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Publisher's Summary

There are incidents and emergencies in the world that defy logical explanation, events that could be defined as supernatural, extraterrestrial, or simply otherworldly. Standard laws do not allow for such instances, nor are most officials or authorities trained to handle them. In recognition of these facts, one organization has been created that can. Assembled by a loose international coalition, their mission is to deal with these situations using diplomacy, guile, force, and strategy as necessary. They shield the rest of the world from their own actions, and clean up the messes left in their wake. They are our protection, our guide, our sword, and our voice, all rolled into one.

They are O.C.L.T.

Nothing is ever normal in Old Mill, NC, particularly when Cletus J. Diggs and his buddy Jasper decide to go fishing. When Jasper tells him two fishermen they know saw a dinosaur in The Great Dismal Swamp, Cletus is ready to chock it up to shadows and too much beer. When he and Jasper are out fishing themselves and find a bass boat jammed nose first into the bottom of the Perquimans River with nothing left of the other two men but a boot with a leg protruding from it and one big-assed track in the mud, things get serious.

Joined by Geoffrey Bullfinch, Wendell "Mack" Macklemore, and Isabella Ferrara of the O.C.L.T., two genetic scientists with a strange story of hurricanes and DNA splicing, and a strange cast of others (including a very loud cockatiel), Cletus has to solve the mystery of where the monster killing people in the swamp came from, where it's gone, and find a way to stop it before it kills again. Unfortunately for the team, taking down a 40 foot, 16 ton dinosaur no one believes in is no easy task, and the clock is ticking.

©2015 David N. Wilson (P)2016 David N. Wilson

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Fun.

This was very much a fun and "creature feature" type of fun. One where it takes little effort to follow but is lots of fun to listen to. It's a tongue in cheek, over the top, oodles of fun, book. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the dinosaur crock crossed with a cockatile bird thing, causing havoc in The Great Dismal Swamp. Add in some rednecks, some scientists and you have a lazy day read!!

I'm not going to get into the plot because it would spoil all the fun and surprises, but I will say that the book is well written and one you can't help but love. It's filled with action, adventure, giant crock things, a very loud and annoying bird, trigger happy rednecks and enough drama to keep everyone happy ;) I didn't realise this was book 5 in the O.C.L.T series but it can be read as a stand alone. I'm definitely going to check out the rest in the series and realy hope they are all so outlandish ;)

I had no issue with Arthur Flavell's narration. He read the book well and was easy to listen to.

I received the book, at no charge, from the publisher. This in NO way affected or influenced my thoughts.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Crockatiel

Wow!A Sy Fy movie in a book.There is a lab that can withstand the hurricane coming,so they just go ahead with their experiment to bring back the dinosaur king of crocodiles...sadly a tree uproots the best intentions.So Cletus and friends are fishing and see this animal.It upturns boats,etc.Can anyone stop it?It's a fun read.Arthur Flavell is a great narrator.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

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Creature Feature

Fun take on a dinosaur? mix that is cooked up in a lab and accidentally lost in the wild. Since I'm a FL girl and spent part of my childhood hunting w/family in the everglades, I truly believe this could and can happen anywhere. The setting in North Carolina is told so well I felt like I was in the boat w/the gang (but happy I really wasn't).

I'm a sucker for dino's and secret special op monster hunters, so can't wait to see what else O.C.L.T. and Cletus' gang get up to next.

I Double D Dog Dare you to to give this a listen. Lots of fun with big teeth.

This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

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A bit slow

I mostly enjoyed this book. It was a bit slow for my tastes. I would have thought a book with a mutated dinosaur would have had more action in it. The story was fairly interesting, enough to hold my attention. I did enjoy the characters. Especially Jasper. He was hilarious. Isabella was the most unlikable character ever. I did enjoy the sarcastic humor. That's always a winner for me.

The narrator did a great job. Loved his accents.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Entertaining, mindless fun

What was one of the most memorable moments of Crockatiel?

Any part of the story with Cletus.

What about Arthur Flavell’s performance did you like?

I thought he did a good job with the different characters. I would listen to him again.

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

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Cockatiel DNA crossed with that of a dinosaur crocodile

What can go wrong with a concept like that. I love that the author acknowledges the grade b sci fi channel movies as inspiration. I love those movies and olive this story! I can't wait to read more by this author! It is well written campy sci fi. The narrator perfectly captured the voiced of the characters and delivers on all the campy stereotype accents. I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audiobookboom in exchange for an unbiased review

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A bit of Jurassic Park in North Carolina

Would you listen to Crockatiel again? Why?

I don't know that it's the type of book that I would listen to again, but it was a pretty fun book. At no time did I feel like I was making myself "plow" through a section. The author did a pretty good job of making the characters and the storyline interesting.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Crockatiel?

A couple scenes fit the bill. The final battle is entertaining and easy to see it play out.

Have you listened to any of Arthur Flavell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First time. He does a good job with the different characters. He plays the redneck especially well.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If time allowed, I could have. It's not destined to be a classic, or even a movie, but a general good time in the realm of science fiction.

Any additional comments?

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  • James
  • Powderly, KY, United States
  • 09-28-16

Dinosaur gets red-necked

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“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”<br/><br/>This was a really fun listen. Sharknado type story line with dinosaurs in a swamp. The characters were surprisingly well developed and likable. This book is like a roller coaster, you know what's coming, but it's still a fun ride.

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Beer Guzzling Hero

It's strange and a little hard admit, but I actually liked Cletus, yes he's off putting, yes he's an alcoholic, yes I'd like him on my side if we're fighting prehistoric dinosaur!

This is an odd little book completely implausible, a double d mess and I enjoyed it!

This audiobook was given to me at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review, thanks Audiobook Boom.

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Jurassic Swamp

If you could sum up Crockatiel in three words, what would they be?

Wacky, goofy, and quirky

What was one of the most memorable moments of Crockatiel?

The whole story was nicely paced.

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

Arthur Flavell brings a Southern flavor to the book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.