Book of the Dead : Matt Kearns

  • by Greig Beck
  • Narrated by Sean Mangan
  • Series: Matt Kearns
  • 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Massive sinkholes are opening across the country - each larger and deeper than the previous one. First the family pets go missing, and anyone living near one of the pits, is reporting strange phenomena - the vibrations, sulphurous odours and strange sounds rising up from the stygian depths. Then come the reports of horrifying ‘things’ rising from the darkness.
When the people start disappearing the government is forced to act. A team is sent in to explore one of the holes – and all hell breaks loose - the Old Ones are rising up again.
From the war zones of the Syrian Desert, to the fabled Library of Alexandria, and then to Hades itself, join Professor Matt Kearns, as he searches for the fabled Al Azif, known as the Book of the Dead. He must unravel an age-old prophecy, and stop Beings from a time even before the primordial ooze, which seek once again to claim the planet as their own. Time is running out, for Matt, and all life on Earth.

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Memories of watching the SciFi channel at 4:00 AM

I don't know how to rate this book. Decent marks for what it is, or bad marks for not being what I hoped it was when I bought it. The latter is possibly my fault for not doing my research before buying.

I was hoping for something more in the vein of Lovecraft, rather than just having Lovecraft monsters in it. I suppose creepy horror, moderate subtlety? I expected something scary and a little cheesy, writing/plot predictability around the level of Preston/Child, or Koontz, and it ended up being... less. Like I said in the title, it reminds me of staying up until the middle of the night and watching some cheesy low budget movie I'd never heard of on TV. It would be perfect for the MST3K treatment.

If that's what you're looking for, you've found it, and you can view these as five star ratings. It's got drama-destroying cheesiness within the first few minutes, an unrealistically capable and well-liked ladies man main character, a deadly yet beautiful exotic femme fatale from an exotic military culture, intrigue, backstabbing, military banter, stoicism, teenage-like behavior from professional adults, terrorists, SCUBA diving, explosions, plot holes, the works.

What I liked, well, some of the monster descriptions were cool, and a lot happens in the plot. You can listen to it while doing something else and not worry about missing important details. I don't mean to be a snob (I probably am, sorry), I just want to make sure people know what they're getting into.
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- Daniel A.

100% PURE WEIRD

WHEN A MAN HAS A HAMMER, EVERYTHING NEEDS HAMMERING
I enjoyed the pseudo science, suicide birds, planets alignment, mass extinctions, insects, Cthulhu, Library of Alexandria, the Lighthouse, Atlantis and the garden slugs. The book starts out fairly well, but was way to long and my mind was wondering from the middle to the end. Something interesting would occasionally happen, especially when I was thinking about going to another book. Beck has an interesting theory for the Mass Extinctions that happen in Earth's history. I was a bit confused on the monsters not liking salt, yet we are told several times that some of them lived under the ocean.

TIME IS THE ENEMY OF HISTORY
Beck uses the monsters of Lovecraft, but he does not write in his style. That could be a plus or minus to some, according on rather you love Lovecraft. The narrator is similar to Scott Brick and that could be a plus or minus, according to your likes or dislikes. Just four stars for me, I like the sophomore type subject, but don't believe it was written well enough to be too exciting.
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- Jim "The Impatient"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2015
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd