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  1. says:

    In my humble opinion this is the kind of book that really gives the Christian fiction genre a black eye Hunt is a good writer when it comes to non fiction but like most non fiction writers he lacks the artistic sensibilities needed to create good fiction making the point of the novel significant than the story he is trying to tell And while I enjoy some of Hunt's other work I tend to avoid any of his books dealing with New Age philosophy and the occult simply because I think he gets too carried away When someone starts expounding on the evils of Harry Potter I find it hard to take them seriously Anyway What we end up having here is an amateurishly written exercise in paranoia where everybody in the story is either strongly Christian or strongly anti Christian as opposed to being mostly apathetic or agnostic like they would be in real life where doing yoga or practicing zen meditation is basically an engraved invitation for demon possession and demons invade people's minds by claiming they are extra terrestrial beings attempting to reach out to the enlightened At the very beginning of the story one such demon possessed character is lucky enough to be admitted to a hospital where one of the doctors works exorcisms in his spare time Personally I can't suspend my disbelief for all of that I prefer spiritual novels that take place in the real world a bit like Stephen King's The Stand which despite not being a Christian novel deals with Christian themes in a much believable mature and yes worldly way However I certainly don't deny that there is potentially a big audience for this kind of book and fans of This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti will probably find Mind Invaders right up their alley


  2. says:

    Review to followHey look Here it isNew plan I really don't want to spend time writing about this It's the worst The writing is absolutely dreadful Like read out loud shake your head in disbelief badAction scene Lightning kicks to the throat broke new necks in midair lungeScene of light hearted domestic idyll From a pot on the stove came the gentle 'plop plop' of oatmeal cookingIt's that goodRead because it's part of the PBS Great American Read list Did bots choose it? Is this representative of American readers? Either way it discredits the whole list Way to go PBSPuns? Let's end with a pun This book was rapturously good It is true that every time I picked it up I sighed and said Jesus


  3. says:

    Not sure how this made the Great American Read listThis is a poorly written piece of crap Fanatical fundamentalist fake sci fi novel Don’t bother to read this Not Ever


  4. says:

    Dave Hunt another Christian author that should have stayed with scaring gullible believers with this doomsday books Fiction is not his strong suit and this book is ample evidence of this An interesting take on UFO's and remote viewing This story is supposed to based on accurate statements from people inside the military Right


  5. says:

