The time is now. The place is the Trident, a long-range research vessel hired by the reality TV show Sealife. Aboard is a cast of ambitious young scientists. With a director dying for drama, tiny Henders Island might be just what the show needs. Until the first scientist sets foot on Henders, and the ultimate test of survival begins.
For when they reach the island's shores, scientists are utterly unprepared for what they find: creatures unlike any ever recorded in natural history. This is not a lost world frozen in time, an island of mutants, or a lab where science has gone mad: this is the Earth as it might have looked after evolving on a separate path for half a billion years.
Soon the scientists will stumble on something more shocking than anything humanity has ever encountered: because among the terrors of Henders Island, one life form defies any scientific theory and must be saved at any cost.
©2009 Warren Fahy; (P)2009 Random House
"Fahy's imaginative debut puts a fresh spin on the survival-of-prehistoric-beasts theme popularized by Jurassic Park." (Publishers Weekly)
This was a great book. Lots of science, action, and likeable characters. The narrator did a great job, as well, nailing several different accents. Definitely recommend it for those who like desrted island/science horror.
This book covers a lot of the eccentric areas of science and history. I found this quite interesting. But the story reads like a soap opera or a made for TV movie. Most irritating is the total lack of knowledge as to how a military operation is conducted. This portion had holes big enough for a semi to drive through.
Does not apply.
Narrator did good in different voice inflections. But the plodding pace made me put the listen on 3X so I could just get through the debris.
Worth the time. But not worth the second listen.
Due to my poor opinion of the book I would not want to read another book by the author.
The first half of this book is fairly gripping. The story brings you along and you find yourself excited to find out what happens next. However, about half way through, the whole thing takes a nose dive. The story gets dumb and the characters get thin. I was terribly disappointed after such a promising first half.
The narrator is average. I don't think he takes too much away from the book, but most of his "voices" are a bit over the top.
The book itself did not seem to have a lot of original ideas. I found the scientists to be exaggerated stereotypes. The narration made it worse; the accents were terrible, and it was hard to distinguish between characters.
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