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Swimming Monkeys: Genesis ☁ [PDF / Epub] ☀ Swimming Monkeys: Genesis By Steve Hadden ✎ – Thomashillier.co.uk An Impossible Promise A Remarkable Discovery A Decision for MankindWhen Ryan Webster is summoned to a Miami hospice by his grandfather, he knows the man he calls a hero is about to die Ryan s grandfat An Impossible Promise A Remarkable Discovery A Decision for MankindWhen Ryan Webster is summoned to a Miami hospice by his Swimming Monkeys: Epub / grandfather, he knows the man he calls a hero is about to die Ryan s grandfather, a renowned zoologist and founder of the world s most famous primate park, tells him about a remarkable species of monkey kept secret by the Webster men since their discovery in , the year after the Scopes Monkey Trial When Ryan is convinced to use his unique gift with monkeys that he s honed at the primate park, he reluctantly agrees that only he can rescue them and makes an impossible promise to find them and decide if the world is now ready to deal with the fallout from their revelationAs Ryan follows his grandfather s clues to California and beyond, he s tracked by a relentless mercenary, targeted by radical Christians and hunted by the world s most famous atheist Aided by his crazy Iraqi War veteran turned surfer dude uncle and the most enchanting but deadly woman he s ever met, Ryan discovers the monkeys can do much than swim The secret they carry within their DNA will shock evolutionists, rock the foundation of the Bible, and transform the life of every human being on earthNow, his only hope to stay alive is to save the monkeys and live up to his promise to the greatest man he ever knew and in the process become the man he s not ready to be Swimming Monkeys Genesis is an extraordinary thriller that blends real science and riveting fiction to examine the on going struggle between science, religion, and the fallout that could affect us all.


10 thoughts on “Swimming Monkeys: Genesis

  1. wade wade says:

    I am going to go totally counter to a lot of the reviewers here This book is one of the most creative premises that I have read in years and I read about a hundred books a year Even if the protagonist s uncle says dude a few too many times and even if I guessed what was going to happen in the end the moral questions that this book brings out are mind blowing If you read it with an open mind it takes the issue of evolution and turns it on its ear I rarely give five stars, but Mr Hadden thin I am going to go totally counter to a lot of the reviewers here This book is one of the most creative premises that I have read in years and I read about a hundred books a year Even if the protagonist s uncle says dude a few too many times and even if I guessed what was going to happen in the end the moral questions that this book brings out are mind blowing If you read it with an open mind it takes the issue of evolution and turns it on its ear I rarely give five stars, but Mr Hadden thinks outside the box and brings out moral issues that will challenge both sides of the evolution struggle If books two and three in the series Mr Hadden continues to think outside the box this will be one of my favorite series You should by the book and make your own decision on its merits I am not telling the story here as you should make that discovery for yourself


  2. Hope Hope says:

    I won a copy through the Goodreads Firstreads program I really liked this conceptit s always interesting to think about different possibilities in adaptation Although I believe in Creationism, I like to learn about other viewpoints Hadden weaves a story that is parts Tomb Raider and Da Vinci Code, but wholly unique The characters are fun, and the story is fast paced The only downside to this book, for me, was the length Some parts drag on too long, and made me want to skim over the pages I won a copy through the Goodreads Firstreads program I really liked this conceptit s always interesting to think about different possibilities in adaptation Although I believe in Creationism, I like to learn about other viewpoints Hadden weaves a story that is parts Tomb Raider and Da Vinci Code, but wholly unique The characters are fun, and the story is fast paced The only downside to this book, for me, was the length Some parts drag on too long, and made me want to skim over the pages I don t think the reader needs such a handholding all through the story, but that s just my opinion Overall, I enjoyed this book, and will probably read the next two Hopefully the writing picks up a bit as the series continues


  3. Kya Aliana Kya Aliana says:

    I absolutely cannot believe how stunning this book is From the very first paragraph, I was sucked into a different world, consumed with the already building suspense and mystery It was non stop amazement throughout the entire book I started reading late at night with the intention of maybe completing a chapter or two before bed you can imagine how surprised I was when I glanced at the page number and realized I was on 206 The only reason I didn t finish it right away, is because I wanted t I absolutely cannot believe how stunning this book is From the very first paragraph, I was sucked into a different world, consumed with the already building suspense and mystery It was non stop amazement throughout the entire book I started reading late at night with the intention of maybe completing a chapter or two before bed you can imagine how surprised I was when I glanced at the page number and realized I was on 206 The only reason I didn t finish it right away, is because I wanted to savor it.Books as good as this one are so rare I can hardly believe I was so lucky to win a free copy of it I can t wait for the next one Steve Hadden is a phenomenal author there is no doubt in my mind that he is on the path to popularity and stardom


