In the summer of 1947, an unidentified object crashed in Roswell, New Mexico. There were no survivors. Now it's happened again. But this time, two creatures have emerged from the wreckage alive.
©2006 David Lynn Golemon (P)2013 Recorded Books
There are few things better than a good story well told!
Yes, if the friend was into action/adventure stories (Cussler, Rollins, Child, Preston etc.). There is nothing complicated here just a good adventure based on the myth (?) surrounding Area 51. And if you have not read any other Event Group thrillers you can still enjoy this story. Light but very entertaining listen.
Fantastic narration by Poe, and a fascinating ( if not at times somewhat unbelievable ) story arc. It's the mother of all conspiracy theory lovers books/series.
The supporting story for the Roswell Incident is entertaining.
Each character comes to life. An award worthy presentation.
I highly recommend this BOT, and urge Audible to upload the entire series IMMEDIATELY!
IT Project Manager in CA. I would say I am a Audio Book Addict...
A wonderful syfi adventure series. Well written excellent character development and imaginative stories. Also, the narrator does a excellent job.
The one problem is that we do not yet have access to the full series. Not only that, some of the books in the series have been skipped. The reading order should be:
Event -- Available at audible.
Legend -- Available at audible.
Ancients -- Available at audible.
Leviathan -- Missing
Primeval -- Missing
Legacy -- Missing
Ripper -- Available at audible.
If Audible had all of them I would probably add them to my library.
I listen to a lot of audio books. Mostly books of this exact genre and was excited to find this series. Sounds right up my street and I thought Richard Poe did an decent job of bringing the story to life.
My issue with the book, and it was a near constant distraction all the way through, was that it felt like it was written in the early 1980's. If that is the case then I totally understand, however as I understand it the book was written in the early to mid 2000's.
The writing often sounded like the characters were out of a 1940's gangster movie. I kept imagining Bugsy Malone saying "See here you, why you.. ya hear". It made the female characters come across as second class and treated with kid gloves in a very 1950's way.
References to a Cray, programs on tape, outdated biometric security and surveillance capabilities, etc for the highest funded secret organisation in the US they were seriously outdated. A US government agency issuing a Browning HP in 9mm to an operator is odd to say the least. For me the most painful was the that KH-11 and other electro-optical orbital surveillance platforms would not require a dramatic count-down to "go to maximum magnification".
These little technical or dramatic gripes aside, I did enjoy the book. The premise was excellent and the general story was enjoyable.
I will certainly give the next book in the series a go.
The author created a good blend of characters that include shadow governments, heroic military men of action, malevolent men-in-black, smart women of consequence, extinction event monsters and, of course, aliens and flying saucers.
The narrator was excellent and was able distinguish between men, women and adolescent voices.
It was an entertaining novel.
One story that absolutely trashes pretenders like the Area 51 series that try to drag it out forever.
I love to be scared, does anyone write anything scary anymore? Maybe I have just become numb.
How the book tied conspiracy theories to the present.
It would be a spoiler to say
No, it think this book is better if you listen for a while and then let it soak in before continuing.
A great listen.
Thoroughly enjoyed it! I would recommend it to anyone. Give it a try you will not be disappointed.
I has as much fun listening to this, as I did reading it. Loved it and loved the voice for Gus and Matchstick - exactly how I heard them in my head when reading the book.
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