I don't know that I would spend a credit on this book again. It was just OKAY. It was unbelievable and I didn't feel I really cared if the world ended or not from a book point of view. I did finish the book and at the end just said "Ugh-okay." It wasn't a book that I really WANTED to listen to and I prefer those that take me into the story. This one not so taken in as I was curious where they were going. Where they went was not very well thought out.
I love reading - it always takes me to a new world.
Great read, read the book but also listened to going to and from work
Enjoyed the plot
Too many characters I couldn't keep track of them. The story is very weak.
Reduce the number of characters and make them more human. Nobody can survive on a few hours of sleep for weeks.
Narration was okay, but inflection and tone were lacking.
Disappointed that I could not get invested in the main characters. Who cares about the backstory and ancient history of Guatamala/Maya if it doesn't relate to the current situation.
I only got less than halfway through the book before I abandoned it. It just wasn't interesting.
no, save your money, starts out well goes downhill and ends as if the writer ran out of steam.
re write the last third of the book.
They give it some life.
no, nothing to follow up on.
The storyline was promising, but jumped around too much. More details were needed, the characters seemed flat.
The narrator was able to change voices to delineate the different characters.
Yes because the storyline was just the right amount of complexity that it didn't have to be in writing to make it easy to follow and yet it was still an engrossing story that kept my interest.
There were different narrators and I always enjoy that because it allows you to move with the characters in a more seamless manner.
Yes, I definitely had a hard time putting it down.
The beginning was very very slow. All the science stuff makes for a dull start!
Not surprised, since we all know the basic premise.
Husband. Dad. 3D Nerd. Tech Junkie. Saints fan. Part of the Squid clan.
Given my title, let me first say that this was not an awful book by any means. It had some solid elements to it including the premise and descriptions and insights into ancient Mayan culture. The first couple of chapters were strong and laid a nice foundation that gave me high hopes. But the characters ended up flat and uninspired, and the story didn't really feel compelling in the way the early Michael Crichton or James Patterson novels might. The peril and pacing you would expect in an end of the world book seemed to be missing and it tended to focus on deciphering and interpreting a codex instead of pushing the story in other ways. Ultimately I felt a bit let down by these decisions and this book ends up as a middling effort; not terrible, but certainly not as good as it could have been.
Great spin on 12.21.2012 other wise known as the end of the world =) It is an enjoyable read and will kept you interested. I liked the store and the character.
I am a big Vince Flynn fan and he recommended this book. It just did a bad job of building out the story and until it got 3/4 quarters of the way in before it started to get interesting and then the book premise was solved in about 2 minutes at the end. I wouldn't recommend this book at all.