Kate has uncovered a horrifying secret. Important people will stop at nothing to protect it. It is a terrifying medical discovery. And its roots lie in one of the greatest evils in the history of humankind.
©1991 Michael Palmer; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Bi-Vocational Pastor/Draftsman. Full time husband and dad. Audiobooks are a staple in my life because I can read and work...
The idea for this book could have been developed better i think. i like the idea of a misused biological discovery. A lot of the cool biological terror stuff was not explored and overshadowed by the shallow plot of a personal account of the main character. Most of the characters were ones you care about while reading, but they should have discovered more in depth evil plots and stuff. Their adventure should have taken them overseas or something...they really needed to discover a dark secret...
I think the narration would have better fit the book if it had been a male voice.
Not really worth the money.
It's funny how book to book the narrator can and does make a difference. I just listened to a lengthly book narrated by Will Patton for James Lee Burke, and it was most enjoyable. The narrator on this book is most boring, and only because I listen to it while working out will I continue with it, it is that big a struggle to listen to her narration.I don't think I would buy another book that is narrated by Ms Dawes.
i shouldn't review this book as i haven't been able to get past the first hour. the narrator is so oddly distracting that i actually replayed the opening five minutes three times to try to figure out what she was saying...if this sounds harsh, listen long enough to hear her SING the national anthem...in a nazi accent. excruciating enough that i bought a new book to listen to...
the story is quite captivating; i am not finished yet but I can't wait to turn it on every time i drive to work. I do not think I will order again from this narrator though... her voice and accents are distracting. Amusing, but distracting.
Absolutely agree with you about the national anthem - oh dear (that isn't what I really want to say!!). I came back on here to see if I had possibly downloaded the wrong book. She is very hard to listen to. But I did pay $14-something for this book since the first one I downloaded is worse. Sad. I will finish it I suppose!!!
MBaggins of Blue Star Mage.com
Very seldom do I see a book that is almost trashed by the reader. I really wanted to reach right in there and reduce the woman's caffine alotment at a few points in the book. I am fairly able to listen to a fast reader but this one got obnoxious.
I had to put the story aside in my mind just to try and follow what this really fast reader was
TRYING to say. Very distracting.
That said I also noted that a few times I think she was actually enjoying the book and slowed down a tiny bit to savor it.
This was really good. After the first chapter I thought it was not going to be my type of book. But it was just building the foundation. Good story that kept moving and held my interest. This is the first book that I have read by Michael Palmer, but it won't be my last.
loves to get lost in a good book.
The sinister nazi scientist angle was promising but fell short of interesting.
I would not recommend Side Effects unless it was on sale (less than $5).
good, pedestrian, satisfactory
Although the end hints to a follow-up book and other listeners seemed to enjoy this book, I don't think a sequel is necessary.
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