    Final Update December 30 2019I'm being generous when i give this book 2 stars but it was okay for what it wanted to be namely a novel that allows Dave Hunt an opportunity to share his ideas about demons and extraterrestrial life and New Age philosophy and Christianity I disagree with all of his basic assumptions on those topics so it's no surprise that i wasn't wowed by the story The writing is mostly competent but freuently clunky The characters are almost real people that you can almost care about or cheer foragainst The action scenes are subpar I wanted to totally hate this book and rate it as one of the worst i've ever read but it's not that bad Also full disclosure this is NOT science fiction If this book must be put into a literary ghetto aka genre it is Christian fiction Secondarily it could be deemed a political thriller or spy novelFrom earlier in DecemberSomeone else asked the same uestions thousands of us must've asked ourselves How did this book make the list of 100 books to be voted on for PBS's The Great American Read?Short Answer I believe someone on the 13 member advisory panel convinced the other 12 members that Mind Invaders should be one of the finalistsI believe there's no way it was among the top 100 titles after the initial survey I base my previous assertions on this book's complete lack of popularity on Goodreads only 164 have rated it as of Dec 2019 I think this is a fair way to measure the relative popularity of a book and 164 votes in a community of millions is clear evidence that it doesn't belong on a list of books vying to be crowned America's Best Loved BookI feel strongly this book doesn't belong on the list In fact i think its inclusion is insulting to lovers of good books I would like to ask the listmakers directly to explain its inclusion I would expect an open letter repenting their sin of commission i'm also going to post this as a reviewLong AnswerAccording to the official website the Great American Read GAR selection process began with a survey of 7200 people Next a 13 person advisory panel tallied and organized the listvotes based on our five selection criteria 1 only one book per author; 2 any book in a series counted as a vote for that series; 3 books had to be available in English; 4 only novelsCriterion #5 though opens a loophole Each advisory panel member was permitted to select one book for discussion and possible inclusion on the top 100 list from the longer list of survey resultsAt least one advisor must have had some agenda for convincing the other 12 to include Mind InvadersThe Archon Conspiracy on the final list world class sales job if you ask meSome stats to support the overwhelming consensus that this book does NOT belong1 PBS began airing episodes of The Great American Read in May 2018 and the results of the final votes aired in Oct 2018 Mind Invaders finished #952 In Jan 2019 I logged the # of ratings on Goodreads for all 100 finalists Mind Invaders had only 136 ratings which was by far the lowest Note when i say or less popular i will mean or fewer ratings on Goodreads3 In December 2019 as i type this answer only 28 people had rated Mind Invaders for a grand total of 164 ratings Seems this book didn't invade many minds even though it finished 95th4 The next least popular book on Goodreads was Doña Bárbara It was written by a Venezuelan politician in the 1950s It had 3053 ratings That's 20 times as many ratings as Mind Invaders And even though Doña Bárbara finished 100th in the GAR voting it had 318 ratings in December; in other words 10 times as many new readers compared with Mind Invaders5 The 50th most popular book from the GAR top 100 was Crime and Punishment with 515596 ratings In December it had 43000 new ratings5 The most popular book was Harry Potter with 57 MILLION ratings It had 500000 new ratings6 The 87 most popular books on Goodreads all had than 100000 ratings in January In other words even the 87th most popular book on the list was than 700 times popular than Mind Invaders on Goodreads And fewest new ratings between Jan and Dec for the top 87 was 6700 again hundreds of times than Mind InvadersDid the GAR advisory board think this book would fill a gap? If so what possible gap was it filling?a There's obviously no shortage of white male American or Christian authorsb Did they think there wasn't enough science fiction? Even using a very conservative definition of SF i'd say at least 10 other SF books made the top 100 Ten percent of all the finalists for one genre is arguably too many but no reasonable claim can be made that than 10 SF books must be includedc Did they think explicitly Christian stories were underrepresented? I might be hyper sensitive to Christian themes but Chronicles of Narnia indisputable; The Shack; Left Behind; Pilgrim's Progress indisputable; This Present Darkness indisputable; Gilead Six books that strive to reinforce and share Christian beliefs is definitely than enough for a list of 100 books Further the 6 i listed are inarguably popular than Mind Invaders Consider No other religion has than ONE book to represent its ideas Consider The Alchemist is definitely explicitly Christian It explicitly favors Coelho's nonspecific pantheism? that also freuently borrows from Islam Maybe the advisory board thought Phew we've got one book that represents the almost 2 billion Muslims in the world In America that's enough or too much positive representation of IslamConsider Can't most Christians easily agree with manymostall of Coelho's religious ideas in The Alchemist without becoming apostates?Consider I forgot White Teeth has Hindu and Muslim characters and ideas in the forefront imaginary uote from the advisory board's discussions Even better This list is totally not biased in favor of Christianity at all In fact with all these Muslim books maybe we should add another explicitly Christian book? Thank God singular we somehow found a way to represent all 900 million of themConsider Siddhartha represents Buddhism ONE book for 500 million people Consider Siddhartha is written by a Christian from Germany Consider Not one single book for Judaism With almost 6 million Jews in this country the listmakers couldn't find ONE novel?Consider Several other books on the list have clear though inexplicit Christian themes characters authors Little Prince Little Women Their Eyes Were Watching God Color Purple Grapes of Wrath Pillars of the Earth probably othersConclusion Lack of sufficient explicitly Christian fiction cannot be the reason Mind Invaders made the final 100I've beaten this dead horse the theory that Mind Invaders made the list only to fill a gap too long haven't i?


