I found this listen rather intriguing. The end was a nice twist from the usual, it was not expected at all until near the end when you wondered which of the possibilities existed. I did think there were some flaws where characters who were miners would have known of certain possibilities but I can't get into it any further without giving it away.
This is not the run-of-the-mill mystery and I think you'll enjoy it.
Audible makes me love being stuck in traffic :)
Blake Crouch may be my new favorite author. While this book was not as good as Run and Pines, Mr. Crouch still knocked it out of the park. We're talking a 400 ft homer vs two 450s. I really have nothing bad to say about this book besides it simply doesn't meet the standard Crouch himself set--but honestly most books won't. He clearly has the soul of a storyteller. I can't wait to see what else he does. Keep writing, Mr. Crouch!
This story had alot of promise, but I felt it under delivered. I became interested in Blake Crouch after watching Wayward Pines on TV, but I am wondering if the pines stories may have been his peak.
If you read the back summary of Abandon, you probably think this story will be about something supernatural...it's not, so don't get your hopes up. There are also a few plot holes that go unresolved.
Since these books are free on Kindle unlimited I will probably read the rest out of curiosity, but if i had to pay for them i would probably skip anything else by him
I really enjoyed this book. Going from present to past was extremely intriguing, makes you want to find out what happens next! it's nice that the author keeps the past and the present in line with each other. When the characters of the present are exploring or experiencing a certain area of Abandon the author will tell the story of how it came to be or what the characters of the past experienced. Well worth the read!!! I definitely wouldn't classify it as a horror, but it is definitely an action thriller and mystery adventure.
Too many people to keep straight, between 1893 and 2009. The plot was good but the continue switching between the two time period left me some times confused.
I loved this story! From beginning to end, the author eschewed standard plot convention, leading the reader (at least THIS reader!) to be repeatedly and pleasantly surprised when the story took a turn other than what was expected. After I submit this review, I'll be off to search out more titles from Blake Crouch.
I would have given the performance 5 stars, but had to hold one back, because at times I could hear the narrator gasping for breath as he was reading. Petty, I know, but that drives me crazy!
This was a book I tried based on an Audible recommendation. Really glad I gave it a try - I blew through this in just a few plane rides.
Excellent suspense, thrills, plot twists, etc. Get it, you'll be glad you did!
I really enjoy most of Blake Crouch's books. The story was good and the characters were lively. BUT, he needs a military advisor, and if you are going to include Marines in the story, then seek out a former Marine specifically. The non-Marine jargon was pretty distracting since they were key characters of the present day story. I have to say that I did cringe a bit regarding the liberal use of the characters insulting, mocking, challenging, and blaspheming God. I have learned to mostly ignore it, but the type and frequency were near shocking sometimes. This may disuade me from reading much more of this author's work. ~JTC~
Nothing in this story could possibly have made it a 4 or 5 star book.
It is not often that I find a book that I simply cannot finish, but this book has no redeeming qualities. I struggled through 20 chapters hoping to find some worthwhile, but found nothing but horrid violence. I am not squeemixh, but this is over the top. I've read many of this author's books a found them entertaining. This one is not!
The narrative performance was quite good.