Denser than any substance known to man, it has broken every drill bit they've tried on it and will not budge an inch. It resists every effort to breach it - or communicate with it. So the government turns to marine biologist Russell Sutton for help.
Meanwhile, unknown to any of them, two creatures have wandered the earth for generations. The aliens have no knowledge of each other, but possess a residual memory of the artifact - and an affinity for deep water. One, which calls itself the changeling, has survived by adaptation, by taking on many different forms: man, woman, snake, shark. The other, which calls itself the chameleon, has survived solely by destroying anything or anyone that threatens it.
Now, finally brought up from the bottom of the sea, the artifact calls to them both...to come home. For all these generations there have been two invincible creatures on Earth. But the chameleon has decided there's only room for one.
A novel of human and inhuman nature, Camouflage will take you to the depths of the sea, to the limit of man's imagination - and beyond.
©2005 Joe Haldeman; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
Nebula Award, Best Novel, 2005
"Haldeman trips through history wearing alien goggles but his message is all about human nature." (Entertainment Weekly)
An extremely intelligent thriller." (Washington Post)
This is a very well performed eBook. The story starts with interesting scenario and then gains speed and excitement as it progresses. I plan to buy others by this team.
Really enjoy listening to these books sure am glad I was introduced to Audible. Best dollar I've ever spent.
the story line was easy to follow and guess ahead. Had some features in the story line that was fun to hear how it developed. The ending left me chuckling had it figured before I got to it. At least the language wasn't as bad as some I've heard. Over all it was worth it but not all that exciting.
This the third Haldeman novel I have downloaded. I read TMQ on espn and he turned me on to "The Forever War" which was great. "Forever Peace" was terrible, and "Camouflage" had potential. Haldeman to me deeply repressed issues that come through in his work. I am not a fan of having such gratuitus sex in my books. Forever War I felt as though the sex was an integral part of the the story. Depicting how social views can change over time. In "Camouflage" the sex scenes are creepy. I was disappointed through and through, and this will be the last of Haldeman's work I download.
This ranks near the top of my list for well written and well read sci-fi's. It just keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Lot's of fun.
I bought this because some time ago, I had read 'The Forever War' and enjoyed it, and also because the plot summary sounded interesting. However, there was nothing interesting beyond the summary in the book, and I had to sit through numerous explicit descriptions of sexual encounters.
Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.
This is a story of a shape changing creature which decides to integrate into human society, and has to deal with issues of war, love and another shape changer going around. I don't want to spoil the story, but the ending just seems too convenient and happy. There's also a bunch of sex scenes with the shape changer masquerading as both genders which seem a bit forced.
For those two flaws, it gets 4 stars in overall and story.
The narrator did an especially good job with different character accents without making them sound comical.
The Changeling. Its ability to adapt was fascinating.
The end where both characters went into the artifact and departed for Messier 22.
I liked the premise and it was somewhat entertaining, but in the end it fell flat. The writing style is very enjoyable, and I liked the descriptions of the various places and times. The character development wasn't great. I didn't find the main love story to be believable. The ending felt like a cop out. Things were resolved to quickly and easily.
Not much of interest here, unless you want your narrative interspaced with pages of unnecessary scientific text. A rather bland ending for all one sits through to get there.
Narrator not quite up to snuff, either.
If I could have given this book less than 1 star I would have. The sexual descriptions to include gay sex had no place in this book without a warning from audible. My kids enjoy listening to these books but had to quickly turn it off. Second the characters had no substance, one dimensional aliens that change shape. Horrible story that went nowhere from the start. I am amazed some people enjoyed this book.
"Nice Easy Listen"
Quite a good reader and a good story line made for a relaxed listen. Suspend credibility and enjoy.
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