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  • Excavation

  • By: James Rollins
  • Narrated by: John Meagher
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489

High in the Andes, Dr. Henry Conklin discovers a 500-year-old mummy that should not be there. While deep in the South American jungle, Conklin's nephew, Sam, stumbles upon a remarkable site nestled between two towering peaks, a place hidden from human eyes for thousands of years. Ingenious traps have been laid to ensnare the careless and unsuspecting, and wealth beyond imagining could be the reward for those with the courage to face the terrible unknown.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast Paced Thriller

  • By Carol on 10-07-12

Good, but not his best.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-21-11

I stumbled upon James Rollins by chance, and I really enjoy his writing style. That said, this was not his best book. It has his trademark "magic that is actually science" and "history meets present" style that I enjoy. However, the book was very slow going and dragged in some places. I also felt that (unlike in his fascinating Sigma books) some of the characters were a little flat and unrelatable. He is true to form with a great reveal of secrets, but the listener's journey to the climax is a long one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 210,712
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 196,742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196,328

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • perfection

  • By Dallas on 03-30-18

Delighted my Inner Geek!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-11

Ernest Cline has written a fascinating book based on a world where the only escape from global distopia is an online immersion game. As a non-MMORPG player, I was worried that my limited knowledge of those communities would make the book confusing or difficult to read. On the contrary, Cline guides readers with a deft hand. His characters discuss technology in a way that's easy to understand, but not as if they are speaking down to anyone.

The book had excitement, rebellion, an underdog story, gaming, romance, and 80s nostalgia like you wouldn't believe. Topping it all off - The WONDERFUL narration of Will Wheaton. His engaging style draws the listener in and makes the listener feel like they are witnessing events as they occur.

A wholehearted "Please Read" recommendation from me. :)