I guess that my problems with this book are that so much of it does not make any sense. The premise is great, but the technical points are pretty askew and the small parts distract so much from the whole that it leaves the book, for lack of a better word, aching. For example, one part of the story (set on an ultra-modern undersea facility) has a Marine standing guard outside of a door with an M-1 carbine. Why would a present day U.S. Marine stand duty with a weapon that has not been used outside of ceremonial functions since WWII? There are lots of other little quibbles with this book, some small ones as above and others with the plot line as a whole. Overall the story was ok...but it kept making me go "Huh?"
"Deep Storm" is a worthy summer listen. The pacing of the story is really what makes the novel so entertaining. I found myself waiting and wondering what comes next often in the book, which is an attribute of a well written thriller.
Scott Brick is a known quantity to most and performs in his typical, solid-yet-not-overwhelming narration style.
Worth the time.
If you enjoy the author, you won't be disappointed. The book gets a little slow in the middle, the author repeated things that seemed unnecessary. The ending was a surprise.
This book will keep you on the edge of your seat, then spin you through numerous plot twists, all while exploring a fantastic world of his own making. Don't pass this one up!
The narration was good, but the overall story was less than thrilling. The SciFi portions of the story were interesting, but there just wasn't much tension buildup in the story, though the author tried. The characters weren't very engaging.
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I usually love reading SciFi technothriller-type books, but this one left me cold. I had so little visual impression, there was no "Wow!" factor, and what should have been fantastical, "Abyss"-like, descriptions were as flat and shallow as a mud puddle. As well, the characters had no sparkle, and even the lead character was uninteresting. Everybody (save the whacko bad guy) seemed to have zero personal motivation for being where they were. A couple of characters were thrown in for spice, but they wound up being jarring anachronisms, rather than sly commentators on the scene. A major disappointment.
It got a bit techical at times. Like, the author did a little research and then wanted to impress himself with what he just learned, but the story line flowed well and was interesting.
Love books, all kinds, all shapes, all formats! Audiobooks have made my daily commute so much less stressful! Major fan of Audible.
Enjoyed the very detailed and elaborate descriptions of the undersea facility - Lincoln Child did this well in UTOPIA and did it excellently in DEEP STORM.