The Rand scientific expedition entered the lush wilderness of the and never returned Years later, one of its members has stumbled out of the world s most inhospitable rainforest a former Special Forces soldier scarred, mutilated, terrified, and mere hours from death who went in with one arm missing and came out with both intact.Unable to comprehend this inexplThe Rand scientific expedition entered the lush wilderness of the and never returned Years later, one of its members has stumbled out of the world s most inhospitable rainforest a former Special Forces soldier scarred, mutilated, terrified, and mere hours from death who went in with one arm missing and came out with both intact.Unable to comprehend this inexplicable event, the government sends Nathan Rand into this impenetrable secret world of undreamed of perils to follow the trail of his vanished father toward mysteries that must be solved at any cost But the nightmare that is awaiting Nate and his team of scientists and seasoned U.S Army Rangers dwarfs any danger they anticipated an ancient, unspoken terror a power beyond human imagining that can forever alter the world beyond the dark, lethal confines of the rainforest for better and for worse.
Amazonia The Rand scientific expedition entered the lush wilderness of the and never returned Years later one of its members has stumbled out of the world s most inhospitable rainforest a former Special Force
It s official I am going to read every single James Rollins book in existence
What ahugedisappointment My rating now might change depending on my further assessment of the novel I m still contemplating whether I should give it 1 or 2 stars Most of my 1 star are for my dnf books, so I might go ahead and give this a 2 Lucky bastard, but like I said, it might drop down to 1star one day.The main problem would be the characters Almost all of them were flat and dull Dull to the point that you wouldn t mind them dying To be honest Kelly and her daughter were the only ones well d [...]
Holy holes in the fence Batman I found another big time fun read on the rapidly growing favorite reads shelf that fell through the cracks Time for another short reivew Does two make a trend oh, I hope not This was my first introduction to James Rollins and thank God for that She must have been listening All James Rollins stories, save two, that I can think of get the same opening statement Fast Paced This is no exception, however, in this one, I think the balance between speed of plot and detail [...]
3.5 stars.Not too bad It s just that towards the end it got a bit too crazy even for me I guess I have my limits.
4 Stars I thoroughly enjoyed this novel The science involved was absolutely fantastic, and I loved every second of it Don t worry if you don t know much science though because it s all explained really well as you re reading I also love to come across characters with my last name Kelly and Frank O Brien for the win It definitely kept me on my toes for the whole duration learning about the native cultures and the different elements of the rain forest, not to mention all the crazy intense trials t [...]
With the intrigue,mystery and it s huge landscape of uncharted territory of the , Rollins takes you on a fun adventure With a good explanation s on the plant life, their different uses for healing by the natives, to all of the different critters that can be deadly, to the irratating insects s not a place I would like to spend a night in Add in the search for a miracle drug, a hugh pharmaceutical company that will stop at nothing to be the first to get their hands on it, the action is nonstop.
I bought this book because the author has a reputation for weaving geography into his writing, and being a geographer myself, I wanted to see how well geographic themes worked If you are familiar with Clive Cussler, then these novels will resonate Nathan Rand is this novel s Dirk Pitt, an intrepid scientist who sets out on an expedition to discover how a former soldier makes it out of the covered up in cancer yet, miraculously, has regrown a limb Said soldier was the sole survivor of an expediti [...]
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ia is the perfect cross between a high action horror thriller and a smooth science fiction adventure tale Yes, all those things A creature feature mixed with Michael Crichtonmixed with Outbreak set in an Indiana Jones Alan Quartermaine world.Read this It s awesome My only qualms was a somewhat rushed ending.
Even though I gave this book three stars For the most part I did find myself enjoying the story It was an interesting read unlike most of the other books I read You follow main character Nathan Rand and his adventures You also follow the O briars Kelly and Frank And the characters were my biggest problem with this story They were very bland And I did not connect to any of there story s what so ever And for me liking and connecting with the characters is a huge thing for me when I read a book My [...]
Sometimes a story is better when there is less of it Less violence is my suggestion for this story in particular 6 of 10 stars
This story is a mixture of genres horror with huge jaguars, flying piranhas suspense la Indiana Jones, science fiction with pandemic, miraculous medicine, cut arms and legs growing back, man coming back from the dead, and rivalries between big pharmaceutical companies and US government Rangers included It s entertaining, but no than that.
