©2002 Lincoln Child; (P)2002 Books on Tape, Inc.
"Child proves he is capable of fireworks (literally) at the rousing conclusion." (Publishers Weekly)
"The blend of technological jargon and suspense results in a real thrill-a-minute read." (Booklist)
Thank goodness this was about a futuristic park or I might never go to another one. This book would have gotten 5 stars except for the fact some of the descriptions were kind of overdone and drawn out. I also wanted to know what happened with one of the characters and his family at the end so had to do a little assuming there since I don't like to be left hanging.
The theme park was well-described and all the main characters and even the ones with minor but important parts were well developed. It started out a little slow but then picked up pace. There was some violence and gore, which is to be expected when bad guys take over, but not too bad.
The plot was pretty well set out in the description so I won't run the risk of accidentally giving anything away, although the bad guy who started all this was pretty easy to guess so it's more of an action/thriller than a mystery book.
The narrator was good with both male and female voices and was easy to listen to
Absolutely! You can't go wrong with Scott Brick narrating. He is so good with voices, accents and just the right inflections at the right time.
It was a unique twist on the thriller genre. Who would have thought an amusement park would be an exciting venue for high technology mayhem? Fun and exciting.
He is the best. I'm never disappointed when Scott Brick narrates.
There were many of these moments, but I think my favorite was when the robot dog saved the day.
I love all of the Lincoln Child (and Child/Preston) novels. I had never read this one, so I was delighted that Audible had it available on audio. Perhaps the only negative and why I gave it 4 stars, was that it was a bit too long. Also, there were a few things that were never explained at the end, like what motivated the leader of the bad guys, as it appeared there was a revenge motive that was never explained adequately. Also, what wasn't clear is what happened to one of the main characters at the end, who helped to save the park? Did he die or recover? Was he remembered for his bravery?
Exciting, characters, Disney
Wrapped it up nicely. but.....Poole?
Outstanding as always! The final reason for opting to buy!
No - wanted to make it last!
PLEASE - did I miss what happened to "Poole" after collapsing, after firing the decisive shot??
Maybe my dogs were barking at the UPS guy!
I was an avid reader of books before my work took most of my time so now I listen to Audible books when I'm exercising or walking my dog. I like mystery and thriller novels, particularly good serial killer novels. I'm a writer and a psychotherapist.
For sure I would buy a book narrated by Scott Brick but even he couldn't pull this dog into the land of the listener. I have listened to books by Lincoln Child before and enjoyed them. After three hours of listening I realized the book wasn't ever going to get any better. It was full of description apropos of nothing and, if there was a story line, it hadn't emerged after three hours of listening.
Save your points and do not buy this book!
Scott Brick was fine. I didn't have a problem with the narration. He tried but the book was too awful.
I did enjoy the book, let me be clear on that, but it took a long time for any real action to take place with the main characters. I did like Andrew Warne as a person, but I found the character indecisive and felt that there was too much time spent in his head. The amount of second-guessing he did, while understandable within the context of the events in the book, were tiresome after a while.
There was one major issue with the recording, and that was that there were 4 instances that I counted where the author repeated a line; a minor issue, but annoying all the same. This was jarring when trying to get into the world of the novel and lose yourself in it.
Over all a good book, and I definitely do not regret buying it.
This is one of those books that you want to listen to again - after you get over the scare from the first time.
absolutely scary, engaging and fascinating.
Scott Brick is an exceptional reader. His performances pull you in before you know it. If the book is also amazing, you are a captive.
I could not stop.
My husband and I are both computer nerds and the technology described in the book kept me mesmorized. If you are not a computer nerd, it is still a good story, but that was the best part for me.
I would recommend for anyone. It was a very good suspense book and I would listen to it again.
The plot was good but my experience with computer scientists did not match that of Andrew's. Andrew is so much more emotional and acted a bit irrational at times. However, once I got past that, I enjoyed getting to know the other characters.
I wanted to love this book but in the end it just didn't satisfy. I loved the amusement park itself, a high tech marvel outside of Vegas. You can tell the writer is a theme park fan. But the plot itself seemed forced, contrived, silly.
On a positive note, the narrator Scott Brick is superb!!! Check him out in Atlas Shrugged.
Kindergarten teacher, grandmother of 5, gardener, loves animals and Arizona!
I have read all of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child's collaborative books and loved them all, but this is the first audiobook I've listened to by either author. The story had just as many twists and turns as some of the new-age roller coaster rides it featured. Lots of technology references that helped to make the script believable. Enjoyed all the elements that were made into possibilities of a futuristic amusement park... Scott Brick is a superb narrator, capable of bring the emotions of the characters to the forefront of the listening experience. You could sense the excitement of the throngs of people waiting in line to experience the thrill of a new ride just being introduced into the park. I would recommend it to any reader that enjoy's the works of Preston & Child, but without giving the plot away... would caution not to read it if you are planning a visit to an amusement park in the near future!
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