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The Einstein Prophecy

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  27,500 ratings  ·  1,633 reviews
As war rages in 1944, young army lieutenant Lucas Athan recovers a sarcophagus excavated from an Egyptian tomb. Shipped to Princeton University for study, the box contains mysteries that only Lucas, aided by brilliant archaeologist Simone Rashid, can unlock.

These mysteries may, in fact, defy—or fulfill—the dire prophecies of Albert Einstein himself.

Struggling to decipher t
Kindle Edition, 338 pages
Published August 1st 2015 by 47North (first published 2015)
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Margaret Carmel
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
I picked this book as my Kindle First pick for July.

And I kinda regret it..

The Einstein Prophecy is a weird story. WW2, demons, romance, Einstein, and the race for the atomic bomb all come together in this strange tale of a group of researchers trying to uncover why a mysterious coffin was so important for the Third Reich to acquire. I think what threw me the most about this book was that it took a very realistic setting with well researched background and details about WW2, and then put supern
Jul 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
WWII Thriller A Pleasant Surprise!

Great read, reminiscent of Indiana Jones, an action/adventure with something for everyone - archaeology, science, horror, even romance.

I really like the protagonist, Lucas, love the WWII setting, and the inclusion of Einstein and Godel is a fun side-story.

I think what surprised me most is how well this book will appeal to both men and women. So often, in the thriller genre, female characters are limited to caricatures, but this novel has a believable female co-l
Executive Summary: This book was alright, but nothing really special.

Audiobook: Christopher Lane was quite a good narrator. He spoke clearly and with good inflections. He also did some decent accents for the characters of the book. If you're going to read this book (something I'm a bit iffy on), audio is a good option.

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The description of this book was a bit misleading to me. I saw "young army lieutenant Lucas Athan recovers a sarcophagus excavated from an Egyptian tomb" and I'm thi
Jul 08, 2015 rated it liked it
One Big Mistake

The author makes a hugh error in Chapter 36 when he has an FBI agent screw a silencer on his revolver. Two problems with that; that type of device cannot work on a revolver, and the agent would have called it a suppressor. A common error that has ruined many a movie, TV show, and book. I base this criticism on the fact that I've 40 years experience as a gunsmith and law enforcement armored.

Otherwise the story is pretty good.
Greg Tymn
Jul 20, 2015 rated it liked it
On the positive side, the book is very grammatical. It has been professionally edited, the story flows smoothly and, apart from being overly descriptive at times, the author makes his points and moves forward in an expeditious manner. The problem is the story feels like it was written in the 1950's. Stylistically, this could have been a black and white film with Packards and boarding houses and Boris Karloff dressed as the Bog Man. It was a pleasant read, but when one throws Einstein's name into ...more
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
July 22, 2015
A Review by Anthony T. Riggio of "The Einstein Prophesy" by Robert Masello

I purchased this book in the Kindle format.

This was a fun book to read. it was something in the fashion Angels and Demons, Raiders of the Lost Ark and the Museum Men. It is a short read and fun to let one's imagination go free and just enjoy the moment. It had suspense, demons, and intrigue around and all framed around Princeton University, where Albert Einstein was an honored professor in 1944. There are some
Liz Shaw
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
According to GoodReads, 2 stars = it was OK. That's all I can give this book. It didn't keep me awake reading past my bed time. It didn't even make me want to pick up my Kindle to read it. Took me forever to get through it. ...more
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was able to read this book before it came out on August 1 and I did not know what I was in store for. I see that there are mixed reviews but I really do not understand why. At first I was a little weary about the book because it was set in World War II. But all doubts quickly disappeared when you met Lucas. He is on a mission to recover precious art that was stolen by the Third Reich. He finds this sarcophagus excavated from an Egyptian tomb. That is when the story really pics up. It quickly g ...more
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it

I give this a 3.5 rating. The story was great but some parts felt a little slow where other parts felt rushed. Overall, I really liked this book, along with this time period and particular war. Recommend!
Jul 15, 2015 rated it liked it
This is a readable toilet/ plane/ travel book. It is not particularly good nor bad. The language is generic and plain. The author neither amazes nor bores with the adjectives, sentence structures, descriptions and narration. It is not really a mystery , it is more a thriller since one guesses- spoiler alert- that the fictional relation between Einstein and Oppenheimer on atomic bomb will be related to the mysterious ossuary that the main characters discover.

