The Lost Ark

The Lost Ark In a lonely bar in eastern Turkey ex National Geographic photojournalist Sam Ward is hired to find an eccentric professor who disappeared high atop Mount Ararat fabled resting spot of Noah s Ark Acc

  • Title: The Lost Ark
  • Author: J.R. Rain
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  • Page: 302
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In a lonely bar in eastern Turkey, ex National Geographic photojournalist Sam Ward is hired to find an eccentric professor who disappeared high atop Mount Ararat, fabled resting spot of Noah s Ark.Accompanied by the professor s beautiful daughter, archaeologist Faye Roberts, Sam soon stumbles upon a secret stronghold a base of operation for unleashing hell of earth.Now runIn a lonely bar in eastern Turkey, ex National Geographic photojournalist Sam Ward is hired to find an eccentric professor who disappeared high atop Mount Ararat, fabled resting spot of Noah s Ark.Accompanied by the professor s beautiful daughter, archaeologist Faye Roberts, Sam soon stumbles upon a secret stronghold a base of operation for unleashing hell of earth.Now running for their lives, Sam and company are about to come face to face with the greatest archaeological discovery of all time.

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    1. I m an ex private investigator now writing full time in the Pacific Northwest, where I live in a small house on a small island with my small dog, Sadie, who has energy than Robin Williams.As a kid I was always making stuff skates, skateboards, skimboards, skis, sleds, clothing, furniture, wood carvings, Easter baskets, comic books, you name it I was the mother of all nerds Anyway, I think I was searching for the one thing I wanted to keep on making for the rest of my life Then one day I discovered Choose Your Own Adventure books Remember those You as the reader were asked to make choices for the characters Choose Your Own Adventures were a lot of fun and I just had to make my own And so I did, writing three of them, and I ve been hooked on writing ever since Just think, I could have been hooked on making Easter baskets In high school, I was a fine balance of jock and nerd I played football and baseball and somehow managed to write five complete novels So how was I able to write so much and play sports and study at the same time Easy No girlfriend In fact, I didn t kiss a girl until I was in college In college, I still managed to write two books and over 80 short stories Even with all the kissing Eventually, I graduated with a perfectly useless degree in anthropology, got married two weeks later, and shortly thereafter started my career as an insurance claims investigator I ve made better choices I would spend the next four years researching and writing my first adventure novel, THE LOST ARK At the age of 28, I landed one of the biggest agents in Hollywood Welcome to Hollyweird I discovered that I had a natural knack for writing screenplays Go figure For the next two years I worked exclusively with Paramount Pictures and Alphaville Productions developing various movie and TV projects Some things worked out most didn t I learned much and I m thankful for the experience Ultimately, I realized I had strayed far from my true love writing novels but never very far from my other true love donuts And so, with a little bit of money in the bank and some time on my hands okay, fine, I got fired from my insurance job , I moved to Carlsbad and wrote three books DARK HORSE, MOON DANCE, and CURSED Being married to a dreamer is tough Being married to a dreamer and a writer is damn near impossible Yup, you guessed it, after seven tough years my wife was gone, baby, gone Not to worry I eventually met another girl poor thing , and together we moved up to Seattle Things turned ugly fast I lost my job, my car, my money, the girl, went bankrupt, and yet somehow wrote THE MUMMY CASE in a freezing cold basement in the middle of a rainy winter, unemployed and stealing food usually donuts from local grocery stores Like the prodigal son, I eventually moved back home to southern California, where I got a new job, got my private investigator s license, got a new movie agent, moved to Hollywood and was fortunate enough to have my first novel published in November 2005 by Mundania Press In 2006, I wrote ELVIS HAS NOT LEFT THE BUILDING, and in 2007, I moved up to Oregon where I eventually became a vegetarian for moral reasons , and wrote the first draft of my ghost story, THE BODY DEPARTED In 2008, I moved back to southern California to help with my sick father Now in 2009, you guessed it, I m back up in the Pacific Northwest, living on a small island in a small home with my small doggie It s a simple, peaceful lifea life filled with writing, hiking, and Beggin Strips Remember life is too short to work at a job you don t love So follow your dreams, my friends, even if it means living on a faraway island in the back of beyond As you can see, I ve come far from those days of stealing donuts Full circle, if y

    2. I have not had good luck when trying new authors lately, and unfortunately this book was not an exception. I got the book free through Prime's lending library and I'm rather disappointed that I used my month's freebie on it. First, the characters. It's hard for me to describe what I didn't like about our protagonists. I think that my main issue was inconsistency--they seemed to do whatever the plot called for at the moment, not what their character would believably do. The most egregious exampl [...]

