I felt that the narrator could have slowed the story down - I had to go back again and again to try to understand and grasp what he was saying. Perhaps it was me but just found him very difficult to listen too. I was very excited to listen to the book but gave up as felt I had to work to hard to follow him
I tried hard to like this book but the narrator drove me absolutely crazy. She took perfectly mundane sentences and turned them dramatic and overblown. By the middle of the story I could hardly tell whose voice she was without her stating the name. The story could have also been cut down by half the time - very long and drawn out and I could hardly wait for it to end
I was very disappointed in the end of this wonderful series of books. I loved the first two but found it very difficult to finish this one and found I could care less what happened to the characters by the end. I also agree with other reviews that it was very disconcerting to have voices that you had come to recognize as certain characters changed in the third book.
The story itself was pretty good and kept my interest however the editing errors were extremely distracting. Too often the use of the wrong name in the story caused me to pause and go back in case I had missed something. Very frustrating.
For some reason I have an easier time believing in the monster in Relic than I do in an A.I. that talks about sex and wants a kiss from a young boy. Also expected more about Wyman Ford and there was really nothing. The story started out to be promising but by the end was disappointing.
I have read the majority of Douglas Preston's books and have always been able to suspend belief as far as the scifi angle because the actual story was well written and interesting but this one was just a little to out there (forgive the pun) for me. The always "in danger" aspect was also a little too over the top for me.
I found myself continuously comparing Alexandre Dumas to the mystery/intrique writers of today and did not find him lacking in any way, in fact, in most cases found him vastly superior. Even though I thought I knew the whole story, the twists and turns kept me wanting to read more. John Lee as the narrator is excellent and brought the story to life even more. You won't be disappointed.
Overall I enjoyed the story but felt there was too much unnecessary and token sex that very seldom added to the actual story. I also was a bit frustrated that the good people in the story very seldom "won" out over truly evil people.
I absolutely loved this story - felt by the end that I knew all of them and wanted more. Am afraid to see the movie because the characters are still so alive in my head, not sure any actors can do them justice.
Even though Emma is not my favorite Austen novel, Juliet Stevenson made it very enjoyable.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.