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I listened to this book and couldn't stop. Every single break at work, every moment in the gym, every ride in the car this book was playing. The writing was phenomenal and the mind blowing plot had me hooked. I CAN'T WAIT to read LEAP and the rest of the series. I do wonder how much of this was science and how much was pure fiction. Either way I was thoroughly entertained and intrigued.
19 of 20 people found this review helpful
How am I just now hearing about Michael C. Grumley? This guy writes old school adventure sci-fi like a boss! Reading Breakthrough made me reminiscent for other favorites like The Swarm, Beast, and Jurassic Park, to name a few.
Does all the science add up? Pish posh, of course not, but who cares? It works. Does it make for a great story, where you cheer on the heroes, cry for the innocents, and hold your breath when something goes boom? Yes, yes, yes!
On my TBR short list there are a few novels waiting, including some from some potentially wonderful indie authors, but darn it all, they'll have to wait. I have Book 2 (Leap) and Book 3 (Catalyst) here in my library, and I...can't...help...myself. It's like an addiction.
I have this overwhelming urge to go watch "The Poseidon Adventure" now. And maybe "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea", if I can dig up that ancient old series anywhere. I want to revisit my old adventure sci-fi roots. Where can I find old episodes of "Flipper"?
23 of 25 people found this review helpful
If you could sum up Breakthrough in three words, what would they be?
Good old fashioned adventure story, very much in the ilk of Clive Cussler I thought. There will be those who will not agree, but I listen to a very eclectic selection of books, and sometimes I just want to wallow in some good old mind candy, and this fits the bill. Narration by Scott Brick is as excellent as always. A romping yarn that passed very quickly. Loved it.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I suppose Sally and Dirk -
Which scene did you most enjoy?
I listened in one sitting, so cannot really pick out one part
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I did - straight through
Any additional comments?
As I said before, I enjoy a fantasy adventure to just relax and wallow in it. I honestly thought it was a Cussler novel at times.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This story is rather refreshing with unique ideas and plots. There's just the right amount of characters balanced with a good ratio of detail and action/suspense. It does, however, start a bit slow. But once it speeds up, it flows really well. I'm certainly eager to read the next one in the series. Scott Brick, as always, nails the performance.