The First Bird, Episode 2

  • by Greig Beck
  • Narrated by Sean Mangan
  • 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The South American Boreal: one of the last truly unexplored jungles on our planet. In its dark heart is an ancient crater basin, sealed in by a living cage, making it a time capsule for an ancient, deadly ecosystem.
Matt Kearns, Carla Nero, and a team of scientist explorers have found their way in. In the crater's sunken interior are creatures from a primordial nightmare. Dangers lurk in every treetop, under every rock or loom monstrously over them. It is a place where mankind is out of time.
Matt and Carla must find out how the terrifying parasite wreaking havoc in the United States can be controlled while staying ahead of things that defy belief and shake their understanding of evolution on our planet.
Trapped, with time running out, the team of explorers will find themselves a part of a food chain...and nowhere near the top.

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A Horse The Size Of A Cat

Episode 1, exploded into our minds. Episode 2 drizzled in one ear and out the next. I have often been disappointed by the second book in a series, but I will have to say the difference between these two episodes was epic. The narrator was so boring I had to check to see if it was the same narrator as episode 1, since I remembered him as being great. In episode two the narration is boring and everybody sounds the same. I guess it was the inability of the writer to paint a picture with his words. In the beginning there was an interesting suspenseful scene involving a cat sized horse and a dinner plate size spider, but after that I was day dreaming.

At a little over five and a half hours long, I thought surly I can make it to the end. Instead, I found myself driving down the road totally forgetting I had a book on. I would catch myself day dreaming and try to get back into the book, but I just could not. About two and a half hours in, I changed to another book and had no problem staying in the new book.

I will not continue this series.
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- Jim "The Impatient" "My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books."

Absolutely Ridiculous........

This entire set of three volumes could have easily been in one, not too long, volume. But, marketing wins in the end, I guess.
Well, to get right to it - the story here is mundane, obviously written for the mid-teen market, and not very interesting. The author attempts to wow us with technical facts constantly quipped by the characters, but comes off as stupid when in the context of one scientist speaking to another.
The ending of this story was so idiotic, I laughed out loud.
I am getting tired of these books. They sound interesting in the promo, but then I start listening, and find they are written for YA audiences, and in reality are just pulp-junk.

Please label books intended for 14 year old girls, so the rest of us can avoid!

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- Matthew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-07-2013
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd