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Publisher's Summary

A journey into the deepest, darkest jungles of the Venezuelan Amazon...and a primeval place and time that mankind was never meant to exist in.

Ben Cartwright, former soldier, home to mourn the loss of his father, stumbles upon cryptic letters from the past between author Arthur Conan Doyle and his great-great-grandfather who vanished while exploring the Amazon jungle in 1908. 

Amazingly, these letters lead Ben to believe that his ancestor’s expedition was the basis for Doyle’s fantastical tale of a lost world inhabited by long-extinct creatures. As Ben digs some more, he finds clues to the whereabouts of a lost notebook that might contain a map to a place that is home to creatures that would rewrite everything known about history, biology and evolution. But other parties now know about the notebook and will do anything to obtain it. For Ben and his friends, it becomes a race against time and against ruthless rivals. 

In the remotest corners of the Venezuela, along winding river trails known only to lost tribes, and through near impenetrable jungle, Ben and his novice team find a forbidden place more terrifying and dangerous than anything they could ever have imagined.

©2017 Greig Beck (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Greig Beck Nails It!!!

Great characters, compelling storytelling, nail-biting adventure... I couldn’t wait until the end to start my review. When it comes to nature-based fury and terror, Greig Beck is the Master. Cannot wait for more!

Back to listening now.

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Return to the Lost World

I waited anxiously for this audio book. I even purchased and listened to the original Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle. I had read it a couple times in the past. So, I am a fan.

This book met my expectations on a lot of levels. It also comes just a little short on some others.

Pros:
premise that Doyle's book was inspired by a true story.
characters were fleshed out and relatable
creatures were excellently portrayed
An interesting take on why no one else has found the Lost World

Cons:
predicable for the most part. you can easily predict who will live and who won't.
The logic behind why this one plateau is effected the way it is is never really explained.


Overall, I still enjoyed the book and will probably buy the sequel.

If you like the original story, or just fantastic adventures, then you will enjoy this.
I did.

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Great story, terrible narrator

Terrible narrator, he makes it almost impossible to listen to... but I really enjoy Beck’s books, so had to struggle through

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Argh.

To start with, the story itself is not bad. Some aspects seem to be rushed to condense down the length. Other aspects of the story seem drawn out to run on for no reason. I found the narrator some what monotone in his presentation. Characters seem to flow into one another. Kept drifting off as I listened to this. The primary thing that irked me was some of the interaction between characters. You have one guy who is always there when some one dies. And the lead in is this guy is the only one to go off with the victim before the jungle kills them. No one finds this suspicious?! Either the rest of them are too trusting or stupid. It’s like the slasher flicks where people go hide in the basement where the killer lives. Really?!

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Not so much

It will not let me give a review that describes what I read, a waste

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  • Simon
  • 07-02-18

Subprime Ordinary

What a great idea? Arthur Conan-Doyle's famous Lost World being based on real events and be there for one of his descendants to re-discover. I really liked the sound of that, old clues, jungle adventures, deadly dinosaurs, what could possibly go wrong with all that?

Unfortunately while the idea was good the execution felt pretty average to me. I feel sure that Beck's writing has been much better in the past. The characters felt very two-dimensional and the make up of the team of friends very convenient. The action part of the plot when it did finally arrive just felt like a queue of things that the author had researched being inflicted one after the other on the characters. . The dialogue was lacking with a flippant, youthful approach which remained untroubled by death and disaster.

In addition, Sean Mangan, while he has a lovely rumble of a speaking voice doesn't have much in the way of character voice or dramatic effect to his performance. All put together it leads to a vague sense of the artificial permeating everything giving little that could immerse the listener in the grand adventure that the book promised.

It's not the worst audiobook you can buy by any stretch but to me this feels like the author invented an excellent opportunity for himself but didn't quite manage to make the best of it, particularly with this audio production.

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  • Dalton Powell
  • 07-26-18

suspense at its best

I grew up reading the lost world world and was captivated as a child. You took a great book and brought it to another level thank you.

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  • Tegan's mum
  • 07-12-18

Excellent story well read

Gripping story, well read and kept me entertained to the very end. Now I've got to wait for part 2.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-18

it was listed under the Alex Hunter series,

it was a good book just not what I was expecting.
it's a fast pace lost world

1 of 1 people found this review helpful