Awesme, Awsome, Awsome!!!
The interplay between characters and the tension of Diogenese's evil kept me listening late into the nights.
Scott is really showing his stuff in this book. Switching accents, nailing the inflections... he is truely great in this performance. Bravo!
Good vs Evil, genious style!
This series continues to amaze me with super creativity and depth. I am getting spoiled!
We listened to this book on a long car trip. It was the first book my wife has listened to. I must admit that I found myself completely immersed in the book and not so much the trip.
My wife thought it was just ok. The majority of the story is well designed and has a consistent feel. There are story elements that are too convenient and kind of silly. But, I can forgve that. Preston (and Child) remain my favorite authors and if you like them, you should read this book.
As always, this is a creative story with interesting characters and places. I was just not very happy with the storyline on this one. I did not feel the characters, especially Crew and Glin were themselves in the story. What happened to "double overage?" The story was too easy for me to guess ahead too. I still love to read Preston and Child, but this one was just not up to par for them. If they blow the sequel to The Ice Limit, I will be really disappointed.
Come on guys!
I don't get it. I found this book to drag on and not hold my attention. I'm returning it for a credit because the author does not deserve to be paid for this level of work. I ran out of Preston and Child books to read and tried this one based on the reviews. What a disappointment!
I really enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to the next in the series. I know it's not Pendergast, but this character is complex and interesting in his own way. I thinks it's way better than White Fire, so there you go.
I don't know what some reviewers are upset about. This is an interesting new character that has adventures of his own, responding in his own way. I really enjoyed this book. Set Pendergast aside and give this a read!
I enjoyed this book. The characters are well developed and the story moves along nicely. I had to laugh at the technical premises used by the author, but so what! It's definitely worth a read.
I'm a fan of Preston and Child so I find myself reading all of their joint efforts as well as stand alone books. This book is very well written and Scott's performance is spot on. The topic is a bit lame, but Child manages to make it a darn good read. Everything seems well researched and I did not suspend my belief much.
As with most people, I have read all of the Pendergast books in order and absolutely love the series. I think it's a tall order to keep coming up with amazingly good stories like those found in the other Pendergast books. This book contained all of the cool facets and twists I've come to expect, but the storyline was just a bit weak for me. I hope Preston and Child write more books for this series, in fact I am waiting.
I liked this book. It is typical of Preston's books in that it develops interesting characters and puts them in exciting and plausible situations. Most of his books feel like they need a sequel, but that is because I am having so much fun I want to find out what happened after the story ended. There were a couple of places where I thought the author was off a bit, but mostly, the story is well researched and full of fun technicalities.
Scott's performance was excellent. I became aware on occasion that Scott seemed to be inside the story with the characters, telling it to us as a blow by blow. I think Scott is a good matchup with Preston. He seems to flow right through the technology stuff without a hitch.
I' sorry, but I cannot recommend this book. The writing style is odd and the performance was flat. I love the story line, but it is written in a way that I never felt what the characters were feeling. On occasion I could find myself inside the story, but those moments were brief. There is a story within the story that, although told from the perspective of a very different time and place, is written in the exact style and vernacular as the main story. Come on!! I have been reading quite a bit of material from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, so perhaps I am just spoiled. I will not bother to read the follow-on book.
I never once felt engaged with the characters. The performance was monotone enough that it was like watching a movie with the sound off....very disconnected.
Probably not. His performance was flat and he did not do an adequate job of differentiating the characters. His German accent was pretty good.
Not for me.
I wish someone else had written this book. The story has a fascinating mix of ideas.
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