  6. says:

    This book is an incredible exampleOf why Christian apologists shouldn't write fiction Outside of the Christian genre it would be difficult to place this book It straddles the lines between occultsci fihorror and never seems to find a solid footing in any of them for than a few chapters It's unlikely many people will find this book outside of an older church library or thrift store so I won't go deep into details but I'll provide a small synopsis Ken Inman is a scientist who is deeply involved in an Army project that is attempting to use psychic ability to connect with alienotherworldly presence After an extremely successful contact he hallucinates and crashes his car nearly dying As he recuperates he is haunted by memories of the project and is eventually exorcised by his doctor and the doctor's wife I am not making this up After the exorcism he recovers remarkably fast and rejects the work he was doing previously This angers his co workers and partner who do not understand his change of mind Eventually the other scientists find a Spiritual leader to continue the work contacting and working with an alien conscienceness that calls itself Archon After the project is deemed a success the USA scrambles to do the bidding of the Archons Ken is beginning to believe the Archons and the person contacting them is evil and not true aliens but rather demons It's not that I lost the plot at this point since I had a feeling this is where the book was headed it's like a mildly interesting genre book suddenly developed schizophrenia Besides just demons we also got handed cold war espionage a hot and cold romance rampant preaching that bogged the plot down and a sudden very unclear agenda The crux of the plot becomes the Archons declaring war against idiot peace hating Christians and all of the worlds leaders or their second in command deciding to come to a conference to experience the Archons power first hand Carla Ken's non believer girlfriend is invited to go to the conference while Ken has pretty much been barred from the premises Regardless of the fact that Carla has literally been totally behind the Archons and what they offer she begins to feel uncomfortable during the display of power meant to impress the leaders The book takes another HUGE leap of illogic by making the Archons suddenly freak out and begin to kill everyone upwards of three hundred people Why would they do that even if they were demons if they were trying to get the world on board with them? It doesn't make sense Anyhow I wish I was kidding about the next part Carla the non Christian foillove interest to Ken suddenly decides to convert by shouting God save me I might be paraphrasing a little And she is the only one who doesn't die besides the spiritist who was contacting the Archons Ken whips in to save her and they drive off leaving over three hundred people to be crushedburned to death In the end we get told that Ken and Carla are being held responsible for the disaster and that the bad guy is off scot free presumably to spread the word of the Archons to a gullible world The book holds together ok until about a third of the way through until it jumps the tracks at full speed barreling on until total derailment during the unbelievably bad climax Basically if you want to read good Christian fiction skip this book


  7. says:

    Fantastic work of fiction that offers a very credible explanation as to just what those UFOs really are Changed my thinking on the whole UFO issue Regardless though of your viewpoint on UFOs this is an excellent scifi type story


  8. says:

    Nope Nope Nopity nope WTF PBS? Your Great American Reads list freaking depresses me Bad enough I hadda read Left Behind but at least I got a chuckle out of it The Shack was cheesy claptrap but at least it was readable And Swan Song was silly but still somewhat ok ish somehow Predicted dead on This Present Darkness would be the worst — and it was BAAAD But this? This Is Unreadable


  9. says:

    I feel like the author has never talked to a human beforeHis dialogue is awful the characters are exaggerated caricatures of what the author wants to demonstrate such as christians are goodperfect and atheists are dumbaggressively in your face about being an atheist The best writing is on the blurb on the back of the book and I am pretty sure the author didn't write that What was sort of an interesting premise just fell into preachy nonsense that labels yoga as new age evil?I read this for the PBS great American read challenge and I have no idea how it got on the list Total trash Go read a Prayer for Owen Meany if you want a good religious fiction book


  10. says:

    This was a tough one to start and eually difficult to get through Not my kind of genre but even worse the writing was weak I will say that the story got a bit interesting toward the end but not enough to earn then 1 star from me I only read it because it was on the Great American Read list and really not sure why it even made the list Can't recommend this one


