• Poseidon's Children

  • The Legacy of the Gods, Book 1
  • By: Michael West
  • Narrated by: S. W. Salzman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Poseidon's Children

By: Michael West
Narrated by: S. W. Salzman
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Man no longer worships the old gods; forgotten and forsaken, they have become nothing more than myth and legend. But all that is about to change. After the ruins of a vast, ancient civilization are discovered on the ocean floor, Coast Guard officers find a series of derelict ships drifting in the current - high-priced yachts and leaking fishing boats, all ransacked, splattered in blood, their crews missing and presumed dead.

And that's just the beginning.

Vacationing artist Larry Neuhaus has just witnessed a gruesome shark attack, a young couple torn apart right before his eyes...at least, he thinks it was a shark. And when one of these victims turns out to be the only son of Roger Hays, the most powerful man in the country, things go from bad to worse. Now, to stop the carnage, Larry and his newfound friends must work together to unravel a mystery as old as time, and face an enemy as dark as the ocean depths.

©2012 Michael West (P)2019 Michael West

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  • 09-30-19

Mythology mash-up!

Definitely not your usual shark attack tale. We are treated to a unique mixture of paranormal shape-shifters, mythological beings, archeological mysteries, and horror sea creatures all located on an isolated island. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? There’s an odd mash-up of Greek, Norse, and quasi-mythological elements, but it works well for the tale. It’s a slow starter to be sure, and there are plenty of characters to keep track of, but once all the introductions are made and the monsters make their appearance it gets interesting. It’s promoted as the first book of a series but it could stand on its own. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Stupid Pulpy Fun

You aren’t going to get anything new here. The story is your basic mishmash of fish-men, sunken cities, ancient societies, and a precariously situated resort town. The author does manage to do some interesting world-building of his own though. The secondary antagonist for example is basically an only slightly less evil Roger Ailes/Rupert Murdoch type looking for answers behind the death and dismemberment of his only son and he makes for an easily hateable villain. The Atlantean and Ancient Greek influences are also used in creative ways.
Like I said though, Poseidon’s Children is basically just the bastard child of Lovecraft’s The Shadow Over Innsmouth and Peter Benchley’s Jaws and White Shark aka Creature. However, as someone who loves both authors and finds the ocean and all it’s mysteries fascinating and horrifying in equal measure I’ll admit I did have some fun with Poseidon’s Children. You won’t be scared, you won’t be surprised, you also (paradoxically) won’t be bored either. It’s diverting, fun, creepy and an easy listen. I don’t think it’ll keep anyone up at night but it would make for something fun to read or listen to at the beach or on vacation. This also might be damning with faint praise but I could really see this working as a movie or mini-series on Syfy. If however this isn’t for you but you’d like something similar that works better and delivers on the scares definitely check out Mira Grant’s Into The Drowning Deep series, the second entry of which is truly incredible.

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Poseidon's Children

First off Salzman does an excellent job narrating this book. There was so many characters that I don't know how he comes up with all the different voices for them but he did. That being said I realize Greek mythology is full of sex and gore and this book does not disappoint in that aspect. But I found the story line itself hard to keep up with there was just too many main characters in too many areas.

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Think American werewolf in London meets a shark in New Englan

So imagine vacationing in a beautiful town by the sea. What would happen if there were creatures lurking in the water near that town...creatures that were half man half fish and could transform at will. Lost civilizations on the ocean floor. Monsters and thugs, murders and mysteries. A country to be overtaken by war an the surprise ending of endings leaving room for so much more. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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Good Story

I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
It was a little to horror suspense for me I tend to more fantasy fluff but it was a good offering for those who prefer their reads more thriller or horror based. I felt the beginning jumped between points of view and I got a little lost but everything started to make since as I kept listening. It was a good story just not fluffy like I tend to prefer.

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I couldn't stop listening.

Truely enjoyed this book. I listened for the first three hours straight. The narrator keeps the story smoothly moving. The characters are intriguing loved the horror. So well written. It's truely worthy of 5 stars. It is so professionally written and a great engaging story line.

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Poseidon's Children

I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Oof, so first of all, I'm not really into suspense/thriller stuff but I got this for free and wanted to give a review in thanks. I will not be listening to this again because it's horror and I don't like horror. But I think for people who do like horror they'll like this.

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Not what I was expecting

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

As the title says, it's not what I was expecting, but that isn't a bad thing in this case. I often take long road trips and will listen to books while driving. If the book isn't overly interesting my mind will wander away to other thoughts. That didn't happen with this book, My passenger and I couldn't wait to get back in the truck and keep listening every time we had to stop. Well written, easy to follow, well developed characters and story line. I truly enjoyed this book.

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Intriguing Premise And Solid Horror

When the scientific community uncovers the existence of the ruins of "maybe Atlantis", it creates quite a stir. The scientists work to protect their stake in the action while a group of individuals known as 'Poseidon's Children' being stirring in earnest. People being dying from attacks that appear to be sharks or other sea creatures but they're occurring on land. So while the heroes of the story attempt to save others from these creatures and get to the bottom of what they are, where they're from and what they want, the creatures themselves work on regaining their control over the land dwellers rekindling a war from thousands of years ago. But it's not that simple as there are factions in each side of the conflict who want different things out of it from revenge for thousands of years to revenge for recent deaths to just having the ability to stay out of it and be left alone. The action is great, the narration is great, and the story takes a little bit for it to make sense, but is certainly exciting from the get go as the author starts with the aftermath of several attacks. I recommend this and look forward to the opportunity to potentially listen to the subsequent entries in the series.

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I am hooked

I enjoy stories that borrow from mythology and weave a world almost believable. it starts out like an old episode of the X-Files then we get more of an inside view of the happenings. there was enough gore to keep it interesting and now I want to see where this story is going in the next book. I will say that I requested this book from the publisher as it appealed to my interests, and I voluntarily left this review.

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