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10 thoughts on “Illuminated (An August Adams Adventure, #1)

  1. Sarah Youngblood Sarah Youngblood says:

    Well this is what I get for randomly picking up a book off the library shelf I feel like Bronleewe read a Dan Brown novel and decided he could write one just like it overnight This book was poorly written weak storyline and had contradictions He said April was thin and would eat ice cream sandwiches for lunch without gaining weight while everyone else did but three chapters down the line said she felt guilty for weeks for buying a pint of Haagen daaz at the store Um why? At least Dan brown's novels are full of historically correct information If you don't have the skills to imitate someone then don't What bugged me most sbout this book was how shallow the characters emotions were If i was on a plane and the person next to me threatened the life of my child i wouldnt just meekly sit there and be a Marvin Milktoast There so were many examples of unrealistic reactions to situation There should have been anger then fear not just okay dear Another example of August having an unrealistic reaction was when a tooth was pulled out and he instantly responds with Do your worst Im sorry that is just stupid Maybe in 10 minutes you will have courage for that but I'm pretty sure you will be bloody and screaming there for a bit I felt completely disconnected from the characters They felt like pieces of cut out paper to me I was surprised to find out this is a trilogy Maybe Bronleewe gets better since this was his first book but I am not willing to find out


  2. Chad Chad says:

    Illuminated is the tale of a archeobibliologist who must unravel clues found in multiple Gutenburg Bibles to discover some deep dark secret This is your standard Dan Brown DaVinci Code or National Treasure formula book by first time author Matt BronleeweThe story is formulaic which isn't necessarily a bad thing I found that I enjoyed parts of the book and came away feeling like it was okay There were a few scenes that felt as if they were tacked on to pad out the word count and didn't relate to the story Several of the aspects reuired a larger suspension of disbelief than I was willing to give such as solving the whole mystery that had withstood the test of time for hundreds of years within the space of a 1 hour airplane flight Worst of all to me was the ending went out on a real whimper with the book just pretty much ending without much action fanfare or strong conclusion to the mysteryWhat really drew me to this book was the cover It's absolutely gorgeous and a brilliant design You know how they say you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover? Well this is probably a decent reason why The cover is amazing and beautiful but the story inside is only okay


  3. Barbara Barbara says:

    I really really tried to get into this book but I really couldn't This book is to The Da Vinci Code what National Treasure is to the Indiana Jones franchise It just fell flat though characters never sprang from the pages and the plot never really caught my attention The plot concerns archaeobibliologist August Adams who must decipher a centuries old puzzle found in the illustrations in three rare Gutenberg Bibles It bears than a passing resemblance to both The Da Vinci Code and to Robert Liparulo's Comes a Horseman in that all three concern secret societies with grandiose plans for world domination but it never resonated with me


  4. M.A. Kropp M.A. Kropp says:

    August Adams is an archeaobibliologist He specializes in rare antiue books and is currently employed by collectors looking to add to their collections at any price He is on a plane returning to New York with a copy of the Gutenberg bible he has obtained for a client The woman sitting next to him turns out to be a member of an old religious sect that is convinced that the secret to the lost Templar treasure is contained in the illuminations Gutenberg printed in the bibles She and her associates have kidnapped August's family and unless he solves the mystery of the illuminations in an hour on the plane no less his ex wife son and mother in law will dieI mean it sounded good A bit like Dan Brown's Robert Langdon books which I enjoyed The problem is Bronleewe is no Dan Brown The story is pretty thin and convoluted It could have used a lot depth to make the mystery intriguing Characters are flat and stereotypical for this sort of thriller None of them really spring out as fully rounded or much than the tropes they are based on A few of the bad guys had what appeared to be changes of heart with no real reason for why they happened One of them turned into a sort of deus ex machina that saved the day And it wasn't even a front and center part of the story It's explained after the fact There is some action but most of the story is contained in the airplane with Adams which isn't very exciting There is a bit of violence also but that too is out of sight The ending was flat and just sort of fell off without a big climax or resolutionOverall this felt like a book written to take advantage of the popularity of The DaVinci Code National Treasure or Indiana Jones style tales It could have been a better book I did give it two stars because the idea was interesting The execution just didn't work for me


  5. Dena Dena says:

    I liked it I had to reread the ending a few times and look up some biblical context but that isn't a bad thing I think I was a little shaken towards the end because of the implications of the female deity Didn't know what to make of that HA Author got me I will say a few things I would have liked to see some kind of visual of the mapping and overlayed illuminations It was such a visual resolution that it might have helped I loved the build up but felt like I needed help with how everything resolved Some parts of it seemed tenuous or at least glossed over and I was hoping for a neatly tied up conclusion with everything spelled out However I see that the other two I can get on my kindle so I'm in


