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The Ark: Konspirasi Merekonstruksi Bahtera Nuh untuk Menghancurkan Peradaban Manusia (Tyler Locke #1)

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THE ARK
Konspirasi Merekonstruksi Bahtera Nuh
untuk Menghancurkan Peradaban Manusia

Penulis: Boyd Morisson

Dilara Kenner, seorang arkeolog muda harus mati-matian menyelamatkan diri setelah temannya dibunuh. Dalam keadaan sekarat, temannya sempat membisikkan kata kunci konspirasi besar untuk menyembunyikan artefak sejarah yang menakjubkan.

Dua hari kemudian, Tyler Locke, seorang
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Paperback, 1, 631 pages
Published July 2010 by Imania (first published 2009)
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Marvin
Jul 19, 2012 Marvin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Here's a quiz. What book has the following opening scene?

In the first chapter, a professorial gentleman is shot and left for dead. Breathing his last few breaths, he frantically leaves a cryptic message that will unlock a biblical mystery which he hopes will get back to his loving daughter.

If you are thinking of a book that rhymes with "you pinched me nose"...wrong. I just described the prologue for The Ark, a technological thriller that involves the secrets of Noah's Ark. The prologue also illu
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Skip
Jan 25, 2016 Skip rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 stars, because I thought the book should have ended earlier. Boyd Morrison writes a quality thriller though, closest to Steve Berry, but I liked Morrison's briefer afterword, which was more thoughtful than Berry's fact filled versions. After the death of her explorer father and good friend Sam, archaeologist Dilara Kenner sets off to save the world from disaster, enlisting the help of engineer Tyler Locke on an oil rig off the Canadian coast. Locke undertakes a daring rescue when her helico ...more
Molly
Jun 01, 2010 Molly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: general fiction lovers
Recommended to Molly by: FIRST
When I receive a book for review, I am always reminded to to give an HONEST review which is what I always do. More often than not you will find that I have really enjoyed a book and recommend it. However, my review of The Ark is both a negative and a positive one. I know that may sound crazy but it's honest. I both enjoyed this book but was put out with it at the same time for a few reasons. So, thus begins my honest review.

When we think of a story having a plot line of finding Noah's Ark (or j
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J.F. Penn
Apr 16, 2011 J.F. Penn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thrillers, religious
Full video review: http://mysterythriller.tv/the-ark-by-...

The book opens with archaeologist Dilara Kenner meeting a friend of her father’s at the airport. He begins to tell her about her father’s discovery of Noah’s Ark and then dies suddenly, murdered by poison before he can tell her everything. So the chase is on, Dilara must find Noah’s ark and her father’s legacy before she is killed by the bad guys who are clearly after it too, and have an evil plan to destroy the world with a super-plague
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Eric
I have a (very) minor fascination with Biblical mysteries, so when I saw this book on the new releases shelf in my local library, I snatched it up.

I suppose it's a typical adventure novel, filled with impossible coincidences, implausible survivals, and non-stop action that bordered on the ridiculous. Since adventure novels are often grounded in reality, you'd think the authors would try to make them more, I don't know, realistic. I had a hard time suspsending disbelief throughout the book.

It's
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Steve Walker
Morrison's book "The Ark" was a fun, quick, and entertaining action-adventure read. OK, it is chock full of stereotypical characters starting with Dilara Kenner, a beautiful archeologist with several degrees, versed in dozens of ancient lost languages, working on dig sites the world over. Dilara's father is a world renowned archeologist who has been missing for three years. Tyler Locke is a good looking muscular former Army special ops, engineer extraordinaire, and a very rich partner with Gordi ...more
Ashley Thomas
Oct 08, 2012 Ashley Thomas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dilara Kenner, and and Tyler Locke first meet in a life and death situation, one of many that they share as they adventure around the world. Trying to uncover the truth behind Sebastian Ulric's plot to kill billions of people, the truth of where Dilara's father is and why he went missing, and the truth behind and the location of "Noah's Ark", Dilara and Tyler find themselves in numerous situations where death is merely a breath away. As time runs out and the situations become even more dangerou ...more
Marcy
May 27, 2010 Marcy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Ark, with it's premise of the search for Noah's Ark to save the contemporary world is reminiscent of other quest thrillers, such as those by Dan Brown and James Rollins, with their non-stop action, danger and more action cycles. For it's genre, it is one of the better ones I've read. That said, I still didn't love it. I read it because it was a free Kindle download and for that, I greatly thank Boyd Morrison. Though this book was well-written and exciting, I tend to enjoy more character driv ...more
Chibineko
I have to warn people straight off the bat- this book is more action adventure than Indiana Jones. While the character of Dilara is interested in the ark, most of the book doesn't focus around that interest- it is mostly chases, intrigue & action. It is entertaining, but a part of me was disappointed that there wasn't more buildup for it.

