I had great hopes for Atlantis Gene, but found myself underwhelmed in the end. It did have a lot of great reviews so that is what sparked my interestI had great hopes for Atlantis Gene, but found myself underwhelmed in the end. It did have a lot of great reviews so that is what sparked my interest and it was a free book from the Kindle Reading Library so I figured...why not?
It is an easy read, I think I blew through it faster than I have other books recently. But it is almost too easy of a read, like it is 3rd grade level English? Also why so many chapters...didn't seem like that was necessary. It also bounces around a lot, I mean there are several character story-lines going on but can each story be developed a bit more than just a page before going on to the next one? Also why give me a whole back-story on a character but then only have 2 chapters for them? i.e. the fisherman and Cole.
I did find the story did get better overtime as things started to ramp up into the third act. One of my favorite parts of the book was Patrick's journal, along with his character and storyline. I found that to be probably the best written portion of the book.
I will note that I read and listened to this book via Amazon Kindle and Audible apps with the whispersync. The whispersync worked out great and it was nice to have the two all synced up. The audiobook differed from the Kindle Ebook though even though it was not abridged. If anything the audiobook was longer with an extra chapter or two along with additional lines of dialog and narrative. They were welcomed additions as they did give some additional insight but I just found it kind of odd that the two did not match up. Maybe the audiobook was based on a more updated edition of the novel?
Overall it was a mildly entertaining read and I would relate this to something like a Dan Brown novel but lacks in the sophistication that Brown brings to his writing. I may continue reading on with the series if I find I have nothing else to read. So many books, so little time......more
I have come accustomed to looking forward to the next Expanse series book coming out each summer over the past 4 years now. The fourth "Cibola Burn" dI have come accustomed to looking forward to the next Expanse series book coming out each summer over the past 4 years now. The fourth "Cibola Burn" did not disappoint but had a different feel from the past three. Taking place primarily only one planet gave it a new type of story compared to the last three as well. It had more of an episodic feel in that way instead of a huge "Space Opera" feel with a big over-arching space war as the other three.
As with the other Expanse books I found myself always looking forward to reading "Holden" on the next chapter title as I find his storyline to be the most exciting and intriguing to read. I even sometimes let out a little "yes" when I turn the page and see his name. The newest characters and inhabitants of "New Terra" were good additions but didn't find that I had great feelings toward any of them since they all felt like they would either die or just fade away into the expanse series. Corey is very good at writing villians as I found myself really hating Murtury right away and really rooting against that guy the whole way through the book.
I will note that I read along to the ebook while listening to the Audiobook, this is how i have read all of the Expanse Series books. The narrator in the this book changed which took some getting use to but after awhile I really missed the previous reader.
Overall I ended up giving this 4 instead of a 5 because Cibola Burn didn't seem up to par with the past three Expanse Series books. There just didn't seem to be the same amount of action in it and I found myself just sort of waiting for each chapter to be over to get back to Holden's chapters. I hope the 5th book will live up to the first 3 and that the upcoming ScyFy TV series that is rumored will live up the books the best that it can.
P.S. Does anyone know where they got the title for this one because there is nothing about Cibola or Burning anywhere in the book that I read. ...more
Another Great Book in the Expanse Series. I highly suggest it to anyone who enjoys Sci-Fi and Space Operas. I am looking forward to when the 4th bookAnother Great Book in the Expanse Series. I highly suggest it to anyone who enjoys Sci-Fi and Space Operas. I am looking forward to when the 4th book comes out this June!...more
I really enjoyed this 4th book in the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown. Very entertaining read, a real page-turner. I won't write a synopsis, sinceI really enjoyed this 4th book in the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown. Very entertaining read, a real page-turner. I won't write a synopsis, since I don't like spoilers and you can find a synopsis anywhere online these days. Inferno does raise some great through-provoking questions about the world in which we live in, that should get everyone scratching their heads. Brown is a great entertaining writer and knows how to keep his readers engaged in the story. If you are looking for a good summer read, pick this one up!...more
The series was interesting, not how I thought the Star Wars Saga would continue on after Return of the Jedi. Now to see how the new movies will turn oThe series was interesting, not how I thought the Star Wars Saga would continue on after Return of the Jedi. Now to see how the new movies will turn out....more