I don't know how the other readers could consider this book "exciting." Let me sum up the book for you. There is a very large, very heavy meteorite that is going to be moved by ship. Moving something of that size and weight is complicated. They remind us of this fact in every sentence for the entirety of the story. Some people think moving the rock is a bad idea. Fast forward to the end and they actually try to move the meteorite and have more problems. A few people die because of the rock but that doesn't really add any excitement to the story. The End.
I just saved you a credit and many hours of your life that you will never get back. The publisher's summary makes the story sound more like a thriller than it actually is. If you decide that you DO want to hear the story, do yourself a favor and listen to it at 2x normal speed. The narrator is the slowest reader ever and makes everyone sound the exact same- imagine William Shatner's speech pattern if he was also dozing off. 2x puts it at about normal human speech pacing.
If you want an exciting read about a strange rock that also involves a lot of ocean, just read Sphere by Michael Crichton. Trust me.
This book was hilarious. I enjoyed every minute of it. The narrator was awesome and made it easy to distinguish between the different characters.
I wish there were other books in this series available on Audible!
I'll be honest, I'm only halfway through, but it will take all my power to finish this book. The narrator's ridiculously overdramatic style is TOO MUCH. Her accents are just plain wrong, and she makes it sound like she's acting in a school play. She's trying, but she's trying too hard. I've begun to hate the father because his pompous voice is so annoying. If the plot of this book intrigues you, I'd recommend instead of trudging through the audiobook, get a paper copy so you can skim through the boring parts and skip all the footnotes. The meandering of the plot that seems to go nowhere is wearing me down. I really hope the second half makes up for the first.
The Historian is one of my favorite books, and this audiobook is fantastic. I can easily distinguish between the characters and the pacing is perfect. The sound quality is great and I don't feel like I have to turn my speakers way up to understand the narrators. Highly recommended!
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