  4. Read Ng Read Ng says:

    I got this book for free from good reads I especially was excited by the personal note from the author included with my copy It makes it hard for me to be critical, but I have to review as my feelings tell me It readslike a tv movie, than a novel A novel is intended to build characters you can believe are real and that you can sympathize with I never really believe either of the two groups pursuing our young hero I did find it credible that the naive 17 year old would be just trustin I got this book for free from good reads I especially was excited by the personal note from the author included with my copy It makes it hard for me to be critical, but I have to review as my feelings tell me It readslike a tv movie, than a novel A novel is intended to build characters you can believe are real and that you can sympathize with I never really believe either of the two groups pursuing our young hero I did find it credible that the naive 17 year old would be just trusting enough to make matters worse for himself I just likescience based facts and details to go with my adventures I do find myself wondering about the abilities of the swimming monkeys I will now have to read the remainder of this trilogy


  5. Bonnye Reed Bonnye Reed says:

    Fussy Librarian Free Read


  6. Texas Texas says:

    The Victim of the System A well written, fast paced, action packed thriller, filled with suspense and an intriguing, dynamic plot The characters are interesting, well developed and likable, the good guys that is, but the bad guys fill out their roles, too This is probably the best of all of Hadden s stories, which is quite an accomplishment since his other books are also substantial reads Needs minor editing I received this book through AXP.com 5 The Sunset Conspiracy My first book by t The Victim of the System A well written, fast paced, action packed thriller, filled with suspense and an intriguing, dynamic plot The characters are interesting, well developed and likable, the good guys that is, but the bad guys fill out their roles, too This is probably the best of all of Hadden s stories, which is quite an accomplishment since his other books are also substantial reads Needs minor editing I received this book through AXP.com 5 The Sunset Conspiracy My first book by this author and I enjoyed it There are quite a few good people fighting quite a few criminals The story is fast paced with a believable storyline, although a time or two, it s too easy or unrealistic how an event turns out especially the ending I liked the characters and their realistic dialog and behavior The book could use some editing, but it s still good entertainment, nothing stupid I ll be reading his Swimming Monkeys next I received the Swimming Monkeys through AXP.com Genetic Imperfections Fast paced Action packed Intriguing Interesting, well developed characters that are so realistic, along with their thoughts and dialog A well thought out, twisting plot that the reader can immerse in for the length of the book Editing was better for this book compared to his other four books.Swimming Monkeys Series This is a new author to me and I liked his five books Swimming Monkeys consists of three action packed, fast paced suspense novels with interesting characters that kept developing along with the storyline I prefer books with science and technology, and the author did a good job with his descriptions and explanations The dialog was realistic and my favorite character is Thad, a cool dude my least favorite is Thad s brother All the books needed some editing, but not too distracting, although God is lower case a lot I received the author s books through AXP.com.Genesis 1 Genesis is complete but still has a cliffhanger ending A well written, suspense filled, action packed story with an interesting storyline All the characters are developed with realistic behavior and dialog The emotions run the gamut disbelief anger hate love deception fear bravery One part of the journey is completed the series continues with Revelation, the second book.Revelation 2 This book continues 60 minutes after the point Genesis ended Revelation is complete but has a cliffhanger ending A well written, suspense filled, action packed story with an interesting storyline filled with destruction every step of the journey our heroes make All the characters are developing, still with realistic behavior and dialog Emotions run the gamut disbelief anger hate love deception fear bravery and plenty of sacrifice by others While Thad is still a cool dude, there are others just as cool Another part of the journey is completed the series continues with Exodus.Exodus 3 Exodus picks up in the cliffhanger from Revelation The description of The Trail of Tears is quite incorrect, missing a lot of Indian tribes Well written suspense filled action packed Full of emotions and pain for all involved in this last leg of the journey The characters are multi faceted and realistic in their dialog and actions A very entertaining series of books This book needs editing


  7. Cath Cath says:

    I loved the idea behind this book The Webster family have a long history of looking after primates in the primate park his grandfather and great grandfather built Ryan Webster is about to turn eighteen and is visiting his grandfather in a hospice, where he wants to tell Ryan a secret the Webster family have kept since 1926, about an amazing group of primates his family discovered The world wasn t ready and it can only be passed onto a Webster with a unique gift.Only problem is that other grou I loved the idea behind this book The Webster family have a long history of looking after primates in the primate park his grandfather and great grandfather built Ryan Webster is about to turn eighteen and is visiting his grandfather in a hospice, where he wants to tell Ryan a secret the Webster family have kept since 1926, about an amazing group of primates his family discovered The world wasn t ready and it can only be passed onto a Webster with a unique gift.Only problem is that other groups have found out some of the details of this discovery and each group, for their own opposite viewpoints, have their reasons to either deny or accept the discovery of this group of new primates One a radical Christian group and the other lead by a famous atheist Ryan makes a promise to his grandfather to save the primates and then only tell the world when he thinks it is ready for the news.His grandfather s papers give some clues to the location and along with his uncle Thad, he sets off to find the actual location his grandfather had been visiting every year until 1976 The clues lead them to other people his grandfather trusted, but they are also being hunted by both of the groups and possibly another, with some trying to kill him and his uncle and the others wanting the discovery to be false Darwin s Theory of Evolution vs the Bible and both their believers and zealots.Ryan has to stay alive and keep his promise to his grandfather, his own greatest hero, who told him stories throughout his childhood, while his father mostly ignored him and disbelieved everything he was told His uncle is closer to him, having Ryan work with him at the primate park and seen the power Ryan has Swimming monkeys of the title gives you an interesting view into part of the story.I loved this book, its pace makes for an easy read, with loads of action happening at every corner of the story It gets you hooked, starting you off thinking it s a book just about a teen with a strange ability or power, then leads you on an expedition of adventure and discovery across various countries Making you think about the deep divisions of opinion between God and the Genesis story and Darwin s Evolution scientific discoveries The lengths people may go to trying to keep their version of faith or lack of.It doesn t push this down your throat,keeping you interested in the back stories and people involved in the discovery A nice aside on the connection made with PT Barnum and the family and primates This thriller is well written and makes you want to get onto the next book in the trilogy as soon as possible What could happen next, after all that goes on in the first book, makes you wonder what the author has in store for the rest of the trilogy I, for one, can t wait I received an ARC copy of this book from Hidden Gems, but I have bought the book for myself as well I have freely given my own opinion of the book above


