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This was so good, I really enjoyed this book. If you're looking for a fun and fast paced sci fi that is reminiscent of Michael Crichton's SPHERE then this is the book for you.
In this book a couple of researchers have developed a computer program that has decoded the sounds of dolphins and can translate them to speech. In steps the Navy wanting to use the dolphins and give them instructions to find lost equipment on the bottom of the ocean. The dolphins find it but they also find something else-some kind of portal. It's either a gateway or a source of energy but it is not of this world or so it seems. There is also a city with 1,200 beings living there. Are they people ? humans? friendly? Or not? Should the Navy shoot first and ask questions later?
Scott Brick is as always a fantastic narrator!
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22 of 26 people found this review helpful
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.
5 of 6 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.