I read and listen to mostly fiction but within that will try nearly any genre. I found this to be entertaining enough to continue listening, and would probably listen to another book by this author if I was in the mood for this type of story, but nothing particularly memorable. I did not particularly care for this narrator- the voice was the same for most of the characters (though he did have some variability so was better than a few others I've listened to). The voice he used for women always sounded petulant to me, and the main character (a male) often sounded arrogant and cocky, though I think if I had read the book I would not have intrepreted most of his speech in that manner. The character and plot development were just so-so but the superficiality of the characters and story did keep the book quick-moving. I was easily able to figure out 'where things were going' before it was revealed- and usually I'm pretty bad at that. Overall, worth a try if you're looking for a quick read in this genre but if you want something that is thought-provoking I'd keep looking.
Baltimore book lover
The story started out well but lost steam as it went along. The ending was a little too quick and abrupt. The characters are intersting but not very developed. I'm a fan of Lincoln Child and he's written better. However, a mediocre Lincoln Child is still not that bad, it's just not great.
This book just comes across as Mystery Lite. Very predicatable, both in terms of story and character. Too many times the story "jumped the shark" for no reason.
I have always liked the basic premise of Mr. Child's stories. This just isn't followed through well.
It was okay. I don't think the narrator helped or hurt.
Not a chance. Only if it was a low-budget made-for-tv movie on the sci-fi channel or something.
Books are wonderful. When I am sad or feeling down, all I need to do is turn on a book, and I'm in a different world.... Thank you!
Lincoln Child and Preston - Yes
Start off with substance, make it flow.
I picked it because of the Egyptian content....... that was good.
Love excellent narrators like Ray Porter. Love the Joe Ledger series.
Learnt about Egyptian Pharaohs a lot. And how it was Unified.
Beyond that, meh.
Of course. Have tried out various other books.
Brilliant. Made the best effort out of a mediocre story.
50-50 I would say. Could have done better. I had assumed an alien interference, much like Impact.
great suspence story
I enjoyed all the different threads of the story that came together to make such a beautiful weave.
the narration was very easy to listen to.
I enjoyed the surprise after opening the third gate.
I love these stories, there's always a grandiose mission with a magnificent billionare funding some diabolical plot to get at a treasure so hidden in impossible environments that only a floating multi-million dollar hovering science station with a science lab and a chess club and neat stuff like that will make it happen. But then somebody spills the alien blood and all hell breaks loose. Always a good time. The hero usually swims away missing a finger or something, but has the girl on his arm at least and a gold doubloon in his pocket. So fun. I can't wait for the next one.
This book ranks up at the top of my list of fun, interesting to me, books.
Jeremy Logan. He, of course, is who you like all the way through the book.
Yes i did. I love Egypt, pyramids and thrillers.
Not really. It was not engaging. The characters were not particularly well drawn. The story was too far fetched.
The basic idea of engaging an 'enigmologist' to deal with a mummy's curse is interesting. The idea that people who have had near death experiences are closer to the spirit world and therefore more susceptible to being possessed is okay. I did not think he pulled those things together very well. The story just had holes.
His voice was fine. He does not over emote. I like that.
I looked up Narmer in Wiki. I don't know if Child did more research or less. But his story was not even close.
I was interested in the story based on the archaeological and egyptology topic. It held my interest very well at first but eventually I found myself losing my focus of concentration, perhaps getting a bit tired of the story.