  8. Bob Bob says:

    When a group of monkeys which may just be the missing link between man and apes are discovered in a jungle crater in south america, they are protected from detection for generations, until their secret is threatened by logging in the jungle At that point, it comes down to a small group who know of their existence to protect them Hot on the trail of these monkeys as well, are a fundamentalist christian militia type group ready to kill anything or anyone that may challenge their beliefs and an o When a group of monkeys which may just be the missing link between man and apes are discovered in a jungle crater in south america, they are protected from detection for generations, until their secret is threatened by logging in the jungle At that point, it comes down to a small group who know of their existence to protect them Hot on the trail of these monkeys as well, are a fundamentalist christian militia type group ready to kill anything or anyone that may challenge their beliefs and an overzealous atheist who wants to get hold of this missing link in order disprove religion in general The problem with books like this that fundamentalist sects of any religion simply do not care about facts Dinosaurs don t bother them Logic doesn t touch them Evolution is ignored no matter if the facts are layed out in front of them So a missing link would be relegated to myth or hoax or else simply ignored Likewise, atheists for the most part don t feel the need to findproof than they feel already exists So the whole book to me was implausible In addition to that, the book leaves huge plot lines dangling, possible to allow for the sequels, which i will not be buying And people and apes simply do not act in reasonable ways considering their situations


  9. Mary Enck Mary Enck says:

    I was keenly captivated by this novel What a rush It was an adventure that I have been seeking for a long time I read and read and just keep on reading until I find something like Swimming Monkeys that truly hits the spot It s full of delightful characters and some not so much I loved the main characters and once I got to meet the special three that were so real to me, I could hardly believe that they had been captured in storytelling form I sat by the campfire, entranced with all the crea I was keenly captivated by this novel What a rush It was an adventure that I have been seeking for a long time I read and read and just keep on reading until I find something like Swimming Monkeys that truly hits the spot It s full of delightful characters and some not so much I loved the main characters and once I got to meet the special three that were so real to me, I could hardly believe that they had been captured in storytelling form I sat by the campfire, entranced with all the creativity that went into the spinning of this tale I felt I was right there and experienced all the emotions that were gripping the characters before my eyes as I read.I offer my congratulations to Steve Hadden for his magnificent work of art I enjoyed it so much, I am now into the second book in the trilogy I am hoping I can stay awake long into the night just as I did on the first in the series I would love to just read it straight through so I can get on to the third novel The story is intriguing whatever your beliefs and in the end, it felt as if the answer came from those you may not expect It was very satisfying to me.Well done, Steve Keep them coming


  10. Candy Robosky Candy Robosky says:

    Swimming Monkeys Genesis was a enjoyable book until it got to the chapters where Thad and Ryan start discussing theology and evolution I found this discussion kind of forced and feel the book could have done without this discussion I didn t mind the premise of the monkeys being a pawn for those that believe in evolution versus the creationists I actually found it very interesting and wonder how the monkeys actually came about I at first found Ryan kind of a weakling but was very glad he fina Swimming Monkeys Genesis was a enjoyable book until it got to the chapters where Thad and Ryan start discussing theology and evolution I found this discussion kind of forced and feel the book could have done without this discussion I didn t mind the premise of the monkeys being a pawn for those that believe in evolution versus the creationists I actually found it very interesting and wonder how the monkeys actually came about I at first found Ryan kind of a weakling but was very glad he finally grew up and found his backbone I agree with the monkeys about humans being too comfortable with killing Why are people so agreeable to destroying what they don t understand or agree with in the world Is it so hard for humans to just disagree without it resulting in violence and hatred Was Ryan s father a jerk because he didn t have the gift and was jealous or was he just an all around jerk The detail in the book was great and most of the characters were interesting I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily reviewing it


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