After watching her mentor die in front of her eyes, Dilara only really knows two things. One is that he was poisoned by a mysterious woman. The other is th
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Pamela
Oct 13, 2010 Pamela rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The blurbs on The Ark describe the book as a “thriller.” Author Morrison certainly throws enough adventures into the first 100 pages to make readers believe that this is, indeed, a thriller. By doing so, however, Morrison asks the reader to suspend not just some of his/her belief, but all of it.

The book opens with the death of Hasad Arvadi and moves immediately to the murder of Sam Watson, an old friend of Arvadi’s, as he tells the dead man’s daughter that Arvadi has found Noah’s Ark. Almost imm
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Mike (the Paladin)
Well....not a bad book. I enjoyed it pretty well, but it never got much above the mediocre, mid-range.

There's not a lot new here. Now as I've said before that isn't in itself a bad thing. I doubt there is actually any totally new plot line out there anywhere. With thousands of years of stories from oral tradition, to written to video everything will be somewhat a plot that's been used before. It depends on how it's done.

We have (another) crackerjack retired military special operator here (a few
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Mariann
Aug 11, 2010 Mariann rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
There's a nugget of something intriguing here and the book is fast-paced, but ultimately the cliched characters, excessive telling (instead of showing) and an an unbelievable Marty Stu hero make this a painful read.
Elizabeth Olmedo
The Ark by Boyd Morrison offers an interesting mixture of the past, present, and maybe not so distant future. Dilara is a representation of those who believe there can be some truth to the Biblical stories, even if not literal. Tyler on the other hand, only believes what he sees.

The line between reality and fiction is so blurred in this book; often the reader won’t know one from the other. This gives the novel a realistic feel despite the large amount of unrealistic content such as the disease t
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Truly
Oct 29, 2010 Truly rated it really liked it
Tyler Locke. Gordian Engineering. Minta bantuannya. Dia tahu…Coleman
Riset ayahmu… mulai segalanya. Kau harus menemukan …Bahtera

Dilara Kenner berusaha menangkap penggalan kata-kata Sam Watson yang sedang sekarat. Baginya Sam sudah menjadi bagian dari keluarga. Saat Sam menghubungi dan memintanya bertemu segera, ia mengira ini hanya pertemuan biasa. Alih-alin temu kangen, Dilara malah melihat Sam meregang nyawa di hadapannya. Sejak saat itu kehidupannya sebagai arkeolog tidak sama lagi.

Ayah Dilara
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Paul Pessolano
Feb 17, 2011 Paul Pessolano rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you like Steve Berry, James Rollins, and Matthew Reilly, you will really like, "The Ark".

"The Ark" has the Biblical history that can be attributed to Steve Berry, it has the technological and archaeology of a James Rollins, and the excitement and adventure of a Matthew Reilly.

"The Ark", as in Noah's Ark, is the sought after biblical artifact in the book, however, the reader is made to believe "The Ark" may be something other than what is referred to in the bible. Oh, the basis of the story ma
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Brian Wilson
This is a pretty straight-forward beach/summer novel. As long as you don't go in expecting anything more than that, you won't be disappointed. I do like the main character, Tyler Locke. He is a very no-nonsense protagonist who drives a story forward; when presented with a problem or an obstacle, he typically finds an innovative way around it. The book is set up to establish him as a recurring character and to allow for many, many sequels. The female character, Dilara, is also very intelligent an ...more
Richard Reviles Censorship Always in All Ways
Rating: 3.75* of five

Thrillers are, by definition, thrilling, or there's flat no point to 'em. This thriller is certainly thrilling! It's not overly believeable, but neither are most of the others I've read and enjoyed. Somehow thrilling things only seem to happen to people with oodles of money and contacts at VERY high levels and access to private jets and peculiarly uninterested customs and immigration protocols.

Ahhh, so what...the ride's the thing. This ride was a ball. The Ark, as in "Noah's
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Nicole
Jan 12, 2016 Nicole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite
Take home message: The best thriller I have read in years! Slightly nerdy, wicked handsome, ex-military engineer hero; kick-ass PhD archaeologist heroine; an alternate view of the Biblical Noah's Ark; and a bio-warfare agent that will leave you terrified.

Dilaria Kenner is an biological archaeologist who comes by it naturally, her father dedicated his life to discovering Noah's Ark and unraveling the mystery of the Biblical flood but disappeared under suspicious circumstances three years ago. Now
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Aaron
Jun 14, 2010 Aaron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked this one up looking for a readlike to The Da Vinci Code. In some ways it was, and in others, not so much. There is definitely a bit of a religious/Biblical mystery, and you can probably guess that it is tied to the tale of Noah and his ark. There is also a great deal of international intrigue and hopping around various geographical locations. It turned out to be a pretty good premiere novel for a first-time author.

