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This is more of a scientific adventure than anything else don't expect many twist or a big hook. If you can get past that the character development is the heart of the book with very good detail throughout, I would really look forward to a sequel.
Entertaining story but Scott Brick made it a very difficult listen. I enjoy being swept into a book by a great narrator who can make the characters and story come to life, but Scott Brick isn't one of them.
The first part was interesting. The middle part went on FOREVER. I found myself fast forwarding through a 10 chapter (or more) sea voyage where the same thing just kept happening over and over. If I had to read about the ship going to the top of the wave and back down one more time, my head was going to explode, so I just FF through until the end, which in itself was very disapointing. The ending was not satisfying and was written as "news stories" so it was almost like the writer got as tired of writing it as I did listneing to it. The story could have easily cut out 10 hours off and just got on with the plot...what little there was of it. In short, interesting idea, but poorly exectued.
I decided to use audible books to encourage myself to walk to become fitter, wow I found myself walking further and further because I wanted to "just finish the chapter". I found this book totally absorbing and could almost visualise the events unfolding. A great read./listen.
The story is a good one. The characters are interesting. But, just as I was really getting into the story, the ending happens. The ending is a setup for a sequel. Normally, I wouldn't have a problem with this. Without giving too much away, the story ends in such a way that a good sequel isn't really possible. There's virtually no pay off in this book. But, Scott Brick, as usual, does a terrific performance.
I got this book for no real reason just thought it might be a good read and oh was it ever. I like how Preston and Child write and good book and then right at the very end they throw someting at ya and the book ends and ur just left like wow
Ice Limit is a rollicking science-mystery/thriller with good characters and a fast paced plot that twists enough to keep you guessing. The authors’ research efforts were worthwhile, and they weave the scientific content into the plot twists. Ice Limit is a page-turner that keeps you listening to the end and cries out for a sequel. The narrator is prone to inflecting a melodramatic tone into some character voices, detracting from the story.
A trivial man
I was tricked by the audible release date - I didn't do enough research to realize that this is one of Preston's earlier works. Gone is the tight entanglement of cutting edge science that one can find in such modern Preston works as Impact, Blasphemy or Tyrannosaur Canyon. Instead we're left with conventional characters who telegraph every surprise twist in the plot. My advice, pass this one by and go straight to Impact if you have hankering for a nautical adventure.