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Another awesome book by James Rollins who really knows how to churn out quality page turners ia is a techno action adventure with some cool sf elements thrown in The main character is Nathan Rand Whose father died while on a mysterious expedition to the Nathan is part of a large team sent in to discover what happened to the previous group and hopefully unravel the central mystery.
How can you not have fun with a book like this Great adventure, twists turns, as well as interesting science behind the story If you enjoy some of the early books by Preston Child RIPTIDE, THUNDERHEAD, THE ICE LIMIT you re bound to have a good time with IA
This was the September selection for discussion in my Shelfari Mystery Suspense group I ve wanted to read something by James Rollins but wasn t certain that this was the first I should try Fortunately, the friend who recommended it who has never steered me wrong knew better as this was an exciting experience The set upThe story takes place in a remote area of the jungle A team is sent there to try to find out what happened to a science expedition four years prior One of the members from that exp [...]
His arm grew back 4yrs ago, a government scientific expedition team lead by Dr Carl Rand had vanished in the unknown depths of the jungle of Now after all these years one of the team members a special force soldier comes out of the jungle and dies within hours from multiple diseases, scars and molestations But, he has come out with both of his arm although he had gone in with only one Now the government decides to lead another expedition to trace back the missing years following the dead soldier [...]
For most buddy reads that I have been a part of, the choice is mostly restricted to books that are rather dull or boring or something that I would possibly never be inclined to read on my own But, this time it was different, and how This book turned the tables completely for me, in that regard racy and engaging with plots twisted than a pretzel, this story is perfect for a movie script.The detailing in the book is extraordinary the author has done some pretty intensive research not just limited [...]
James Rollins is one of the best adventure writers working today, and this early example of his work is typical of his writing and is a great escape With his usual blend of adventure, science, politics, culture, myths and a little what if and romance added in, ia is another exciting roller coaster ride of suspense If you need sleep, don t start one of his books, as it s very hard to put them down once started A science military team is going deep into the rainforest of Brazil, following the year [...]
Full disclosure I used to LOVE James Rollins books in middle and early high school They were fun, action packed, interesting, and just on the verge of fantasyfantastical realism, I d say Of the 4 I read, this one was my least favorite, because it wasn t as fun and interesting as the others This was well over 10 years ago, so I decided to give this one a reread as it fit a book challenge As a kid, I probably would have given this 4 stars As an adult, the book s issues are much apparent to me.Fir [...]
I almost read the entire book in one evening, I just couldn t stop James Rollins is master when it comes to writing adventure books and this book is so incredibly engrossing that I just couldn t stop reading Just one chapters, and suddenly it s two hours later The only drawback The romance, I don t know why, I just wasn t fond of it I m not against romance in adventure book, but I want it to feel real, and the romance between the main characters, well it was just corny, one step away from a har [...]
Words fail me This book is pure joy, right from the first, till the last page Great adventure, great mysteries and great action, mixed with likeable heroes, awesome monsters and extremely villainous baddies And so much one have to read it, to understand how terrific it is The best from Rollins I have seen so far.
Another of my favorite authors very good reading
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This is my first Rollins and I have to say this Have mercy to be read Jesse Katsopolis style This thrilling page turner grips you hard and doesn t let go If you re going to have insomnia, or a long flight journey ahead of you, this is one heck of a book to have handy This beast of a book reads like a movie an Indiana Jones meets Avatar with CGI of amazing proportions It ticked quite a few of the right boxes for me 1 Well researched information The jungle description and the wilderness is so deta [...]
mp3Narrated by George Guidall Duration 15 06 35Description A U.S Special Forces agent walks out of the jungle and quickly dies of rampant tumors what s especially bizarre is that this man has two arms, but when he entered the jungle five years before as part of a biopharmaceutical exploratory expedition, which has been lost track of, he had only one The rest of the novel follows a group of scientists and U.S military guardians as they trek deep into the jungle in search of the missing expedition [...]
A great thriller for a long transatlantic airplane ride However, it became at first too predictable and formulaic, and then just too far outside the realm of reality to retain any form of plausibility The ending where in James Bond fashion everything gets blown up, was a bit too cliche There were also too many well telegraphed cliches that were apparent 50 pages ahead of time In other words, for a thriller, there were few surprises, just a lot of chases and gun play But then again, I was looking [...]
it s actually a 100 stars book , but didn t allow me to give than 5 stars what a shame WHAT AN ADVENTURE WHAT A Thrilling BOOKAMAZING LOVED IT VERRRRYYYY MUCH