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Ripple

Narrated by: Scott Brick
Series: Breakthrough, Book 4
Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
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Summary

It began in Ethiopia, hundreds of thousands of years ago, when a handful of genetic mutations caused evolution to split from the primates and mankind was born. Now, eons later, evidence of more splits from the apes is being unearthed. And with them, a disturbing realization. Ours was only one of many. 

And yet we survived. But it was not by luck or chance. We survived because humans had something the others did not. A unique ingredient that has only now been rediscovered. 

First in the mountains of South America, where it was promptly destroyed by the Chinese. And now, a second source in Africa, the epicenter of mankind's very inception. A place that John Clay and Alison Shaw must find quickly. Because the Russians already know what we are searching for. And the Chinese want back what is rightfully theirs. 

The mother of all secrets awaits the world in Africa. One that will not only explain who we are, but will decipher the very code within our own DNA.

©2019 Michael C. Grumley (P)2019 Recorded Books

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What a great series

I have listened to every book in this series so far and can’t wait for the next one to be written. Please make it soon Michael C Grumley l am holding my breath.

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brilliant!

I loved the books and love Scott Brick reading it. I also enjoyed the concepts. I would like an author's note about current research on the topics in the book.

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  • Charles
  • 11-03-19

The unbelievable-believable story continues

The story of what could have been relative to our relatives and how we may have originated continues. If you are a Grumley fan, like me, the wait for each of his continuations of the Breakthrough series has been agonizing. For the first time in years I actually bought the book itself and started to read instead of listen while the Audible was in production.

I can, without any reservations, say that I am glad to have both the book and the Audible file. I like to go to sleep listening to really good stories and this whole series meets that requirement. They are unbelievably believable. Listen to the series from the start it is well worth it and yes I also bought the next book in the series while waiting on the Audible version.

Reading, with glasses, always gives me a headache but this series is worth it to me. I just have to take it in short durationin order to continue the adventure and wonderment of the series.

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  • Kent
  • 16-07-19

Excellent

Another fantastic edition to the Breakthrough series. Michael Grumley just keeps getting better and better. Eagerly awaiting the Audible availability of the next edition Mosaic. Good job Mr. Grumley, good job.

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  • andrea
  • 10-07-19

Holding my breath...

Can't wait for it to go to audio! Scott Brick is able to give each character, of every book he narrates, their own voice.

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  • Kevin G.
  • 08-07-19

Love

Fantastic. I love the Plausibility of these books. Wow!!! I can’t wait to get the next one. Thank you. What a great read. Can I get the next book now. 👍❤️❤️❤️

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  • Faith Sterling
  • 07-07-19

Excellent series!

Well written series, kept our interest while traveling from Texas to Washington. Left us hungry for the next book. Great characters and events. Very entertaining.

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  • Rod
  • 06-07-19

Where's the next book!?

Don't stop me now! All of the books in this series have been non-stop in my ears for the last month. Love, love, love commuting with this crew. Scott Brick is the man with his narration.

What's the story for the next book?

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  • Patti
  • 28-04-19

I LOVE BREAKTHROUGH!!

This is such a fresh premise. I can't wait for the next one. ❤ Dirk & Sally!

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  • J. Isaac
  • 12-02-20

It just keeps getting better!!!

I love to read(listen to) book series. But I’ve NEVER had one that grabs me like Michael Grumley’s Breakthrough series.

From the level of technology utilization he writes about, to the realistic and sometimes joyful, sometimes painful human relationships to the surprises the storyline keeps bringing - I am totally enthralled.

The narrator is Excellent and his abilities to shift characters throughout and keep them unique and recognizable personalities is the best!!!

Thank you Michael Grumley!!
Thank you Scott Brick!!

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  • Rob Parrott
  • 06-02-20

Fabulous!

This is a captivating and fabulous series. The characters are relatable and admirable. Can’t wait for the next installment. Highly recommend.

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  • Carianti
  • 05-02-20

Animal to animal communication

I just love this series. I am half-way through "Ripple" and it never quits! Hard for me to even stop listening when I really need to sleep! I am no scientist but I enjoy the presentation of both technical and medical information. Also, in this book, we are presented with a gorilla and dolphin actually communicating w/o technical assistance. The suggestion that humans might also communicate in this way is fascinating!

Michael C. Grumley has an incredible imagination as well as the technical chops to make this entire series both joyful and informative.

Scott Brick is the best narrator out there. I never get tired of listening to his voice.

All in all, a great listen and am grateful there still 2 1/2 books to go!