Pacific Rim

  • by Alex Irvine
  • Narrated by Christian Rummel, Jay Snyder
  • 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The official novelization of the sci-fi blockbuster Pacific Rim from visionary director Guillermo del Toro!
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, rise from the sea, a war begins that will take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon is devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes - a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) - who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
"I wanted to make not a war movie, but an adventure movie, with a huge, romantic sense of adventure, a sense of grandeur, and operatic battles...."
—Guillermo Del Toro

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Started good

Through the preface and first chapter I was into it. I was excited. Cool huge aliens coming up in the ocean and we have to figure out how to combat them. Then chapter two it changed gears and became a teen cry baby book. I hung on hoping it would return. I got into chapter six and could not keep my mind wondering to grass growing, my check book balance, what to eat for dinner, etc... I did not watch the movie, maybe that would have helped.

I am starting to notice the more popular reviewers love everything they hear. Guess, I will never be popular, cause crap is crap and I can't ignore it.

Rummel is one of the better narrators, no problem there.
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- Jim "The Impatient" "My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books."

Like Listening to a Video Game

I really wanted to like this. But I discovered it is possible to write a story about building sized robots with futuristic weapons battling bullet proof sea monsters and bore me to sleep. There is no back story and the characters are cardboard cut outs. There's frantic action from the beginning but no suspense, nothing that makes the story or characters personal or appealing. The movie has got to be better. I couldn’t get past the first hour of this.
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- Kim Venatries "There are few things better than a good story well told!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-12-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios