Illuminated (An August Adams Adventure, #1)

Illuminated (An August Adams Adventure, #1) August Adams Has Failed His Family Before He S Sacrificed Relationships In Pursuit Of Adventure, Fame, And Money Now The Very Lives Of Those He Loves Depend On His Ability To Decipher A Centuries Old Puzzle Encrypted In The Colorful Hand Painted Illuminations That Adorn Three Rare Gutenberg Bibles.It S A Secret That Could Yield Unimaginable Wealth, Undermine Two Major Religions, And Change The Course Of Western Civilization Two Ruthless, Ancient Organizations Are Willing To Do Anything To Get Their Hands On It And August Has The Span Of One Transatlantic Flight To Figure It Out.

About the Author: Matt Bronleewe

Matt Bronleewe is an internationally recognized producer, songwriter, and author A former member of the band Jars of Clay, he has earned multiple Grammy nominations and numerous awards producing and co writing albums that have sold a combined total of over 20 million copies He currently resides in Nashville, TN, with his wife and three children In addition to writing stories, he continues to cr

10 thoughts on “Illuminated (An August Adams Adventure, #1)

  1. says:

    Well this is what I get for randomly picking up a book off the library shelf I feel like Bronleewe read a Dan Brown novel, and decided he could write one just like it overnight This book was poorly written, weak storyline, and had contradictions He said April was thin and would eat ice cream sandwiches for lunch without gaining weight while everyone else did, but three chapters down the line said she felt guilty for weeks for buying a pint of Haagen daaz at the store Um, why At least Dan brown s novels are full of historically correct information If you don t have the skills to imitate someone, then don t What bugged me most sbout this book was how shallow the characters emotions were If i was on a plane and the person next to me threatened the life of my child, i wouldnt just meekly sit there ...

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    Illuminated is the tale of a archeobibliologist who must unravel clues found in multiple Gutenburg Bibles to discover some deep dark secret This is your standard Dan Brown DaVinci Code or National Treasure formula book by first time author Matt Bronleewe.The story is formulaic, which isn t necessarily a bad thing I found that I enjoyed parts of the book and came away feeling like it was okay There were a few scenes that felt as if they were tacked on to pad out the word count and didn t relate to the story Several of the aspects required a larger suspension of disbelief than I was willing to give, such as solving the whole mystery that had withstood the test of time for hundreds of years within the space of a 1 hour airplane flight Worst of all to me was the ending went out on a real whimper, with the book just pretty much ending without much action, fanfare, or strong conclusion to the mystery.What really drew me to this book was the cover ...

  3. says:

    I really, really, tried to get into this book but I really couldn t This book is to The Da Vinci Code what National Treasure is to the Indiana Jones franchise It just fell flat, though characters never sprang from the pages and the plot never really caught my attention The plot concerns archaeobibliologist August Adams, who must decipher a centuries old puzzle found in the illustrations in three rare Gutenberg Bibles It bears than a passing resemblance to ...

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    I liked it I had to reread the ending a few times and look up some biblical context but that isn t a bad thing I think I was a little shaken towards the end because of the implications of the female deity Didn t know what to make of that HA Author got me I will say a few things I would have liked to see some kind of visual of the mapping and overlayed illuminations It was such a visual resolution that it might have helped I loved the build up but felt like I needed help with how every...

  6. says:

    Oh my gosh I picked this up at a used book sale It was great The pace was really good for an adventure type book Stayed up late to read was late to work to finish it The cover blurbs said this was a cross between National Treasure and DaVinci Code they were right I can t wait to read the other August Adams adventures I don t want to...

  7. says:

    A poor man s Da Vinci Code type thriller centering around a mystery surrounding the Gutenberg Bible The plot itself was thin, it should have actually been a longer book with explanation and background of...

  8. says:

    A fun read but full of questionable details Two secret groups are chasing a secret coded in a set of Guttenberg Bibles The initial part of the plot is probably the most improbable We are given lots of confusing plot twists and it is not clear until the very end who the good v...

  9. says:

    Definitely not Indiana Jones or National Treasure but not bad either.

  10. says:

    2.5 rounded up This was a good idea, but the writing felt very clunky and the storyline was rushed.

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