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Origin Audiobook

Origin: A Technothriller

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Publisher's Summary

When linguist Andrew Dennison is yanked from his bed by the Secret Service and taken to a top secret facility in the desert, he has no idea he's been brought there to translate the words of an ancient demon.

He joins pretty but cold veterinarian Sun Jones, eccentric molecular biologist Dr. Frank Belgium, and a hodge-podge of religious, military, and science personnel to try and figure out if the creature is, indeed, Satan.

But things quickly go bad, and very soon Andy isn't just fighting for his life, but the lives of everyone on earth…

©2012 J.A. Konrath (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    RealWoman8 08-26-17
    RealWoman8 08-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Really fun thriller!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes -- for anyone who wants a fun escapist gory story.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes -- no dead spots in this book. I always knew something awful was around the corner and couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next.


    What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I adored the narration. He did the character voices really well, especially Bub, the demon. It gave me goose bumps!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Sometimes it made me laugh, mostly it had me on the edge of my seat, grinning madly as one disaster after another struck.


    Any additional comments?

    I am now a fan of this author! I'm listening to The List now and have another of his books on my wishlist. :)

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    Mo Devlin 08-25-17
    Mo Devlin 08-25-17 Member Since 2007
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    "Disjointed"

    I really liked the overall concept of the book. However, the way it unfolded was either too quick or all over the board. Character development as well as believability in character was constantly in question. The author trued too often to turn a cute phrase rather than believable dialogue. I found the back-and-forth between science and religion interesting, however it was overplayed

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    Beauregard Jackson 08-21-17

    if you don't like it,.....

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    "Don't miss this book. really good."
    Where does Origin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    top 99%


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Origin?

    The very ending, the last page.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when the evil thing woke up


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

    no........... can't add to no.


    Any additional comments?

    no comments

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    DobieChuck Colorado 08-21-17
    DobieChuck Colorado 08-21-17 Member Since 2017

    Blind listener reading everything, especially mystery/thrillers and sf&f. Restricted to audio so picky where credits spent. #BooksRule

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    "...and Bub's your uncle"

    Read it straight through w/ only a recess for sleep... Yeah, the premise is a little loose, but the action and pace are addictive... Love those moments where you say to yourself "this won't end well", then the narrative remarks on the same thing;). Quirky and funny, even w/ the gore and violence... In fact those might be some of the more humorous instances... Some really good characters, and they're all a little, or a lot, broken, but even if they are a bit thin, it's because that's the type of ppl the story needed and intended them to be... Bub's a delicious monster/villain, and Andy, Sun, and less so the microbiologist are solid heroes... If you want serious and technical you might not like it so much, but if you want a fun, disengage mind experience, w/ some thrilss to go along w/ the laughs you'll eat this one up... Got it on a 2 for 1 sale and it's worth twice the price... Only complaint is that the story ended in a place I expected a foolowup, but don't see any...

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    Nicole Blanchard 08-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    I definitely recommend this book! Reminds me of a James Rollins or Nick Cutter book.

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    Nancy Chilton-Kendrick 08-18-17 Member Since 2015

    I love Science Fiction, Mysteries, Thrillers & Werewolves & Vampires. I devour audiobooks. Driving, cleaning house & anytime.

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    "Enjoyable Thriller"

    Everything about this audiobook was different and enjoyable. The narrator is very good but the end makes me wonder if there will be another book coming. I recommend this audiobook because the story is very good.

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    Kindle Customer 08-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "very enjoyable"

    pretty cool story AWESOME narrator loved the characters works well as a stand alone book or could be made into a 2nd book either way it would work

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    Lauren Medders 08-17-17
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    "Great performance & story"

    Luke Daniel's different voices are so very individual that you can almost see the characters he voices. His voice for Bub is so eerily spot on, really gave a great horror vibe. I liked the story a lot, and appreciated the many theories and opinions. I especially liked the choices that some characters made in spite of what they faced. The only reason I removed a star is because I don't feel it bears any repetitive value.

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    Tony Moore Springfield, IL 08-09-17
    Tony Moore Springfield, IL 08-09-17 Member Since 2013

    Kneel Before Zod!!

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    "Ooh Oh!!!"

    Once the story begins,it will be hard for you to stop listening... unless it's late at night. Then you may want to stop listening and try your best to sleep.

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    E. W. Land Bryce Resort, Virginia 07-23-17
    E. W. Land Bryce Resort, Virginia 07-23-17 Member Since 2017

    Say something about yourself!

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    "ORIGIN is like watching a Monster-Movie"
    Any additional comments?

    It's hard to define ORIGIN exactly. "Technohorror" isn't quite right. This is the first story in the Konrath/Kilborn Collective, not to be confused with a "Series" (each subsequent work building upon the same universe, but each book being a stand alone novel). In a word, I'd file ORIGIN squarely under "Monster-Horror". Bub (Beelzebub a.k.a., Satan) is a flesh & blood creature. The threat he poses isn't just psychological, he's a bloody carnivore!
    ORIGIN has a slow, creepy beginning. As the story builds, it becomes more like a graphic novel in many ways. There's suspense, body-horror, survival-horror, humor, and "Bruce Cambell" style absurdity. It has elements of The Exorcist, The Thing, Aliens, Jurassic Park, Hellboy, and The Evil Dead.
    The narrator does a superb job. If you didn't enjoy "The Exorcist", this book may not be for you.The question is....do you find the idea of the Devil scary or do you find the idea laughable? ORIGIN is way more "Horror" than it is "Techno"....IMO. I recommend it, highly.

    P.S. Bub eats sheep....And to say that he plays with his food is putting it nicely. I mention this because I loathe any story where cats and dogs are harmed. I can't take it. So, I'm giving a heads up to anyone bothered by the depiction of live feedings.

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