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FROM THE ICE. . . A mammoth, flash frozen in solid ice 10,000 years ago is brought to the surface by a team of scientists. An act of sabotage frees the giant from its icy tomb and reveals the secret held inside. OUT OF THE MAMMOTH. . . The body of an ancient woman, cloaked in furs, slides out of the mammoth's belly. But it is not the woman that holds the team's attention..FROM THE ICE. . . A mammoth, flash frozen in solid ice 10,000 years ago is brought to the surface by a team of scientists. An act of sabotage frees the giant from its icy tomb and reveals the secret held inside. OUT OF THE MAMMOTH. . . The body of an ancient woman, cloaked in furs, slides out of the mammoth's belly. But it is not the woman that holds the team's attention...it is the object she is clutching...a device created by an advanced civilization. THE HUNT IS ON. . . The device is accidentally activated, summoning forces who seek its destruction. It is the key to mankind's salvation and freedom from the men behind the curtain, pulling the strings and leading humanity towards destruction....

Title : Raising the Past
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ISBN : 9780978655112
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 295 Pages
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Raising the Past Reviews

  • Frank
    2019-05-21 23:06

    This book has some really great reviews at Amazon.com. Based on the 5-star reviews and the premise about excavating a woolly mammoth, I went ahead and purchased the book, hoping it would really be a great adventure yarn -- especially since it was recommended by James Rollins. As I read the book, however, the story for me devolved into a comic-bookish sci-fi story complete with opposing sets of aliens! I believe the author was a comic book writer and I think this is very evident. I did enjoy the setup for the story and the first parts about the mammoth excavation. And the story does have a lot of action but I really can’t recommend it.

  • Banner
    2019-06-04 21:52

    This was a good story that had the potential of being much better. The plot was well developed but I had to work a little to hard suspend my disbelief in certain areas. But the story moved fast and had some pretty cool action. The premise was imaginative.

  • TJ
    2019-06-13 00:12

    Mostly a sci-fi book, "Raising the Past" deals with the discovery of an ancient alien artifact clutched by a prehistoric women found in the belly of a wooly mammoth. Sounds fantastic? Actually, it a solid story driven by good characters, plenty of action, and sufficient number of plot twists. The book's protagonists, Eve and Eddy, are teamed up again with their usual crew to set upon the raising of the perfectly preserved mammoth. Once the mammoth is pulled from its icy grave, the explorers find that another perfectly preserved body, this time a 40-year old prehistoric woman, has taken shelter inside the hide of the beast. Both bodies appear to be flash frozen and in great shape. It's what the woman is clutching when she falls out of the mammoth that starts the plot into another direction. The device she's holding is certainly not of this world, nor her time period. Our intrepid explorers soon find that the device is more than likely something left behind by ancient aliens.Robinson does a nice job pulling all of the plot lines together into a story that rumbles along like the SnoCats driven by the crew. I think fans of James Rollins and Matthew Reilly will find "Raising the Past" much to their liking.

  • Victoria
    2019-05-27 19:57

    The premise of this book, unfortunately, was much more interesting than its actual execution. It was a fun, silly sort of adventure that would have been more entertaining without the video game references and stilted, unrealistic dialogue. The loose ending and the characters' blanket acceptance of all the outlandish actions just felt completely unbelievable. Still, it was overall entertaining enough to keep me reading. If the characters had been more three-dimensional and less stereotypical, and the wildlife had been treated more realistically, then I would have enjoyed this much, much more.

  • Dustin
    2019-05-31 16:52

    Raising the Past is a fast-paced sci-fi thriller the likes of which I've come to expect from Jeremy Robinson. It's got arctic danger, archeological finds, and otherworldly thrills and chills. And a fair amount of action. I was never bored waiting for it to take off. I recommend this book! For others like it, follow up with Island 731 then Project Nemesis, Project Maigo, and Project 731. You'll have a monster of a good time!

  • Julie
    2019-06-14 21:52

    An Archeologist/Scientist Team is assembled to uncover a frozen mammoth. Little did they know that this would set off a chase across the frozen landscape running from ones they thought were their enemies to help save the earth. I felt like this was a good story, but a bit contrived in places. The big twist in the end of the novel caught me by surprise. Worth a read.

  • Randall Christopher
    2019-05-25 21:08

    The premise of this was much better than the story itself. I wasn't really into this book after the first quarter, but still finished it anyhow. It really didn't get much better. I did like the Arctic setting, and the conflicts it provided, but the characters weren't really that well drawn out, and the plot didn't hold my attention. Not Robinson's best at all.