The story kicks off with the introduction of Dilara Kenner, a talented ar
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Nora St Laurent
I signed up for a review copy of this book for two reasons. One, because I thought it was Christian Fiction book, and two, because it sounded like an exciting adventure story about Norah’s Ark—I hadn’t read anything like that before so I was intrigued. This story was most definitely filled with action, adventure and a few more things I never expected.

Dilara Kenner meets Sam Watson, an old family friend, for an urgent meeting in a very public place were he tells Dilara her father had found Noah’s
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Athena
Apr 24, 2010 Athena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Frantically looking for a novel to read, I was lucky to get my hands on an advance reading copy of The Ark (May 2010: Simon & Schuster) by Boyd Morrison.

Boyd Morrison draws on his experience as a NASA and Microsoft engineer to deliver a thoroughly convincing and intriguing story. There was more than one night when I stayed up past my bedtime because I couldn’t bring myself to put the book down “just yet”.

Morrison added an afterword that helps the reader determine which things o
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Vaelin
Jul 21, 2015 Vaelin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very entertaining adventure/thriller recommended to fans of Cussler, Rollins etc.

I was keen to try Boyd Morrisons solo work after thoroughly enjoying his co-authoring with Cussler on Piranha. I'm hoping he does a few more books with Cussler as Morrison has a solid writing style for this genre.
Robert
Mar 10, 2011 Robert rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
The Ark is a good thriller with plenty of action and a good story line to carry it along. I would go more on the order of three and a half stars on this one. Losing half a star would be due to the predictability of certain aspects of the story. I was also looking forward to hearing more about Noah's Ark. The main portion of the book focuses on an object that has been removed from the Ark. As you get towards the end you will find out more about the actual Ark. Overall I did like this book and wou ...more
C.C. Thomas
I liked it, but...I wanted to like it more!

I've read Morrison before so I know not to expect a Pulitzer Prize winning performance. Still, I am not a book snob and always up for a good read, not matter the genre, no matter the author, no matter the topic. And, I've read Morrison before and really enjoyed the story. He's an author I have no problem recommending to people who just want a fun vacation read.

But, this one just didn't meet my expectations, which weren't all that high to begin with. The
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Book Addict Shaun
Feb 05, 2015 Book Addict Shaun rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
I knew I was on to a winner with The Noah's Ark Quest when not even fifty pages in, my heart was racing. This book gave me an adrenaline rush like no other has for a while, and two sleepless nights as I rushed through it. I read to the point where sleep eventually won out.

As always it's difficult to discuss the plot, what I consider a brief summary often has people complaining about spoilers so perhaps skip this bit if you are one of those. Dilara Kenner is meeting with one of her father's frien
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Niles
Jun 30, 2014 Niles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first in a series, Boyd Morrison introduces us to his new hero Tyler Locke. Locke doesn't possess any spectacular abilities - except his brain, which he uses over and over again to get out of tight spots.
Archaeologist Dilara Kenner is called home from a dig early by family friend Sam Watson for some cryptic emergency. Not wanting to waste any time, Watson meets Dilara at LAX airport. He tells her that Hasad Arvadi, Dilara's father and Noah 's ark expert, has finally realized his dream of fin
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DulleNL
Sep 21, 2011 DulleNL rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, adventure, ebook
3,5 sterren eigenlijk. Maar omdat ik zo een positieve gozert ben maar voor 4 gegaan.

Vlot geschreven zonder een saai moment. Personages zijn leuk en je geeft dus ook om ze. Mijn probleem is alleen dat de vraagstukken en mysteries iets té snel worden opgelost. Het gaat allemaal net iets te soepeltjes...
Kari
Aug 16, 2010 Kari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liken this to a Dan Brown novel in it's content (semi-biblical with a twist) but it has even more twists, turns and action/adventure. Stick in a love interest and whamo you have a hit! I found this book captured my attention straight through and I never knew what would happen next.
Phil Leader
Aug 31, 2015 Phil Leader rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
When engineer Tyler Locke rescues archaeologist Dilara Kenner from a helicopter crash he doesn't know whether to believe her story. She tells hum that a friend of hers was murdered by poison in front of her and that he sent her to find Locke. Since then she has been involved in accidents that she suspects are attempts to kill her too.

Initially skeptical, events (not to mention a bizarre plane crash) soon prove she is indeed correct. And that means that Locke and his friend and colleague Grant We
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Grumpus
Feb 06, 2013 Grumpus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Action-packed adventure. I know their are The Da Vinci Code haters out there but if you enjoyed those books, you'll love this one.
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Boyd Morrison is an author, actor, engineer, and Jeopardy! champion. He started his career working on NASA's space station project at Johnson Space Center, where he got the opportunity to fly on the Vomit Comet, the same plane used to train astronauts for zero gravity. After earning a PhD in engineering from Virginia Tech, he used his training to develop eleven US patents at Thomson/RCA. Boyd then ...more
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