The story was not terrible, the author was clearly attempting to be the next Dan Brown with the general feel. what destroyed it was the stupidity of i..Show More »ts supposedly highly intelligent characters, the over descriptive and highly redundant nature of the writing that made it incredibly painful to listen to and left nothing to the imagination, and that the 10 year old character spoke like a 30 year old. if I hadn't been on sick leave while listening to this, I doubt I would have finished it. i rarely stopped rolling my eyes. Talk about a waste of time.
At last the conclusion of Matthew Reilly's Jack West Jr. series has come and all bets are off. When last we saw the bold Australian adventure, he was ..Show More »plummeting down into an endless darkness towards a terrible death and the rest of his team made up in 'Minos', are in disarray. Any disappointment loyal readers felt at this stunted end to the Six Sacred Stones, has been appeased in this final installments.
Against the tightest of deadlines, the 'Minos' stumbles on against their evil rivals (including Jack's father) to prevent them in gaining control of the 'Machine' and the gifts it bestows. Jack must lead his team over continents, into the clutches of ancient traps and at the rise of planets and moons, they will come face to face with the 5th warrior.
The gory and intensity of the first two installments are continued in The Five Greatest Warriors, no doubt much to the delight of fans. While Reilly adheres to many of the adventuring trilogy staples, he definitely throws some surprises at his readers. One of the things I like most about this series, is that the main character is Australian; brave and clever, without falling into the usual stereotypes. I am very much hoping that the next Jack West Jr. tales will be near in the future. In perfect Reilly style, this trilogy is concluded leaving your glued to your seat until the last page without missing a beat.
Matthew Reilly has returned to the fast pace, intricate and well written story telling that I love. After the disappointing outing that was the "z..Show More »oo of China " , it was a thrill to listen to this book . Love love this book , kept me on edge all the way through.