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The Hatching Audiobook

The Hatching

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Deep in the jungle of Peru, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist party whole. FBI agent Mike Rich investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in an Indian earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there.

The Chinese government 'accidentally' drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. And all of these events are connected. As panic begins to sweep the globe, a mysterious package from South America arrives at Melanie Guyer's Washington laboratory. The unusual egg inside begins to crack. Something is spreading....

The world is on the brink of an apocalyptic disaster. A virulent ancient species, long dormant, is now very much awake. But this is only the beginning of our end....

©2016 Ezekiel Boone Inc (P)2016 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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    max 19/07/2016
    max 19/07/2016
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    "I need more cats"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The ending.How can it end like this!? Does the author know how much electric costs?If i don't sleep soon i'm going to start hallucinating and see spiders climbing the walls, scuttling across the floor, behind the curtains......(i just frightened myself again)


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    How the spiders traveled


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Voices are ok, The women don't sound like squeaky toys


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    You crazy! Of course i wouldn't sit in a dark cinema with rows and rows of seats in the pitch dark with exits all the way in the back. I would Watch it at home with a cushion, rolled up news paper, lights on and a back up torch....and a flame thrower


    Any additional comments?

    I need to know more.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. M. Fyleman Essex 05/12/2016
    Mr. M. Fyleman Essex 05/12/2016 Member Since 2017

    topper harley

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    "In essence a zombie story"

    This is an ok yarn, basically a zombie story but replacing re-animated dead with spiders. Bit disappointed that it just stops, rather than concluding. It is obviously setting up a series. Reasonable listen nonetheless.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Freda Warrington, United Kingdom 08/08/2016
    Freda Warrington, United Kingdom 08/08/2016 Member Since 2014

    My name is Freda and I am in my 60's. I was a graphic designer, now retired. My favourite books are supernatural horror (not short stories)

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    "Creepy Crawly"

    Quite scary, makes you itch and look round for spider webs. Well read and a good horror story especially if you don't like spiders.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Simon Waterlooville, UK 25/04/2017
    Simon Waterlooville, UK 25/04/2017 Member Since 2017

    A man with a child in his ears - @shutterspin

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    "Be Prepared to Invest in a Trilogy!"

    This is Alexi Zentner's first book under his new name Ezekiel Boone. The first thing to note is that this is the opening book of what the author says will become a trilogy - at the time of writing this is not clear on the Audible website. The book makes much more sense in that context than it would as a stand alone novel. It would also make more sense in the right category which should be sci-fi or horror rather than Crime and Thrillers where it resides at the time of writing!

    Much of the first part of this one Boone spends introducing us to the wide cast of global characters that will cover this story. it's very much in the style of his self-confessed influence Stephen King as he gives the characters depth and persona. The horror once it starts and we head towards a new kind of apocalypse is strong and actually exciting. Apparently these spiders come in waves, each more scary than the last.

    The ending of this book comes at a sensible point, given that it is just the starting point of a trilogy. As a stand-alone the whole thing must have seemed poorly balanced.

    So, I'm in for the ride and look forwards to where Mr Boone plans to take us in "Skitter"!

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    Tim P. 03/08/2017
    Tim P. 03/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Surprisingly entertaining"

    Enjoyed this so much I bought the sequel immediately which isn't like me.

    Once I had got past the kids saying the narrator sounded like Kermit the Frog (check sample) this was a good adventure with premise to grow in the sequels.

    Good character development and pace, the story, while not 'horror' is a good action/adventure.

    If you're after a horrific, tense thriller I don't think this is 100% for you, but it's a good yarn nonetheless.

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    Magic Inc. 20/06/2017
    Magic Inc. 20/06/2017
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    "Great B-Movie'esk. Needs Bruce Campbell."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to a friend who also loves B-Movies. It's a bit of a 80's monster horror throw back. Awesome.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    To be honest i never really got attached to any of the characters. Not that they weren't well written or didn't have personality it was i just never really clicked to a particular one.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I think without spoilers.... <br/>Investigating the plane crash or the ship grounding.<br/>Both gave me the feeling of s##ts gonna get real.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    What would you get if you crossed Arachnophobia and Eight legged freaks?<br/>The Hatching.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book but a let down at the end. It didn't so much end with a cliffhanger it more of fizzled out and kinda makes you have to get the next one just to find out what happens.It feels like it was written as one book but to cash in more they just chopped it in half to get two books out of it. Feel a bit cheated and I'm not rushing out to get the second one as a way to make myself feel like I'm getting my own back.<br/>Via Revolution!

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    Daniel 09/06/2017
    Daniel 09/06/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Hatched a winner"

    Ezekiel Boone could easily be confused with the late and great Michael Chrichton with this one, in the vein of Jurassic park, micro and even Prey, he balances a huge cast of enjoyable characters with a credible creepy crawly threat thanks to some clever technical writing. It sounds ridiculous when you read the blurb but it's a brilliant and tense tale. Well worth a few quid.
    The voice acting is pretty solid as well, although the Scottish/Indian were a touch ropey, it's a minor nitpicky blemish on all round enjoyable romp.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Annette Wright 07/05/2017
    Annette Wright 07/05/2017

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    "Good fun and rather uncomfortable"

    I really enjoyed this book. I'm not scared of spiders but it certainly taps into a primal fear. Well written, good characters. Good narration.

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    K. Rumph Edinburgh, UK 20/10/2016
    K. Rumph Edinburgh, UK 20/10/2016 Member Since 2016

    green investor

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    "Gripping read, interesting idea"

    Gripping multi person POV sci-fi horror (esp for arachnophobes), already awaiting sequel! Great work
    Narrator maybe a little too gentle for a thriller, but did well with multiple 'voices'

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    Katiepoos1973 Herts. UK 11/08/2016
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    "Kingesque"

    Reminiscent of Stephen King, Boone has a way of putting you right there in the midst of the action. This is a story that will remain with me but I fear that it is only the beginning of a much longer story. In which case, I look forward to the next instalment.
    The performance was excellent (except for the pronunciation of a few Scottish/Gaelic names). Newbern has a voice well suited to narration and I hope that he performs the next episode.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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