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The Archon Conspiracy

Ies turns into a nightmare when Archons attempt to take over his mind Famed journalist Carla Bertelli becomes a key player in a psychic war that could destroy the world as she goes behind the scenes to dis Final Update December 30 2019I'm being generous when i give this book 2 stars but it was okay for what it wanted to be namely a novel that allows Dave Hunt an opportunity to share his ideas about demons and extraterrestrial life and New Age philosophy and Christianity I disagree with all of his basic assumptions on those topics so it's no surprise that i wasn't wowed by the story The writing is mostly competent but freuently clunky The characters are almost real people that you can almost care about or cheer foragainst The action scenes are subpar I wanted to totally hate this book and rate it as one of the worst i've ever read but it's not that bad Also full disclosure this is NOT science fiction If this book must be put into a literary ghetto aka genre it is Christian fiction Secondarily it could be deemed a political thriller or spy novelFrom earlier in DecemberSomeone else asked the same uestions thousands of us must've asked ourselves How did this book make the list of 100 books to be voted on for PBS's The Great American Read?Short Answer I believe someone on the 13 member advisory panel convinced the other 12 members that Mind Invaders should be one of the finalistsI believe there's no way it was among the top 100 titles after the initial survey I base my previous assertions on this book's complete lack of popularity on Goodreads only 164 have rated it as of Dec 2019 I think this is a fair way to measure the relative popularity of a book and 164 votes in a community of millions is clear evidence that it doesn't belong on a list of books vying to be crowned America's Best Loved BookI feel strongly this book doesn't belong on the list In fact i think its inclusion is insulting to lovers of good books I would like to ask the listmakers directly to explain its inclusion I would expect an open letter repenting their sin of commission i'm also going to post this as a reviewLong AnswerAccording to the official website the Great American Read GAR selection process began with a survey of 7200 people Next a 13 person advisory panel tallied and organized the listvotes based on our five selection criteria 1 only one book per author; 2 any book in a series counted as a vote for that series; 3 books had to be available in English; 4 only novelsCriterion #5 though opens a loophole Each advisory panel member was permitted to select one book for discussion and possible inclusion on the top 100 list from the longer list of survey resultsAt least one advisor must have had some agenda for convincing the other 12 to include Mind InvadersThe Archon Conspiracy on the final list world class sales job if you ask meSome stats to support the overwhelming consensus that this book does NOT belong1 PBS began airing episodes of The Great American Read in May 2018 and the results of the final votes aired in Oct 2018 Mind Invaders finished #952 In Jan 2019 I logged the # of ratings on Goodreads for all 100 finalists Mind Invaders had only 136 ratings which was by far the lowest Note when i say or less popular i will mean or fewer ratings on Goodreads3 In December 2019 as i type this answer only 28 people had rated Mind Invaders for a grand total of 164 ratings Seems this book didn't invade many minds even though it finished 95th4 The next least popular book on Goodreads was Doña Bárbara It was written by a Venezuelan politician in the 1950s It had 3053 ratings That's 20 times as many ratings as Mind Invaders And even though Doña Bárbara finished 100th in the GAR voting it had 318 ratings in December; in other words 10 times as many new readers compared with Mind Invaders5 The 50th most popular book from the GAR top 100 was Crime and Punishment with 515596 ratings In December it had 43000 new ratings5 The most popular book was Harry Potter with 57 MILLION ratings It had 500000 new ratings6 The 87 most popular books on Goodreads all had than 100000 ratings in January In other words even the 87th most popular book on the list was than 700 times popular than Mind Invaders on Goodreads And fewest new ratings between Jan and Dec for the top 87 was 6700 again hundreds of times than Mind InvadersDid the GAR advisory board think this book would fill a gap? If so what possible gap was it filling?a There's obviously no shortage of white male American or Christian authorsb Did they think there wasn't enough science fiction? Even using a very conservative definition of SF i'd say at least 10 other SF books made the top 100 Ten percent of all the finalists for one genre is arguably too many but no reasonable claim can be made that than 10 SF books must be includedc Did they think explicitly Christian stories were underrepresented? I might be hyper sensitive to Christian themes but Chronicles of Narnia indisputable; The Shack; Left Behind; Pilgrim's Progress indisputable; This Present Darkness indisputable; Gilead Six books that strive to reinforce and share Christian beliefs is definitely than enough for a list of 100 books Further the 6 i listed are inarguably popular than Mind Invaders Consider No other religion has than ONE book to represent its ideas Consider The Alchemist is definitely explicitly Christian It explicitly favors Coelho's nonspecific pantheism? that also freuently borrows from Islam Maybe the advisory board thought Phew we've got one book that represents the almost 2 billion Muslims in the world In America that's enough or too much positive representation of IslamConsider Can't most Christians easily agree with manymostall of Coelho's religious ideas in The Alchemist without becoming apostates?Consider I forgot White Teeth has Hindu and Muslim characters and ideas in the forefront imaginary uote from the advisory board's discussions Even better This list is totally not biased in favor of Christianity at all In fact with all these Muslim books maybe we should add another explicitly Christian book? Thank God singular we somehow found a way to represent all 900 million of themConsider Siddhartha represents Buddhism ONE book for 500 million people Consider Siddhartha is written by a Christian from Germany Consider Not one single book for Judaism With almost 6 million Jews in this country the listmakers couldn't find ONE novel?Consider Several other books on the list have clear though inexplicit Christian themes characters authors Little Prince Little Women Their Eyes Were Watching God Color Purple Grapes of Wrath Pillars of the Earth probably othersConclusion Lack of sufficient explicitly Christian fiction cannot be the reason Mind Invaders made the final 100I've beaten this dead horse the theory that Mind Invaders made the list only to fill a gap too long haven't i?

