• by David Wood, Alan Baxter
  • Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
  • 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sometimes, the legends are true.
When eccentric billionaire Ellis Holloway hires renegade marine biologist Sam Aston to investigate the legend of a monster in a remote Finnish lake, Aston envisions an easy paycheck and a chance to clear his gambling debts. But he gets much more. There is something terrible living beneath the dark waters of Lake Kaarme and it is hungry.
As the death toll mounts, Aston faces superstitious locals, a power-hungry police chief, and a benefactor's descent into madness as he races to find the legendary beast of the lake.


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Best book involving a dinosaur since Jurassic Park

My review of David Wood's and Alan Baxter's "Primordial" has been long overdue. However, that's what no Wi-Fi and no data usage in Spain will do to you. The beginning of the book had me worried that Ashton was too chauvinistic to like, but his doucheness quickly faded as the story progressed. Speaking of story progression, Wood and Baxter did a wonderful job of setting the pace. An extra kudos to whichever one of them thought of the motion sensor camera and flash. It added an extra bit of tension that kept my wife and I at the edge of our seat as we entered the final stages of the book. So on a scale of "so bad I never want to listen to a book again" to "the greatest story ever," this one ranks as "the greatest story involving a prehistoric creature since Jurassic Park."

Have you read/listened to this book? If so, then what did you think?

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- Ian

An Absolute Blast

People disappear from this lakeside town in Finland a few times a year, but no one really talks about it. They think that there is something in the water, but to keep it at bay they just accept that people and animals may disappear. In comes an overzealous billionaire who wants to get footage of this beast that no one has ever seen (and lived to tell the tale).

I love a good “monster” book, and I love it, even more, when it takes place in the water. I think that it makes the books more believable because we’ve explored more in space than we have of our own waterways.

Primordial was an absolute blast from beginning to end. The main character is one of those ‘down on his luck’ protagonists that you want to root for and believe me, you’re given lots of opportunities to root for him. The TV crew that was brought in could have been hateable or likable and by the end, I’ll let you make up your own opinion.

The story itself was fun with lots of action intermixed with a little love and other scenes. It really kept me interested throughout and I kept trying to guess what was going to happen next and couldn’t. I love when a book can keep me guessing but also keeps me interested to find out what will actually happen.

Primordial was written by excellent adventure writers and you can tell, it’s not just about the monster, but also about the stories and history around it. I particularly enjoyed the Nazi history of the area too, that was an unexpected turn and a really interesting part of Primordial.

As I said in my “title” – an absolute blast from beginning to end.

Jeffrey Kafer provides the narration for Primordial. If you don’t know who he is yet, then I think that’s on you! Kafer is absolutely one of the best in the business and is one of my favorite narrators to listen to. He is able to add drama to an already dramatic book and makes reading Wood’s novels even easier.

I received a free copy of this book. It has not affected my review of my opinion.

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- Brian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-08-2017
  • Publisher: Gryphonwood Press