"i liked every story (and wanted to read more works by each author), except the one with Shakespeare as the protagonist, and the one about the Nash Inheritance. overall, highly recommended, a great way to be introduced to a lot of history and new authors. i appreciated each story's introduction as well"
"i'm not sure what it means that i like michael crichton's earlier works better. though i found the book-in-three-days format odd at first, they do make for an easier story to follow. but i did like it"
"what all needs to be said about a clive cussler book? they're good escapist fiction, and i liked the jellyfish storyline, but occasionally the heroes' actions or abilities strain credibility. all in all a good read"
"like michael crichton, it may not be the best idea to read two or more clive cusslers in a row. oh well, i got two large books off my 'to read' shelf. and i'm not saying this one was bad, just maybe i shouldn't have read it when i may be going on a cruise soon... (for anyone who cares that cruise didn't happen)"
"i love elizabeth peters (and have met her once!) but this was definitely not my favourite. i guess i personally can't really be expected to get all that excited about biblical archaeology but it was still fun, a quick read, and to me at least held up well over time. only maybe once did i question, "why doesn't she call him on her cell", or "use the internet/gps""
"a little too conversational in tone for me, and kind of archaeology-light despite the cover's announcement otherwise. not a bad book, but i think i'd rather have read a book about the murder victim and his exploits than solving his murder"
"yeah, i was on a bill bryson kick. 38 states is a lot to cover in such a thin volume, and while i would have liked more out of some states (or perhaps some maps), my timing was perfect and i was reading about colorado driving (being driven) into colorado"
"the only new book i purchase each year is the latest installment in this series. i'm not saying it's necessarily the Best Book Ever Written, but rather that i'm deeply attached to and invested in these characters. and i'm counting down to next september..."
"i thought homework and a gap would cure my literary wanderlust, but i guess not. this book like the middle east is full of contradictions: dated yet timely; ironic yet haunting... recommended all the same"
"Not this version (since it's not released yet) but the limited edition hardcover. Be shocked. I'm glad I got to read the ten commandments without spending 50 each, and to see the drawings, but I wish at least some had been in color, we'd gotten a sene of the color scheme of the stand alone books, and that "limited edition" meant something."
"a quick diversionary read. as with some others of ms. peters' work, the action happened in the gaps or recollections more than in the present, but this book informed me of a time and a place i knew little of."
"a little simplistic if you've a degree in the field; however, i highly recommend this book to the many people out there who don't and who (mistakenly) believe that we are not 'adapted' to our current world and should instead do as the cavemen (or any other of our ancestors) did."