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  • Author:
    Christopher Graybill,Jill Gregory
  • ISBN:
    1423330854
  • ISBN13:
    978-1423330851
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    Brilliance Audio; Abridged edition (December 28, 2007)
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    Thrillers & Suspense
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The Book of Names book.

The Book of Names book. Get ready for a sweeping cinematic portrayal of a world spinning out of control. This panoramic story reaches back to the dawn of man drawing on a Talmudic tradition that Adam compiled the Book of Names. This book is believed to list thirty-six Lamed Vovniks for each generation of humankind.

This panoramic story reaches back to the dawn of man drawing on a Talmudic tradition that Adam compiled the Book of Names.

Get ready for a sweeping cinematic portrayal of a world spinning out of control. According to the legend, these righteous souls stand between life as we know it and the apocalypse.

He uncovers the Book of Names--an ancient text originating with the biblical Adam, and thought lost to history forever. Jill Gregory and Karen Tintori are writing partners who have been best friends for more than twenty years. By Kabbalistic tradition, the book contains the names of each generation's thirty-six righteous souls--the Hidden Ones--by whose merits alone the world continues to exist. Jill Gregory is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has written more than thirty books of women's fiction.

The Book of Names self-assuredly fulfills the requirements of the religious . St. Martin’s Paperbacks. All of the characters, organizations, and events portrayed in this novel are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.

The Book of Names self-assuredly fulfills the requirements of the religious thriller. Relentless and riveting, The Book of Names speeds you across continents and centuries in the ultimate seductive read. From fascinating characters to real-life legends, this debut ranks as unforgettable.

Christopher Graybill, Jill Gregory, Karen Tintori. When a childhood tragedy comes back to haunt Professor David Shepherd, he finds himself in possession of knowledge that holds the world in a delicate balance. He uncovers the Book of Names - an ancient text originating with the biblical Adam, and thought lost to history forever. By Kabbalistic tradition, the book contains the names of each generation’s thirty-six righteous souls - the Hidden Ones - by whose merits alone the world continues to exist.

Relentless and riveting, The Book of Names speeds you across continents and centuries in the ultimate seductive .

Relentless and riveting, The Book of Names speeds you across continents and centuries in the ultimate seductive read. Karen Tintori is an award-winning author whose most recent book is Unto the Daughters, a family memoir.

Within each generation, there are thirty-six righteous souls. This book has you racing to find out who will triumph good or evil. com User, October 9, 2007. Their lives hold the key to the fate of the world. Now someone wants them dead. The premise of this book is simple, into every generation there are 36 pure souls (lamed koviks) that are born who through their existence keep the earth together. If any of these souls die then bad things start to happen - war, famine, earthquakes, etc.

Narrated by Christopher Graybill. When a childhood tragedy comes back to haunt Professor David Shepherd, he finds himself in possession of knowledge. What is Kobo Super Points? A loyalty program that rewards you for your love of reading. Explore rewards Explore Kobo VIP Membership.

the male voice taunted in David’s ear. Your little girl can’t come to the phone right no. .He felt the blood draining from his face. Who is this? Where’s my daughter?. You have something that belongs to me. And I have something that belongs to yo.He didn’t know how, but in the same way that the names had always come to him, this one did, too. Crispin Mueller. What do you want, Mueller?. He heard a savage laugh. The line beeped once and went dead.

He uncovers the Book of Names - an ancient text originating with the biblical Adam, and thought lost to history forever. Have you listened to any of Christopher Graybill’s other performances before? How does this one compare? Not that I can recall

He uncovers the Book of Names - an ancient text originating with the biblical Adam, and thought lost to history forever. By Kabbalistic tradition, the book contains the names of each generation's 36 righteous souls - the Hidden Ones - by whose merits alone the world continues to exist. Have you listened to any of Christopher Graybill’s other performances before? How does this one compare? Not that I can recall. He does a wonderful job on this audiobook.

When a childhood tragedy comes back to haunt Professor David Shepherd, he finds himself in possession of knowledge that holds the world in a delicate balance. He uncovers the Book of Names—an ancient text originating with the biblical Adam, and thought lost to history forever. By Kabbalistic tradition, the book contains the names of each generation’s thirty-six righteous souls—the Hidden Ones—by whose merits alone the world continues to exist. Legend holds that if all thirty-six Hidden Ones were eliminated, the world would meet its end.

When the Hidden Ones start dying of unnatural causes, the world grows increasingly unstable: war in Afghanistan, massive flooding in New York, brutal terrorist attacks in Melbourne, a tanker explosion in Iran. David finds himself battling against the Gnoseos, a secret religious sect whose goal is to destroy the world by eliminating all of the righteous souls. David’s involvement quickly turns personal when his stepdaughter’s name is discovered to be one of the endangered. With the help of a brilliant and beautiful Israeli ancient texts expert, David races to decipher the traditions of the Kabbalah to save the righteous souls, his stepdaughter, and perhaps the world.


Kulalas
When I read the description for this novel I was quite intrigued. I'm a great fan of murder mysteries, as well as someone who has done extensive study in religion (my intimate familiarity with Gnosticism really drew me in), so it seemed like this book would be a thrilling and entertaining diversion.

