I love Lincoln Child and Egyptology so I was excited about this listen. The narration was very good and the background history and story buildup were great but the ending was only so-so, so I can only rate it 4 out of 5. I'd still recommend it for any Lincoln Child fans and/or anyone interested in Ancient Egypt and modern archeology.
While I thought the story was just ok, I thoroughly enjoyed the storytelling by Mr. Johnathan McClain. The characters in this story were a bit thin, and I was disappointed that as the reader, I was able to solve the mysteries within the action long before the characters did. Each of the characters is considered the expert in their field and I was expecting that would deepen the mysteries and creative solutions within the story. While I appreciated the overall tale, my favorite aspect was the performance by Johnathan McClain. He voice is easy on the ears, and I was impressed with his ability to distinguish the characters without putting on "character voices" that often distract from listening experience. He did a superb job in narrating the story and bringing to life the setting and character's within. I will certainly listen to more Lincoln Child's books, or any author’s books wherein Mr. McClain is handling the narration.
The basic underlying plot was a bit hokey. Yet this author always delivers good characters, a smooth and entertaining narrative. Found the setting interesting but just felt the storyline was too contrived and fell short of the author's usual standards. This may insult some people's intelligence.
I love me some audiobooks
Lincoln Child, Yes.Johnathan McClain, No.
He made me appreciate the nuances of more talented narrators.
Overall, yes. The story had some interesting components that could have been formulated better, but it wasn't that bad. I felt like the story needed a larger context with which to place this story into. All the characters felt too one dimensional.
It intrigued me that an ancient Egyptian spirit would chose to speak in King James English.
This story is has MANY medical inaccuracies. And I mean the most basic of medical care provided by the paramedics and ER staff. The majority of this takes place in the first chapter and just ruined the whole rest of the story for me. I expected more from Lincoln Child.
My God! It's a children's book on steroids! This corny and predictable story is filled with an astonishing amount of repeat active and childish phrases. A great laugh when shared with a friend!
All in all a good read (listen). Facinating Egyptology stuff woven into the plot. I found that I held my breath a lot! Won't spoil it by telling you why.
SOMETHING! Sorry it was funny when I typed it.
This was a very different book than I expected. Took a little to keep going but it was worth it.
I really never like to single out one over the rest, they were all good and played off each other well.
I liked McClain very much he kept me interested.
Since I am writing this a few weeks after I read it it is difficult to remember ll of the names I would like to have a one on one with the start and I would love to see just how the wife of the Doctor is.
Takes some effort to get through but well worth it.
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It had a good plot, and story. I am fascinated by the mystery that surrounds the Egyptian era, and supposed curses that surround the Pharo's, Kings and Queens. The only thing I didn't like about the audio was the narration. I was't bad, It didn't have enough peaks and valleys to keep me guessing.I sounded to much like a news spot.