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Great story , irritating narration

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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-2020

Engaging story and an excellent addition to the Alien-verse. An honest report causes a lot of trouble for a decendent of Ripley. All is not as it seems though. He is an empath and he's channeling the Aliens. So Weylan Yutani shanghai him and blackmail him into helping them locate and capture some aliens for them. If you're a fan of the genre then you'll love this. But read the book, unless you have a low threshold for agravation that is. For me, the story was ruined by the narration. That style of sing-song/ironic narration irritates me to the point where it just plain makes me want to throw something. I do wish there was some school to teach wanna-be narrators how to read a novel so that it enhances the book, rather than lapse into a bored monotone that either sends the listener into a sleep haze, or annoys them into an anger haze.

Action adventure in the best sense

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-12-2019

in this third book the Relic Hunters are kidnapped and forced to help a team of Russian criminal relic hunters to find lost Nazi treasure plundered and hidden in 1945. It’s a race across mountains dodging the Bratva, wolves, panthers, and the CIA, led by a demented relic hunter and under the guns of the watchful eyes and weapons of their captor’s. A wild ride to be sure.

Another great character from Melissa F Olson

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-2019

Performance: IMO the narrator is hopeless. She reads the book with the cliched 'bored, first person' monologue made popular for PI stories in the 1930s and 40s......and way way out of date for today . The narration is ponderous, boring and the little girlie voice does nothing to 'sell' the character Lena Dane as one to take seriously. She sounds like a vapid teenager. Writing: When I bought the eBook and actually read the story, rather than listened, I found I enjoyed the story so much more. In either case (Audiobook or eBook) this is another well-rounded character, with a very well written story. I'm very sorry there hasn't been the promised sequel as yet. Story: Our main character begins - humorously - taking a pregnancy test and finding it's positive. She grapples with her mixed feelings about this joy, throughout the story, but it's done sympathetically, not censoriously which is refreshing. The main story surrounds Lena's hunt for the biological father of a teenager who has lost his mother and faces the prospect of imminently losing his adoptive father to cancer. Nate's last hope of not going into the foster system is to find his biological father. Her hunt takes her across country and involves her with some shady characters and personal danger. Great story, highly recommend.....

Hard to tell who the real predator is...corporate or alien

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-10-2018

Riveting story from the opening paragraph, and the ending was satisfying, but I would never have guessed it even up to it’s denouement. Basic story is, The Cold Forge is a scientific research outpost of Weyland Yutani where they are experimenting with Alien ‘eggs’, looking to find ways of controlling them. What the company doesn’t know though, is that at least one of the resident scientists is not what they seem. Enter Corporate Representative, Dorian Suttler, “toe-cutter” extraordinaire. An arrogant, self-possessed narcissist who takes pleasure in others fear and discomfort. Rather than being afraid of the aliens, he admires them....especially after they are freed by a rogue project. Sit back and watch the body-count. This book is very much as good as the original that started the whole thing. The suspense, the horror, the way it worms it’s way into your psyche and makes you look over your shoulder the further into the book you get. ....perfectly narrated by Michael Braun

Well written and constructed police procedural

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-08-2018

I enjoyed the story of the grizzled near retirement homicide cop and the newbie solving cold cases with political connections, but not the monotone of the narrator. It really grates after a while. A little inflection now and then would go a long way to improving the delivery. Good story though.

After his mysterious disappearance 25 years before, he returns to unburden himself on his former wife

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-08-2018

Firstly, I found this story depressing as hell...very English. This man returns after having run away from his family 25 years before to tell his former wife, whom he blames, why he left. What he ends up with is a revelation to his stupidity. Very well written, this is not just his story, but the story of those he left behind.

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A great read, likeable characters and a well constructed ‘verse

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-06-2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this and subsequent books in this series. Its a slightly new take on the vampire genre, and i do love a good vampire story. Basic premise is, the FBI have set up a Department Paranormal Incidents to cope with the recent vampire problem in the Chicago area, and after the first team are wiped out, an FBI golden boy is assigned to put a new team together. He decides to go about things differently and coerces the aid of an ancient vamp he discovers who has been living a normal life in plain sight. ....and then, the unexpected happens Love these books, they drew me in and kept my interest to the final humongous battle at the end of the third book. Highly recommend for a fun weekend read. ...or a great way to spend a wet weekend.

Love the title...see little point in the content

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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-2018

This was a gift, and frankly, I wish the person who gave it to me had saved their money. Populist pap. If people had an ounce of commonsense these days they wouldn't go in for all this pop psychology nonsense. My suggestion to anyone who needs this sort of 'self-help' would be to get your head out of your armpits, get over yourselves and just live your life! If you started living your own lives and stopped comparing it to some pie in the sky ideal you wouldn't have the time to navel gaze and feel inadequate.

A cliffhanger.....fantastic!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-03-2018

This series is one of the best written of any genre I’ve ever read. It has it all, danger, action, adventure, a little romance without all the gory details (I’m a great believer in ‘less is more’) and the supernatural. I’m anxious now for the next book in this universe to find out what happens next. If you like a good riveting well written and well narrated book then this is for you. A good strong storyline with characters you can embrace.

Quirky and fun

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-2018

We’ve all read the synopsis so I won’t bore you with that. Suffice to say whether you read these books or listen to them, they always finish before the reader is ready to let go of the characters. Each book is basically a romance with a suspenseful twist of its own. The plots aren’t predictable although they do run to a formula of their own. If you want a nice read that will hold your interest to the last word, then buy and read these.

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