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Within each generation, there are thirty-six righteous souls. Their lives hold the key to the fate of the world. Now someone wants them dead.

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 bibli
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 2007 by Świat Książki (first published January 2nd 2006)
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Franco  Santos
Apr 19, 2015 Franco Santos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
¿Alguien me puede explicar por qué este libro tiene un rating tan bajo?

Me gustó muchísimo. Es una novela que sorprende con cada página, con un ritmo absorbente y adictivo. No varía el nivel en ningún momento, tiene personajes muy bien desarrollados, una trama correctamente hilvanada y un final apoteósico.

Ampliamente recomendado.
Ch
Oct 29, 2014 Ch rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sweat poured from my armpits as I read...

This book isn't good, but it gets an extra star for not being the painful kind of bad. It's just another me-too Dan Brown knockoff whose really notable aspect is that it's based in Judaism rather being another Catholic-centric conspiracy thriller.

It's kind of fun in a dumb way, sort of the equivalent of a laughably bad B movie. Notable aspects include:

-the inexplicable focus on describing sweat running from characters' armpits, mentioned no less than fo
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Heather
The best thing about The Book of Names is that Gregory and Tintori don’t insult their readers by keeping up a ruse for too long. Once they reach a point where any reader can figure out who the mysterious antagonist is, they give you his full name. They don’t torture their readers with eye-rolling moments throughout the rest of the book for the simple shake of a final, ‘shocking’ moment. For that, they’ve come up with something more inspired.

The science behind discovering the thirty-six Hidden On
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Susannah Broyle's Rating: 3 Stars

The perfect read-a-like for The DaVinci Code…except instead of delving deep into Christianity’s roots it goes into Judaism’s history. It takes an obscure Kabbalah belief that there are 36 pure, godlike people in every generation. If there are any less, bad things begin to happen. It has all the classic ingredients for a religious themed mystery: an unlikely, unbelieving protagonist who needs to save the world, a beautiful, i
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Judy
I read the audio version of this book. The story was nothing high-brow but was a fun thriller in a similar vein as The Day Vinci Code. This story focused on Jewish Talmudic and Kabbalist tradition. Basically, In every generation 36 righteous people are born, and it is these pure spirits who help to sustain God's presence in the world. These people are referred to as Lamed-Vavniks. At any point in time there are maybe several thousand of them in the world. But no one, not even themselves, knows w ...more
Ty
Jul 03, 2011 Ty rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not terrible, but fairly pedestrian suspense novel that never quite lived up to the intriguing premise on which it is based.

The main characters are familiar and relatable, but not exactly memorable. I was curious what would happen to them, but didn't feel as though I was concerned for them. I was not deeply invested, in other words.

As with just about any suspense novel that centers around a cult or group of bad guys, the final few chapters were a hastily thrown together flurry of meticulous figh
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Rebecca Starr
May 20, 2015 Rebecca Starr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an honor and a pleasure to be able to read this book written by my friend! Excellent book with a great topic and suspense! Thanks so much Karen!!!
ade_reads
Aug 29, 2015 ade_reads rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Dari sejak halaman pertama, bahkan dari sinopsis yang tertulis di bagian belakangnya saja, buku ini langsung sukses membuat saya terpikat. Dengan karakter tokoh-tokoh yang meyakinkan serta kombinasi plot cerita yang cepat dan penuh intrik, menjadikan buku ini sebagai sebuah thriller yang asyik untuk dibaca. Tidak hanya itu, dengan setting tempat yang ditulis dengan detail, The Book Of Names juga telah mengajak saya berkeliling berbagai benua dan negara. Khususnya bagi para pecinta thriller, saya

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Kelli
May 18, 2007 Kelli rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of the davinci code
This book was good but not spectacular. It's a similar style to the DaVinci Code - all about Adam's book of names and the battle to save the Lamad Vovniks. The conspiracy and mystery was not as deep and thorough as I would have liked, so it ended up being a relatively quick read. Still worth the effort, but probably not one to place at the very top of your to-read pile.
Megha Mathur
Jan 25, 2016 Megha Mathur rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excatly like the Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons except it deals with Jewism instead. The guy in it ( i just forgot his name) had a near death expierience...when he was just about dead he saw the typical light at the end of the tunnel and thousands of people chanting something. Now as a grown man he gets major headaches and then a name pops into his head. He's made a list of about 2000 names and by a chance event he googles these names finding that almost everyone of these people has died... ...more
Christine US
I don't know why I keep trying with these books that are about "all the deep symbols and hidden meanings" of things, and the hero rushes around the save humanity from an evil that no one even knows is a thing. I should've just stopped after the DaVinci Code, because nothing else has entertained me as much. I'm not saying DaVinci Code was the be-all and end-all, but everything else feels like the authors jumped on the bandwagon.

