Meet Me in Atlantis

My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City
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Author(s): Mark Adams
Genre: Travel, History
CD - unabridged
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Product Number: C02547
Released: May 06, 2015
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ISBN: #9781470384586
Narrator/s: Andrew Garman
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The New York Times bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu sets out to uncover the truth behind the legendary lost city of Atlantis. A few years ago, Mark Adams made a strange discovery: Everything we know about the lost city of Atlantis comes from the work of one man, the Greek philosopher Plato. Then he made a second, stranger discovery: Amateur explorers are still actively searching for this sunken city all around the world, based entirely on the clues Plato left behind. Exposed to the Atlantis obsession, Adams decides to track down these people and determine why they believe it's possible to find the world's most famous lost city and whether any of their theories could prove or disprove its existence. He visits scientists who use cutting-edge technology to find legendary civilizations once thought to be fictional. He examines the numerical and musical codes hidden in Plato's writings, and with the help of some charismatic sleuths traces their roots back to Pythagoras, the sixth-century BC mathematician. He learns how ancient societies transmitted accounts of cataclysmic events-and how one might dig out the "kernel of truth" in Plato's original tale. Meet Me in Atlantis is Adams's enthralling account of his quest to solve one of history's greatest mysteries; a travelogue that takes readers to fascinating locations to meet irresistible characters; and a deep, often humorous look at the human longing to rediscover a lost world.

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Meet Me in Atlantis
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eAudio
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Author(s): Mark Adams
Narrator(s): Andrew Garman
Genre: Travel, History
Product Number Z06553
Released: Mar 17, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470384593
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Mark Adams
Narrator(s): Andrew Garman
Genre: Travel, History
Product Number MP1310
Released: May 08, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490674780
eBook
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Author(s): Mark Adams
Genre: Travel, History
Product Number EB00455047
Released: Mar 10, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Dutton
ISBN: #9780698186217

Professional reviews

"The Greek philosopher Plato told us everything we know about the lost city of Atlantis, and evidently there are a lot of people still looking for it. This audiobook tells of the author's quest to find those people, which he does, but he also finds that looking for Atlantis can be addictive and engrossing. Narrator Andrew Garman has just the right voice to carry this tale along. His low, authoritative tone reflects the "just-the-facts" school of narration, but he's also able to create an atmosphere of trust with the listener. This audiobook could have devolved into a conspiracy theorist's delight, but it doesn't because of the author's approach and Garman's serious demeanor. There are times when Garman needs to vary his pitch and tone more, but overall this is a fine book. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"