While I love fantasy and Sci-fi, I found most of these stories fell squarely into the WTH classification. Several times I was listening and following along then the next tale started. What? That was it?
Several of the tales fell so flat I was wondering if I had stumbled across some long lost Edwin Abbot story.
This book, such as it is and what there is of it, will cause you to close your mouth with an audible click and give yourself a mental shake well before the other shoe drops.
Sorry I couldn't resist.
OK, being serious now, although the usual clichés riddle this book, over all it was a very well written and entertaining read. While some of the previous books are re-visited in the story line it does fill in some missing history and moves the main plot along nicely.
I pretty much enjoyed this story but was quite disappointed when it ended with many loose ends and no conclusion. As a stand alone story it wobbles badly.
I just didn't like it. So much time was spent on introducing the characters, but very little was spent on the climax. As a kids book I guess it is alright but as someone who was looking for some light, entertaining, listening.. well, this wasn't it. Also, there were just too many contradictions.
This book feels hurried, flat and lacks the depth and color of the others. The ending was rushed and, in my opinion, ridiculous.
You might as well read, er.. listen to it though because if you are reading this review you have likely already gone through the rest of the series. Even though this book is not at all in the class of the first three or four books, this is the only ending we are going to get so you might as well go ahead and finish it out.
If you don't expect much, you won't be disappointed.
The story itself is just OK. The concept was interesting but the execution was a bit lacking. The author could have done with a bit of research on living and working in actual arctic conditions. Especially while exposed to the elements i.e. wet from immersion or with missing clothing. I also find it hard to believe that any paleontologist worth the title would ever suggest that modern humans evolved from Neanderthals. I figured out the plot about half way through and, unfortunately, was not disappointed. Oh and the narrator sounds like the bad guy from The Matrix.
Report Inappropriate Content