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Vostok Audiobook

Vostok

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Publisher's Summary

East Antarctica: the coldest, most desolate location on earth. Two-and-a-half miles below the ice cap is Vostok, a 6,000 square mile liquid lake, over 1,000 feet deep, left untouched for more than 15 million years. Now, marine biologist Zachary Wallace and two other scientists aboard a submersible tethered to a laser will journey 13,000 feet beneath the ice into this unexplored realm to discover Mesozoic life-forms long believed extinct - and an object of immense power responsible for the evolution of modern man.

In this sequel to The Loch and prequel to Meg: Nightstalkers, New York Times best-selling author Steve Alten offers listeners a crossover novel that features characters from two of his most popular series.

©2016 Steve Alten (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Stevie Havoc Canada 01-26-17
    Stevie Havoc Canada 01-26-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Id have to say I was greatly disappointed"

    Initially I was excited for the sequel to The Loch, and it started well ... But then it took turns that just kept being more and more disjointed and entirely out of character for the genre. I was completely confused about what I was listening to and what had happened to the actual plot. Seemed like someone took one story and tried to ram it into another story, by another author, in an obscure and entirely different genre. Having purchased and listened to most of the authors work, including every Meg story, I was completely unimpressed to the point that I returned it after suffering through it to the garbage conclusion.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew 02-16-17
    Andrew 02-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "everyone on the planet must have this book!"

    the lines between truth and fiction are so blurred in this story it was almost impossible to distinguish the two!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    david 02-09-17
    david 02-09-17 Member Since 2012
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    "exhausting."

    tiresome rants on theoretical physics made it hard to maintain interest. basic premise was good. author should have followed original storyline.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Emaxine On the planet . . . for now 01-25-17
    Emaxine On the planet . . . for now 01-25-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Wow!"

    Narrator was great. This story, however, hmmm. I think the author has finally lost his mind. This is probably the last of his books I will read.

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    Curt Vancouver, WA 03-20-17
    Curt Vancouver, WA 03-20-17 Member Since 2005

    I love to be scared, does anyone write anything scary anymore? Maybe I have just become numb.

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    "Disappointing"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No idea.


    Has Vostok turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Is this a genre?


    Which character – as performed by P. J. Ochlan – was your favorite?

    In this book. None.


    What character would you cut from Vostok?

    All of them.


    Any additional comments?

    I was excited to listen to this book after listening to The Loch. So disappointed I can't even tell you how much. This book went off the chart of reason and jumped the shark.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susannah French 03-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Getting a little deep"

    I loved the first book in this series. I loved the science and history woven into the story. This book isn't short on science... but it gets way to deep into other theories. It took a surprising turn towards the wild side. I lost interest but persevered, and forced myself to finish the last several chapters. The epilogue was more satisfying than the rest of the story. Not sure if I'll bother with the last book when it comes out.

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    Ronald 03-09-17
    Ronald 03-09-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Dinosaurs and Aliens?"

    This book had a great storyline until they reached the spaceship. Then it diverged into an alien odyssey that diverted from the good storyline of dinosaurs roaming around in lake Vostok. Would've rated higher without the alien storyline.

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    jgerson2211 02-22-17
    jgerson2211 02-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "please no aliens"

    this book was read well but alien aspect of this book was way too much. Had a good ending what took you down a rabbit hole that was hard to keep up with. Don't like the other planet and alien language that was used in the book

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    Christopher M. Vasquez 02-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "good but more sci-fi"
    Any additional comments?

    this book starts off like meg or the loch, feels very familiar. about half way thru it becomes a sci-fi story, and not monsters but space. i think this is the root of the negative reviews. it is out of character but it doesn't make the book bad. just go into this book knowing there is a turn.

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    Susan Harris 01-23-17 Member Since 2011
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    "loved it"

    Best Steve Alten book yet. It dovetails nicely into what I've been studying. I was surprised that the content of this book drifted far from the monster based books he usually writes and into string theory and quantum physics and alien life forms with the usual monster subjects used only as props. this was a real mind blower. I loved it.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    "Slightly disappointed"

    As a huge Steve Alten fan, I have been waiting ages for The Loch and Vostok to become available on audio format.

    While Vostok isn't a bad book it's falls far short of The Loch, I can't really say for what reason without ruining the book for anyone else. Lest just say the big bad under water monsters don't get much of a look in. As a tie in to the Meg series it could have done that on a much bigger scale. I have to say I am disappointed, after The Loch which was superb.

    Big hopes for the upcoming Meg Generations book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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