    3. I'm not normally into action/adventure, but the author of this book is one of my new favorites. Plus, he was offering it up for free for the Kindle for a short while.Short review: I'd pay for this.Long review: This book combined two of my top interests, one, archaeology, two, Turkey. It's set in Turkey. I used to live in Turkey. My expectations were a bit low, as most of the books I've read set in Turkey remind me nothing of the place I used to live.J.R. Rain did a da**ed fine job of it. The vil [...]

    4. I picked this one up for free on Kindle - I thought it sounded like it was in the same sub-genre as The Da-Vinci Code (which I’ve labelled something along the lines of an archaeological mystery/thriller or treasure hunt), which I enjoy. Some people like to criticise Dan Brown’s writing but if you think that’s bad, check this out.The first chapter is written in present tense, which I’m not a fan of. I think it comes across as trying too hard to be poetic and few authors can pull it off. T [...]

    5. Predictablepoorly written and without any background info. made me feel like I was reading a bad screen play. don't waste your time.

    6. Will read more of Rain's books. Enjoyed this book. Very descriptive. Made you feel you were right there for the discovery. Enjoyed the details about Mt Ararat.

    7. Exciting and a must read J.R. Rain never disappoints. I first discovered this very talented author through his vampire series. With "The Lost Ark" Rain shows his fans that he can write a story that is not only interesting but a page turner. Well written and plotted story that brings a new perspective regarding Noah's Ark.

    8. I believe I got this for free from Pixles of Ink. There was enough to it that I finished it, but it was really just an implausible jumble where a man child gets to enact his hero fantasy.

    9. "The Lost Ark" is an Adventure/Action/Quest Thriller with an underlying Christian theme (as regards to the Noah's Ark portion). Sam Ward is a guide who hires out to adventurous tourists who wish to explore Mount Ararat, usually related to their interest in finding Noah's Ark (reputed to be somewhere on the mountain). Beautiful (of course) archaeologist Faye Roberts wants to hire him to help her find her professor father, who had a self-generated map which would supposedly lead him directly to th [...]

    10. A story with little on originality, but built fairly solidly.I grabbed this one on a whim. Saw the name and figured it had something to do with Noah's ark and thought that would be good enough for some entertainment. All in all it has a little to do with Noah, but is more of an adventure story.The plot is a little on the boring side and very predictable. You can figure out the majority of the plot lines in the first few chapters. That which you can't see immediately you will definitely see befor [...]

    11. PictureJ.R. Rain gives the reader in The Lost Ark an adventure story of biblical proportions. Okay, maybe not quite that big, but I'm sticking by my phrasing.An American tour guide in Turkey struggles with his own ghosts when a woman from his own homeland walks in needing a guide up Mount Ararat in search of her father who disappeared with a student a month before. She will go with or without him as a guide. Sam Ward takes her up because he knows he is the only one she will be able to trust. The [...]

    12. Well-drawn characters, a tantalizing mystery and adventurous journeys in a dangerous area made this very enjoyable. The writing is fluid and descriptive, with a great turn of phrase, and the main character seemed - for the most part - to be someone I could actually picture.Unfortunately there were a few problems for me with the last third, which didn't cause me to lose interest but certainly jolted me out of the reverie I'd been in.(view spoiler)[Although Rain's version of the Ark was well thoug [...]

    13. This was a fun story, but the book was plagued with some cliches and also some really bad mistakes that should have been caught by an editor. There were two that stood out as particularly horrible. "atly stacked stones in the shape of a finger. Or a phallic." And then this one: "Wally leaned in close to the ship, his big schnauzer just inches from the protective ice." I'm having a really hard time forgiving transgressions like these.That said, because of some good reviews from authors I enjoy an [...]

    14. An intriguing plot, fairly well written, pacey and with sprinkling of humour amongst the action, and all set in a stunning location. Sounds like it all should add up to a very good book, right? Well I did enjoy it but it's a bit cliche-ridden, and the events that unfold just get more and more unbelievable as the book progresses. The main irritation for me was that the 'hero' of the story puts Jack Reacher to shame with his ability to survive any mishap and defeat any enemy. Plunging into icy wat [...]

    15. Sam Ward is an ex-photojournalist for National Geographic turned guide on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey after the death of his fiancé. When Faye Roberts asks his help to find her father, a biblical studies professor who went missing while searching for Noah’s Ark on the mountain. Disappointed in this one. I got the impression that this was written as a script for a television show or movie. Sam is sarcastic, and spews off a number of “one-liners”. I might not have minded this, however ne [...]

    16. Absolutely what I expect from J.R. Rain when I read his books. He has developed characters, a great plot line, and enough description so that I am right there in the action. Plus I actually felt sorry for the main character and was pleased when he turned into a hero.Sam is stuck in his life as a guide to tourists looking for the Lost Ark on the slopes of Mount Ararat in Turkey because his fiance Liz died on that mountain. He buried her in a special cave. Now he as lured back on the mountain beca [...]