In terms of character development, not
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'The Einstein Prophecy' is not as good as it initially seems, gentle reader, but this is not apparent until the end of the book. I felt that the ending sputtered to a confusing splay-footed stop. After that disappointment, I felt the novel had been a waste of my time. Plus, the title is 'switch-and-bait'. The character of Albert Einstein is actually unimportant and secondary, written into the story and title so that a reader will stop and check it out. However, the entire marketing of this book ...more
Jammin Jenny
This book tells the tale of Albert Einstein, his youth in Germany when he first prophesied some of his more radical theories, and his life in the states with his wife and daughter. It also speaks of his life and his role in the development and launching of the A-bomb in WWII against Japan. An interesting journey especially from a psychological viewpoint.
I was disappointed. I really liked "The Jekyll Revelation" but in many ways this one really jumped the shark. I'm being generous giving this 3 stars. Masello was reaching for Dan Brown's audience in this but missed the mark by overdoing it. In Jekyll the supernatural element could be attributed to the character's perception after taking the equivalent of an hallucinogenic drug. In this one it was up front with all the flaws inherent. I like a good supernatural story but so few are. Most have all ...more
Bar Reads
Feb 22, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: audiobooks
Less than two hours left on the Audiobook. I can't be bothered. ...more
Belle Ami
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review of The Einstein Prophecy
The Einstein Prophecy is a mystery book that never lags. Filled with prophecies of an apocalyptic world it takes place during one of the darkest times in history, World War II.
Exploring early Patristic (theological) literature an Egyptian archeologist, Dr. Rashid, spends his life in pursuit of St. Anthony of Egypt’s tomb. Legends abound about St. Anthony’s fight to the death with a demon that threatened mankind. Doctor Rashid’s beautiful, brilliant, daughter, Simo
Jun 02, 2021 rated it liked it
3.33 stars (not being smartass that's my honest rating😋) ...more
William Aicher
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pretty decent, although the ending felt really drawn out and unnecessary. Would have liked a little more depth ... and the stakes honestly didn't seem that high (even though they were). Would give it a 3.5 if I could. ...more
Lauren Noel
Dec 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
I'm glad I didn't pay for this book because wow...this book is not worth it. The only reason I finished this book was because I hate NOT finishing a book.
I read The Einstein's Prophecy on my downtime at work. It was readable, yet barely entertaining. The only thing I enjoyed were Einstein's narratives. It was a ballsy move on the author's part to write from his perspective and not royally screw things up. Also, the writing style, while extremely stiff and dry, was very grammatically pleasant.
Savannah Weaver
Jan 02, 2016 rated it did not like it
This book just wasn't for me. I had hoped it would be like James Rollins or Steve Berry, but I was disappointed. This was the first book that I can ever remember not fully finishing--I just couldn't get through the last 25 pages. ...more
D.J. Adamson
Feb 26, 2019 rated it liked it
“ far he had see nothing that resembled the ossuary he had been dispatched to find.”
“They’d been impressed enough when he first got the job at Princeton—what would they do when they found out that Einstein, one of the most celebrated people in the whole world, was his neighbor?”
Combine Raiders of the Lost Ark with The Mummy, add Einstein, then you will have a notion of what The Einstein Prophecy is like.
While some of the plot is “been there, read or saw that before” still this is an enjo
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
"I do not know how the Third World War will be fought, but I can tell you what they will use in the Fourth - Rocks" ~ Einstein. When you start off with a quote like that you have high hopes. I would recommend this for people who like thrillers with a hint of supernatural. I do love when stories incorporate real people. Persons we all know existed. I hate when they make them totally unbelievable. This book didn't do that. There wasn't a point where I read something about Einstein and went "seriou ...more
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a Kindle First book for me. I really expected it to be one of those books that are so popular now that had a modern protagonist trying to solve a mystery in the past where the action switches between the two settings. Fortunately this was set entirely during WWII, a plus. Einstein plays a major role in the action, which seems to want to explain the evil of the nuclear bomb. I really liked Lucas, the main character. Did not find it at all believable that an Egyptian woman could talk her ...more
Alyssa Kiley
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
While I enjoyed reading it more than the two stars would suggest, I can see where others may have resisted suspending disbelief on some points and just following to see where the story was trying to go. (You will enjoy it more if you don't question whether the military, law enforcement agency, etc., would really choose to do something in a certain way, just allow the plot device to move you forward.)

