Although the ratings weren't as high as most of the books I read, I wanted to give it a chance. I wanted to like it. The premise is fascinating. Many aspects of the plot are interesting, but it doesn't fit together.
As you may have read in other reviews the narration is atrocious. That is an understatement! It makes audible look bad. If this was one of my first audiobooks, I wouldn't buy any more. You can hear him flip pages, he clears his voice incessantly, and he leaves extended gaps between chapters. I am shocked that audible would sell this book or that Michael Crichton would approve the publication of such a poor performance.
So, can I honestly give an accurate review about the story - no. The bashing of the Global warming theory gets old. The point could have been made in 30 minutes and then we could get back to the Michael Crichton we all love.
One aspect I loved though - it brought up - the theory that the political, legal and media forces control the general public. It discusses how this changed from the military controlling the population. This present control occurs as politicians and the media promote a state of fear. Facinating theory!
In the end, I could read the book again in hard copy format and skip a hundred pages or so. But my time is valuable, so I won't.
As long as I knew that I was in that friend's good graces.
While it is history, it is a light read that compels the reader to learn more.
Sometimes the narrator is the reason you pick the book. (My narrator is Barbara Rosenblat.) I would pick up another book based on Marlo's reading. The cadence and tone are pleasing.
My reaction was that of hunger. This book was an easy read and I want more.
I will listen to it again. His droll wit carries into his books.
James May it is a personal narrative.
Mr. Slow in the Fast Lane (but please don't make a movie)
personal, heartfelt, deep
His other two books, although this one deals with the tragedy and road to recovery after his crash.
I have read the 2nd and 3rd books and like them as well. On the Edge is for those who watched episode when the crash happened and wanted to know more about his real life experiences.
Tears and laughter. Listening to his stories fill a void that is missing by watching the Top Gear alone.
Narrator a bit slow.
Resurrect the lizards!
Faster pace and more dramatic.
Biff loving Mary.
If you ever get to me Moore you won't be able to stop reading his novels
Yes, I enjoy the narrator's voice.
Thriller with supernatural touch
Archeology makes a comeback
Slower than typical Preston
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