  • J.
    2019-06-04 17:10

    This is my second Jeremy Robinson book and I enjoyed it as much as the first. Jeremy doesn't write high brow literature, but he does write entertaining action backed by intriguing stories.If you're looking for perfection look elsewhere, if you're looking for a good time give this book a try.I suspect if Jeremy ever does work on sharpening his craft he will be a force to reckon with.

  • Sablemorgans
    2019-06-14 22:02

    characters are not really well developed, action is really far fetched. If you received a deep cut in your leg from a large animal you probably wouldn't be running and jumping for long if it all.

  • Robert Vazquez Pacheco
    2019-05-17 19:06

    A quick read. Loaded with cliches and pretty predictable. I got through a third of it before putting it down.

  • Emery McCulley
    2019-06-06 23:52

    2.5-3 stars.Had trouble finishing this one, but plowed through to the end.Enjoyed another arctic adventure more: The Thing.

  • Sharblynn
    2019-05-20 23:01

    I liked the first part of the novel, but the ending kind of lost it for me. I don't need my alien invasion stories to be about good an evil.

  • Michael Smith
    2019-06-03 15:59

    We aren't alone!This book really held my interest,I couldn't put it down! What starts out as a recovery of an intact mamouth,turns into a race to save mankind.try it!

  • Kevin Driskill
    2019-05-26 23:16

    This book is brimming with thrills and literal chills. You have to love the characters and a twisting story line that grows and morphs all the way to the end. Great stuff, with every book I read of Robinson's it makes me want to read more.

  • Gene
    2019-06-07 21:09

    A quick diversion to get some background on developments in the Nemesis Saga before I dive back in with Project Hyperion. This author is so much fun. This was a great story, full of exciting scenes and big set pieces - exactly like watching a summer blockbuster.Audiobook notes - Jeffrey Kafer does another great job on a Robinson book.

  • LiteratureIsLife
    2019-05-31 15:55

    Read this review (and others) at: https://literatureislife.com/2015/11/...The premise of Raising the Past is fairly straightforward; a team of scientists are excavating a frozen mammoth and locate a mysterious device of unknown origin in the ice along with it, spinning the story into a sci-fi tale. The main reason I picked this book up is because its events have been retconned into Robinson’s Kaiju series. Considering that the Kaiju series has been good enough to hold my interest thus far, I expected more or less of the same style and quality of writing from Robinson in this story. I set the bar way too low when I made that decision. Granted, this is one of Robinson’s earliest works. He has had almost a full decade to practice his craft and iron the wrinkles out since Raising the Past was published. That, however, does not automatically make this book magically better.First and foremost, the plot of the story was doing ok up until the end. It did start to go downhill a bit before that, but at the end it just crashed straight into the ground instead of rolling downhill gradually. Just from the premise of the book (mammoth in the ice, mysterious device) it seemed like a good sci-fi story. With all the twists and turns, that quickly came to a halt. Please note: it is fairly hard to explain anything about the story without giving anything away. Basically, there are two groups the protagonists are caught between. They are attempting to help Group A while Group B chases and attempts to kill them. This is the plot of the majority of the book. Then, at the very end, there is a revelation and the status of the groups switch; Group A are now the bad guys while Group B assists the protagonists. This is after the scientists have outright killed most of Group B as well; apparently everyone was just ok with that.Secondly, the characters, and their various issues, that prevent the book from making much sense. It is no secret that characters in fictional worlds do not always have the ability known as “common sense”. For a group of expert scientist-explorers, these people do some pretty stupid things. At one point, a character dies because he purposely secludes himself from the group so that he can pee in private. While they are all knowingly being hunted down like animals. The other big thing as that no one panics. Crazy sci-fi stuff going on? That’s ok. Fate of humanity possibly on our shoulders? Not an issue. Friends and colleagues being killed off in front of me? No emotional scarring there. Regardless of how screwed they seem to be at any given time, the entire cast of characters just rolls with it for the most part. And at the end of the book, there is a bit of a cliffhanger and leaves the characters wondering. And after this huge adventure they all just kind of shrug and say, “Oh well, guess we’ll never know.”If you must read Raising the Past, pick up a cheap copy and do not plan to keep it on your shelf permanently. This book was B-A-D, bad, and is only recommended for fast readers who are diehard Jeremy Robinson fans. The information in this book had better be critical for understanding Project Hyperion; otherwise, for shame Jeremey Robinson, for shame, because this book is nothing but a time waster.

