A technology that will change what it means to be human...A discovery that questions the very laws of physics......and a catastrophe that cannot be stopped.
Deep in the Caribbean Sea, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator, John Clay, to a small group of marine biologists who are quietly on the verge of making history.
With the help of a powerful computer system, Alison Shaw and her team are preparing to translate the first two-way conversation with the planet's second smartest species. But the team discovers much more from their dolphins than they ever expected when a secret object is revealed on the ocean floor. One that was never supposed to be found.
Alison was sure she would never trust the military again. However, when an unknown group immediately becomes interested in her work, Alison realizes John Clay may be the only person she can trust. Together they must piece together a dangerous puzzle, and the most frightening piece, is the trembling in Antarctica.
To make matters worse, someone from the inside is trying to stop them. Now time is running out...and our understanding of the world is about to change forever.
©2013-2014 Michael C. Grumley (P)2014 Michael C. Grumley
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"Good contemporary sci-fi if you can ignore..."
..the fact that laws of physics no longer apply. There are lots action and suspense. Audible classifies this book as a suspense thriller while it is actually a contemporary sci-fi thriller that is likely best suited to teens rather than adults. I listened to LEAP, the second book in the series, first. It is the better book. The book is despite its flaws very entertaining. The author is a very talented writer.
As someone who knows quite a bit about Dolphins and have worked with them, in the '70's at the Dolphin Project and World Dolphin Foundation in Key Biscayne, Florida, I knew the extreme intelligence and compassion they possess. That said, I thought the premise of communicating with them as outlined in the book was far fetched. After reading further, I realized that it might be possible. Beyond that, it's a good story with feasible science.
"Listened straight through to the end!"
Sooo good! Narrator didn't pause enough between section so it was hard to tell who is speaking sometimes but other than that everything was perfect!
"Only one flaw... "
My only complaint here is that I think a male reader would have been better. I've listened to two books by this author, and he seems to prefer female readers, even when that isn't necessarily the best choice. That being said, the reader did a good job and I thoroughly enjoyed the book!
"Breakthrough highlights the lows and highs"
Of human society. Sometimes the creatures of the world surpass us. And wormholes and parallel evolution theories are just plain cool.
"It's a great read!!!"
I enjoyed the storyline and the plot. I got engrossed in the story could not stop listening. I actually listed to the second book first before getting this one. I can't wait for the 3rd book.
This has been one of the better stories I've listened to. It was fun and interesting. The characters were well developed and realistic.
The story line reminded me of Clive Cussler with the merge of science and fantasy, and fact and fiction.
Ms. Wolf did an excellent job of acting and brought the story to life.
There were several moments that moved me, but I would not want to rob anyone of the experience or reveal any of the story, so I will not mention specifics.
"A fun read"
An interesting story plot. Unique blend of military and biology. I liked how much of the dolphin and marine science in the book was well researched and presented. This was a fun and enjoyable read. I was worried that the "alien" part of the plot could have driven the story off the rails, but fortunately it didn't and it worked out pretty well.
"a must read"
loved listening to this book. ,No slow boring area. kept me on my toes the whole book. about to download #2 now. narrator was excellent
"Scope is way too big"
A smaller scope.
The scope was so grand, non of it received any decent background or allowed one to find it even plausible. It struck me as a script for a Hollywood movie for which special effects would carry it. But it's not a movie.
This could be personal opinion but I find very few female narrators that can carry off a male voice. I get the main protagonist is a woman, but the book would have been better served with both male and female narrators,.
Can't say without wrecking the book for others who might want to listen to it.
I gave the book two stars instead of one solely on the fact it was inventive. At it's core, it could have been good but it either had to be cut to a manageable scope or include sufficient background to make what he was proposing seem feasible.
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