"evil wins when good men do nothing "quote
If u like a reasonable story with action and an over the top plot.this is for u.it kept me listening .the goodies win and the bad guys are real bad.
I love child and Preston, touch of fantasy, action ,suspense and fairly good story lines
He is the only one that can tell these stories and make them believable.
Dont forget Atlantis!
Scott Brick has a nice voice but should stick to reading non-fiction. This is a moderately good story but, as usual, Scott Brick's melodramatic performance makes it very hard to listen too. Skip this one.
I'm 66. I've read Audiobooks now for 6 years. After an assault, I had minor brain damage and couldn't read. Audible got me back to books
Deep Storm is, in my opinion, Child's best book so far. It's original, relentless, and mind grabing with a shocking ending. The plot is unpredictable, the characters memorable, the writing is amazing. As an author, myself, I was in awe of Child's talent. If you like Mystery, Science and Terror grab this book. Deep Storm delivers a unforgettable read. EE
Story starts out ok then slows. The doctor becomes more unbelievable by the minute. But the icing on the cake and the reason not to get the book is the narration. Scott Brick reads every single word with such emotion it makes you crazy to listen. It sounds like he's going to break down and cry in every sentence. He reads slow, monotone and is exciting as a dead fish...Save your money or credit on this one.
Overall I thought the book was good but hard to understand. There was alot of words used that the averageJoe as myself would have a hard time understanding. But I stuck with the book to the end and I found it to be very gripping. I wanted to see where the next chapter led.
I thought if they would use less Dr. terms and more understandable words for the average joe, it would have been a 4-5 star. I even think a good Sience fiction movie could be made. But because of my average IQ I would have to rate this book a 3 star book.
This book is a fun and entertaining adventure story based on the best traditions of hero, nemesis, love interest and dodgy, unexplained science. It's a good listen and adequately presented but clearly follows the adventure-mystery template adhered to by the likes of Dan Brown to structure the story rather than ploughing its own furrow the way authors like Steven King and William Gibson seem to succeed in.
I love science fiction thrillers, and I really enjoyed this story. The lean plot is a true page turner, and I listened to the entire book because I badly wanted to know how the story would resolve. But the character development, dialog, and narration were so terrible that I was sorely tempted many times to turn my Ipod off. The reader voiced the main character (your typical white male thriller protagonist) as if he were an obsequious jerk, and he voiced every other character in some other obnoxious way. The light, breathy "femme fatale" voice he used for every female character was atrocious. It didn't help that the dialog was written so poorly. People just don't speak to each other the way this dialog is written. There were probably 20 times one character responded to another with the phrase "Very well." Who talks like that?
The narration is overly expressive. This narrator imbues every word of the story with so much emotion that it gets in the way of listening to the story. I slogged through about 1/4 of the book but finally had to give up. The reading got in the way so much that I don't even know if the story line is any good.
It sounded really good from the description, however from the first few chapters I really wanted to hit the "protagonist" for being such a jerk. I never developed any fondness for any character. The book was predictable and I generally could say the next line before the narrator. Many of the medical terms were tossed around with no explanation and even though I have a medical background I found it aggravating.
I couldn't even finish it.
This is the first novel I have heard by Child and I am hooked. This book was so well written I could not wait for the next days's commute and the narrator was excellent. The characters were well defined and the plot was rich. It was very nice to listen to a book where the main characters DID NOT have an intimate relationship or any other characters. Good science fiction, though some of the science was a bit in error. I highly recommend this read.