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Dinosaur Lake | [Kathryn Meyer Griffith]

Dinosaur Lake

Ex-cop Henry Shore has been Chief Park Ranger at Crater Lake National Park for eight years and he likes his park and his life the way it's been. Safe. Tranquil. Predictable. But he's about to be tested in so many ways. First the earthquakes begin, people begin to go missing, then there's some mysterious water creature that's taken up residence in the caves below Crater Lake and it's not only growing in size, it's aggressive and cunning and very hungry.
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Ex-cop Henry Shore has been Chief Park Ranger at Crater Lake National Park for eight years and he likes his park and his life the way it's been. Safe. Tranquil. Predictable. But he's about to be tested in so many ways. First the earthquakes begin, people begin to go missing, then there's some mysterious water creature that's taken up residence in the caves below Crater Lake and it's not only growing in size, it's aggressive and cunning and very hungry.

And it's decided it likes human beings. To eat.

And it can come up onto land.

So Henry, with the help of his wife, Ann; a young paleontologist named Justin; and a band of brave men, must not only protect his park and his people from the monster but somehow find where it lives and destroy it before it can kill again.

Now DINOSAUR LAKE by Kathryn Meyer Griffith is a 2014 EPICS EBOOK AWARDS *FINALIST* in their suspense/Thriller category.

©2013 Kathryn Meyer Griffith (P)2013 Kathryn Meyer Griffith

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    Kim Venatries 08-05-13 Member Since 2010

    There are few things better than a good story well told!

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    "Good Escape Listening."
    If you could sum up Dinosaur Lake in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, light, fun.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the descriptions of Crater Lake and the Park. The book is not particularly deep or wet your pants thrilling but if you're looking to suspend reality and be entertained by a lake monster for a few hours this will fit the bill. If you read the description and think you might be interested you probably won't be disappointed. The writing and narration are good.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    CLOregon 10-01-14
    CLOregon 10-01-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Scary Adventure!"
    Where does Dinosaur Lake rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Pretty high up there. I enjoyed it quite a bit.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dinosaur Lake?

    The last few chapters had me a nervous wreck!


    Which character – as performed by Johnnie C. Hayes – was your favorite?

    The main character. He felt very likable.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Oh yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Mr. Hayes gave the characters a very down-to-earth feel, which I thought was very appropriate for this book. Loved the book, too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John S. Atherton Portland, OR USA 09-04-13
    John S. Atherton Portland, OR USA 09-04-13 Member Since 2001

    G'Pa

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    "Wow, just wow"
    What would have made Dinosaur Lake better?

    Writing male characters as males. They run around wrestling with their emotions while making emotional decisions that create ridiculous situations. Basically they appear to be women masquerading as men. The female character makes stupid decisions and puts herself in situations that no sane person would.


    Has Dinosaur Lake turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I like the genre, this just isn't a good example. The science is incorrect or ludicrous.


    What didn’t you like about Johnnie C. Hayes’s performance?

    The narrator's style and voice didn't fit subject well, but it may be more the content than the narrator.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not many redeeming qualities. The premise sounded good, but the direction the book went in and the lack of any basic research or credible situations and writing pretty much killed it.


    Any additional comments?

    Try Relic instead. I'm asking for my money back on this one.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Van Slyke Antioch, CA United States 10-08-13
    Laura Van Slyke Antioch, CA United States 10-08-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Make sure to listen to the sample."

    I hate to insult the narrator - who reads aloud nicely - but I think this story would sound better read by someone who can add energy to an action novel. No disrespect intended, honestly, but this story's execution is fairly weak, and suffers so much more from the lackluster narration. IMHO the listening experience is exactly like hearing your grandpa read aloud to you. The rare action scenes are almost entirely softened and flattened by the friendly, folksy reading.

    The naive, Mayberry-esque characters are also a distraction from what could be a solid story. The writing seems oriented to an audience who knows little of geology or dinosaurs. Give the characters some edge, remove the "character development" which feels like filler written by a 12-year-old, add more science, and you could have a fun short story. As it is, Dinosaur Lake is a long-lost episode of The Andy Griffith Show: the one where they find a big monster in the mud pond, a "woman reporter" gets eaten alive - and haha - it's no big deal. No need to involve anyone besides Andy and Barney Fife. They can handle it.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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