Scavenger is a brilliant, frightening hunter-hunted tale that layers modern technology over the dusty artifacts of earlier times. The result is a surreal palimpsest, one that contains the secret of survival for Balenger and a handful of unwilling players who race against the game's clock to solve the puzzle of the time capsule, only to discover that time is the true scavenger.
©2007 David Morrell; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio
"Morrell has a reputation for smart, tightly written, genre-bending fiction, but here he exceeds himself, producing a superbly entertaining novel that will attract readers from multiple genres." (Booklist)
"Patrick Lawlor is highly appropriate as the no-nonsense Balenger. His reading is glib, but forceful....He ratchets up the tense moments and capitalizes on the excitement with ease. With his help, the author keeps listeners guessing to the end." (AudioFile)
It's either the reader or the recording or both--I tend to think it's the reader however. It's hard to listen to the story for any length of time as the
Phil Gigante has narrated
No, but that's based on the narrator of this one.
I put off making this review since I really don't like to say anything bad about people--least in a way it could affect their livelihood or to embarrass them, but after trying to listen to yet another short session of Patrick Lawlor, I decided I needed to vent my frustration.
Although I finished it, I can't say the book was anything near great. The story never really roped me in - I could have stopped listening at any time, without a second thought. With this book, my mind kept wandering and I mentally needed to remind myself to listen. In addition to the lackluster story, the narrator (in my opinion), is just awful. His voice was annoying, there was very little emotion and he goes overboard with pronunciation of words. I wouldn't recommend using a credit. I did like one of the other books by the author - Creepers.
Nice Sequel to Creepers without "cheating" Nothing worse then a sequal that uses cheap tricks, but this sequal actual stands alone from Creepers as a seperate story that happens to involve the same main characters.
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