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  • The Kafir Project

  • By: Lee Burvine
  • Narrated by: Seth Andrews
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Summary

Astronomer and TV science guy Gevin Rees just landed the interview of a lifetime with the world's most famous physicist. Remarkable, because the eccentric genius is notoriously reclusive, and he's already dead.

What happens next forces Rees to run for his life from not one but two deadly assassins and global powers desperate to bury what he's just uncovered. Mind-blowing technology and solid evidence that would rewrite religious history and challenge the faith of billions.

©2016 Lee Burvine (P)2016 Lee Burvine

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Riveting rendition of a very intriguing mind!!!

The opening, middle and all the way to the end hardly gives you time detach from the intriguing mesh of events constantly unfolding in this great masterpiece. The plot, science and fiction intricately woven in a seamless flow that just reels you in.
Expecting a sequel soon.

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  • mom of three
  • 10-11-16

Well written and narrated.

This was my first book by Lee Burvine. I found it well written and it wove an engaging tale sprinkled with science and history that kept me in the story. The narrator, Seth Andrews was a superb choice. I could listen to that man read a phone book with a voice so smooth.

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  • Amanda
  • 02-11-16

Skeptical, yet pleasantly surprised.

I love science fiction, ironically Time Travel with secular undertones. I highly recommend this novel.

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  • Ross
  • 28-11-16

Disappointing

What disappointed you about The Kafir Project?

The sci-fi concept referenced by the title was merely the McGuffin of a mediocre intrigue plot and not a central part to an actual sci-fi story. It could have just as easily been the secret formula for Coca-Cola that the action revolved around and the story wouldn't have changed at all.

What was most disappointing about Lee Burvine’s story?

Aside from missing its opportunity to focus on the myriad of possibilities of what happens when the actual events of religious history are revealed, the story was instead a series of repetitive episodes of the protagonists being pursued, captured and escaping from bad guys.

What three words best describe Seth Andrews’s performance?

Seth Andrews was good with the character dialogue but the non-dialogue portions of the story sounded more like the movie commentary for hearing impaired audiences than it did normal story-telling.

What character would you cut from The Kafir Project?

The various evil operatives and Burvine's painful digressions into their motivations and psyches. Conspiracy theory elements of the story could have worked better if the threats remained more shadowy. Burvine instead overly detailed his bad guys going so far as to give them back stories and switch parts of the narrative to their point of view. They held up the plot more than advanced it.

Any additional comments?

Arthur C Clarke's "The Light of Other Days" is a much better sci-fi novel on this topic. It actually explores the ramifications and reactions to the central sci-fi concept.

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  • Matthew Datcher
  • 06-03-17

Great fiction on a touchy subject.

What did you like best about this story?

Burvine takes a touchy subject, religion and its underpinnings through a scifi-ish adventure. I hope it gets people to think.

What about Seth Andrews’s performance did you like?

I purchased this book because I am a Seth Andrews' podcast listener. When he gave us the preview, I knew I had to purchase it. Seth did an excellent job at the narration and he knew what needed to be emphasized in the story. As an aspiring narrator myself, it was great to listen to how it should be done. I hope Seth finds another book worth his voice.

Any additional comments?

The book struck me as Burvine aspiring to be Dan Brown. The mix of fact, fiction, religion, and adventure makes them similar.

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  • George
  • 02-12-16

Riveting start to finish

What did you love best about The Kafir Project?

Current themes, science

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gevin Reese, no doubt. Smart, insightful

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but didn't have the opportunity

Any additional comments?

Seth's narration was outstanding.

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  • Matthew Darks
  • 08-11-16

Store brand Dan Brown

If you like the Dan Brown (Angels and Demons) mix of fact and fiction I expect you'll like this too. I've heard better stories but this is really good and the action just comes back to back. I do love that there are times in the story where the author could have added another action scene and the characters braced themselves but it passed as just a coincidence like so many experiences we have everyday.

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  • Andrea
  • 08-11-16

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everything about this book was amazing. To top it off my favorite podcast host Seth Andrews read it.

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  • James
  • 30-08-19

Very enjoyable

Seth needs to read more books. This store moves fast and I hope another book is coming soon!

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  • Hallie Murray
  • 25-11-18

I just can't get into it

I can only get a few chapters in before I just give up. I've tried to listen and read the book several times and I just can't get into the characters or the story.

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  • B. Link
  • 12-04-18

Meh.

Minimal character development. Story moves forward, but lacks the details that would make it feel plausible. Narrator is wooden. Very little emotion or character-voice difference. Overall, a combination for a boring "read."