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Habitat Zero

By: Christopher Cartwright
Narrated by: David Gilmore
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In the Pacific Ocean a Silicon Valley magnate vacationing on his luxury motor yacht Carpe Diem stumbles across a floating island of pumice. Two weeks later, their motor yacht returns to its home port in San Diego on autopilot - but when it arrives, nobody gets off.

Sam Reilly and his team are called in to investigate what happened on board Carpe Diem. But what at first appears to be a simple boating accident soon turns into a deadly game of international intrigue - sending America and Russia racing toward each other on an unavoidable collision course.

©2018 Christopher Cartwright (P)2019 Christopher Cartwright

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Good story, but with holes in the science

I have to start out by saying that I have enjoyed every Cartwright book I have listened to (now 15 of them). There are several things I can count on, such as plenty of action, reliable characters, a few twists and surprises, and (not really a spoiler) Sam Reilly comes out on top. I can also count on a solid performance by the narrator. I can also usually count on a spot or two where some science is described and I think wait...that's not correct. And also a word or two where I say That's not how you say that word. Fortunately, the good parts outweigh the others by a significant margin, so I mostly enjoy them, but I still wish that things were a little cleaner.

If you have made it through a few of the Sam Reilly books already, you know exactly what to expect. If not, this is probably not a good place to start. even if this can stand on its own. There is getting to be more and more background information from previous books that is helpful in the latter books.

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Awesomeness overload

I received a free code to listen to this book and I did so willingly

Christopher Cartwright you are really one of the best writers and I like this series of books very much
David Gilmore is by far the best narrator for these books.

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Extremely enjoyable

I found this audiobook to be extremely enjoyable listen. It has a great combination of mystery, suspense, drama and danger. The narrator does a wonderful job reading this book.

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Great read

Habitat Zero, my fifteenth read from author Christopher Cartwright & the fifteenth book in the highly entertaining Sam Reilly series. Well-written thriller with captivating & well-developed main characters. Reminds me of Dan Brown’s writing. These books have been a rollicking adventure. Narrator David Gilmore’s narration added to the book’s enjoyment. I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. I’ll be reading more by this author! (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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Slightly confused becuase I started with 15

These days I'm very guilty of reading books with no context, just to see if I'll discover something I'll like. I started with this book and got overly invested in the intro characters who disappear for a bit and don't come back into later in the book. I was a bit confused until the half way point and I think most of my confusion is not reading any of the prior books. Overall I really enjoyed the story but feel like I would have benefited from reading the others first. I was given this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Awesome!

Habitat Zero, a Sam Reilly book is incredible. This series has been a favorite of mine. Christopher Cartwright has succeeded in creating a unique and endearing character in Sam Reilly. I love how he meshes history with today, legend with fantasy, action and adventure. The use of black obsidian references throughout the series adds an authentic element in his research of events and adds a plausible factor. The storyline is original and thought provoking. David Gilmore is perfect in his narration. He brings the characters to life, giving them distinguishable voices. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will most definitely listen to more books by this talented author and narrator.

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Good read, futuristic and ancient combined!

This is a great book. An eighth continent, ancient creatures, futuristic orbs, this book has a bit of everything. Mr. Cartwright has a great imagination and sense of adventure! I was more than happy to go on this one with him! Sam was a very likable hero and easy to root for. The narrator, David Gilmore, was excellent, I plan on looking for more books he read. I recommend this book for anyone who is interested in mysteries, suspense and thrillers!
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unusual

unusual and very nice story I can speak about the book without making a lot of spoilers but I will say it was a book that I would pick to listen to as a first choice but I would say that the story was quite interesting and quite unusual again ‏whole story was a very nice and solid ‏book and the narrator was a very good one

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My first adventure with Sam Reilly!

An interesting story to be sure. Although this is volume 15 in the Sam Reilly series, it is my first exposure. I was able to enjoy the book as a stand-alone novel even though there were instances of experiences in the past. This is a current day technology thriller revolving around high-end electronics, deep sea diving, the Marianas Trench, and the evils of nuclear waste. There’s also a bit of fantasy thrown in concerning the 8th Continent, which I also enjoyed. The characters were likable and I’m sure with reading previous volumes would provide plenty of backgrounds. I will not mind checking out other Sam Reilly volumes as I come across them. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Good, fast moving adventure story

First, a disclaimer, this is the first book in the series that I have listed to. Obviously, there was information and character development that I missed having not heard the first 14 novels. However, the call-backs were sufficient to not leave me lost in the mud. Reviewing this book as a standalone, the story had a good clip and the characters were fun. How this novel fits in to the greater 'universe' of Sam Reilly I will leave to others. I will say, having listened to this, I will go back and start picking up the early books and see more of this world.

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