This book is well written and performed - with good plot and character development. If you read (listen to) a lot of books you will find it fun during the reading but easily forgotten as you don’t learn much from it. Kind of like the cliché about Chinese food; Enjoyable but not fulfilling for very long. I would put this book in a summer reading category..
The first half of this book is somewhat boring but there is salvation in the second half. It turns into a page turner where you don't know what will happen. In the end you don't have the good guys winning, and it is somewhat sad.
I found this book tedious, far fetched, boring, and over laden with extraneous details. It's on par with Michael Crichton's "Sphere", which I consider as one of the worst attempts at science fiction out there. You don't even get that this is a science fiction story until the end, which leaves something to be desired (to say the least). I am also a bit tired of listening to Scott Brick. He sounds like Kelsey Grammer & I keep picturing Dr. Frazier Crane in my head while listening...
Tell us about yourself!
...distracted by Scott Brick's highly mannered intonation? No matter who the character is, or what kind of regional accent is appropriate, I'm always yanked right out of the story by Mr. Brick's strange vocal affectations. This story is wonderful, but I won't download another book with Scott Brick as the narrator - it's just too frustrating. I give this 4 stars for the story, and no stars for how annoyed I was while listening.
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First I must admit my bias. I have a degree in one of the Life Science and this book takes great liberties with Chemistry and Physics. (Liberal Arts Majors probably will not notice. Haha) The book could have been better researched. Also, there is such a similarity with "Riptide" I suspect both of these books used the same research material. Scott Brick was great as usual. If you liked "Riptide" you will like "The Ice Limit" as they are almost the same book.
The story might have been better but the narrator got in the way
I unfortunately have now listened to two of this narrators books. Big mistake. The old "fool me once" jibe comes to mind but I apparently did not get the narrators name in my mind when I downloaded the book. There is no hope for this narrator ~ it is his natural way and it sucks!
This is one of my favorite Preston and Child reads. Fast, interesting characters, lots of twists, and a fun ending. Narrated by the ever reliable Scott Brick.
I'm a big Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child fan, as well as a fan of Scott Bricker, but I found the plot line totally unbelievable - and unlike some other unbelievable plot lines of this Duo, I couldn't suspend my disbelief. I almost abandoned the story numerous times.