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The Dinosaur Four Audiobook

The Dinosaur Four

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Publisher's Summary

Ten strangers trapped in time....

A ticking sound fills the air as Tim MacGregor enters The Daily Edition Café, hoping to meet his new girlfriend for coffee. Moments later, the café is transported 67 million years into the past, along with everyone inside.

Time is running out as 10 unlikely companions search for a way home, while one member of the group plots to keep them all trapped in the past.

Who will survive?

This unabridged production of The Dinosaur Four is performed by Nick Podehl, award-winning narrator of the Chaos Walking trilogy and The Kingkiller Chronicles series.

The Dinosaur Four contains violence, profanity, and adult themes.

©2014 Geoff Jones (P)2015 Geoff Jones

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  • The Zombie Specialist
    Secret Fortress
    23/05/17
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    "Good but lacks some bite"

    Those of you who follow my reviews will know that I have a crazy lust for all things zombies and of course my not so secret man crush on all things Mr Keith C Blackmore. Yes, I know it isn’t normal! You would also know that I don’t often visit outside my zombie genre. But I thought ‘a change is as good as a holiday’ and plunged in and purchased this title along with ‘The Jurassic Dead’.

    If you know the title ‘The Jurassic Dead’ then you would know that it involves ‘zombie dinosaurs’ plus other 'extras'. So this title ‘The Dinosaur Four’ would have to be a pretty amazing in every detail or a story so full of wild amazing ideas, or it would be destined for trouble.

    I did enjoy the story itself, it just wasn’t long enough or complex enough, or believable! Not that the idea of time travel is believable… I just didn’t find the characters believable or even likeable enough to care.

    The time travel idea certainly interest me and did cause me to listen to this one in just over two days. But the time travel thing…. was not enough and left me thinking that it had some glaring problems. For example, if time travel was/is possible the author didn’t really take into factor the location problem… Lets say the cafe moved 63 million years into the past. The location of the cafe would be totally different. The earths location would be different. But yet the story focused on the time and location of the cafe without taking in consideration the earth’s location in relevance to the universe. You will see when you listen to the story why the location is such a big deal. I know this may seem strange, but it seems stranger not to address some of the most common problems like this in a title which is based around time travel.

    OK with all of those comments out of the way. I still got my eight hours of entertainment out of the story. Which is never something to just pass over! It must be acknowledged that this is a good story. It is just not a story I think I would rate highly when compared to some of it’s competition.

    On the narration side of things the narration was pretty good, I had no complaints, I had to chuckle a couple of times when the narrator made the dinosaur noises! The speed was slow, but honestly I find all the current narrators are a tad slow. I turned this one up to 1.25 speed. Actually I think this helped the story line, it seemed to increase the tension of the story.

    I personally would have no problem buying another title written by Geoff Jones or narrated by Nick Podehl. But I would prefer to wait until the title was on the ‘specials’ list.
    I really hope I don’t sound like I am ripping this one apart, because like I said I did enjoy it. The problem is it has some stiff competition.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Striker
    Savannah, GA
    21/04/16
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    "Decent, But Not Excellent"

    I'm a little at odds with myself in regards to this book. It was definitely entertaining enough to keep me attentive, but I wouldn't say that it was anything like a great work of literary genius.

    The book starts with the owner of a small coffee shop in Denver. One morning while serving customers, the coffee shop and everyone in it are transported back in time to an era filled with jungles and dinosaurs. I thought the concept was interesting, but a little cheesy.
    Most of the story read like Jurassic Park or the Lost World, but not quite as well thought out.
    Most of the characters were very predictable, stereotypical, and one-dimensional.
    Also, the ending was practically a rip-off from the second Jurassic Park movie...

    Narration was top notch, despite the story.

    Having said all of that, I did enjoy this book, but probably won't re-listen like I do most of my audiobooks...

    I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Larry
    groveport, OH, United States
    04/07/16
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    "A fun bit of escapism"

    It was only 30 minutes or so into “The Dinosaur 4” that I began to compare this fun audiobook to the various “creature features” available on any given weekend on the SyFy Channel. Whether it is Megladon vs Mecha-Shark or Sharknado, there is an inherent joy to be found in a little escapism mixed with the blood of characters that were too slow to get out of the way of something with rediciously large teeth. Especially so when it is well done within these mainly low-budget movies. Dinosaur 4 compares very favorably to the “Well Done” members of this genre and I could very easily see it as a SyFy movie one day. Dinosaur 4 shares many characteristics of the typical entrée of this genre: small cast of characters, a minimum of different locale changes, stereotypical characters, and (most importantly) predators with big teeth.

