From New York Times best-selling author Bob Mayer, writing as Robert Doherty....
Deep in the Nevada desert is the most secure compound in the United States: Area 51.
The most chilling experiment of all time is about to begin there. The President doesn’t know about it. Just a few scientists and military personnel working for Majestic-12 do, and they are about to make a very big mistake....
Former Green Beret Mike Turcotte, assigned to Nightscape, security for Area 51, begins to realize things aren’t as they seem. Deep inside the Great Pyramid in Giza, an archeologist makes a startling discovery in the lowest chamber. On Easter Island, what are the giant statues guarding? What was Thule and why were the Nazis so intent on finding it during World War II? What are the strange stones off the coast of Bimini? All these clues and more add up to a frightening countdown that could bring about the end of our planet. Turcotte and Presidential Science Adviser Lisa Duncan must race against time to save the world from the secret hidden at Area 51.
Over 1.5 Million copies of Area 51 sold—also author of the best-selling Atlantis series.
©2011 Bob Mayer (P)2011 Bob Mayer
Praise for Bob Mayer: "Spell-binding! Will keep you on the edge of your seat. Call it techno-thriller, call it science fiction, call it just terrific story-telling.” (Terry Brooks, best-selling author of the Shannara series and Star Wars: Phantom Menace)
Hardcore scifi fan from a galaxy far far away.
The series as a whole is worth it. The strenuous effort to enter twine every myth of history into a alien conspiracy is good spaghetti. However the individual books can be painful. The 'action' seanes can be pointless, jumpy and painful. I recommend the read -you will just have to put some work into it to enjoy the series.
This book was fun and I enjoyed listening to it. Might listen a second time for kicks.
Listener of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Intrigue (not romance), Historical Fiction and very eclectic in her literary wanderings.
If you're looking for deep conspiracy/alien cover up books stop here.
This novel is very much what I call Brain Candy and it's action packed, low on accuracy and high on TV movie fun.
It's fun, easy to listen and just as easy to walk away from too.
The reader makes it better for certain.
Hey, I had a busy day and I was looking for something to listen while working and this fit the bill.
As other readers noted: the ending is a little to snappy and neat. I felt like the author rushed to resolve things and lost perspective. If there's a sequel, I'll think about picking it up.
I am actually surprised how even action can be made boring! Looks like the author gathered all interesting tidbits and jumbled them together in a series of cliches, spoiling what could be an interesting subject...
I'm pretty tired of the amazing number of alien movies and books coming out these days. This one is a little older and I really enjoyed where it went. It certainly kept guessing as I did not really figure things out til pretty close to the end. If you enjoy sci-fi and the alien theme, you'll likely enjoy this book.
I have enjoyed this series a lot so far, it has a good mix of action and Sci/fi which anyone who likes this genre should enjoy. I think the narrator has done a very good job bringing the different characters to life in the stories.
a finished book
Something from an author I know.
ok I guess
It just stopped at the point when things should have really gotten going. Dragged at first, then when it picked up
I'm kind of at a loss for words. I guess it's a typical alien conspiracy theory book. It starts vary slowly and then things pick up a bit. There isn't really a climax at the end. It just sort of stops and leaves you hanging wanting more. I think I may listen to more of the series, but I'll try to find something better on my wish list first. Oh, and the narrator is mediocre at best. His monotone is kind of dry and just barely tolerable.
Tell us about yourself! Retired School Principal and love mysteries, thrillers, and science fiction print and audio books.
Yes, there were a lot of details that one could pick more up the second time around. I listened to is on my commute to and from work. It kept my interest and took the boredom out of the drive.
When they got in the space ship and headquarters in the mountain
Kept my interest
Worth the cost
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