I wanted to like this book. I've enjoyed other titles by the same author; his collaborations with Doug Preston are quite a bit of fun, in spite of their shortcomings.
But I just couldn't get into this one. Part of it may be my background in physics and the time I spent working with the Coast Guard; neither the science nor the marine details are particularly convincing, and I was distracted from the story by constant realizations that the real world just wouldn't work the way Child describes. And the characters didn't help, either: they were shallow and predictable, with no real convincing complexity or credible human detail, right off the back lot of a B picture.
I had to struggle to reach the end, I'm afraid.
Good Omens (Gaiman & Pratchett)
It was as dull as could be. Weak logic, unsupported reactions, and childish writing were all highlighted by narration that sounded like a valley girl with too much gum in her mouth. Bad writing, worse casting.
I couldn't finish the Audible version, but I did manage to get through the print edition. A juvenile story without many redeeming qualities is made unpalatable by dreadful narration. If you are an adult and want to venture into this book, borrow a paper copy. It is to Twilight as Twilight is to Buffy: a pale copy of a pale copy ... weak-minded and childish, taking advantage of entertainment trends without any subtlety or cleverness.
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