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I continue to enjoy working backwards from the most recent Philip Mercer novel through the Audible collection. I bought the first novel, Vulcan's Forge, as a paperback and just couldn't get through the cardboard cutout villain and plot, but de Bruhl definitely has definitely come into his own as the series lives and breathes. "Pandora's Curse" is a nice return to the arctic for those who remember Alistair MacLean's "Ice Station Zebra."
More than anything, de Bruhl's novels enjoy marvelous performances by J. Charles. Charles is so good with some voices, like Harry's, that I actually enjoy some novels more than others because I get to hear more of that character! Charles' performance here is marred somewhat by some really clumsy editing by Audible: there are occasionally shifts in tonal quality that made me wonder if I was listening to the same narrator! And so the missing star here is not for Mr. Charles, but for the Audible staff responsible for quality control.
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To preface, I enjoyed the novel and being a geoscientists Mercer always pulls at heart strings. I think my issue with this novel rose from the sexual descriptions of Greta and rott. Also it started slow. still was a wonderful novel that got me through a cross country drive. At least in this book du brul wasn't calling Marines soldiers. Any Marine will tell you they hate being called soldiers. We earned our title and don't want to be called by our army counterpart.
worth the money spent.