From New York Times best-selling author Bob Mayer writing as Robert Doherty: Now we know what the government hid there. It's time we found out why....
Hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest is a place shrouded in mystery. It is called The Mission. And in nearby villages people are screaming in pain as they die from a virus more deadly than Ebola. They can't escape it. They can't cure it. They can't stop it from exploding into a worldwide epidemic poised to kill us all....
Scientist Lisa Duncan and Special Forces Officer Mike Turcotte suspect this new "Black Death" is actually a biological weapon in an escalating war between us...and "them".
Them? The aliens who are part of a chilling conspiracy connected to ancient riddles, a covert government agency...and Area 51. Now from the Great Wall of China to a top-secret facility beneath Antarctica's ice cap, an eclectic group of soldiers and scholars are working with Duncan and Turcotte to give humankind one last shimmering hope to survive. To stop the aliens - at least until the Pandora's box of Area 51 opens up again....
©2011 Bob Mayer (P)2012 Bob Mayer
"This third volume in Doherty's ongoing chronicle of human-alien clandestine warfare should appeal to fans of UFOs, conspiracy theories, and 'ancient astronauts'." (Library Journal)
Harry Turtledove fan
The author has improved the tightness of the story and improved the writing style.
I can't believe am listening to the 3rd book. Its actually good.
Narration has improved, although not upto standards set by Ray Porter.
Sometimes find it difficult to differentiate characters since same type of narration and accent is used.
The story is now complex and contains more depth.
This series, which began with such promise in Area 51, has become rather long in the alien's tooth. This is mindless fiction, of course, but the story is difficult to follow, and then you realize, why bother? The various good and bad aliens and their earth bound allies and clones have just become tedious.
I would recommend this book to a friend. It is interesting to learn about the two sets of aliens and the history. I still feel a bit confused not knowing which are good or bad and supposed to be protecting the human race. And I have to admit I was ready for the war and it isn't in this book.
The first 2 books within this series.. I haven't read anything else that can compare so I can only compare it to the first 2 books.
The war continues..
I work in the woods and do a lot of driving. So I'm a higher than average consumer of audio literature. I'm amazed at these narrators.
The reader's performance is competent if not excellent, considering the number of voices, male and female as well as accents that must be incorporated into the story. Well done here!
The alien "helper" characters are the best because we're not quite sure they're on our side and they have individual personalities rather than the stereotypical "submit or be absorbed" type thing.
Not particularly, although I find any selfless sacrifice of life to be moving and there are several of those moments in this book.
Fast paced, grabs you IMMEDIATELY and does not let go... might lighten up on the grip a bit but definitely does not let go.
1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)
I'm just tired!!!!
In retrospect if I knew how bad it will get, I would've never bought the first book.
The original story was good but it dragged out for much longer than it had a right to.
Book 3 is finished and we are still nowhere.
We'll, it wasn't for me so I probably wouldn't recommend it. Too confusing to follow.
I couldn't get that far.
He does a very good job and is enjoyable to listen to.
I loved the first two books but this one was so confusing that I couldn't keep track of who were the "good guys" and who were the "bad guys'. And then he brought in the religious cult and that was the end of my desire to listen to it. I can't help but think that the author should have made the second book the ending to the series. This one isn't enjoyable because it is too complicated and not really much fun to listen to.
Recommend the whole series
The narration for the big Russian is great, you get a real feel for his Russian optimism.
All of it
I listen as I work so I listen to all my books in one sitting.....more or less.
An improvement would have been a better writer. His use of acronyms were irritating at first, then in places, just so frequent that they took away from the story. I found myself losing the point of the story trying to follow the confusing alphabetic jumbles.
Never again one of these novels.
HATED IT! He sounded like a cross between a bad news announcer and a Rod Sterling wannabe. He has no emotion at all in his delivery of dialogue and he sounds as if reading a line at a time across a script page instead of reading the sentence, any sentence.
The entire book.
I will NEVER listen to a book again by this narrator. And the author is questionable in my list of bad 'Riter's'
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