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
There are few things better than a good story well told!
Entertaining, light, fun.
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.
Pretty high up there. I enjoyed it quite a bit.
The last few chapters had me a nervous wreck!
The main character. He felt very likable.
Mr. Hayes gave the characters a very down-to-earth feel, which I thought was very appropriate for this book. Loved the book, too.
Dinosaur Lake is an exciting and frightening story that places big and powerful dinosaur never before discovered right in the park's midst. This violent creature must survive and has discovered that those screaming, silly little humans make great nourishment..It reminds me of Jurasick Park.
I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol
Yes,I already have
There are monsters in Crater Lake!Although I didn't LOVE this book,I enjoyed the story.I found the science side lacking.I was expecting a specific dinosaur to be named,not just referred to as 'monsters' throughout the book.I liked the storyline.The narrator seemed completely wrong for this book.His reading seemed lackluster and needed depth and feeling. I think this book would be great for the YA crowd.I'd have loved it as a teen.
Another good one! Henry Shore (now Chief Park Ranger after being shot as a cop) and his wife are at the heart of this adventure.
After being shot, Henry decides that he needs a less risky job, and his wife agrees. She works for the local newspaper, and together they enjoy a quiet life. Or so it seemed until one day …..
They learned from the old man who runs a tour boat for a living on Crater Lake, a peaceful place until NYC where Henry used to live, that there was a monster in the lake. Of course, they just think he is a crazy old guy until he and his boat disappear, leaving behind wreckage floating on the lake. And then another tour boat and owner disappear.
So, Henry and another guy spend the night on the lake – only to be attacked! So there’s drama, suspense, and even earthquakes!!!!! This audiobook will keep you at the edge of your seat with your heart thumping wildly. But enjoy!!!
What can I say?! It’s Kathryn Meyer Griffith -- once again -- at her finest. Highly recommended if you don’t scare easily.
*I received this free audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.*
very good story
There are times where at the height of excitement he has the same tone at when the dull stuff is going on. I like for the narrators tone to reflect the tone of what is happening in the story, and his doesn't for the most part.
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Dinosaurs are Awesome!
The story was a straightforward adventure, not a lot of over done military weapons or insane carnage. I also liked the characters, and the setting was wonderful. I appreciate the lack of bad language and explicit sex scenes too.
No I haven't, but I would definitely listen to another one. His "down home" style was perfect.
There's Something in Crater Lake ... and it's Hungry!
I'm looking forward to the next book in the series, which I already own.
If you are a National Park ranger and you see an 8 ft long - repeat: 8 FOOT Long - footprint what would you do?
How you answer that question will determine whether you can find this book entertaining. In this book he acts puzzled, goes home, and goes to sleep.
Of course for old-fashioned 'b' grade movie tropes, it is necessary to act clueless and stand around. What would be the fun of them being careful, withdrawing a safe distance, and calling in help?
I draw the line at scientists and Park personnel acting braindead, as in this book. It could have been bearable if the author had done some actual research into paleontology. But it is obvious that the only reference material she used is old 'big book of dinosaurs' children's books.
So read on if you can suppress that little voice that keeps saying 'gee, that's dumb'.
It seemed to drag on for forever with very little action
At this point in time after 4, no. Though I did enjoy the first one very much.
Honestly, about 2/3rds
Dinosaur Lake was an engaging listen, and time just flew by listening to it.
Like (I guess) a lot of people, early in life I had a fascination with dinosaurs, and have loved seeing modern technology being able to bring them to life on the big screen in recent years. The book caters to that demographic very well. And yes, I have the upcoming unabridged Jurassic Park audiobook on pre-order... :)
The book painted the area it was set in so well I was able to picture things so well, and this made the entire book feel so alive. The people in the story were also well developed. The lead character, the ex-cop Chief Park Ranger was likeable, conscientious and in the thick of the action. There were no real "baddie" type characters, other than one of the self serving scientists, and the desk bound park service boss but even they did add to the tale, rather than being just really grating. I also found it interesting the idea of the community aided homeless camp in the park. I'm not sure if this is based on factual occurrences of this, but it was the first time I'd heard of this concept, in fiction or elsewhere.
Johnnie C Hayes did a brilliant job narrating. I'd definitely recommend him to authors looking for narrators. I found him easy to listen to, clear, and characters all felt distinct.
I look forward to listening to more books by this author (including the Dinosaur Lake sequels). Highly recommended.
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