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The Gemini Effect

Narrated by: Phil Gigante
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
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Summary

2014 Winner - Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award - Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror

A single raindrop opens a Pandora's box of horrors when the spawn of perverse genetic research performed during World War II - refined by Cold War enemies and perfected by nature - are unleashed on an unsuspecting world. By dawn only a dead city remains, eerily quiet and still except for the mutant beasts who hide from the light, multiply, and await the shadows of day's end.

Ordered to investigate the unfolding crisis, biowarfare specialist Carolyn Ridenour barely escapes the creatures' nocturnal onslaught, saved in the nick of time by Colonel Garrett Hoffmann, who has lost hundreds of his troops to the mutant army that neither bombs nor bullets can break.

As Carolyn and Garrett race to stop the plague, a battered and broken US government is preparing to release the fury of America's nuclear arsenal on its own soil.

©2015 Chuck Grossart (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Just...

My words have failed me. It's like this story takes every pop science and Cold War plot and just mixes it all together. Anyone one of these plots would make a fine story by its self, all together...

Well my suspension of disbelief died in the first chapter. The level of coincidence needed to make this all happen, it's utter fiction. But it's fiction that dances around in clown shoes. It's a direct to DVD movie with serious actors reading a ham fisted script.

10 out of 10 napkins needed to stop the groaning I produced for this story. The barista at my local Starbucks now looks at me funny.

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Gory and fast paced

Really enjoyed the urgency that was apparent throughout. Great multiple viewpoints from key characters gave me a rounded story as the situation(s) unfolded.

Really impressed with the narrator's different voices. Only downside was Carolyn, her attempt with constant smart ar$e quips wore a little thin.

But the rest of the characters I really enjoyed.

The detail in gore was good and satiated the horror geek in me.

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light read

light read not much on details. may get the next one if im board. not worth full price though

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A good Story

What made the experience of listening to The Gemini Effect the most enjoyable?

Yes. The Russian sleepers were a bit far fetched but overall a good story that keep me listening

What did you like best about this story?

The different characters all made good contributions to the story

Which character – as performed by Phil Gigante – was your favourite?

Not sure they were all good

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes it was

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  • ruth
  • bognor regis, United Kingdom
  • 10-04-15

An interesting and different novel

A well paced and unusual plot line, part political thriller, part dystopian with a chunk of biological warfare.
The narrator did a perfect job and enhanced the story with good character definition.
I hope there is a second part coming soon!

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