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Event Audiobook

Event

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Publisher's Summary

In the summer of 1947, an unidentified object crashed in Roswell, New Mexico. There were no survivors. Now it's happened again. But this time, two creatures have emerged from the wreckage alive.

©2006 David Lynn Golemon (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    Kim Venatries 06-11-13 Member Since 2013

    There are few things better than a good story well told!

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

    Yes, if the friend was into action/adventure stories (Cussler, Rollins, Child, Preston etc.). There is nothing complicated here just a good adventure based on the myth (?) surrounding Area 51. And if you have not read any other Event Group thrillers you can still enjoy this story. Light but very entertaining listen.


    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 05-01-13
    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 05-01-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Outstanding in the desert"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Fantastic narration by Poe, and a fascinating ( if not at times somewhat unbelievable ) story arc. It's the mother of all conspiracy theory lovers books/series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Event?

    The supporting story for the Roswell Incident is entertaining.


    What about Richard Poe’s performance did you like?

    Each character comes to life. An award worthy presentation.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Truth!


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this BOT, and urge Audible to upload the entire series IMMEDIATELY!

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Frank 07-29-13
    Frank 07-29-13 Member Since 2011

    IT Project Manager in CA. I would say I am a Audio Book Addict...

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    "A Great Series."

    A wonderful syfi adventure series. Well written excellent character development and imaginative stories. Also, the narrator does a excellent job.

    The one problem is that we do not yet have access to the full series. Not only that, some of the books in the series have been skipped. The reading order should be:
    Event -- Available at audible.
    Legend -- Available at audible.
    Ancients -- Available at audible.
    Leviathan -- Missing
    Primeval -- Missing
    Legacy -- Missing
    Ripper -- Available at audible.

    If Audible had all of them I would probably add them to my library.

    19 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Sailfish 10-11-16
    Sailfish 10-11-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Grays, greens, predators and historical revisonism"

    The author created a good blend of characters that include shadow governments, heroic military men of action, malevolent men-in-black, smart women of consequence, extinction event monsters and, of course, aliens and flying saucers.

    The narrator was excellent and was able distinguish between men, women and adolescent voices.

    It was an entertaining novel.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J. Seiler 03-18-16
    J. Seiler 03-18-16
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    "Does the Area 51 idea without eternal repetition"

    One story that absolutely trashes pretenders like the Area 51 series that try to drag it out forever.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alex 12-04-15
    Alex 12-04-15
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    "Where do I start..."

    I listen to a lot of audio books. Mostly books of this exact genre and was excited to find this series. Sounds right up my street and I thought Richard Poe did an decent job of bringing the story to life.

    My issue with the book, and it was a near constant distraction all the way through, was that it felt like it was written in the early 1980's. If that is the case then I totally understand, however as I understand it the book was written in the early to mid 2000's.

    The writing often sounded like the characters were out of a 1940's gangster movie. I kept imagining Bugsy Malone saying "See here you, why you.. ya hear". It made the female characters come across as second class and treated with kid gloves in a very 1950's way.

    References to a Cray, programs on tape, outdated biometric security and surveillance capabilities, etc for the highest funded secret organisation in the US they were seriously outdated. A US government agency issuing a Browning HP in 9mm to an operator is odd to say the least. For me the most painful was the that KH-11 and other electro-optical orbital surveillance platforms would not require a dramatic count-down to "go to maximum magnification".

    These little technical or dramatic gripes aside, I did enjoy the book. The premise was excellent and the general story was enjoyable.

    I will certainly give the next book in the series a go.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Girlymctx 07-02-16
    Girlymctx 07-02-16

    I appreciate & relish a really great book! I do not, however, enjoy being indoctrinated into an authors personal beliefs or "feelings".

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    "Gotta Love Golemon!"

    I believe David Golemon books should be considered the creme of the crop when it comes to paranormal suspense novels! His character's are vivid and challenging to the mind. I can live in their heads and truly feel their pain, happiness & fear. I've gotten all the Event Group Series and have replayed them all, in order, many times. I never get bored with his stories!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Steven 05-29-17
    Steven 05-29-17 Member Since 2007
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    "Weak scifi – formulaic characters – overly macho"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Moderately entertaining mind candy. Golemon has a banal, overly macho writing style. His characters are one-dimensional stereotypes that offer nothing of interest. He hasn't the foggiest idea how to write women; the few female characters in the book are cliched caricatures of the modern chauvinists' view of modern women.

    He also seems not to have the foggiest idea that 'science fiction' begins with 'science'. Any time he talks about science, he makes an utter mess of it, as if he didn't even bother doing any background research on it (not even looking things up on Wikipedia!). He makes a total hash out of neutron bombs—a significant plot point—making them seem as if they're more energetic even than hydrogen bombs (they very much aren't) and frequently commenting on the deadliness of the X-rays and gamma rays they emit—even though what makes neutron bombs deadly are (wait for it) neutrons! He uses scientific plot devices completely inconsistently. For example, the main alien creature at the center of the action is said to be extremely dense, but it behaves as if extremely dense only when a particular plot element needs it and of ordinary density when other plot elements require that. It's just shoddy work! Would that he would have given as much care and consideration to the science aspects of his work as he did the military aspects, which he treats in loving detail that reveals significant research in that arena.

    The 'action thriller' aspects of the book are fairly decent, and if all you're looking for is mindless, popcorn-chomping entertainment, then this should work for you. The narrator is quite good, practically vanishing into the background and making the characters (such as they are) come alive. But if you're looking for a book that will leave any kind of lasting impression, move on. In a few weeks, I'll barely remember anything about this book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Curt Vancouver, WA 01-31-16
    Curt Vancouver, WA 01-31-16 Member Since 2005

    I love to be scared, does anyone write anything scary anymore? Maybe I have just become numb.

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    "Good story"
    What did you love best about Event?

    How the book tied conspiracy theories to the present.


    What other book might you compare Event to and why?

    Not sure


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It would be a spoiler to say


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

    No, it think this book is better if you listen for a while and then let it soak in before continuing.


    Any additional comments?

    A great listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-24-15
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    "Great audio, does justice to reading it yourself!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed it! I would recommend it to anyone. Give it a try you will not be disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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