This is one of the many books that my hubby and I listen to while driving from Wyoming to Utah! We have enjoyed the 3-4 books that we have read by Mr Rollins.
Rollins has a very scientific mind and some of his description can be a bit insightful and maybe more than I really need but for someone (like my hubby) who has that type of scientific mind, it is GREAT!
We have enjoyed the creative spin that Rollins puts on his books and when reading them the time passes quickly!
You can't beat Rollin's for a great roller coaster of a story. He takes you on a journey of man's experimental obsession with animals, the devastating effects, between the animals and mankind. The lesson's learnt. He is a great story teller will have you on the edge of your seat. The narration is OK.
I love to book, but the narrator was just ok. I didn't really like her Cajun accents - the sounded more Irish to me... I think a male narrator could have handled it more adeptly.
Everybody???s taste is different nevertheless I was disappointed in this book. The main characters I found to be dull and typecast : ???Jack Menard??? a superman-with-a-disturbed-past type and ???Lorna Polk??? irritating and flat. Descriptions of weapons and military equipment where often inaccurate, their terminal effects like something out of a B grade movie. The plot was also a stretch of the imagination??? Unfortunately, I also must agree with other reviewers regarding the narration, the attempt at Cajun accents didn???t meet with much success, I would have to rate the narrator as ???painful at times???.
I have listend to many James Rollins books and this reader is horrible! I can't get through the book because she is sooo bad. Can't distinguish between characters and I am sorry but she has a very annoying lisp!
I agree with the other reviewers. The narrator is really bad. The accents are horrible. The plot is not very good. I just couldn't listen to it anymore. Very disappointing--I usually like his books.
The story is just silly, people who are like super-heros even though they come from ordinary lives, they get blown up, bashed into unconsciousness, kill the supervillians, and never,never slow down, eat or sleep.
The narrator for this story is just horrible - and I mean horrible. The Cajun accent is just weird and changes all the time and that is the best thing I can say about it.
I have no idea why I listened to the whole thing, I am sure it knocked my I.Q. down several points, from start to finish it was just painful.
This was a good action story that I wish I had read rather than heard. The narrator should never have attempted to speak with Cajun or Arabic accents - terrible. She gives the female character a voice that sounds hysterical and juvenile, which is at odds with her acclaimed veterinarian and genetic education. I will not purchase future books read by the narrator although I will purchase Rollins' books read by other narrators.
This is by far the worst audio book I have ever listened to. The storyline is not one of Rollins' best and often reads like a romance novel. It's bayou action is corny, but might be saved with a good narrator. However, the narration is the absolute worst! She does not sound southern, cajun, or masculine. Even her female character voice is droll. What was Rollins thinking letting her read this story? Hmmmm....