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Vostok Audiobook

Vostok

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Publisher's Summary

East Antarctica: the coldest, most desolate location on earth. Two-and-a-half miles below the ice cap is Vostok, a 6,000 square mile liquid lake, over 1,000 feet deep, left untouched for more than 15 million years. Now, marine biologist Zachary Wallace and two other scientists aboard a submersible tethered to a laser will journey 13,000 feet beneath the ice into this unexplored realm to discover Mesozoic life-forms long believed extinct - and an object of immense power responsible for the evolution of modern man.

In this sequel to The Loch and prequel to Meg: Nightstalkers, New York Times best-selling author Steve Alten offers listeners a crossover novel that features characters from two of his most popular series.

©2016 Steve Alten (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Stevie Havoc Canada 01-26-17
    Stevie Havoc Canada 01-26-17 Listener Since 2004
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    "Id have to say I was greatly disappointed"

    Initially I was excited for the sequel to The Loch, and it started well ... But then it took turns that just kept being more and more disjointed and entirely out of character for the genre. I was completely confused about what I was listening to and what had happened to the actual plot. Seemed like someone took one story and tried to ram it into another story, by another author, in an obscure and entirely different genre. Having purchased and listened to most of the authors work, including every Meg story, I was completely unimpressed to the point that I returned it after suffering through it to the garbage conclusion.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    david 02-09-17
    david 02-09-17 Member Since 2012
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    "exhausting."

    tiresome rants on theoretical physics made it hard to maintain interest. basic premise was good. author should have followed original storyline.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Emaxine On the planet . . . for now 01-25-17
    Emaxine On the planet . . . for now 01-25-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Wow!"

    Narrator was great. This story, however, hmmm. I think the author has finally lost his mind. This is probably the last of his books I will read.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew 02-16-17
    Andrew 02-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "everyone on the planet must have this book!"

    the lines between truth and fiction are so blurred in this story it was almost impossible to distinguish the two!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Margie Cape Coral, FL, United States 07-12-17
    Margie Cape Coral, FL, United States 07-12-17 Member Since 2005
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    "too much science/religion"

    Science, religion, free will, it's all interesting but a little over done for me, loved the prehistoric animals parts the best and it ended well for me.

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    Laurie 07-07-17
    Laurie 07-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Unexpected turn"

    The summary that tells what this book is about is misleading. It starts there but twists a turns to a WHOLE DIFFERENT SUBJECT. I'm not sure if I liked it or not.

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    G J. 06-23-17
    G J. 06-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "pay attention"

    Jurassic Park meets X-Files with Star Trek Quantum Leap and every other mixed movies it's for you then

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    Kindle Customer 05-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Not what I was expecting."

    I have read several of Steve Alten's books and I was looking for a similar story here. While Vostok has its classic moments, the story line veered far too into the strange and absurd. I do enjoy a good sci-if story but it did not feel like it belonged in this one. Aliens, out of body experiences, time travel, it just did not sit well with me and it was incredibly boring and confusing throughout most of the book. I had to stop before the ending because I could t take it anymore. Additionally, this particular narrator is dry unless he is performing with some kind of accent. The narrator from most of the Meg books is far superior.

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    Judy 05-19-17
    Judy 05-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Where are we?"
    What disappointed you about Vostok?

    It took us from present day to who knows where. Very confusing story.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Steve Alten again?

    I will listen if he doesn't go all weird on me.


    Which character – as performed by P. J. Ochlan – was your favorite?

    Zachary


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


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    Manuel 05-18-17
    Manuel 05-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Holy preachy."

    If you want an extended Global War... Climate Change pitch with a but of story wrapped around it then this is the book for you.

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    "Slightly disappointed"

    As a huge Steve Alten fan, I have been waiting ages for The Loch and Vostok to become available on audio format.

    While Vostok isn't a bad book it's falls far short of The Loch, I can't really say for what reason without ruining the book for anyone else. Lest just say the big bad under water monsters don't get much of a look in. As a tie in to the Meg series it could have done that on a much bigger scale. I have to say I am disappointed, after The Loch which was superb.

    Big hopes for the upcoming Meg Generations book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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