In Australia... a U.S. Air Force computer operator receives a terrifying radio transmission out of Ayers Rock that knocks out the world's communications.
In New Mexico... a boozy college engineering professor is suddenly escorted into a waiting car by two armed military men.
In New York... a tall, slender woman leaves her husband a note on the refrigerator saying that she's leaving - but can't tell him where she's going.
In Colombia... a Special Forces officer breaks into a drug kinpin's bedroom and puts a bullet into a woman's brain before running to a waiting helicopter.
And in England... a beautiful 23-year-old mathematician prepares for a journey that will change her life forever.
The team assembles in Australia on a mission that can save the world. But first, they must figure out who is the message coming from? What are they trying to tell mankind? And can it be deciphered in time before Armageddon overtakes the world?
It's about a bomb, it's about a world about to be shattered. It's about the last few days they have to save us all.
©2010 Bob Mayer (P)2011 Bob Mayer
"Fascinating, imaginative and nerve-wracking.... A crackling science thriller in the vein of Crichton that mixes action with science fiction." (Kirkus Reviews)
"The best combination of science fiction and technothriller this year." (Publishers Weekly)
This book was painful to say the least, I have listened to twenty five books this fall and this one was not worth the time it took to hear it.
Martin gollery needs to find another line of work he is NOT audible.com quality. My nine year old son reads better.
Both anger and disappointment. Anger for having spent money on trash and disappointment in audible for selling trash. Did anyone review this book before you started to sell it.
The reader was horrible. A good (or maybe even just competent) narrator could have done much more for this book.
No. Painful to listen too.
Scott Brick would have done this story well.
Disappointment. The story is somewhat interesting, but the bad narration was so distracting it was hard to concentrate on the story.
The vocal performance was terrible.it was read as if the guy was just worried about enunciating.
Wooden. Staccato. Flat affect. Didn't edit mispronounced and stumbled words. He just corrected himself and went on. No emotion. No voice change for dialog or characterization. If I ever am tempted to purchase an audiobook and discover it's performed by Martin Gollery, I will firmly decide NOT to buy it.
I didn't finish listening. It was too painful. The story failed to compensate for the performance shortcomings.
I'm sorry I bought it.
Although the story is interesting with several surprising twists, I didn't care for the narration at all. Mr Gollery has a monotonous voice with very little emotional content and an over-emphasis on speak-ing-each-word-dis-tinct-ly. Perhaps he was told to read the words as though he was a soldier reading a dispatch. If so, he followed his instructions very well, much to the detriment of the suspense of the story.
I am not a big fan of science fiction, but nevertheless I did not find this a convincing story. I was also disappointed by the robotic nature of the narrators voice.
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