Prehistoric creatures have again invaded Crater Lake National Park - and this time there's more than one.
Henry Shore has been Chief Park Ranger at Crater Lake National Park for thirteen years now and thought the days when he'd had to fight a rogue dinosaur that lived in the caves below the lake were long over.
Until one of his park rangers, to save a visitor's life, is in a deadly struggle out in the woods with a new breed of dinosaur worse than the last one. It's as big as a man, but this one is a young one. And growing.
Then more of the creatures begin to show up everywhere, threatening people and destroying the tranquility and safety of his beloved park. A tourist trolley filled with fifteen people is snatched up off the crater's rim by another version of the younger one...but this one has grown into a giant with fangs, claws and a deadly tail. And this one has wings.
Ugly Gargoyles, Henry calls them. For this one isn't alone.
They're flying beyond the park's boundaries into the neighboring towns.
So Henry, with the help of his son-in-law, a paleontologist named Justin, and a band of brave park rangers, and a few good soldiers, must not only protect his park and his people from monsters once more but find their lair and destroy it and them before the creatures kill again.
©2014- Kathryn Meyer Griffith (P)2014 Kathryn Meyer Griffith
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I recommend that you read/listen to the first book in this series reading them in order. I actually liked the first one better than this one but this book is great too like the 1st book.
I just gobble up anything along these lines I can get my hands on. Some of it is truly execrable. That is not the case with these books....they are quite good. Although falling short on the technical side, they are very character-driven, and the characters are likable and well-developed.
"High Action and Inventive Story"
Yes! I loved this story. I got through it in two days. Very engaging and exciting.
The main character. You spend a lot of time in his head, knowing his worries and concerns. He was very likeable. All the characters were very likeable.
There are a few scenes that are a close tie, but the last action scene was really gripping. Ok, I'm going to add another one, too. There's a humorous dream sequence that made me laugh out loud (and I was at work).
One of my favorite characters is attacked. I won't say anything more, don't want to give it away, but I was really starting to like the character and the idea this person who I like was going to be killed after everything, upset me. It was a pretty scary scene.
Just I loved this book, loved the first one, and I'm hoping there's an audio version of the third one. I like audio books best. I get more absorbed in the story.
"This book is incredibly awesome!"
What an incredible read! I read / listened to this book in audio format via audible.com. I always choose the audio books first as the narrators tend to breath life into the stories, thus giving them a heart beat so to speak. This particular book is proof of that. While book one of this series was very good, book two with a different narrator is freaking fantastic! The voices and the sound effects... OMG. I heard helicopter sounds and a dinosaur growl among the many different sound effects.
Here we are in book two of the Dinosaur series by Kathryn Meyer Griffith. In Dinosaur Lake (book one), we read about Harry and Justin (Harry's Son in law) fighting and killing a dinosaur underground beneath a lake in the deep caverns. Book one had earthquakes and lava rivers and was a super good story! Imagine a National State Park have a dinosaur appear after an earthquake! I was so enthralled with this book, I couldn't wait to get to book 2.
Now in Dinosaur Lake 2 of the Dinosaur series, Dinosaurs Arising by Kathryn Meyer Griffith, we have Harry and Justin again fighting something prehistoric, only now they fly! Notice I said THEY! There are many flying dinosaurs in this book and it is 10 times more exciting than book 1 was. I mean edge of your seat excitement!!! In the audio book, there is 8 & 1/2 hours of this thrilling excitement! This book, with it's fantastic new narrator is one of the best audio books I have heard in a long time for sound effects and thrills!
The author, Kathryn Meyer Griffith did a bang up (great) job on this book. The writing is so thrilling, the plot had me from beginning to end (gripping the arms of my chair so many times). This series would make a fantastic movie! The narrator, Dan McKinney did a freaking fantastic job with his many multiple voices. The sound effects sounded totally authentic too! The effort this narrator applied to this book is absolutely awesome!!! Great book! I can't wait for book three to come out in audio too! I swear I could close my eyes and felt like I was listening to a movie in the theater!
"Great book, good performance"
I like the audio version, because it is something I can share with my son during our long weekend commutes.
Yes! Unlike the first book, this book starts right in with the dinosaur sightings! The whole book, I kept wondering when the next one would show up!
There wasn't one particular character, as most of them sounded so similar. That was the main reason I gave it only 4 stars. His voice is great, as a narrator, and he does some pretty awesome sound effects, with radio calls and cell phones.
I got a little choked up after the trolley incident. That was so horribly sad!
I definitely can't wait for book 3 to be out on audio!
"I love this series!"
Scary flying predators!
Jurassic Park would be the obvious one because dinosaurs are resurrected to interact with hapless humans.
The happy outcome of a situation that seemed hopeless, but I don't want to give away too much info.
It made me feel the childlike wonder I used to get from sci fi books I read as a teen. Plus I really liked the characters and felt comfortable with them because I had already gotten to know them in DL1. I bought that one, and this one was given to me as a review copy.
The narrator had just the right tone for the main character, and his reading was perfectly paced.
"Dinosaur Lake 2"
Mr McKinney did a good job w/the material.
I liked this book better than bk 1.IT was better written and delved into the characters more.The narrator was good.He did a fine job with the material he was working with.He seemed to have depth and feeling that was missing in bk 1.
Basically this book is about more 'monsters' at Crater Lake...no one believes they are real...even the people who dealt w/the first round,until it's too late.A fun,fast read especially good for the YA crowd.
"Good Story but Dry Reading."
I recommend this book if you're in to cryptozoology. It's an enjoyable trip back to Crater Lake where new critters are threatening the tourists and townies alike. I did not care for the reader. His performance was oddly dull and unimaginative. IMHO, an unfortunate choice of narrator for such an exciting story.
"A GREAT SEQUEL"
Loved this book as good as the first one, hopefully this series is made into a movie franchise, my opinion it should be produced by Universal Studios.
"I love the book"
Can you do the next one its is fun and I love the people in the book
"Wow! What a performance!"
Ok. So you must read Book 1 in order to appreciate this one.
Now this one begins with dinosaurs! Harry and Justin fought and killed a dinosaur in Book 1, and in Book 2 the dinosaurs appear after the earthquake. But these dinosaurs aren’t ordinary ones. No, sir! These fly! Yup. You heard me. FLY!!!!!
This audiobook had me nervous, biting my nails, jumping at every slight sound. I was a hot mess! but the sound effects??!!! WOW! AMAZING!!! You have got to listen to believe. Great job done by the narrator with the different, distinguishable voices for different characters. Solid plot! Great book! Happy listening!!!!
*I received this free audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.*
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