  6. Janet Janet says:

    Oh my gosh I picked this up at a used book sale It was great The pace was really good for an adventure type book Stayed up late to read was late to work to finish it The cover blurbs said this was a cross between National Treasure and DaVinci Code they were right I can't wait to read the other August Adams adventures I don't want to give things away here but this book covered all the bases that I like books mythology history action a couple of dead bad guys a twist who is the real bad guy and a saved marriage with an amazing kid


  7. Ryan Rauber Ryan Rauber says:

    A poor man's Da Vinci Code type thriller centering around a mystery surrounding the Gutenberg Bible The plot itself was thin it should have actually been a longer book with explanation and background of the history surrounding the mystery The characters are really stereotypical and the action seems flat I'd avoid this unless you really enjoy these type of books Overall disappointing


  8. David Schwan David Schwan says:

    A fun read but full of uestionable details Two secret groups are chasing a secret coded in a set of Guttenberg Bibles The initial part of the plot is probably the most improbable We are given lots of confusing plot twists and it is not clear until the very end who the good versus bad guys are the confusion seems due to poor writing The characters are interesting


  9. Pamela Ramirez Pamela Ramirez says:

    I enjoyed this book so much but I am giving it a three because I wanted MORE in depth characterizations background everything It went along at such a fast pace that I needed to stop and reread the minute details so I would not get lost


  10. Virginia Tican Virginia Tican says:

    Definitely not Indiana Jones or National Treasure but not bad either


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Illuminated (An August Adams Adventure, #1) ✰ Illuminated (An August Adams Adventure, #1) Epub ✶ Author Matt Bronleewe – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk August Adams has failed his family before He's sacrificed relationships in pursuit of adventure fame and money Now the very lives of those he loves depend on his ability to decipher a centuries old pu August Adams has failed his family before He's sacrificed relationships in pursuit of adventure fame and money Now the very lives of those he loves depend on his ability to decipher a centuries old puzzle encrypted in the colorful hand painted illuminations that adorn three rare Gutenberg BiblesIt's a secret that could yield unimaginable wealth undermine two major religions and change the course of Western civilization Two ruthless ancient organizations are willing to do anything to get their hands on it And August has the span of one transatlantic flight to figure it out.

  • Hardcover
  • 314 pages
  • Illuminated (An August Adams Adventure, #1)
  • Matt Bronleewe
  • English
  • 05 September 2015
  • 9781595542496

About the Author: Matt Bronleewe

Matt Bronleewe is an internationally recognized producer songwriter and author A former member of the band Jars of Clay he has earned multiple Grammy nominations and numerous awards producing and co writing albums that have sold a combined total of over million copies He currently resides in Nashville TN with his wife and three children In addition to writing stories he continues to cr.


10 thoughts on “Illuminated (An August Adams Adventure, #1)

  1. Sarah Youngblood Sarah Youngblood says:

    Well this is what I get for randomly picking up a book off the library shelf I feel like Bronleewe read a Dan Brown novel and decided he could write one just like it overnight This book was poorly written weak storyline and had contradictions He said April was thin and would eat ice cream sandwiches for lunch without gaining weight while everyone else did but three chapters down the line said she felt guilty for weeks for buying a pint of Haagen daaz at the store Um why? At least Dan brown's novels are full of historically correct information If you don't have the skills to imitate someone then don't What bugged me most sbout this book was how shallow the characters emotions were If i was on a plane and the person next to me threatened the life of my child i wouldnt just meekly sit there and be a Marvin Milktoast There so were many examples of unrealistic reactions to situation There should have been anger then fear not just okay dear Another example of August having an unrealistic reaction was when a tooth was pulled out and he instantly responds with Do your worst Im sorry that is just stupid Maybe in 10 minutes you will have courage for that but I'm pretty sure you will be bloody and screaming there for a bit I felt completely disconnected from the characters They felt like pieces of cut out paper to me I was surprised to find out this is a trilogy Maybe Bronleewe gets better since this was his first book but I am not willing to find out