  • Steve
    2019-06-15 20:01

    Another great work from Jeremy Robinson. Raising the Past opens 10,000 years ago as an ancient Inuit woman struggles against a raging ice storm in an effort to reach a destination and save her people from a pervasive evil that is twisting the values of a long peaceful civilization. As the storm builds, she realizes she might not reach her goal, and if that is the case, all hope might be lost.Jump ahead ten millennia and an archeological dig in the frozen tundra of Canada uncovers a perfectly preserved mammoth buried in the ice. An experienced team is assembled to recover the valuable specimen. But without a proper team leader the expedition is already in peril. The entrepreneur financing the mammoth recovery reluctantly agrees to bring on an old acquaintance to lead the expedition. But the teams would be leader is reluctant to join the expedition, still traumatized after a failed archeological recovery that ended in disaster years earlier.As the team leader struggles with his haunted past, he is reunited with a crew he has not seen in years. The reunion is bitter sweet in many ways as the team moves north with a dizzying array of equipment that should allow them to recover the priceless mammoth from the ice.But the dig uncovers more than anticipated with the mammoth body. And with this discovery, the dig faces dangers that no one could have anticipated. As the team struggles to come to grips with the true nature of their discovery, it is set upon by a small band of Inuit people who seem less than honest about their concern for the dig.The story unfolds in a fast paced series of action charged sequences that explains the history of the characters involved as they struggle to survive and escape the fate of the ancient Inuit woman from the stories open. As the story moves on, the reader becomes increasingly pulled into the story as the characters grow in breadth and become more and more compelling.This novel is as compelling as it is action packed. A work of science fiction that is engaging and captivating. And in typical Robinson fashion, it builds to a climax that alters the readers understanding of history as a whole. The secrets of the Canadian wasteland turn out to be much more far reaching than expected.

  • Jim
    2019-06-14 21:03

    I feel I should say this before I say anything else. I only read this particular book because the aurjor Jeremy Robinson has said that parts of the story he started here will be appearing in his Kaiju Hunter (a.k.a the Project: Nemesis universe) line of novels. While I'm still a couple of books behind in that line I figured, get it aout of the way now before I reached that particular point. Now on to the review.The story itself is kind of interesting, It starts with finding a completely intact woolly mammoth encased in ice. Actually it starts before that, well before that, but that gets us into spoiler territory I want to try and avoid. But they soon find inside of it a old woman from caveman days holding a strange, almost modern looking device, and that's not a spoiler form from me it's in the book description so that ploy point is fair game At this point the book take a more of a sci-fi slash I want to say survival horror turn.As always Mr. Robinson's characters are unique from each other, with different quirks and motivations. Although i was expecting one ot be a little more sleazy rich boy than he turned out. But i guess that's a good thing in the long run. And as there are a couple of twists in this book, one you can see coming if you pay close enough attention. And the author's description of certain scenes and the general environments are top notch as always. And I was never bored at any point and that's always a plus.As for the book itself it's a decent enough read and a good time killer. Now for those of you into the Kaiju Hunter series of book, I guess it would depend on how much background information you think you're going to need, or at least knowing why the particular thread that started in this was picked up. Also it's still considered a stand alone novel, not considered part of the KH universe like Island 731 which is considered book 0 in that series. Also a couple of characters from Island 731 crossed over into the Project: Nemesis line of books, and again I haven't gotten that far yet so I don;t know if a similar case happened here. Anyway, as I said it's a decent read so I would recommend it.

  • Robjr73
    2019-06-08 16:52

    Gah! So disappointed...like the last Robinson book I read I was soooo into the story. It was shaping up to be a potential 5 star book for me. Then the final 75 pages or so just ruined it. The plot got ridiculous, the dialogue took a dump, and I found myself going from treasuring every sentence to skimming to get to through the painful end. Not to mention there were an amazing amount of inexcusable typos for a book that was re-edited to be called The Origins edition. Example? Chapter 3 introduces us to Eddy, the main character, and the title of the chapter is spelled "Edyy". Chapter 9 apparently doesn't exist and instead I had two chapter tens. Jeremy...how do you release something that you put your hard work into and allow it to contain so many errors? Maybe the author should relaunch these titles again for a third time with all the mistakes fixed...and while you're at it, change the ending completely. :). I'm going to give this author another shot though. The ideas and plot summaries of some of his other books sound too awesome to at least not take a gander....

  • Keith Bell
    2019-05-20 19:58

    I've listened to Jeremy's books on podcasts in the past, my first "read" of one of his novels. Great premise and full of action but a lot of cliches in plot and action. Read this as a Kindle book and am not sure I like that the books can be re-written or corrected over time. Stephen King did the same with The Stand and in my opinion, ruined it by "updating" inconsistencies and making the story more modern. Writing is an art, editing is part of that art but after it is revealed to the public, it should be left on it's own merit. Of course, in this age of self publishing, what gets out to the public may need further editing. In the end, I do want to read more by him but will expect a little less from the story.

