...a story I look forward to continuing every time I put my ear buds in. Not all audible books pass this test, and the ones that do I'm grateful to have discovered. A well-crafted story with a variety of characters (even one that shares my name!) that end up being connected in interesting ways. I hope St. John will continue writing in this genre; perhaps make this book into a series as the ending seems to imply, as I'm sure his stories will only get better. Part mystery, part "action book," I could actually see this story being turned into a movie.
This book was a little slow, especially when the author likes to give every single characters back story, even if they are not really vital to the story. But it was still rather interesting. Especially the dialogue at the very end. As crazy as this sounds, that one chapter was thought provoking enough for the entire book.
St John No, Deboy Yes
Its been a while since I attempted to listen to this book. The narrator was fine, but the story Is so slow and boring I could not get through the book. after two tries, I have given up. The premise of the story is so impossible and the author does nothing to suspend our common sense logic of science The book is terrible and I will not try this author again
It could have been a really good story, the concept of the book is awesome, but it seemed very predictable. I pretty much had the entire book figured out by the time all the characters were introduced. It started pretty slow, when it got interesting is when it became predictable. Not a bad story - just not something incredible mind-blowing exciting.
So - So....
Maybe a made for TV movie - not more than that..
For the amount of lead up to the climax, everything wrapped up VERY quickly and VERY dramatically...The very end left a little to be desired, but overall worth the read...cool premise.
I was told 2 things by the reviews on multiple sites
1. intriguing plot
2. engaging characters
it was neither.
i would buy it as its a fun interesting listen to help pass the time, but please don't hold high expectations as I did based on the reviews.
droning pace. Might well have been narration of a turtle race.
Intriquing premise. Well researched. Character development very shallow. Characters not likeable. Author tried to tell too many stories. Became quite preachy in section about research scientist. Ending suggests this could be a continuing saga....PLEASE no sequels for this one!