Although I wanted to give up before I was even half way through (which is saying a lot seeing that this is quite a short book), I kept through until the end hoping that it would take a turn for the better. The characters lacked any sort of depth, which made it hard to become attached or really care what happened to them. The plot itself could have been interesting, but it was filled with holes that couldn't be ignored. The writing was often awkward, with many overly repeated phrases like the descriptor "rapid fire" every time Yael spoke in Hebrew.

The descriptions and relationship between the characters and Judaism/Israel in this book were at times highly questionable, but my biggest gripe about the book was the absurdity of the Gnoseos and the truly ridiculous way in which it portrayed Gnosticism. Any person with even a cursory knowledge of Gnosticism could have informed the authors that many Gnostic sects were actually Judeo-Christian in nature, and most mystics reviled the physical body such that they would punish it to extremes (not participate in the hedonism described by Gregory and Tintori). Additionally, Gnosticism certainly never had an antagonistic relationship to the Judeo-Christian faiths, nor was it apocalyptic. It was difficult for me to take this book at all seriously when it seemed that in every chapter there was some new patently false assertion about Gnosticism, and it seems to me that it would have been a better choice to make up a cult rather than misuse a religion that already existed.

In sum, I found the writing to be poor, the characters to be lacking, and the misuse of facts and history to be maddening. The only way this book is a page turner is if you're being forced to read it and you just want it to end.
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The Book of Names

Best selling authors Jill Gregory and Karen Tintori deliver a well crafted, thoroughly researched suspense thriller in Book of Names. Get ready for a sweeping cinematic portrayal of a world spinning out of control. This panoramic story reaches back to the dawn of man drawing on a Talmudic tradition that Adam compiled the Book of Names. This book is believed to list thirty-six Lamed Vovniks for each generation of humankind. According to the legend, these righteous souls stand between life as we know it and the apocalypse.

Early in the story we learn that three kids fall from the icy roof of a building. The protagonist experiences a near death experience. The repercussions of this event will include severe headaches which will haunt him with flashes of random names. That journal becomes a central object of concern and actions by the protagonist and his enemies.

A syncretic cult, the Gnoseos has made its goal, the elimination of the Lamed Vovnickks. Members of Gnoseos hale from the rich and powerful across the globe. This sect attempts to use Kabbalistic, esoteric mysticism and the occult to calculate the current names of the righteous souls so they can destroy them. One of the members of the Gnoseos worked for twelve years as a `loyal' assistant to an archaeologist. When his mentor discovered the Book of Names in the desert near Cairo the assistant turned traitor. He killed his boss and took off with the precious papyri. This would become the spark that would lead to a string of targeted killings.

Protagonist David Shepherd, a poli-sci professor, finds himself caught up in this maelstrom chain of events. When he learns his step-daughter Stacy is on the list of the Lamed Vovniks his life becomes a relentless search for answers. This includes attempts to identify the current thirty-six Lamed Vovniks and stones representing the original twelve tribes of Isreal as well. Kabbalists have long used a Hebrew system of numerology called gematria to extract hidden meaning from from the Torah. One tool they use is ELS, equidistant letter sequences to find hidden words in the text. Before computers, this was next to impossible. Imagine a giant crossword puzzle processing in every possible direction then changing the value of the spacing and starting all over again. Unfortunately, both Hebrew rabbis and members of the Gnoseos are racing to locate all of the names. As the Gnoseos identifies a name, they kill everyone they can find with the same name. The side that finds all thirty-six Lamed Vovniks will win; one side trying to save them, the other eliminate them.

Book of Names delivers relentless action as the Gnoseos attempt to take out the protagonist and his allies. He and a beautiful Israeli agent prove to be well equipped to face a series of attacks. Scenes pass by crisply. This is a battle between ingenious protagonists and a determined enemy. Be prepared for action that builds through a stunning crescendo toward a high stakes climax. Expect a good `ole knock down, drag out.

This would make a great action adventure motion picture. It is a genuine page turner without a boring moment.
Enjoy this amazing thriller.
Whitebinder
As a beach book, Book of Names is a quick moving page turner. However, when it comes to plausability, character development, and theological sophistication, don't expect much and you won't be disappointed. The story is based on an ancient story that there exists 36 righteous people in the world at any one time. The list of all 36 people in every generation was written down by none other than Adam (yup, that one). By amazing archaeological discoveries, the names of some of these people are being identified in recently discovered ancient papers. If all 36 righteous are killed (the goal of an equally ancient and deeply evil conspiracy which wishes to destroy the world to allow their souls to reach a higher plane), then God will destroy the world. Indeed, with most of the 36 identified, the world is beset by terrorist attacks, war, and natural disasters of a biblical level. It is up to a reluctant academic hero, David who happens to have had all the names revealed to him a childhood accident where he was almost killed and at the end of the canonical tunnel saw the spirits of all the deceased (and maybe yet to be born) 36, and Yael, an attractive Israeli archaeologist to prevent the murder of the last few and thus destruction of the world. Needless to say, the assumption that the death of these 36 righteous people would lead to the end of the world is so ridiculous, that one has to suspend one's disbelief to an incredible level. This book also revives another suspect kabbalistic theory, that of the "Bible Code" The theory runs that if you pick letters at regular repeats (say every 36 letters), hidden messages will appear. Well, in reality, despite the books contrary view, this can be done in absolutely any book. If you are looking for pulp entertainment, buy the paperback. If you are looking for something to give you an insight into Kabbalah, look elsewhere.