If any of the parts about the Jewish culture and history is true, th
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M.E.
Aug 24, 2015 M.E. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Book of Names by Jill Gregory and Karen Tintori, is a book I enjoyed and was interesting enough to read through.

The story follows the life of Professor David Shepherd who unwittingly comes across a list of names. These “Hidden Ones”, who aren’t even aware of their importance, keep the delicate balance of the world, and there are 36 of them. Unfortunately they are no longer hidden and someone is killing them off – one by one! As the number of Hidden Ones dwindles, the world grows unstable and
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Sue Smith
I can honestly say that this book just makes you appreciate a book that is well written. This 'action-adventure' had me gritting my teeth and rolling my eyes more times than I care to think about. Truthfully, I was ever so glad it was finally over. It's not a bad premise for a story and certainly had potential to be on par with the Dan Brown series in the right hands, but it fell well short of achieving it. There were so many times that were implausible or impossible that I often found myself sn ...more
Rich Weatherly
Mar 22, 2013 Rich Weatherly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 k ...more
Irisheyz77
Jul 12, 2015 Irisheyz77 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Place(s) Traveled to: New York City, New York // London, England // Israel

First Line: Two men shoveled the sand under cover of darkness.

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. Way back when in Biblical times Adam, bright boy that

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Linda
Aug 09, 2013 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic book. I found it on a fair and was intrigued by the text on the cover "watch out, Dan Brown". I had at the time just finished Angels and Demons by Dan Brown and liked his books very much. The book of names is about 36 righteous people in each generation that save the world from devastation. As they are being liquidated one by one, by the Gnoseos,a religious sect that intends to destroy the world, ultimately, disasters start occurring. The main character, professor Shepard, possesses th ...more
Estelle V.
Aug 11, 2012 Estelle V. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Je ne vais pas vous mentir : sortir du carcan fantastique a été très dur pour moi. J’ai mis plusieurs mois pour finir ce livre, préférant d’autres lectures (notamment la saga Hunger Games quand je l’ai achetée). Mais finalement, même haché menu, ce roman a fait son petit effet.

Tout d’abord, il explique un peu l’un des nombreux concepts de la Kabbale. Perso, quand on me parle de Kabbale, je pense à Madonna. Oui, je sais, cela fait très people de penser directement à la chanteuse avant de penser à
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Manikmaya
May 01, 2013 Manikmaya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Buku thriller ... itu sudah banyak di pasaran.
Buku thriller yang membahas konspirasi Templar dan segala teori konspirasi Kaballahnya itu juga udah biasa (nyaris basi malah).
Buku thriller yang mengangkat konspirasi dari sudut pandang seorang penganut kepercayaan Yahudi dengan Kaballahnya yang mistis dan unik, nah itu baru tidak biasa.

Buku ini menyuguhkan pada kita sebuah cerita mengenai 36 orang yang 'berbudi baik' yang dikatakan menjaga keseimbangan dunia dari kehancuran oleh bencana maupun pera
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Waven
Synopsis: Protagonists David Shepard and Yael Harpaz are on a mission to save the world - and David's step-daughter - from a secretive group called the Gnoseos. Of ancient origin, the group wants nothing less than Earth's destruction, which they believe will occur if all thirty-six of the world's purest souls are killed. With their numbers quickly dwindling and disasters increasing exponentially, David and Yael find themselves enmeshed in a sinister battle against the Gnoseos and their lethal hi ...more
Linda
Nov 09, 2010 Linda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The plot: University Professor David Shepherd, raised in the Jewish faith but for years a nonparticipant, becomes a key player in thwarting an evil plot to destroy the world. Following a childhood accident, David somehow became a channel for a higher power, and for years he's been recording names that come to his awareness in strange ways. Come to find out, they are the names of the 36 "pure souls" that have lived in every generation, without whom life on earth would end. The conspirators have m ...more
Susan Robinson
Sep 05, 2016 Susan Robinson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good. Read it in one sitting. This is the first time I've read a book by either of these authors and it won't be the last. Interesting characters and plot. The twists in the story kept coming and kept the reader on the edge of their seat. As an author, I personally enjoy writing stories/books that are page turners and entice the reader to begin the next chapter. This book certainly does accomplishes its task.
Previous TCL Reviews
The perfect read-a-like for The DaVinci Code…except instead of delving deep into Christianity’s roots it goes into Judaism’s history. It takes an obscure Kabbalah belief that there are 36 pure, godlike people in every generation. If there are any less, bad things begin to happen. It has all the classic ingredients for a religious themed mystery: an unlikely, unbelieving protagonist who needs to save the world, a beautiful, intelligent sidekick, religious symbolism, evil sects, and the apocalypse ...more
Steven
This is a fast-paced thriller involving a Kabalistic interpretation of the Book of Names. This ancient document, ostensibly written by Adam, contains an encoded text listing the names of 36 individuals of each generation whose righteousness preserves the earth and its inhabitants.

