I found the story perdictable, uninteresting and just plain stupid. I just wanted the story to end. It was like a train wreck. I keep listening wondering if it could get worse. It didn't dissapoint in that regard. The main charcter is very weak. There is no character development. The author spends most of the time describing some trivial point in the story instead of building a plot. I will not listen any of Mr. Child's work again.
Deep Storm is not bad, but it is certainly not special. Even the great Scott Brick can't work enough magic to take what amounts to a version of Chrichton's "Sphere" (and Cameron's "The Abyss") and elevate it into great literature. The reveals at the end are creative, but they also feel disengaged from the main character's journey. We never really understand why THESE characters are in THIS novel... the action around them does not really seem to elucidate much about them. They seem deep enough to breathe and bleed, but not much more than that. It's a lightweight thriller with science fiction undertones, but it reinvents nothing.
I fully enjoyed this audio, everything from the authors detailed descriptions which sometimes may seem a bit to much detail but I like that in a book it keeps the mind busy. A wonderful story of the deep abyss and what may lye at it's depths in Lincoln Child's story, if you are a fan of the novels or movies The Abyss or Sphere this should satisfy.
This was my first Lincoln Child book and I look forward to reading or listening to more, I believe the narrator Scott Brick did a fantastic job and I have already purchased more audibles from Child/Preston narrated by Scott Brick.
An interesting premise, engaging story, decent narrator. Not much in the way of characterization or relationships, but still a good listen.
I forgot to mention what a great narrator Scott Brick is. He does dialogue particularly well, and is a master of creating mood.
i have really liked other works with this author, but I couldn't get into this book. I listened to half of it and then gave up.
The book has quite interesting plot, but it could be much better if not overused and misused "suspension points". They are used too often and in very irritating way - you know, that someone in the book knows something, and you as a reader are the only person, that don't know what it is :-). That not the type of suspension I expect. Luckily these suspension periods are quite short, but what is even worse - eventual explanations are too often nothing but disapointing.
This is not your typical Lincoln Child novel. The characters and storyline just aren't believable. I finished it only because I was hoping that it was going to get better. It didn't.
The only bright spot was the narration. Scott Brick is always a pleasure to listen to.