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by Douglas J. Preston,Scott Sowers
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Thrillers & Suspense
  • Author:
    Douglas J. Preston,Scott Sowers
  • ISBN:
    142722840X
  • ISBN13:
    978-1427228406
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  • Publisher:
    MacMillan Audio (May 1, 2012)
  • Subcategory:
    Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Rating:
    4.6
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    816
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Scott Sowers has narrated numerous audiobooks, including books by Douglas Preston, Robert Ludlum, John Hart, and Nicholas Sparks. He was named the 2008 Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense by AudioFile magazine

Scott Sowers has narrated numerous audiobooks, including books by Douglas Preston, Robert Ludlum, John Hart, and Nicholas Sparks. He was named the 2008 Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense by AudioFile magazine. AudioFile also awarded Sowers an Earphones Award for his narration of John Hart's Down River, writing, " a bewitching rhythm and pace, expertly capturing and elevating this story of redemption. The combination of Hart and Sowers provides the perfect marriage of prose and voice.

to locate the source of strangely beautiful gemstones that do not appear to be of this world.

Listen to unlimited audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. to locate the source of strangely beautiful gemstones that do not appear to be of this world. and two young women borrow a boat and set out for a distant island to find the impact crater.

Douglas Jerome Preston (born May 31, 1956) is an American journalist and author

Douglas Jerome Preston (born May 31, 1956) is an American journalist and author. Although he is best known for his thrillers in collaboration with Lincoln Child (including the Agent Pendergast series and Gideon Crew series), he has also written six solo novels, including the Wyman Ford series and a novel entitled Jennie, which was made into a movie by Disney.

Douglas Preston; Read by Scott Sowers

Douglas Preston; Read by Scott Sowers. DOUGLAS PRESTON is the co-author, with Lincoln Child, of the famed Pendergast series of novels, including such bestselling titles as The Book of the Dead and The Wheel of Darkness, as well as The Relic, which was made into a number one box office hit movie. His solo novels include Jennie, made into a movie by Disney, and the New York Times bestsellers Tyrannosaur Canyon and Blasphemy. Scott Sowers has narrated numerous audiobooks, including books by Douglas Preston, Robert Ludlum, John Hart, and Nicholas Sparks.

IMPACT BY DOUGLAS PRESTON Impact Blasphemy The Monster of Florence (with Mario Spezi) . A tom doherty associates book. This is a work of fiction.

IMPACT BY DOUGLAS PRESTON Impact Blasphemy The Monster of Florence (with Mario Spezi) Tyrannosaur Canyon The Codex Jennie Ribbons of Time The Royal Road.

To Tony and Petra O'Brien, Kiera, Liam, and Brenna. Papers and books were scattered over the floor, a lamp was overturned, and the far set of bookshelves had been swept free, the books lying in jumbled heaps below.

Douglas Preston, a regular contributor to the New Yorker, has worked for the American Museum of Natural History and taught English at Princeton University. With his frequent collaborator, Lincoln Child, he has written many bestselling thrillers including Relic, which became a major motion picture, The Book of the Dead and Cemetery Dance. He is also the author of the bestselling The Codex, Tyrannosaur Canyon and Blasphemy.

Narrated by Scott Sowers . to locate the source of strangely beautiful gemston.

Scott Sowers’s most popular book is The Last Song. Douglas Preston (Goodreads Author), Scott Sowers (Narrator).


