I have always liked most of Crichton's books. They are well researched and fun to read(listen) to. This one is seriously flawed. I guess it helps the story to make the dinosaurs have human characteristics so I can live with that. What is unacceptable is having the characters attacked and not giving any notice to it in the interactions between the characters. It is just stupid to have someone tossed off a ship then found by the others and no one is appalled or makes a comment. Will probably finish this but only to see if it gets any worse. Crichton's later works are better. Don't bother with this unless you just want to laugh at the story line.
Had to strugle to get through it. Did not keep my attention. Don't waste a credit .
A decent story but the narrator reads like a 4 year old. Would keep me from buying another title with him as narrator. Like with Scott Brick I miss alot of good books because I can't stand his narration. Wish there was a way to pick the person you wanted to narrate your book. Would probably sell a lot more books.
Where to start on how poorly this book is written. Even Scott can't save this author's ridiculous attemps at humor. The chacters comments about situations are so unrealistic and infantile that they ruin the plot of the book. Actually the plot is OK but the main character comes off as stupid and peevish. I skipped to the end just to see how the author finished it. Every chapter is filled with off the wall comments by the main character. Will never purchase this author again. The ending is no better. What a waste of time.
This book has violence, insight, humor, love, respect, honor and depth beyond the story line. Narrator: Tom Stechschulte is excellent. He makes the characters come to life.
I could not put it down. This book will make you rethink some of your own values and appreciate your life for what it is. At least it did for me. The "country" wisdom is put in a take it or leave it fashion that does not seem forced on you but lets you draw your own conclusion. Very enjoyable listen.
I have always liked W.E.B. Griffin's books. I am happy to see them in audible. Would like to see the unabridged editions. Once you get a handle on the characters the books become more fun. His detail and military knowledge are a compelling part of the books. Although the characters are somewhat "super hero", why not? This is what makes the books fun to read. I think this kind of support for our military is just what public the needs to characterize the men and women who fight and die for this country. I hope this is the beginning of a long series of books with these characters.
I had to quit listening to this. After about 4 CDs I could not stand the flashbacks to the overly romantic syrupy naratives. I had forgotten that this is the mainstay of Shelden's work. Will not be downloading anymore of them.
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