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Publisher's Summary

Your name is Harry Vail and you alone know the terrifying truth - or do you?

You are an expert on earthquakes and you fear their awesome power to the point of insanity. Now you are sure that an earthquake is building below your very feet. Your house, your family, your friends, your town, are about to be destroyed. The cracks appearing in the walls, the "accidental" deaths of local people, the strange movements of inanimate objects - all increase the certainty of your belief and the urgency of your warnings to those around you. The trouble is, there are others who have another, even more frightening explanation for what is happening - and God help you all if they are right.

©1975 Arthur Herzog (P)2015 Arthur Herzog

Critic Reviews

"A piercing shriek of fear and panic from page one to the shaking end!" (Cleveland Press)
"Eerie suspense... Arthur Herzog's The Swarm was mighty scary, but Earthsound is even more so!" (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Matthew
  • SEATTLE, WA, United States
  • 02-12-15

Is that a new Qwack in the wall??

What did you love best about Earthsound?

It's an interesting concept that slowly builds and contains some well researched information. The setting and principle characters are honest, real and assembled in a mostly believable fashion.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Somewhat obvious, but had the action and wrapped things up in a way that made sense.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

OK, the narration. This performer could not say the word " crack". In an of itself, not a problem. However, the challenge here is that the word is used extensively throughout the book, and the ongoing mispronunciation became the focus of the experience. Every once in a while he would correct it, and they go back to his messed up ways. It drove me NUTS!

It's CRACK..not...QUACK! There is no mention of ducks in this story that I can see, but gosh by the sounds of it, there are.

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

Aside from pulling my hair out whenever he said " quack" instead of "crack", no.

Any additional comments?

The almost funny if not sad mispronunciation of a key word notwithstanding, not a bad offering. Audible, PLEASE edit for these things ( and yes, I know, you are cranking out alot of content these days, but get it right will ya?! )

Recommended with obvious conditions.

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Earthshaking...Yes it could happen for REAL!

Would you listen to Earthsound again? Why?

Yes...I like the action and suspense. Also the narrator performs in such a way where you are drawn into the story.

What did you like best about this story?

That it could really happen. This book is based upon historical fact.

Which character – as performed by Kenneth Campbell – was your favorite?

The Main Character Harry Vail although all were interesting in their own right.

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

At times it had me at the edge of my seat.

Any additional comments?

I am an Arthur Herzog fan. He also wrote other best sellers like Orca, HEAT, and The Swarm. He keeps the story moving and his words seem to flow.

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Earthquake on the East Coast

Where does Earthsound rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Amoung the best

What was one of the most memorable moments of Earthsound?

When the characters finally realize they are in an Earthquake.

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

His wonderful voice.

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

Arthur Herzog actually perdicted an Earthquake on the East Coast that did in fact happen.