Fordredor
I'm a newcomer to Douglas Preston, but I'm very impressed with his work so far. Starting with "Tyrannosaurus Canyon", the first novel in the Wyman Ford series, his books are fascinating, scientifically oriented, extremely thought provoking, and even truly frightening as he deftly tackles subjects one may not give a lot of attention, but sure do after reading his books.
"Impact" is a very engaging and spooky novel, as the story starts with a seemingly meteoroid object reported off the coast of Maine, and a much larger new crater in very dangerous Cambodian jungle territory, where a horrific discovering of gems laced with Americum-241, meaning highly radioactive are being trafficked for possible terrorist dirty bomb construction, and killing those forced to mine the stones and those who unknowingly wear the stones and die from radiation poisoning.
But that is just the bare bones beginning of a truly gripping altogether plausible story that encompasses a hitherto unimagined threat of global destruction Ford and the world have scant days to neutralize.
Preston weaves a tale with accurate science, and unlike Michael Crighton, who turned me off to his books because he couldn't keep his political opinions to himself, and even wrote a disgusting novel attacking global warming, keeps his politics out of the story. His picture is a world encompassing one, and Wyman Ford is a very good character who has to risk life and limb to find out precisely what is going on.
I recommend new readers to Preston, especially the Ford Series, to start with the first, "Tyrannosaurus Canyon" and work up from there. A reader can access a great website, fantasticfiction.com and access books and authors galore, where one can find the chronological listings for tons of books, fiction or non-fiction. The stories stand on their own, but the series is well worth the effort to start from the beginning.
I look forward to what is a huge volume of books by Preston and sometimes co-author Lincoln Child. Rather than your usual cliched murder mystery where little is gained as far as insights or learning a little something along the way, Preston gives you plenty of food for thought, and that makes the books even more appealing.
Khiceog
Ranging across the Earth (and beyond), Impact is a well-written adventure with finely-developed, nuanced characters and a fun science-fiction story with a conclusion that really makes one think about the Universe (and our place in it). Pretty standard stuff for fans of Doug Preston (and/or Lincoln Child)!

This second Wyman Ford adventure occurs after, but not necessarily as a sequel to, the events related in @Tyrannosaur Canyon"; bringing us more action, suspense, international intrigue, and multiple mysterious murders. While I highly recommend that one too, both stories stand very well on their own and do not necessarily NEED to be read in sequence (or lose anything from being read out of order of publication). This one reminded me a lot of Child's excellent "Deep Storm", with a sci-fi twist that is somewhat similar to that story, but in the end, very different.

Can't wait to read the next one!
-waj
Wishamac
Interesting plot with several surprise twists. However, towards the end of the story, I did find myself struggling to maintain my suspension of disbelief on some technical, sciencey aspects of the story, but he handle these well enough to keep me reading. But overall, it was an interesting story with some grandeur even. Having worked in classified government research during my career, I give Preston credit for his character development. I could believe, and even identity with the characters.The story, overall, was an interesting twist on Arthur C. Clarke's short story, "Sentinel", which Clarke eventually expanded and incorporated into "2001: A Space Odyssey."
Vertokini
I thought Tyrannosaur Canyon was a plot in search of a hero, and when he appeared Wyman Ford fit the bill. In three additional novels Ford has managed to save the day as well as the world from utter destruction. The female protagonists in each story are anything but faint-hearted maidens, they are all quite capable of dealing with the situations they face.
Impact is populated with characters who range from disgusting drugged out jerks to psychotic killers. The characters who aid Ford in this novel's quest are the most unlikely group of heroes imaginable. Almost like Ford himself. This is a gripping read, another star in Douglas Preston's literary crown! The suspense, sheer terror and almost insurmountable odds - not to mention wry humor always made it hard to put down! Keep Wyman coming, Mr. Preston!
Marg
IMPACT by Douglas Preston
IMPACT is a combination of political thriller, murder and science fiction peopled by a former CIA agent, a college dropout, a hitman, various political/business bosses and a fisherman. Each chapter (they are VERY short) is from a different character’s point of view. You need to keep track of the various folk you meet in the first chapters or you won’t be able to keep them straight when they pop up again.
The science is pretty easy to follow. The battles between boat and sea, hitman and potential victims are tense and then more tense. The characters are likeable and complex. The plot is interesting and easy to follow although the parts are intricate and intertwined.
Altogether this is an exciting, engrossing thriller that satisfies the reader.
4 of 5 stars