Mark Hawkins, former park ranger and expert tracker, is out of his element, working onboard the Magellan, a research vessel studying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch....
A chain of subglacial volcanoes erupt in Iceland. The melting ice floods the countryside. Poisonous gas descends on Scotland. A tsunami devastates the Norwegian coastline....
Lincoln Miller, an ex-Navy SEAL turned NCIS special agent, is sent to Aquarius, the world’s only sub-oceanic research facility, located off the Florida Keys, to investigate reports of ocean dumping....
Crazy has no memory and feels no fear. Dangerous and unpredictable, he's locked away in SafeHaven, a psychiatric hospital....
When Dr. Tom Greenbaum successfully discovers the secret to time travel, he knows the time, place, and event he will witness: the death and failed resurrection of Jesus Christ....
For 3,000 years, the Herculean Society has preserved the legacy of the ancient hero, Hercules, protecting history's fragile relics from humanity....
Euphemia Williams, known to her few friends as Effie, and everyone else as Eff-Bomb, will punch you for looking at her funny, for using her full name or for noticing that she's a genius....
Freeman is a genius with an uncommon mixture of memory, intelligence and creativity. He lives in a worldwide utopia, but it was not always so....
"I've been told that the entire continent of Antarctica groaned at the moment of my birth.....
This is a fantasy action-comedy which you have to hear. How often do you get to listen to a story where the villain is the protagonist? No, not an anti-hero, or a brooding monster....
Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters is a collection of 23 stories focused around the theme of strange creatures in the vein of Pacific Rim....
The Galahad, a faster-than-light spacecraft, carries 50 scientists and engineers on a mission to prepare Kepler 452b, Earth's nearest habitable neighbor at 1400 light years away....
Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer....
Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living....
Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed....
When he meets a 12-year-old boy - the prince of the Babylonian Empire - who is to be sacrificed to the ancient goddess Tiamat by a twisted High Priest, King steps in, sword swinging....
Desperate to solve a global food shortage, ExoGen scientist Dr. Ella Masse oversees the creation and release of RC-714, a gene that unlocks millions of years of adaptation....
A mysterious new client wants Rade and his Argonauts to escort her to a frontier planet. Problem is, the new client won't reveal her cargo....
Washington, DC Has Been Destroyed
In the wake of a Kaiju assault that left the nation's capital in ruins, Jon Hudson - director of the Department of Homeland Security's Fusion Center, Paranormal - is preparing his team for an uncertain future. While hiding Lilly, a chimera cat-girl rescued from Island 731, from GOD - the Genetic Offense Directive, a black ops organization within DARPA - Hudson attempts to raise Maigo, the teenage girl who once was part of Nemesis - the now deceased goddess of vengeance. But the two strange girls can't be protected from what comes next.
Kept in a massive warehouse operated by GOD, Nemesis's body is violated by the Tsuchi, the spider-like chimera also developed on Island 731. It spawns three Kaiju-sized variations of the deadly creatures and wakes Nemesis from her regenerative slumber. Nemesis, fueled by an unquenchable thirst for vengeance, and now lacking Maigo's conscience, storms after the Tsuchi, which have fled south, toward Los Angeles, and inland...toward GOD's headquarters at Area 51.
Sacrifices Must Be Made
To stop the infinitely hungry Tsuchi, and the rampaging Nemesis, Hudson and crew must make alliances with enemies - combining personal experience, future technology and bold actions. But for the world to once again be safe from a Kaiju menace, one of their own must give themselves up to the goddess of vengeance.
This is my first Jeremy Robinson book, but it will not be my last. This is very similar to the Joe Ledger series. This has more science oddities, but Maberry writes a little better. Both are good to great. It seems there is a whole series of these 731 books. This does work as a stand alone book, but I get the feeling, reading the other books would make it better. I bought on sale and could not pass it up.
I love mad scientist books and this has got them in spades. I was very surprised how many subject matters were stuffed into this. Here is a list of most: Evil Scientist, clones, Greek mythology, Nazis, Atlantis, Area 51, Space Plane, Island of Dr. Moreau (chimeras), and a secret government agency that his a secret to the government. Some of these are barely mentioned, but there is a promise of more in future episodes. Oh Yeah, Kaiju. It was very entertaining and fast paced. I am not a fan of shoot-em ups and the last three hours is all action, or I would be more excited about this. Even in the last three hours there are some more surprises introduced.
