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In the Atlantis World, everything finally comes to a conclusion. The alien threat is revealed, and humanity is at the brink of destruction.
I reviewed the previous two books, and while enjoying them, I didn't think they were super great. But this book was a welcome departure from the first two. The beginning is still a bit slow with boring stuff on Earth, but eventually the book delves fully into the history of the Atlanteans, who the great enemies are, and what the plan was from Ares, Kate, and Janus. It finally delves deeply into science fiction with space battles, ships, advanced races, and more. I even felt myself understanding and rooting for Ares and Dorian part of the time.
It was still a bit slow at times (mostly in the beginning parts) and a few characters were somewhat useless and unnecessary (Paul Brenner's "girlfriend").
Overall this was a really enjoyable ride and has a definite page-turner quality. Well worth the read (or listen).
For the audiobook, the narrator did a fine job and I didn't recognize any misses or problems.
NOTE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
The Atlantis World is the 3rd (and hopefully last installment) for Riddle's Atlantis series. Most of the action takes place off world as characters hop from portal to portal piecing together the alien backstory. David and Kate attempt to recover Kate's latent memories conveniently dispersed to distant portal locations. Dorian is hot on their trail. What transpires is mostly a series of memory dumps by Kate and Dorian at each portal that provides the alien background info for how they came to be on Earth with divergent agendas. Added to the mix are two other sets of remnants of different alien civilizations (the sentinels and the serpentine armada). Dorian gradually arrives at the realization that Aryes has been using him and simply kills him over and over again with little purpose, while David and Kate unknowingly employ the Independence Day strategy to defeat whatever turns out to their ultimate enemy.
The sci-fi elements are mostly alien civilizations that are never fully detailed or fleshed out. Why an advanced, intelligent race would need to freeze and thaw someone for decision making every couple of hundred years never made sense. The alien uprising / revolution was also poorly presented (after thousands of years, this society could not effectively deal with this issue?). Finally, most unsatisfying is that much of the tale breaks a cardinal rule of story telling in that the multiple memory dumps merely tell the backstory instead of showing the action.
The narration is passable and renders as good a job as possible with a weak storyline.
9 of 11 people found this review helpful
OH MY GOD !!! WOW !!! I have thoroughly enjoyed my journey through the ATLANTIS Trilogy !! from Book 1 "The Atlantis gene" to it's ultimate ending in "The Atlantis World" !!! As ALWAYS, I do NOT do spoilers or plot twists,.........So it is hard to sometimes leave reviews that tell you what to expect !! BUT, this is a FANTASTIC Sci-Fi Trilogy, with a Love story within it !!! Thrilling, suspenseful & thought provoking, as ALL Sci-Fi should be !!! What a Brilliant ending to the Atlantis trilogy !!! I have LOVED every A.G. Riddle book I have listened too / read !!! Can't wait for my next journey with him at the helm !!!
Clunky prose mangled by lackluster narration failed to stop this trilogy actually being quite fun.
Across the three books the story morphs from James-Bond-meets-Indiana-Jones thriller to full on sci-fi exposition dump, showing its roots all the way. The result is a sci-fi greatest hits melange, taking in human origins, Atlantis, post-apocalypse, alien invasion, hidden alien artifacts, genetic manipulation and more. Badly written and read, the whole is saved by the fun and engaging plotting.
Great story plenty of twists to keep us interested in the plight of the characters
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Loved this book and series! Would very much love to see future books in this series