  2. Chad Chad says:

    Illuminated is the tale of a archeobibliologist who must unravel clues found in multiple Gutenburg Bibles to discover some deep dark secret This is your standard Dan Brown DaVinci Code or National Treasure formula book by first time author Matt BronleeweThe story is formulaic which isn't necessarily a bad thing I found that I enjoyed parts of the book and came away feeling like it was okay There were a few scenes that felt as if they were tacked on to pad out the word count and didn't relate to the story Several of the aspects reuired a larger suspension of disbelief than I was willing to give such as solving the whole mystery that had withstood the test of time for hundreds of years within the space of a 1 hour airplane flight Worst of all to me was the ending went out on a real whimper with the book just pretty much ending without much action fanfare or strong conclusion to the mysteryWhat really drew me to this book was the cover It's absolutely gorgeous and a brilliant design You know how they say you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover? Well this is probably a decent reason why The cover is amazing and beautiful but the story inside is only okay

  3. Barbara Barbara says:

    I really really tried to get into this book but I really couldn't This book is to The Da Vinci Code what National Treasure is to the Indiana Jones franchise It just fell flat though characters never sprang from the pages and the plot never really caught my attention The plot concerns archaeobibliologist August Adams who must decipher a centuries old puzzle found in the illustrations in three rare Gutenberg Bibles It bears than a passing resemblance to both The Da Vinci Code and to Robert Liparulo's Comes a Horseman in that all three concern secret societies with grandiose plans for world domination but it never resonated with me

  4. M.A. Kropp M.A. Kropp says:

    August Adams is an archeaobibliologist He specializes in rare antiue books and is currently employed by collectors looking to add to their collections at any price He is on a plane returning to New York with a copy of the Gutenberg bible he has obtained for a client The woman sitting next to him turns out to be a member of an old religious sect that is convinced that the secret to the lost Templar treasure is contained in the illuminations Gutenberg printed in the bibles She and her associates have kidnapped August's family and unless he solves the mystery of the illuminations in an hour on the plane no less his ex wife son and mother in law will dieI mean it sounded good A bit like Dan Brown's Robert Langdon books which I enjoyed The problem is Bronleewe is no Dan Brown The story is pretty thin and convoluted It could have used a lot depth to make the mystery intriguing Characters are flat and stereotypical for this sort of thriller None of them really spring out as fully rounded or much than the tropes they are based on A few of the bad guys had what appeared to be changes of heart with no real reason for why they happened One of them turned into a sort of deus ex machina that saved the day And it wasn't even a front and center part of the story It's explained after the fact There is some action but most of the story is contained in the airplane with Adams which isn't very exciting There is a bit of violence also but that too is out of sight The ending was flat and just sort of fell off without a big climax or resolutionOverall this felt like a book written to take advantage of the popularity of The DaVinci Code National Treasure or Indiana Jones style tales It could have been a better book I did give it two stars because the idea was interesting The execution just didn't work for me

  5. Dena Dena says:

    I liked it I had to reread the ending a few times and look up some biblical context but that isn't a bad thing I think I was a little shaken towards the end because of the implications of the female deity Didn't know what to make of that HA Author got me I will say a few things I would have liked to see some kind of visual of the mapping and overlayed illuminations It was such a visual resolution that it might have helped I loved the build up but felt like I needed help with how everything resolved Some parts of it seemed tenuous or at least glossed over and I was hoping for a neatly tied up conclusion with everything spelled out However I see that the other two I can get on my kindle so I'm in

  6. Janet Janet says:

    Oh my gosh I picked this up at a used book sale It was great The pace was really good for an adventure type book Stayed up late to read was late to work to finish it The cover blurbs said this was a cross between National Treasure and DaVinci Code they were right I can't wait to read the other August Adams adventures I don't want to give things away here but this book covered all the bases that I like books mythology history action a couple of dead bad guys a twist who is the real bad guy and a saved marriage with an amazing kid

  7. Ryan Rauber Ryan Rauber says:

    A poor man's Da Vinci Code type thriller centering around a mystery surrounding the Gutenberg Bible The plot itself was thin it should have actually been a longer book with explanation and background of the history surrounding the mystery The characters are really stereotypical and the action seems flat I'd avoid this unless you really enjoy these type of books Overall disappointing

  8. David Schwan David Schwan says:

    A fun read but full of uestionable details Two secret groups are chasing a secret coded in a set of Guttenberg Bibles The initial part of the plot is probably the most improbable We are given lots of confusing plot twists and it is not clear until the very end who the good versus bad guys are the confusion seems due to poor writing The characters are interesting

  9. Pamela Ramirez Pamela Ramirez says:

    I enjoyed this book so much but I am giving it a three because I wanted MORE in depth characterizations background everything It went along at such a fast pace that I needed to stop and reread the minute details so I would not get lost

  10. Virginia Tican Virginia Tican says:

    Definitely not Indiana Jones or National Treasure but not bad either

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