Yes! This book is lightning-fast, creepy, and fascinating all in one. Matthew Reilly writes with such authority that everything he says feels as though it COULD be real. Sean Mangan has the perfect voice for this book.
Ice Station is the closest to it - for obvious reasons.
Sean Mangan's voice makes a poor replacement for pure imagination sometimes, but his U.S. accent suits the book. He does a good job with foreign accents and voices. Someone who cannot pull a French or Chilean accent might find this especially interesting.
A few moments made me laugh, and several times I was stomach-struck with horror. Multiple scenes and descriptions had me gaping in wonder at either months of careful editing or an amazing eye for detail.
I was a little put-off by how invincible some characters were. Matthew Reilly once said at a talk that his characters ("even Captain Schofield!") could all die at any moment in the storyline, but that did not shine through as well as it could (and perhaps should).
Desperately funny - side-splitting!
There is no end to irony, and everything is presented in such an amusing way. The narrator is often sarcastic, but not always - sometimes only the author is using sarcasm.
The narrator, certainly.
Why take the train if you can row?
If you appreciate humor, this book is more than likely for you. If you appreciate language, this book is a good choice for you. If you appreciate life, this book is certainly for you.
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