Every place on Earth, every distant planet humankind has settled, is now a step away from any other. And all seems wonderful - until a crashed alien spaceship of unknown origin is found on a newly located world 89 light-years from Earth, carrying a cargo as strange as it is horrifying. To assess the potential of the threat a high-powered team is dispatched to investigate. But one of them may not be all they seem Deep in the Afghan mountains, Sergeant Michael Pitcher discovers an object with powers that defy explanation. After interacting with it, he suffers a traumatic seizure and is flown home for evaluation.
Cleared by the doctors, Michael goes home to his relieved wife, Josie. The once-loving husband is now coldly withdrawn. When a team of scientists connected to Sergeant Pitcher vanishes without a trace, CIA agent Dean Ninemeyer comes to him for insight - only to find that the recovering soldier has also disappeared. He can write gripping escape scenes and bloody confrontations with the best of them. I didn't go into the house as I waited for a section to finish.
This just absolutely appealed to me; Dinosaurs, DNA, cryptic code, intrigue, religion, secret ops and a bad guys coming out every which way. I liked it because I didn't see how the good guys were going to pull it off.
Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston (ebook)
I learned a lot about museums and the personalities who work there. The interview at the end kept me as enthralled as the book. I can't wait to encounter the characters again. I always find it to "fall" into any of the books he has written or co-written. What is fun with this adventure is that it adds layers of science, geography, mystery and geology. The story made the miles fly by as I drove. The reader was just fine.
I just wish I had had a map of the high mesa country of New Mexico! Without a doubt, this is one of the best listens I've gotten from Audible. The narrator is excellent and makes this book a delight to listen to. A definate page turner that's hard to put down. If you like mystery and adventure then I highly recommend this book.
The quality of the writing is not in the same league as that of The Pieces of the Puzzle by Robert Stanek, but I was able to suspend my disbelief and hang in there for the ride. As far as the narrator being horrible, listen to the sample and decide for yourself. I felt the narrator was good and helped bring the story and the characters to life. Only reason I give this book 3 stars instead of 4 which it probably deserves is because as a scientist, I often find books written with science as a story element to be oversimplified or simply wrong.
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This book is no exception, but again I was able to suspend my disbelief and enjoy the story. Great narration, terrific even if a bit far fetched story and wonderful characters. It's made me a new fan of the author I just finished his Book of the Dead as well and can't wait to sample more of his work. This book was hard to put down. I just kept waiting for more things to unfold.
Not a bad book, but it suffers a bit from an image problem. If you are like me you read the publisher's summary, and still had no clue what this book is about.
So, if you are like me you went to the book store and read the description in the book jacket. Wow, still no clue what the book is about. So, if you're still like me you decided that the title was interesting, the teasers in the description were interesting, and you went home and downloaded it from Audible. So what did I end up with? A very odd, quirky, interesting story.
Don't let the teasers fool you. This is not a high tech thriller. This is a good old fashioned murder mystery, with some very interesting characters thrown in. The science angle is almost an afterthought. So much so, in fact, that it doesn't really come into play until the final few chapters.
And then only as the explanation for the murder that happens in the first chapter of the book. And the explanation, when it comes, is quite far-fetched. But buy this book, and listen to it. You'll be glad that you did. Preston does a great job of developing the characters, and leaves the door open for the two of the characters to star in a series of stories.
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I hope they do! A well researched and entertaining read. Some scenes and situations are a bit impossible, but suspend the disbelief and go with it. I didn't find the narrator to be at all a problem, but then I can't stand Scott Brick and others seem to find him enchanting.
Go figure. Made for movies with paper thin characters each drawn from central casting. There's the plucky vet why he's a veterinarian I cannot figger who just happens to have a zillion dollars in the bank, a beautiful wife, perfect for damsel in distress scenes, and an assortment of people who take about a paragraph each to define for us. The plot keeps the minutes turning It all rides on a preposterous decision on the part of the vet's Great listening in the gym.
Interesting, fast-paced plot with many twists and turns to keep one's interest. I found the character of the monk the most interesting, and would like to read more with him in it. The wife with her gorgeous hair I found initially annoying, and I was hoping she'd get killed off early, but when she showed a little spunk and backbone, I found her tolerable.
This book made a long car drive enjoyable I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. From beginning to end, it takes you from man's exploration of the moon, the death of a prepector in New Mexico and the search for and government cover-up of dinosaur fossils. This book is filled with action and clever twists while educating the reader about earth's early history and evolution. I also found the discussion with the author after the novel to be interesting. Get a free audiobook. Tyrannosaur Canyon. Written by: Douglas Preston. Narrated by: Scott Sowers.
Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins. People who bought this also bought Outland Written by: Dennis E. Breakthrough Written by: Michael C. The Worldship Humility Written by: R. Publisher's Summary A moon rock missing for thirty years Five buckets of blood-soaked sand found in a New Mexico canyon A scientist with ambition enough to kill A monk who will redeem the world A dark agency with a deadly mission Listen to this audiobook excerpt of Tyrannosaur Canyon, a thriller novel by bestselling author Douglas Preston.
Tyrannosaur Canyon is a stunning new archaeological thriller by the New York Times bestselling co-author of Brimstone and Relic. This is a stunning masterwork. A fast-paced, clever adventure. For all fiction collections. Rip-roaring jungle adventure, outfitted with a nasty villain, a beautiful blonde, two memorable Indian characters, hosts of wild animals, terrific atmosphere, and cliffhangers galore.
Preston delivers the goods.
With his frequent collaborator Lincoln Child, he has authored such bestselling thrillers as Brimstone, The Cabinet of Curiosities, and Relic. His solo novels include The Codex and the Wyman Ford series.
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