 Kathryn Le Veque (P)2014 Kathryn Le Veque

My Thoughts:  Kathlyn Trent is a wonderful role model.  A strong woman in the face of  with adversity. When she loves, she loves with all her heart. She also has a very powerful belief in God, a bit of a seer to the past, intelligent, and driven to discover the unusual and unknown.  Her studies are Biblical Mythology.  When science, her logical reasoning, her curiosity to discover the unknown and her knowledge of what the Bible relates in Genesis and Revelations, converge, she must make decisions which could change her life forever.  Her strengths are what also makes her most vulnerable.

Marcus Burton, his studies in Egyptology and Kathlyn’s husband, sees his archeology in strictly a methodical, scientific way.  So he often balances the scales where Kathyln is concerned.  She is rather impulsive and will endanger herself for a scientific find. Since meeting Kathlyn his ideas have changed, somewhat, since his studies are grounded on what is seen and scientifically proved.  Kathlyn’s studies deal with interpretation of myths, past from generation to generation dating as far as back as before the flood and Noah’s ark. Marcus believes in his wife, would like to give her the independence she craves to pursue her research.  He can’t quite let go.  This stubborn trait of his, will either kill or save them all.

These two make a powerful story, full of adventure, danger, suspense and excitement.  The author takes her readers into the contemporary world where the past literally touches the present.  The research teams deal with local villagers in Iraq who are scared to death and decide they need outside help.  Word of the villagers’s findings leaks to other Biblical Mythology experts who don’t have as many scruples as Kathlyn’s team.  The Vatican also becomes involved.

I hadn’t heard narrator Leslie Wadsworth’s work before, and I was pleasantly surprised by the way she carried the story, the range of emotion she expressed (extremely believable), particularly the quick-temper and explosive arguments between Marcus and Kathlyn.  I enjoyed the special effects used through the story, only adding more realism to the uncanniness the author spooks us with.

The support cast adds a lot to the story.  I, particularly like Dennis, a brash, in-your-face kind of man, who isn’t afraid to say exactly what he’s thinking.  I like the friendship Julianna has with Kathryn.  They share a secret which comes to light.  Will it hurt her chances with Lynn?

The author keeps the reader hanging, questions left unanswered until the end of the story.  I always expected the worse. Much like the story itself, even though the world ‘rights’ itself, a lingering question mark still remains.  Again, Kathryn Le Veque entertains with a unique situation, and a thought-provoking powerful message.

 

AKathryn Le Veque 1bout the Author: USA TODAY Bestselling Author
Amazon All-Star Author
#1 multi-published Bestselling Amazon Author
#1 ranked English Medieval Romance Author on Amazon

“Le Veque writes… winning epics….” — Publisher’s Weekly

“Kathryn Le Veque is a force of nature. Her stories are epic, with timeless themes and heroes to die for.” –Tanya Anne Crosby, New York Times Bestselling Author

“The epic Medieval Romance is back – thanks to Kathryn Le Veque!” — Claire Delacroix, NYT Bestselling author

“This author… genius…!” — Ind’Tale Magazine

KATHRYN LE VEQUE is a USA TODAY Bestselling author, an Amazon All-Star author, and a #1 bestselling, award-winning, multi-published author in Medieval Historical Romance and Historical Fiction. She has been featured in the NEW YORK TIMES and on USA TODAY’s HEA blog. In March 2015, Kathryn was the featured cover story for the March issue of InD’Tale Magazine, the premier Indie author magazine. She is also quintuple nominee (a record!) for the prestigious RONE awards for 2016.

Kathryn’s Medieval Romance novels have been called ‘detailed’, ‘highly romantic’, and ‘character-rich’. She crafts great adventures of love, battles, passion, and romance in the High Middle Ages. More than that, she writes for both women AND men – an unusual crossover for a romance author – and Kathryn has many male readers who enjoy her stories because of the male perspective, the action, and the adventure.

On October 29, 2015, Amazon launched Kathryn’s Kindle Worlds Fan Fiction site WORLD OF DE WOLFE PACK. Please visit Kindle Worlds for Kathryn Le Veque’s World of de Wolfe Pack and find many action-packed adventures written by some of the top authors in their genre using Kathryn’s characters from the de Wolfe Pack series. As Kindle World’s FIRST Historical Romance fan fiction world, Kathryn Le Veque’s World of de Wolfe Pack will contain all of the great story-telling you have come to expect.

Kathryn loves to hear from her readers. Please find Kathryn on Facebook at Kathryn Le Veque, Author, or join her on Twitter @kathrynleveque, and don’t forget to visit her website at www.kathrynleveque.com.

 

leslie-wadsworthAbout the Narrator: I am most comfortable behind a mic. I first realized this back in 1985, while I was spinning oldies at a “quaint” radio station owned by the late Gil Stratton on the Big Island of Hawaii. I continued to develop my skills in Anchorage Alaska as a deejay for an adult contemporary radio station. I must say I did get bored with the radio world, but loved the production end of it. It was there that I discovered I could get creative with my voice and experience different ways of using it. I moved to Seattle in 1990 and continued my voice work on a new playing field. I hooked up with a wonderful agency and began developing a client base that trusted in my skills. With the voice-over landscaping changing quickly, I realized that I needed to build a home studio if I wanted to stay in the game. Twenty plus years later, I am still doing what I love to do. My goals are simple. Provide quality work to new and existing clients for as long as my voice allows. Specialties: From my ISDN and Pro Tools equipped studio, I provide voices for all media including radio and TV commercials, TV promos, documentaries, audio books, video games, corporate non-broadcast films, websites, and on occasion, have possibly put you on hold!

 

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