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Vostok Audiobook

Vostok

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Publisher's Summary

East Antarctica: the coldest, most desolate location on earth. Two-and-a-half miles below the ice cap is Vostok, a 6,000 square mile liquid lake, over 1,000 feet deep, left untouched for more than 15 million years. Now, marine biologist Zachary Wallace and two other scientists aboard a submersible tethered to a laser will journey 13,000 feet beneath the ice into this unexplored realm to discover Mesozoic life-forms long believed extinct - and an object of immense power responsible for the evolution of modern man.

In this sequel to The Loch and prequel to Meg: Nightstalkers, New York Times best-selling author Steve Alten offers listeners a crossover novel that features characters from two of his most popular series.

©2016 Steve Alten (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Dan 10/02/2017
    Dan 10/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Slightly disappointed"

    As a huge Steve Alten fan, I have been waiting ages for The Loch and Vostok to become available on audio format.

    While Vostok isn't a bad book it's falls far short of The Loch, I can't really say for what reason without ruining the book for anyone else. Lest just say the big bad under water monsters don't get much of a look in. As a tie in to the Meg series it could have done that on a much bigger scale. I have to say I am disappointed, after The Loch which was superb.

    Big hopes for the upcoming Meg Generations book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Captain Kibble 06/09/2017
    Captain Kibble 06/09/2017
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    "Awful book with a good performance."

    First third of the book is a fair to middling monster story that unfortunately gets caught up trying to one up is predecessor. After that the supposedly based on facts book takes a left turn in to aliens, UFOs, science is magic and New World Order conspiracy theories.

    In the 3rd part the book totally loses the plot and turns into a mix of religious pap, new age spiritualist nonsense and time travel. I had to take a couple of days off at one point just so could bring myself to finish it.

    To be blunt, it's tosh. Sadly not even entertaining tosh like The Loch or Meg books. It makes Dan Brown's work look rational and believable.

    The performance however is very good. Shame really.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • david
    09/02/17
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    "exhausting."

    tiresome rants on theoretical physics made it hard to maintain interest. basic premise was good. author should have followed original storyline.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Stevie Havoc
    Canada
    26/01/17
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    "Id have to say I was greatly disappointed"

    Initially I was excited for the sequel to The Loch, and it started well ... But then it took turns that just kept being more and more disjointed and entirely out of character for the genre. I was completely confused about what I was listening to and what had happened to the actual plot. Seemed like someone took one story and tried to ram it into another story, by another author, in an obscure and entirely different genre. Having purchased and listened to most of the authors work, including every Meg story, I was completely unimpressed to the point that I returned it after suffering through it to the garbage conclusion.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • jgerson2211
    22/02/17
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    "please no aliens"

    this book was read well but alien aspect of this book was way too much. Had a good ending what took you down a rabbit hole that was hard to keep up with. Don't like the other planet and alien language that was used in the book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bear Blika
    houston
    16/02/17
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    "good but more sci-fi"
    Any additional comments?

    this book starts off like meg or the loch, feels very familiar. about half way thru it becomes a sci-fi story, and not monsters but space. i think this is the root of the negative reviews. it is out of character but it doesn't make the book bad. just go into this book knowing there is a turn.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Emaxine
    On the planet . . . for now
    25/01/17
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    "Wow!"

    Narrator was great. This story, however, hmmm. I think the author has finally lost his mind. This is probably the last of his books I will read.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    16/02/17
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    "everyone on the planet must have this book!"

    the lines between truth and fiction are so blurred in this story it was almost impossible to distinguish the two!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • jeff
    dubois, pa
    14/09/17
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    "Very good story. "

    loved, the mistry and suspence, The performance was great.The ending was complete, and i am looking for another book with a similar flare.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan Hopkins
    03/08/17
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    "The loc was great but................"

    This story started out great if you want another monster in the deep story ,but the author flipped the script half way through and you end up on space ships talking to imaginary aliens in another dimension, I mean jeeez stick to what the book should be about , or start over and write a book about aliens (which I would probably listen too)....I'm just saying !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • "lazarusiam"
    29/07/17
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    "Too much"

    Too many hungry and attentive aquatic Giants and too many plot directions for one book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Margie
    Cape Coral, FL, United States
    12/07/17
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    "too much science/religion"

    Science, religion, free will, it's all interesting but a little over done for me, loved the prehistoric animals parts the best and it ended well for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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