I have been hearing more and more of this Jeffrey Kafer narrator and I am liking it. He is a top tier narrator and perfect for this type of book.
I HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD AND DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THE HAMMER EXISTED, OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
I am a big fan of the Project books by Jeremy Robinson and this book just built on the greatness of it's predecessors. The tongue in cheek humour was timed perfectly to suit the overall serious nature of the story. Definitely worth buying.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
What made the experience of listening to Project 731 the most enjoyable?
Okay - first of all it is KAIJU! need I say more? Probably not, but I will anyway. Jeremy Robinson is seriously talented - I mean Dean Koontz - Michael Crichton - James Rollins level talented. A good old-fashioned story teller in the best sense of the term. From Project Nemesis to Project Maigo to Project 731 - all the books were gripping stories that made you want to know what came next. And the author does not fail to deliver. If these are not taken up for film rights Hollywood is filled with bigger idiots than I thought and I am not sure that is even possible.
What did you like best about this story?
Non-stop action once it starts
Which character – as performed by Jeffrey Kafer – was your favorite?
Main character was really good. Kafer is a very talented narrator - good characterizations and excellent pacing. He definitely helped make the story so good.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
YES! And I almost did but lack of sleep thwarted me.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
Would you listen to Project 731 again? Why?
Yes. Good characters! Nice Plots, with some nice surprises.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Nemisis and Maigo, well and Jon Hudson. They have a very interesting relationship and after this book it should be even more so. (I hate to give spoilers)
What about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance did you like?
Kafer is a very capable reader and gets voices different enough for me at least.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
This is how Americans can do a Kaiju. But Godzilla is still KING!!!!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I got this book thinking it's a standalone, but it turns out it's a sequel. It's fun, but there's plenty of events that came before. I would listen to the series in order, however, but I already know what happens.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
The start of this book picks up with references to “Island 731, Project Nemesis, and Project Maigo” . The “Darwin” is a research ship that was looking for it’s missing sister ship “Magellan.” The location was the huge garbage dump in the Pacific ocean. It is also close to where Island 731 used to be.
The ship appears to be deserted. A team of Black Ops is approaching with orders to board and search the ship. They do and they find what they were expected to find. One of them will die to bring back a sample of “Black Matter”.
I have finished “Island 731″ and it was an extremely good read. Evan though I have not read the next two books I can figure out what happened and want to read them also.
The characters are so well developed that you just know it will be a fantastic story. The plot is still the monsters from the earlier books but now Jon Hudson and Mark Hawkins have so much more to fight for. The depth of their feelings for the people they are protecting is obvious. Jon and his crew are training Lilly, the chimera cat-girl that he rescued from Island 731. They also have another girl, Maigo, the teenage girl who once was part of Nemesis.
Jon is also getting really serious about his girlfriend Ashley Collins.
I can’t get enough of the technology that Robinson has come up with. The fly suits are a reality but in this time they have improved tremendously. Other weapons are also improved and the armor the “bad” guys have is incredible.
Along with all this is the plane. But the best part of any monster thriller is the monsters and these have reached a whole new level.
I know there will be more of this series coming in the future. Can’t wait to find out what Robinson comes up with next.
I have the audio version of the book read by Jeffery Kafer. (Hope I got his name right.) He is super at this type of book. He has a great voice. Not to deep or too high. Bringing the story to life he takes the listener to the front of the action.
Audio production was perfect. No problem with static, skips, or breaks. A perfect recording.
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20 of 25 people found this review helpful
I enjoy books where evil scientists accidentally unleash nearly indestructible, giant monsters and the fate of the world depends on a small band of heroes armed with high tech weaponry and corny jokes. But will the creatures be stopped or will everyone on earth go wiggling and screaming into a monster’s mouth.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Project 731, by Jeremy Robinson, read by Jeffrey Kafer, delivers again. A fantastic kaiju novel, the audio presentation only enhances the experience. Highly recommended!!!
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
I can't wait for the next one. These book's are almost a blur the way the energy pulls you in and takes you on an amazing ride
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Just not my cup of tea. Skipped ahead several times and just never connected with characters or plot
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Another good listen in the Kaiju series. Linking back into his other books, Jeremy Robinson has created an excellent, and witty, sci-fi thriller. The main character has buckets of personality and a line for every occasion.
It's a fun ride with an excellent end - can't wait for the next.