Two years after his wife's death, oceanographer and former navy SEAL Atticus Young attempts to reconcile with his rebellious daughter, Giona, by taking her on the scuba dive of a lifetime-swimming with a pod of peaceful humpback whales in the Gulf of Maine. But the beauty of the sea belies a terror from the deep-a horrific creature as immense as it is ancient. There is no blood, no scream, no fight. Giona is swallowed whole by the massive jaws. Only Atticus remains to suffer the shame of the survivor and his inconsolable grief turns to an unquenchable thirst for revenge.
Drawn by the spectacle, Trevor Manfred, a ruthless billionaire, approaches Atticus with a proposition: Trevor will make available all the advanced technology of his heavily armed mega-yacht, the Titan, to aid Atticus in his death-quest. In return, Trevor is to receive the beast's corpse as the ultimate hunting trophy. But in the midst of the hunt, Atticus makes a terrifying discovery that changes the way he sees the ocean's creatures and begs the question: what is Kronos? The answer sets him on a new and much more deadly course.
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"KRONOS takes a classic theme and turns it into a great page-turning novel that kept me up past the midnight hour. It's a great read blending myth and high tech, with well developed characters you care about. (Rob Kall, Editor-in-Chief, www.opednews.com)
"It's not often that you get a fresh perspective on a monster story. Jeremy Robinson fixes us a delicious tale in which he adds one part characters you want to care about, two parts dramatic but believable storytelling, and three parts imaginative adventure in a dish that can be served to adventure, romance, sci-fi and western fans alike." (Clint DeBoer, Editor-in-Chief, Audioholics.com)
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"Great Premise/Mediocre Delivery"
Not really. The problems I have with the books lie within the fact several scenes and situations simply aren't plausible, yet am fully aware the book is about (sort of...it almost takes second place) a fictional sea monster.
1)Scene where his daughter is almost gang-raped: How and why exactly is her father nearby? How did that "happen" to be? Secondly, If that had happened to me (I am a woman and a medical professional) I'd be scared out of my mind, and if there was significant bruising immediately upon my neck where I'd been grabbed, that my father as a Navy seal, would have the intelligence to bring me to the ER so I could be scanned/and or treated to determine if there was any internal problems with per se my trachea or neck.
I also feel that scene was glossed-over. It's a traumatic experience, and within hours, this young woman with bruising on her neck is DIVING? Should she be diving/snorkeling after neck trauma? Who'd feel like diving after a potential gang-rape?
2)Andrea the Coast Guard/ex girlfriend: I find numerous problems with this character's creation/execution. First of all, she enters out of the blue her ex boyfriend's house. Like her ex who had been REMARRIED happily for years? She walks in like she owns it and grabs a picture off of the wall and has a conversation in her head w/his dead wife and FEELS the wife would okay her barging in and inserting herself into his life? Hello? I am also a wife and I find that assumption made being totally wrong.
Then there's the whole issue of Andrea's misappropriation of military equipment and personnel, as she wastes taxpayer dollars and endangers the lives of her coworkers all so she could go and check out her ex-boyfriend and again, stick her nose into his business.
That's NOT romantic. It's stalker-ish/creepy. Now I am all for romance in thrillers, but this is forced, and it's not authentic. Reverse the roles. What if YOU were Atticus? Would you want some ex after umpteen years suddenly inserting themselves into your life again and entering your home without permission? Again creepy beyond creepy.
What I DO like about the book:
1) Atticus: He's a good character. Well-defined. He's very believable.
2)Trevor: He's well-drawn as well, and I love his ship. If Andrea had been left out, we could have had a much better book if we'd only followed Atticus, hell-bent on revenge, out to kill the monster who took his daughter.
3)The link to Jonah/spirituality. Anyone who's been diving and snorkeling (I've done both) knows that when you hit the water and see the magnificence of what's below, you feel a deep tie to nature, and if you're a person of faith, you feel a much deeper tie to your Creator.
Flat, flat voice. Failed to bring the story to life. Strange pronunciations of certain words.
Yes, as there were some intriguing ideas and loved the spirituality tie-in with the monster and the main character, and there were some interesting segments of the book.
"Not Bad, But not one of his best"
It was an interesting concept, and the storyline was fine, but many of the characters were single-faceted and the plot was predictable. His other books are better reads.
"Fun To Listen Too"
I enjoyed this book. The story line was interesting and made me think but I did come up with a few answers before they were stated in the book. First time I listened to this auther and will be going back for more in the near future.
I found this book to be entertaining, well written, and full of surprises. Anyone can slap together a story about a sea monster, but this book actually grass your attention and has an interesting back story. The character development is excllent too. I look forward to reading more from this author.
"Chapter 9 Missing from Audiobook!"
If chapter nine, which is important to the plot, wasn't missing, and chapter markings had been set per-chapter instead of in blocks of ~4.
"Well Done "
I have enjoyed the creativity and enthusiasm involved in the making of this book. I say it's well done! Great performance by Jeffrey Kafer & well written Jeremy Robinson! I'm looking forward to your next novel or Novel's! Please write more soon!
"Exciting, fun story"
Kronos is one of my favourite stand-alone books from Jeremy Robinson. The hero isn't shown to be perfect, he has faults and is willing to do whatever it takes to get revenge on the sea-monster that swallowed his Daughter. The bad guy isn't likeable at all and from the beginning you know he is the bad guy which is refreshing. The female characters are capable. The story was exciting and I found it difficult to stop listening. Jeffrey Kafer did a fantastic job, this is probably the best I've heard from him. The British accent was brilliant, I normally don't think much to people trying to do the British accent, but considering the character I thought it was spot on.
I'm a big fan of monster books and the author is a local guy so I decided to give his book a whirl...this is a choice I'd regret.
While I applaud his efforts and certainly recognize hes more talented than I am in this area since I havent written a book and he has, overall I was very disappointed with this listen. Its not all his fault, it suffered much from the narration as well as the fact that audible should have this listed under christian fiction. I'm a catholic and so its not like I was offended by the heavy handed religious skew to the book but I'd still like to know what exactly I'm purchasing especially since I dont like books, movies or TV shows that try to brow beat me with some hidden message. The dialouge was cheesy beyond belief and it didnt help that when voicing the main character the narrator sounded so much like Charlie Sheen I couldnt take it seriously, add to that the fact that hes delivering lines lifted from some 1980's action flick that would make Schwarzanegger wince and it becomes almost a joke. His voice for the main villain was ridiculous as well, and speaking of the main villain theres really not a good enough reason to be doing the things he does or his level of obsession with the creature. His main driving force is boredom.....really??? Funny enough but while listening to this book that was mine as well.
Yet another formula-written "thriller" where you can see every plot device an hour before it (painfully) unfolds. If not earlier. Yet another he-man hero who has to fight for his young daughter and for whom the women (all of them good-lookling and above average) pine for poor ol' Attica (yes, that's his name<sigh>). Yet another SciFi channel bad guy and his ruthless side-kick. Yet another unbelievable, fight to the last, ending. There seems to be no end to this genre of worthless and forgettable "novels". Avoid it like the plague, if you know what's good for you.
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