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Breakthrough Audiobook

Breakthrough

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Publisher's Summary

One of the greatest achievements in human history.

A secret that was never supposed to be found.

And a crisis 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 Michael C. Grumley (P)2017 Michael C. Grumley

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  • Timothy R Carpenter II
    08/07/17
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    "Action, science, romance, good versus evil."

    Michael has managed to create a story with all of the above elements in a way that pulls you into this world, waiting to see what happens next.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Allison
    01/08/17
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    "Loved it! "

    narrator was excellent. Can't wait for the next book to come. this was a great storyline

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sheila Ali
    22/07/17
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    "Enjoyed every minute of this"

    This was so satisfying that I can't accept that it was over. I was hooked from the first few minutes and never lost the feeling. I simply could not stop listening. The writing as well as the story was very gripping.

    Scott Brick is as always superb in his performance.

    I would give it 10 stars if it was possible. I'd highly recommend this book to everyone I come across. I can't wait for the next book in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • FocusedOnTheJourney
    22/07/17
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    "AMAZING!!!"

    I listened to this book and couldn't stop. Every single break at work, every moment in the gym, every ride in the car this book was playing. The writing was phenomenal and the mind blowing plot had me hooked. I CAN'T WAIT to read LEAP and the rest of the series. I do wonder how much of this was science and how much was pure fiction. Either way I was thoroughly entertained and intrigued.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • brenden
    LAKE RIDGE, VA, United States
    18/07/17
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    "Fun ride"
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    This book is well worth a credit. Scott Brick is amazing as usual and the story is pretty cool. Being a software developer I was happy the technology discussions didn't insult me. Dolphins are amazing animals and I don't think we yet understand how intelligent they are. It's been proven dolphins call each other by unique sounds/names how much further advanced are they? Well that's the fun part of the story!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • shelley
    Raleigh, NC
    24/06/17
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    "Grumley could be the new Crichton!!!!!"
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    This was so good, I really enjoyed this book. If you're looking for a fun and fast paced sci fi that is reminiscent of Michael Crichton's SPHERE then this is the book for you. <br/>In this book a couple of researchers have developed a computer program that has decoded the sounds of dolphins and can translate them to speech. In steps the Navy wanting to use the dolphins and give them instructions to find lost equipment on the bottom of the ocean. The dolphins find it but they also find something else-some kind of portal. It's either a gateway or a source of energy but it is not of this world or so it seems. There is also a city with 1,200 beings living there. Are they people ? humans? friendly? Or not? Should the Navy shoot first and ask questions later? <br/><br/>Scott Brick is as always a fantastic narrator!<br/><br/>HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. <br/>If you found this review helpful please indicate so. <br/>Thank You.

    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Ann M. Roland
    Columbia, MO USA
    08/08/17
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    "Wow"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. This was a great read. I can't wait to get the next one in the series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Breakthrough?

    The most memorable moment is when the dolphins ask why it took so look for people to talk to them when the other people already can.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene is when the President punched the idiot that caused all the problems.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Great action with a purpose.


    Any additional comments?

    Oh this is good!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Dragonfly
    Astoria, OR United States
    04/08/17
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    "A delightful find!"
    What made the experience of listening to Breakthrough the most enjoyable?

    What could be better...Scott Brick narrating a very well written story.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Absolutely! I didn't want to stop it to go to bed. Stayed up really late.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Scott is one of my very favorite narrators. He can do any voice well (males, femaies, any accent, any age group). I was impressed that this was a &quot;Scott Brick publishing&quot; book. I didn't know he did that.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    It would be a fantastic movie with non-stop action and great characters. Can't think of what a tag line would be, but certainly it would be about looking at all life forms from a new perspective


    Any additional comments?

    I have been in kind of a slump book-wise,lately, not finding too many new titles that really appealed to me. I'm not into zombies, vampires or black ops. I'm tired of terrorist themes. I've gone back to older Clive Cussler, Anne Perry, and James Rollins books just because I liked the adventure and good mysteries in them. So, discovering a new author with a really well written book is a delight! This audiobook has interesting and likable characters, lots of action and a new and intriguing story line that kept my interest from beginning to end. It never drags, is easy to follow and gives the reader a new genre.. I can hardly wait until the next book in the series comes out and am hoping that the author sticks to the same theme. It is so good to be totally enthused in a book again!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    03/08/17
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    "All I can say is wow! really loved this story.
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    This story has all the ingredients to be one of the great ones, one that you will always remember. I found it real hard to put down, even to just take a break. It had me from the beginning and didn't let go until the end and best of all, it had a real good and suppressing ending. Very entertaining all the way through. Wow, what a enjoyable ride. lots of fun, definitely worth the credit. if you're on the fence on this one, It's a no brainer, all I can say is just go for it, you'll be glad you did.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sleeping in Cleveland
    Cleveland, OH
    11/07/17
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    "Great great book"

    Edge of your seat suspense. Of corse Scott Brick narrating is A+. I listened to this late into the night

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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