Title of Book: Thunderhead
Author: Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Narrator: Scott Brick
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication Date: 03/08/2010
Book Format: Audio (Unabridged)
Book Length: 17 hours 24 mins
Price: £18.59 / 1 Audible Credit
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
An archaeological survey of a fabled city turns in to a desperate attempt for survival against supernatural evil.
This suspense thriller written by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child jumped straight in with a fantastic beginning that made you realise this was going to be a rollercoaster ride of a story. It certainly didn’t leave you much time in between events to catch your breath at the begining!! Fast-paced and tense you felt you were right there with Nora and the rest of the expedition and felt the tension amongst the personalities rising as the expedition progressed. The arrogance and pettiness of some of the characters came across well and the naivety of Nora Kelly, the expedition leader, was painful to watch as you rooted for her to succeed.
I felt that some of the description of the landscape was too flowery and was unnecessary to the story line. You get that they were far from home and the rest of civilisation and you don’t need it pointed out continuously. However, although it annoyed me enough to contribute to the book losing one of it’s five starts it wasn’t enough to detract from the overall quality of the story. The narration from Scott Brick is always excellent! However, towards the end of the story I felt the actual storyline and narration started to slow down and was getting a bit monotone. If you are a Douglas Preston / Lincoln Child fan I would definitely recommend this book.
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