David Shepherd, a poli-sci professor at Georgetown U, has been prompted with names out of the blue since he was about 15 years old and he has been recording them in a notebook. He has no idea that the names he’s recorde
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mr. 阿創
Oct 13, 2015 mr. 阿創 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 小說, 懸疑
《查考》的故事大概就是說,上帝在人世間安插了36支暗椿,再偷偷把名冊編碼暗藏在經書裡,邪惡一族花了千百年時間想找出誰是內鬼,可惜人工解碼速度始終跟不上暗椿換班的速度,直到八年代個人電腦興起,抓鬼行動總算現出曙光,有機會將暗椿一網打盡。這時出現一位神選的男人,不小心跌了一跤,被移送到天梯(就是那道光!)默背暗椿名單,長大以後上帝派出一名美麗與智慧兼備的女人來「查考」他背得怎麼樣,背得好獎品是抱得美人歸,背不好就大家一起死。至於這個倒楣鬼(或幸運兒)是怎麼被選上的,那並不重要啦。

昨兒個看《超級星光大道》,章魚老師評星光甜姐兒的歌藝是「點晴不畫龍」,有神無形,我覺得《查考》正好是「畫龍未點晴」,有形無神。《查考》是一部非常好萊塢的小說,由兩位作家朋友合著,所以也有著合著作品通常會有的毛病餅畫太大,容易虎頭蛇尾。故事裡塞滿各式各樣眩人耳目的戲劇元素,有驚悚,有推理,有愛情,有動作(只有殺必斯,沒有愛情動作啦),一條龍四條腿,虎虎生風。翻開第一頁我就火速把整本書給看完,除了最後一段打鬥戲有些乏味,過程尚稱流暢,掩卷後則像是看了部精彩的動作片,內心一陣空洞,可能是我年紀大啦,這種純粹的刺激似乎不再
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Susan
Oct 16, 2010 Susan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The idea behind this book was very intriguing. It stems from the belief that Adam had written a book that contained all of the names of the "Blessed Righteous People." The world must have at least 36 of these at any given time. Without them, catastrophies begin to happen. Enter the Nosios, a religious group that thinks it knows better than God and tries to kill them all. The theory is that the minute the last "Hidden One" dies, the world will end, and they will move to a higher sphere. This book ...more
Jagnesakova Barborka
Apr 10, 2013 Jagnesakova Barborka rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: from-library
Dlho som váhala, kým som si ju napokon požičala z knižnice. A neľutujem, skutočne bola tým, čo sľubovala. Zaujímavá hlavná myšlienka o prepojení existecie spravodlivých vo svete, ktorí udržujú jeho chod, hrozivé zobrazenie sekty a jej fanatickosti, do ktorej sa počítajú aj najvyšší predstavitelia krajín, postupne sa odhaľujúci príbeh a jeho čiastočky, ktoré do seba zapadnú ako puzzle... jediným mínusom bol len vlečúci sa záver (za ten dávam o jednu hviezdičku menej).
The New York Times o knihe n
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Laura  Williams
Mar 28, 2012 Laura Williams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really, really enjoyed this book - I read it in two sitting but had to get up and walk away periodically as the pace was actually making me nervous. Lol. For fans of Dan Brown, Dan Silva, Barbara Wood's Prophetess. I didn't know much about Kabbalah and Judaism and this was very informative. The characters were well developed, believable and easy to like. The story was not unbelievable and, because it wasn't about Christianity and the story line hadn't been done to death - it was fresh and new. ...more
Burouj
Aug 08, 2011 Burouj rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I liked the mystical aspect of this book, it was a very enlightening look into Jewish mysticism, which mirrors Islamic mysticism in so many ways, but has it's own unique stories and myths. It was an AMAZING idea, but the authors' writing styles was very annoying. The main character runs around the world, and struggles with every trip, yet as soon as he makes it one place, he realizes he has to be in another. It was quite annoying, and not very well written, which is a shame, because the idea was ...more
Jackie
Dec 16, 2014 Jackie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-books
This book had too much extraneous narrative for me. The characters did too much explaining to themselves to tell the reader what was going on or what their intentions were. This book seems to have come from the Da Vinci Code era where every chapter ends with a cliffhanger and at some point you stop wondering "how will they get out of it" to just knowing they will because you still have 20 chapters to go.
Andrea
Very start of the synopsis for this book : “Within each generation, there are thirty-six righteous souls. Their lives hold the key to the fate of the world. Now someone wants them dead.”

Yep – that’s pretty much it in a nutshell. If you are expecting deep, meaningful plot or even a plot that makes a whole lot of sense, this is probably not the book for you. But the characters were interesting and the author maintained a great mounting sense of panic and intrigue as the book went on. I would rate
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