  • Jamey Goodyear
    2019-06-07 20:14

    Fast paced adventure through frozen tundra.The story follows two scientists, Eddy and Eve, as they uncover a mammoth found in the Arctic ice. After finding an unusual item buried with the mammoth, they and their companions are on a run for their lives and the future of humanity. In this save the world adventure, Jeremy’s imagination brings in intelligent creatures that have their own agendas for humans. Theories are presented that facilitate intelligent thinking. Character growth is an important part to any well written story. Characters in this story who start out seeming weak, self-centered, non-heroic actually step up to the plate.If you like science fiction, monsters, aliens, and a fast paced story, this is a great choice.

  • Angela
    2019-05-31 19:57

    Exciting and frightening book concerning digging up a frozen prehistoric creature . . . which maybe, just maybe, should have been left exactly where it was. Terror, scientists, genetics, a fully alive and aware-angry-very hungry-very large animal, greedy and evil humans wanting what was "found" inside the creature . . . are a few of the delights "Raising the Past" has brought to light.I enjoyed the action, and actually felt sorry for the unearthed being. Most characters were very well written and fun to travel alongside for a time.Thrilling scenes, munchy-crunchies, and beautiful places for your enjoyment!!!Have Fun!Great read Jeremy Robinson :)

  • Cherei
    2019-06-08 22:58

    FREAKING AWESOME!! I just finished reading, "Raising the Past"! I love the major twists and turns and unexpected surprises in the story! You totally get immersed into the story. I love how the story begins not in today's world but way back when.. when the first humans were living in the harsh Arctic environment. Struggling to protect their own clans from whatever danger happened to come along. Then, poof.. you're in today's world.. while an expedition plans on extracting a mammoth to get the DNA. Then.. poof! Major plot twist and the story just jumps into high gear and does not stop until the last word. Robinson does not fail to deliver! You will LOVE this thriller!

  • Veneda
    2019-05-23 21:56

    I've often read reviews of audiobooks that talked about how horrible the reader of the book was and how it messed up their enjoyment of the book- I've never had that problem - until now. Jeffrey Kafer was - let's be kind - just not a very good reader- not for this. Mr. Kafer's reading of this book was so dry and lifeless that it made an already bad book worse. And the book is bad enough; poor sentence structure, character development, and storyline. The shift from archeological thriller to sci-fi was abrupt and way too out there in a comic-bookish way. I can't recommend this book. I give it a "C-", and when there are so many "A" books out there - why bother.

  • Randy Evans
    2019-05-23 23:52

    I'm a big fan of Jeremy Robinson and give five stars to most of his books but I only gave four stars to this one. It kinda left me thinking about what I would read next before I was finished reading it. This I think was due more to what I read before this book rather then the book itself which was "The Montauk Monster" by Hunter Shea. "Raising the Past" just wasn't as good in my view and because of that I had to knock off a star. If I would had read something else before which wasn't as good I most likely would have given five stars, sorry Jeremy.

  • Miguel Panão
    2019-05-23 17:16

    SurprisingJeremy Robinson keeps pumping his creative writing and amazing storyteller ability in a way that never ceases to surprise his fans. This book is not only fast-pace-page-turning, but also has a turn of events that was quite surprising. But the best part is that this is an unfinished Story, meaning more is coming and I'm very excited to know in which direction it's going to move ... looking forward to Project Legion. Is Kaiju meeting Aeros an apocalyptic moment to mankind, or is there still hope for redemption?

  • Mason
    2019-05-23 21:50

    I enjoyed this book. It is a different take on good and evil and what we do as a race. It makes you wonder and gets your brain working. I believe Jeremy has a gift and I can't wait to read his other books. I recommend this one to anyone who has an open mind and likes a good story. Check out the author's goodreads page: Jeremy Robinson

  • Theresa
    2019-06-09 17:00

    A team digs up a well-preserved Mammoth, inside it's belly, they find a ancient woman's body holding something unusual in her arms. This book has a lot of action and some surprising unexpected twists. The story sucks you in until the very last page. A very good read. My Favorite Quote: "But when I look into your eyes, I'm convinced of the alternative. Evil isn't everyhere. We just need to choose what's good."

  • Vicki Elia
    2019-06-06 23:17

    Audiobook ReviewTo the Author:This was incredibly dumb. You had the opportunity to write a really great arctic recovery story, and it ended up being a parody of a video game/comic book/reality show. As the people get killed off, you get to the point where you don't care.Horrible storyline and delivery, Robinson. You're a good writer. I hope you recover from whatever head trauma caused this book.

  • Linda
    2019-05-25 22:00

    I almost stopped reading this book. At the first introduction of the creature, I thought, we're visiting some high school gamer's nightmare. And yes, I still think that, but this story had potential. The writing was not bad and the setting was interesting. Character development was not great, but not terrible. I enjoyed a few scenes, especially the one with the walruses. But even sci fi is supposed to be believable, but this one wasn't.