Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City

Written by:
Mark Adams
Narrated by:
Andrew Garman

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2015
10 hours 8 minutes
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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Eric Wynn

An excellent review of current Atlantis views, well presented, an excellent narration. A joy of a book!

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Philip H.

I enjoyed this book more for its historical accounts of ancient times before 500 BC to get more context on the stories of Atlantis that range back almost 12,000 years. I liked the discussions about Plato, Aristotle and Socrates because I didn't know about them and why they are considered the greatest philosophers. I also was fascinated about how important of math was to how the world worked as it related to geometry of shapes, music, and the earth and its relation to the universe. The ancients appeared to know much more than we give credit This book updates the reader on Atlantis theories, but I was much more interested in how the author presented ancient history than the actual Atlantis story.

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Stephanie Striefel

Can't imagine "reading" this book any other way. So many names and places are similar, but are auditorily distingishable. And is an interesting account of Mediterranean history.

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Not bad. Little boring at times to me. Too long.

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After reading his book on Manchu Picchu I was excited to listen to another adventure with Mark Adams. Unfortunately, this one was a bit of a snoozer. Geometry, philosophy, and conjecture just didn’t deliver. Still enjoy this narrator.

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