I work for a Medical Company and I'm supposed to be using my knowledge and influence to help patients and doctors alike with conditions such as PAD, Venous insufficiency, DVT, etc. However this book was so fantastic, so intriguing, so filled with history, ancient facts, nail biting excitement...that I sometimes delayed meetings so that I could find out what was happening next!
Would highly recommend this book, and anything by Preston and Child alike!
Unlike other books by D. Preston this book is boring, full of uninteresting details and descriptions. The characters are sometimes behave unrealistic, especially the main one and the end is very predictable. Unfortunately I can't recommend this book.
I loved the premise of this story, and I'm a big fan of archeological thrillers. This is a classic 'search for a lost city' plot. However, it is the precipitous drop of IQ in of some of its characters at the most predictable moments that is used to built much of the tension. I'm finding this an all too common way for thriller writers to make their plotting work for them. Preston and Child also indulge in the irritating habit of having their characters indulge in long, meandering observations or reminiscences just at the cresting of a crisis. I gather it's a device for building anticipation, but in an audio book, it's just annoying.
Finally, I'm not terribly keen on Scott Brick as a narrator. Although he's got a nice timbre to his voice, he reminds me of an funeral director, hell bent on communicating how deeply he feels your loss with the tone of his voice. It is artificial and, often, badly timed. It's not neutral enough to allow the writing to communicate emotion through the language itself, nor does it give the reader a chance to arrive at their own emotional reactions naturally.
Yes, I enjoy the narrator's voice.
Thriller with supernatural touch
Archeology makes a comeback
Slower than typical Preston
I loved this book from the start and there was plenty to keep my interest peaked. I really enjoyed the characters and how they were woven into the story even though it was disappointing, but necessary I suppose, that some were lost.
On top of that, I always enjoy Scott Brick narrating - he brings the book to life and makes driving a pleasure.
This book makes me want to go and discover places!
I like it and enjoyed my time while listening to it. I found it by searching on books narrated by Scott Brick. I wouldn't have tried it otherwise...glad I did. It was spooky at times.
I am a HUGE fan of both the narrator, Scott Brick, as well as the authors. Some of the scenes in the book I was waiting almost breathlessly as the story unfolded. Scott makes it seem so real with the emotions he puts into the characters taht I felt like I was there in the scene. Yes yes, it was the way the writer's wrote it that had a lot do with it as well. In any case- perfection. Was sad to see it end. I look forward to the next release of the duo and Scott as a narrator. So far I have all of them from audible.
Okay, sure the story is pretty contrived but it had potential until Scott Brick got ahold of it. His overwrought reading sounds more like soap opera fare than mystery and intrigue.