    This 8 hour audiobook started off with a bang, wasting no time in getting to the action. Within 10 minutes of hitting play, we are back in time and can see the writing on the wall for the first victim. Character development is done on the fly and, while the characters are stereotypical in their motives and actions, it works: we have a dislike for him or her, we are rooting for that one to survive, we have the 70 yr old widow knitting a scarf, and the 20 know-it-all punk and everyone inbetween… in short, like in the creature features, we have the annoying ones who we want to get eaten and we have the brave noble ones who we hope will save the day. We start off with 10 characters and not everyone is gonna make it to the end. And some of the victims and survivors are going to be surprises.

    The performance by Nick Podehl was excellent. Mr Podehl has established himself as a new arrival to the Top Tier of professional narrators and he does not disappoint with his skilled narration. He provided unique voices and accents to each character and there was never a question of who was speaking at any given time.

    I would not say The Dinosaur 4 is a literary masterpiece, but then again, it isn’t supposed to be. It is simply a well written, fun bit of escapism. I enjoyed it and I think you will also.

    I received a copy of The Dinosaur 4 in exchange for a fair and unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookJukebox.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kirk
    22/03/17
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    "time travel and dinosaurs"

    what can you say a pretty cool story of time traveling dinosaurs got to love it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • sl1277
    20/01/17
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    "Great trip"

    I received this book for free via Reddit in exchange for a review. It is A great trip back to the time of dinosaurs. When I stopped trying to compare it to Jurassic Park and letting it stand on its own it grew much more enjoyable for me. The author does a good job with the flow and pacing of the novel and the narrator does a fantastic job of bringing the work to life. Definitely recommend to anyone who love time travel and dinosaurs.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A. P. Roewe
    Weatherford, OK USA
    16/01/17
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    "An Interesting take on Time Travel"

    I've had this book on my wishlist for awhile and I finally was able to listen to it. While nowhere near the same level as say, Jurassic Park. The Dinosaur Four was a very fun listen.

    What started out as a typically Denver morning for 10 people, quickly turned into stuff of nightmares.

    I really didn't know what I was expecting going in, but it was a pretty enjoyable experience. It was nice to see the dinosaurs have a more updated looked due to all the new information we have about dinosaurs. My only one complaint is that I guess the book/movie Jurassic Park does not exist in this universe. As some of the actions the characters take, would not be the case IF they had seen (or read) the story.

    The time travel mechanics were also a different take and refreshing. All and all I think Geoff Jones took some time to do a good bit of research for his story, and I think it shows. Yes some of the characters were one-dimensional/stereotypical and made stupid mistakes, but at the some time. You can't blame them either.

    So in the end, if you have 8 hours to burn on a fun dino filled adventures. I'd do suggest trying this book out.

    Full Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eric
    VA
    06/01/17
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    "Great concept, entertaining story"

    I can't remember when 'Jurassic Park' was published, but I believe it's been that long since I read a book that mixed modern-day humans and technology with prehistoric dinosaurs. Nothing against Mr. Crichton, and I'll admit my memory is fuzzy, but I think I enjoyed this story more.

    I thought the author had a creative and enjoyable take on the 'Humans meet dinosaurs' trope. Pacing was good, the narrator was excellent, and the story kept me engaged. It was definitely a worthwhile listen.



    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Devlin Jay
    Florida
    04/01/17
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    "Interesting, fun and suspenseful at times"

    This is good overall story by a writer that I'm new to but that has a style I like a lot. There was a good bit of comedic relief, plot twists and some interesting ways he tied together some elements of the story that I was very curious to hear.

    This book felt a little like "14" by Peter Clines (a little) and that was awesome because I love that book. Just vaguely but it was nice and enjoyable. Totally different stories but the way events were managed to be tied together and such was good in both (in my humble opinion).

    Overall, I really enjoyed this and recommend it for lovers of sci-fi. I like how some things were explained and even seemed to make sense to me. Love the author's sense of humor as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • william
    28/12/16
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    "Dino book"

    OK so I had to listen to this twice to get a good opinion of it. the characters are decent but they make a lot of dumb choices and a big chunk of the book had me cringing. fun story tho and the ending was good. I liked the narrator. over all I liked the book. but that one creepy guy was just awful

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • rnocera
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
    26/12/16
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    "Fun, but irritating at times."

    I enjoyed this book, but really hated a few of the characters. I get that they're supposed to be unlikable, and as people they're probably more realistic than most fantasy stories. But I just kept hoping certain ones would be eaten by dinosaurs.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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