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Cover the truth Torn between her love for Ken and her contempt for Christianity one uestion continues to plague her Are the Archons the benevolent higher beings they claim to be or are they demonic forces? Fantastic work of fiction that offers a very credible explanation as to just what those UFOs really are Changed my thinking on the whole UFO issue Regardless though of your viewpoint on UFOs this is an excellent scifi type story

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In a race against time CIA agents and Soviet leaders scramble for the ultimate weaponpsychic power Locked into the international intrigue is computer genius Ken Inman whose goal to contact mysterious entit In my humble opinion this is the kind of book that really gives the Christian fiction genre a black eye Hunt is a good writer when it comes to non fiction but like most non fiction writers he lacks the artistic sensibilities needed to create good fiction making the point of the novel significant than the story he is trying to tell And while I enjoy some of Hunt's other work I tend to avoid any of his books dealing with New Age philosophy and the occult simply because I think he gets too carried away When someone starts expounding on the evils of Harry Potter I find it hard to take them seriously Anyway What we end up having here is an amateurishly written exercise in paranoia where everybody in the story is either strongly Christian or strongly anti Christian as opposed to being mostly apathetic or agnostic like they would be in real life where doing yoga or practicing zen meditation is basically an engraved invitation for demon possession and demons invade people's minds by claiming they are extra terrestrial beings attempting to reach out to the enlightened At the very beginning of the story one such demon possessed character is lucky enough to be admitted to a hospital where one of the doctors works exorcisms in his spare time Personally I can't suspend my disbelief for all of that I prefer spiritual novels that take place in the real world a bit like Stephen King's The Stand which despite not being a Christian novel deals with Christian themes in a much believable mature and yes worldly way However I certainly don't deny that there is potentially a big audience for this kind of book and fans of This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti will probably find Mind Invaders right up their alley

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  • The Archon Conspiracy
  • Dave Hunt
  • English
  • 10 December 2019
  • 9780890817667

About the Author: Dave Hunt

Librarian’s note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this nameDave Hunt was an American Christian apologist speaker radio commentator and author He was in full time ministry from until his death A prolific best selling author international lecturer and Bible teacher his writings have been translated into at least languages More than four million copies The Archon Kindle - of.