    17. A Kindle book read while on vacation. The story is told from the viewpoint of a photojournalist whose life has stagnated since his finance died on Mt. Ararat. Sam Ward is talked into guiding a linguistics archaeologist whose father has been lost for three years while searching for Noah's ark on Mt. Ararat. He's presumed dead but she won't give up, and we go with Sam from adventure to adventure saving the girl, and saving the world, and finding unbelievable artifacts. I was almost as much intrigu [...]

    18. In sear h of the ArkThis was a good story. Faye came looking for her father who had been missing for about two months. She e listed the services of Sam Ward to help find her father. An Emir is on the mountain and is determined that no one be allowed on the mountain. However, Faye is very stubborn and is determined to find her father. Through much difficulty they do find him and his student. There is danger, kidnapping and intrigue. What was the Emir doing on the mountain. He was not looking for [...]

    19. This book is a delightful adventure. Loved the characters. The beginning was a little slow but it didn't take me long to jump into the excitement.Faye Roberts approaches NGS photojournalist turned bum/guide to help her find her father who disappeared while search for Noah's Ark. Apparent political unrest has closed the area off, so they have to sneak into a well guarded area, but things are even more complicated than they seem.*****SPOILER ALERT******It turns out that a rich terrorist with a tan [...]

    20. Let me start off by saying I got this book by chance free. I read some bad reviews on this book but I gave it a try and I am glad that I did. This was a nice adventure book on Mount Ararat. I really like Sam Ward. life had dealt Sam a bad hand in life but he kept going. He really didn't want to help Faye Roberts but he knew he was the best guide that could keep her safe. Their trip up the mountain turned into one dangerous adventure looking for Faye ' s father that has been missing. This was a n [...]

    21. I thought this book sounded fun when I saw it (free on kindle) and it was. Just enough international flavor and adventure to keep it interesting, but not gruesome or too historic. I don't want to give away the details, but the most thought provoking part for me was when they found the ark. What did Noah's Ark really look like "inside"e floors, the walls, the living quarters for ship's crew and the animals?? I can clearly picture it from J.R. Rain's descriptions. I'd like to think he is right and [...]

    22. Easy to read summer fiction. Flows nicely, reminds of Indiana Jones stories. You have all the classics:- the good guy with a heartache- the new sexy girl in town- the ultimate villainNot really something to keep you on your toes, but definitely a great summer read! I especially loved that it's set outside USA, on a bit of an exotic location and that's quite nicely geographically accurate.I did expect though, that given the name "THE LOST ARK", the ark would have a bigger role in the whole storyl [...]

    23. A little slow to start, Lost Ark picks up in action as the trek up Mt. Ararat grows increasingly dangerous. I found myself looking for more about the Ark itself in the plot, though. This is definitely more of an adventure/survival in the wilderness book than a philosophical foray into the ramifications of Noah's Ark being located. If you like survival stories, you'll probably enjoy this book.

    24. A good read if some what far fetched in parts. The goodies always survive relatively unscathed, that is to say the author describes horrendous injuries but the hero still manages to carry on. One of the best parts for me was the idea surrounding the paintings found in The Ark, I guess Noah and the others with himwould have had some time on their hands.

    25. A little mountain climbing, a little religion, a little suspense. All and all, this Kindle free e-book was a good read. The story tells of Sam Ward, a retired photojournalist living in Turkey, who is hired by an american woman trying to find her father who went missing on Mt. Ararat, the supposed landing site of Noah's Ark.

    26. A terrific story!I really enjoyed this story! The characters are well described and their personalities were easy to discern and like. The storyline was quite unique and well told. I love the mountains and enjoyed the realistic descriptions of Mt. Ararat and their ascent of it. A fun book of action and mystery!

    27. Not my favorite J R Rain book I have read to date. Interested by the title of the book and enjoying his "Moon" series, I thought I would read. By chapter 53 I found myself bored and not really caring how the story ended. I ended up just fast scrolling through my Kindle pages to get to the end. The main theme in the book had I thought really nothing to do w/ finding the Ark

    28. I was quickly drawn into this story and couldn't put it down. The book is very well written even though many cliches are used in the telling of the story. I enjoy the writing style of this author and look forward to reading more of his work.

    29. J. R. RAIN NEVER FAILSThe Lost Ark is jam packed with adventure, action, and a little romance thrown in for good measure. The main character, Sam Ward, is a typical J R Rain tough guy with an off beat sense of humor.I would LOVE to see a movie made from this book.

    30. Didn't enjoy it as much as I had hoped .d from one place to another too quickly .I didn't connect with any of the characters although I did find sone of the comments made by the main male character very funny.

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