It was well written and a quick read. Frequently, however, I found myself more curious than anyt
Sep 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-book, fiction, audiobook
I was torn whether to give this book 3 or 4 stars as it really is a good. book! I’m a huge lover of scientific non fictions and anything to do with physics and quantum mechanics so this book was a brilliant fusion of fiction paired with scientific elements.

The characters were great, portrayed well, I loved the plot and story and the historical accuracy of some of the scientific reportings. However I just couldn’t get into it! I have no idea why. It’s literally everything I love in a book so it
Sep 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Fun and enjoyable book.
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Intrigue,suspense.history st its best

What a wonderful tribute to Einstein ! "They were like a million glistening grains of sugar on a black velvet cloth"... Writes Masello ....unique perspective in describing a star lit sky. Beautifully written and enjoyable read.
Glen Robinson
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
It's always fun to mix a little history, a little military, in with your science fiction and/or horror. In this case, the story is of an art history professor who serves during World War II in Europe and is assigned with another soldier to recover precious art taken by the Nazis. The two of them are given directions to an iron mine outside Strasborg, Germany in 1944 where they discover a sarcophagus. A freak explosion ends their expedition. The next thing you know, the main character is in the U ...more
Aug 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I like books which include real people from history. If, however, the writer does some atrocious thing like "Abe Lincoln: Vampire Killer" I will never read them again.

In this thriller, Robert Masello passes the could-have-been test. Nothing I've read about Albert Einstein left me with an "oh, come on!" If that had happened, I would have stopped reading.

This book is similar to DaVinci Code with the paranormal aspects, but done without the religious overtones. No Catholic Priest showed up to save
Robin Thomas
Jul 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Sort of reminded me of Indiana Jones, the one with the Ark of the Covenant. A GI on special assignment to find works of art and other items stolen by Germany during WWII. In particular he has been directed to search for a sarcophagus stolen from Egypt. It's located and shipped back to the US to Princeton where the GI, who is a professor at Princeton, is assigned to study it and open it. It is believed to contain the remains of St Anthony who battled demons. He and the demon are believed to be in ...more
Frank Peterson
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quite the fun and fast paced story, Masello weds together the beginnings of Quantum Theory and the legends of religiously based demonic evil, in this totally fictional but otherwise intriguing novel. He builds his story around Hitler's well known fascination with all things involving the Occult, specifically those items he felt might grant the one who possessed them supernatural powers, and the ability to wield them over others. While Masello admits the events in his story portrayed by Einstein, ...more
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Robert Masello is an award-winning journalist, TV writer, and the bestselling author of many novels and nonfiction books. In addition to his most recent book, THE HAUNTING OF H.G. WELLS, he has written the #1 Amazon Kindle bestseller, THE EINSTEIN PROPHECY, and many other popular thrillers, including THE JEKYLL REVELATION, THE NIGHT CROSSING, BLOOD AND ICE, THE MEDUSA AMULET, and THE ROMANOV CROS ...more

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