Crockatiel

  • by David Niall Wilson
  • Narrated by Arthur Flavell
  • 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There are incidents and emergencies in the world that defy logical explanation, events that could be defined as supernatural, extraterrestrial, or simply otherworldly. Standard laws do not allow for such instances, nor are most officials or authorities trained to handle them. In recognition of these facts, one organization has been created that can. Assembled by a loose international coalition, their mission is to deal with these situations using diplomacy, guile, force, and strategy as necessary. They shield the rest of the world from their own actions, and clean up the messes left in their wake. They are our protection, our guide, our sword, and our voice, all rolled into one.
They are O.C.L.T.
Nothing is ever normal in Old Mill, NC, particularly when Cletus J. Diggs and his buddy Jasper decide to go fishing. When Jasper tells him two fishermen they know saw a dinosaur in The Great Dismal Swamp, Cletus is ready to chock it up to shadows and too much beer. When he and Jasper are out fishing themselves and find a bass boat jammed nose first into the bottom of the Perquimans River with nothing left of the other two men but a boot with a leg protruding from it and one big-assed track in the mud, things get serious.
Joined by Geoffrey Bullfinch, Wendell "Mack" Macklemore, and Isabella Ferrara of the O.C.L.T., two genetic scientists with a strange story of hurricanes and DNA splicing, and a strange cast of others (including a very loud cockatiel), Cletus has to solve the mystery of where the monster killing people in the swamp came from, where it's gone, and find a way to stop it before it kills again. Unfortunately for the team, taking down a 40 foot, 16 ton dinosaur no one believes in is no easy task, and the clock is ticking.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Fun.

This was very much a fun and "creature feature" type of fun. One where it takes little effort to follow but is lots of fun to listen to. It's a tongue in cheek, over the top, oodles of fun, book. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the dinosaur crock crossed with a cockatile bird thing, causing havoc in The Great Dismal Swamp. Add in some rednecks, some scientists and you have a lazy day read!!

I'm not going to get into the plot because it would spoil all the fun and surprises, but I will say that the book is well written and one you can't help but love. It's filled with action, adventure, giant crock things, a very loud and annoying bird, trigger happy rednecks and enough drama to keep everyone happy ;) I didn't realise this was book 5 in the O.C.L.T series but it can be read as a stand alone. I'm definitely going to check out the rest in the series and realy hope they are all so outlandish ;)

I had no issue with Arthur Flavell's narration. He read the book well and was easy to listen to.

I received the book, at no charge, from the publisher. This in NO way affected or influenced my thoughts.
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- Natalie @ BookLoversLife

Crockatiel

Wow!A Sy Fy movie in a book.There is a lab that can withstand the hurricane coming,so they just go ahead with their experiment to bring back the dinosaur king of crocodiles...sadly a tree uproots the best intentions.So Cletus and friends are fishing and see this animal.It upturns boats,etc.Can anyone stop it?It's a fun read.Arthur Flavell is a great narrator.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher
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- Deedra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-12-2016
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press