Echo : Alex Benedict

  • by Jack McDevitt
  • Narrated by Coleen Marlo
  • Series: Alex Benedict
  • 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Eccentric Sunset Tuttle spent his life searching in vain for forms of alien life. Thirty years after his death, a stone tablet inscribed with cryptic, indecipherable symbols is found in the possession of Tuttle's onetime lover, and antiquities dealer Alex Benedict is anxious to discover what secret the tablet holds. It could be proof that Tuttle had found what he was looking for. To find out, Benedict and his assistant embark on their own voyage of discovery---one that will lead them directly into the path of a very determined assassin who doesn't want those secrets revealed. Echo is the fifth book to feature intersteller antiquities dealer Alex Benedict. The first four titles in the series are available on audio from Audible.

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What the Critics Say

"Fans of antiquities dealer Alex Benedict will find their expectations fully met by his fifth outing." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Better than the last version

I'm one of the folks who bought the original version of this title with Paul Boehmer as the narrator. That version was horrible and I was never able to get past the first few chapters. Why use a guy when Chase Kolpath tells the story? Regardless, this version is much better though not up to the typical Alex Benedict standards. The narrator really struggles with the AIs and takes a while to get comfortable with the characters. She gets the hang of it by the last third of the book.

The story is good but not exceptional. The climax is pretty apparent a couple of hours before it actually happens. All in all, it is an okay way to spend a few days in the car.
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- LivinInKY

When did Chase become so negative?

This is the eleventh audio book I have bought by Jack McDevitt. It was entertaining but I must say I was disappointed in Chase’s role in this book. Her character was so negative throughout the whole book. I had always seen her as an asset to Alex but here she was an anchor. A very disappointing drag to the story. She could have been the catalyst that raised this book to another level. Instead, I found myself almost wanting to skip over her parts and I would have if I could. This is still a great story but not the dynamic duo of past books. Hope this just a bump in the road.
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- Ricardo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-31-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio