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Publisher's Summary

After Sam Cleave's perilous experience on the North Sea oil rig, Deep Sea One, he endevours to take life a little slower and keep to his mundane journalism job at the local newspaper. However, an unforeseen turn of events urges Sam to accept a freelance writing job offered by none other than Jefferson Daniels, the world renowned explorer with whom he shared their first terrifying expedition to Antarctica in search of Ice Station Wolfenstein a year or two before.

Soon Sam discovers that Dave Purdue and Nina Gould are also involved in this exclusive enterprise and, in the Arizona desert they are all about to discover just how deep FireStorm intends to take their initiates. When all connections to the outside world are severed and personal belongings become redundant, Sam and Nina begin to doubt the good intentions of FireStorm and its new anti-privacy software soon to be distributed worldwide. Before long their reluctance to conform becomes a gesture of threat and they soon find themselves in a desperate struggle for freedom where anyone, anywhere could be in league with FireStorm.

Will this be the Death of Privacy or will the worldwide domination of personal information be successfully thwarted?

Black Sun Rising leads the listener on a roller-coaster ride in search of a legend. Packed with breathtaking suspense and nerve-shredding action, Black Sun Rising is a thrilling listen for all fans of action, suspense, and intrigue.

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  • R voss
  • Gardnerville, NV
  • 02-13-15

Unable to listen to for more that 10 minutes

Would you ever listen to anything by Preston Child again?

The first two books of the series that I read were ok. I was also hooked in thinking the book was written by Preston AND Childs, not one person. I had purchased this book before I listened to the others, but I would have if I had listened to them before.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kevin Clay?

After about 5 minutes I was unable to listen to the narration any more. He sounded like he was jumping out of his skin with excitement when nothing exciting was happening yet. All of his sentences were run together. It was impossible to know where the narration ended and the character lines were being read.

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Robot reader

I can't say too much about the story of this book as the reading was so horrible that I couldn't get more than 15 minutes in to it. If it's like any other books in series it's worth a strong 3 stars. Very few mistakes and good plot.
The reading however was way too fast with horrible voice acting and dead monotone through the narration; couple that with mispronouncing some pretty common words and you quickly decide you'd rather read it yourself.

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  • Daniel
  • Fort Lauderdalw, FL, USA
  • 11-27-15

Not up to Child's par

What would have made Black Sun Rising better?

Get into the action faster than 4 hours. Slow reader's cadence.

What aspect of Kevin Clay’s performance would you have changed?

Cadence was like a race. Narration of character development at the same pace expected during for action passages.

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

Brought up some familiar characters from other books but seemed like new characters either due to narration style or writing style.

Any additional comments?

Like Preston Child but disappointed in this one. Just not up to par.

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not as good as previous two, slow to get going.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Maybe

What did you like best about this story?

Left you hanging as to what next.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Talked too fast, hard to differentiate the characters.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No.

Any additional comments?

No

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couldn't get past reader

What would have made Black Sun Rising better?

different narrator. as in the guy from the first 2 books.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Much too fast. Not-listenable.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed the first 2 books in the series, but couldn't get past 10 min with the new narrator. I even tried to delete and redownload hoping it was a download error. Mr Clay is reading this book entirely too fast. (yes i tried slowing playback, but that was worse). I've had problems with other readers, voices not up to par with the novels, but this was just a case of 'slow-the-hell-down'. So bad that I never got past the first 10 min. <br/><br/>Maybe a great book, but i'll never know. Well, i can read, and guess i'll have to do so, since the first two novels were really quite good. <br/>

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Hated the reader

Book 3 of the series continues the storyline well from the first 2 books. But I hated the reader for this book. Read too fast and didn't perform the characters as well as the reader from the first two books.

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WHAT???

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

not even sure

Would you ever listen to anything by Preston Child again?

I have read most of Preston Childs' books and I am just wondering if he actually wrote this... not nearly up to the standards of most of his books. I look forward to his books, but this series is like it is not even written by him.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator was terrible!! He did not even pause for periods, I don't think. His Scottish accent was horrible.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Black Sun Rising?

The plot was ok, don't think I would have cut scenes, but I sure would replace the narrator. The narrator in book 1 was so much better.

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  • AM
  • 12-22-14

Good Story - but the worse scottish accent ever

What did you like most about Black Sun Rising?

The story is well researched and compelling -- but not as good as any work by Preston Douglas or Lee Child

Would you be willing to try another one of Kevin Clay’s performances?

Never knowingly -- this performance destroyed my listening experience -- his accent and pronunciation for Sam Cleave (a scottish character) and pronunciation of Edinburgh, Pillock amongst many others are appalling -- it completely destroyed my listening experience.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No

Any additional comments?

ARGH !!!!!!!!!!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful