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Scientific creep fest!
The way the authors pulled in multiple points of view to give the reader of a vastly divergent experience from the major players involved.
What wasn't to like? His performance made me feel like I was listening to a multiple cast recording rather than a single narrator.
I would probably listen to Relic again because I was turning the pages so fast that I am sure I missed some of the details. I didn't see the movie and from what I have read in the reviews, it probably is a good thing I missed it.
I liked the strong characters within the story. However, it was the epilogue that did it for me because it answered every question I had during the story. I can't think of a question that wasn't answered. I have read books where the story ended and I'm asking, "yeah, but what about....?" That isn't the case in this book.
Another thing I liked about the story was that this book could have really been a gory piece of literature. Certainly people died in a very unpleasant way but the details of the gore were left to the imagination of the reader. I have really grown tired of authors who think that they must explain every detail of a story.
I would love to listen to more books read by David Colacci. He kept the suspense and tension of the story balanced. He didn't over dramatize the scary moments which added to the story. He enhanced the story by allowing the words of the author to carry the tension. I thought he didn't a fine job.
I liked the first couple of chapters, the young boys, Margo trying to escape certain death and the book making her desperation so clear. There were many moments which moved me.
Love books, grandmother
No comparison first book I have listened to of this kind.
No just a good read
David colacci narrative was great I enjoyed his tone with the book
I have read a lot of audiobooks so this book would be in my top 10.
Other Preston Child books. The endings are always a surprise and the stories or parts of them will continue in other books. You will meet these characters again and perhaps they aren't the people you thought they were!
Yes. His performances are outstanding. I love his voice and intonation. The voice literally creates the most detailed story pictures in the readers mind. Brilliant!
Mysteries of science.
Talented writers, amazing stories.
I could not put this suspenseful novel down!
I’m a computer nerd, and understand the dated items of the 1994 era, but it did not detract at all to the story. Enjoy a bit of history, fact, science fiction and mystery?… blend it all together and you get one heck of a creepy soup!
The characters were well developed and I knew who to like and dislike immediately. I did find the heroine, Margo – as a woman - .. rather 1-dementional though.. but it didn’t detract from the story. Some of the sub-plots were obvious.. but that sort of added to the suspense. “Don’t open that door, you idiot!!”
I liked the narrator. He brought the characters to life and I never had to guess who was speaking. I’m from the south originally and was NOT offended by any of the southern accents or mannerisms, as other reviewers have mentioned. I found them rather true to form.
Yes, I’ll recommend this. It is well worth the credit.
I gave this a listen after listening to Riptide, which I enjoyed. After hearing that their earlier books were often considered better I settled on Relic hoping to find another series to follow. It was fun enough but Riptide was more my style, this wasn't a bad book but began to drag on in the end.
I only made it 2/3rds of the way through the book before putting it down. I really enjoyed the story and the descriptive fashion of the objects and environments. But the two-dimensional characters and the dialogue drove me far enough away that I couldn't enjoy it anymore. I really wanted to like this series as it has been hard for me to find a good contemporary sci-fi book about monster-hunters and/or paranormal investigators, which is slightly infuriating as Howard Phillips Lovecraft, August Derleth, and F. Paul Wilson have all made it one of my favorite genres.
yes. it is a good listen
the mystery of what the creature may be
a good listen
I was never happy with the movie version of this book. I knew there was much more than what I saw on screen. The book did a great job of putting the pieces together, developing the characters, and keeping the reader interested up to the very end. I look forward to reading the other books in the series.
And as always, David Colacci delivered and excellent narration of the story.