This story is easy to listen to and has good characters and a reasonably plausable plot for a fantasy/sci-fi story. The arctic event is another great one, if you this is your type of book. Add it!
What Barbara in Elgin said although not everybody dies, and there's an entertaining twist at the end. Borrow this from your local library for free - probably not worth the $$ to own.
Gosh, I love these authors (Lincoln solo here) and I love monster stories but this is such a rehash of so many stories. There's nothing original here and the flat stereotypical victims abound. The originality and intrigue of reading RELIC kept cropping up but how utterly pale this effort was. Read RELIC if you have not - it kick started these author's careers. This was listenable but I am in agreement that it was a relief when it was done.
In my opinion this book was just ok. It wasn't boring but it also didn't keep me on the edge of my seat. I was able to put it down many times without regret. I really don't like this narrarator. But I like a good scary book so I did download Deep Storm just to give them another chance.
When the science team at Fear Base makes an unlikely discovery, a documentary crew descends upon them, changing both their routine and the overall objective of the mission. When the discovery, renamed by the film director as "the asset" disappears, everyone's focus turns to survival. Except for the director who is intent on filming the horror as it occurs. Once "the asset" begins to hunt people, the action picks up. When it is determined who and what is being hunted, the mystery of book is abandoned by the author. If you are a listener who wants to be really scared by a story, this book won't get you there. If you like a really complex mystery, this book won't do it for you, either. The spiritual/supernatural aspect of the story is very small, so if you have that kind of interest, this book will not satisfy. It attempts, but falls just short. Character development is weak. The listener will find it difficult to identify with anyone, although it is easy to dislike the film director, Conti. Nevertheless, Child is a good writer. The plot moves along and isn't difficult to follow. Most listeners would find it easy to finish the book and simply say it isn't Child's best work. It's just okay.
This was my first audio book and I enjoyed every minute of it. I work part time cleaning houses and I joined audible so I could "read" books while I am working. This story captured my attention from the beginning and made my house cleaning jobs go by much faster. The suspense and surprises kept me listening for hours at a time. I even listened to it after my daughter went to bed because I couldn't wait to find out what happened next.
Such a disappointment from Lincoln Child. Lame characters who never bring you to care about what happens to them- except to wish the "Monster" would do away with them all! There is no suspense, no terror, no original story line-----don't waste your credit!