Loch Ness Legacy MP3 CD – Unabridged, July 5, 2016
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- Item Weight : 3.5 ounces
- ISBN-10 : 1522678328
- ISBN-13 : 978-1522678328
- Product Dimensions : 6.5 x 0.63 x 5.5 inches
- Publisher : Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio; Unabridged Edition (July 5, 2016)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,998,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I think Mr. Morrison really hit his stride with this one. His writing has matured over the course of the series. In particular, he's getting a handle on the dialogue, so the banter is more natural, and thus more fun.
Plotwise, there are some real stretches, but seriously-- it's a book about Nessie and the fountain of youth. One doesn't exactly go into something like that expecting a documentary! Dickens had plot holes, and everything Emily Dickinson ever wrote can be sung rather annoyingly to the tune of The Yellow Rose of Texas. So even the classics aren't perfect. Morrison writes tight, clean prose and he's a fun read who makes readers reluctant to walk away at the end of the story. He also gets kudos for going with one of the lesser known theories on one of the subjects he tackles. You'll have to read it to find out which subject and which theory.
I'm not a fan of spending long stretches in the antagonist's POV, but unfortunately that is the current fad in writing the genre, so we're all probably stuck with it for a while. This book is no exception. I tend to skip past a lot of it for two reasons. In most cases I prefer the company of the protagonist, and also, knowing every move the antagonist makes is like knowing about a surprise party in advance. I can pretend to be surprised when I walk into it with the protagonist, but really -- isn't it more fun to actually be surprised?
Hope he keeps this series going. I feel like it's just coming into its own, and is now ready to rock and roll.
My apologies to anyone who read this last night before I edited it. Typing on a capacitive screen in the middle of the night is pretty much the best way to appear illiterate.
Starts off 200 years ago with Charles Darwin and his friend Edenstone in Loch Ness. These two get a look at the Loch Ness Monster and in fact get a sample of its flesh when they fight it off. The Sample will survive to present day and play one big part in the whole story.
In France at the Eiffel Tower Middle Eastern leaders are at a meeting. The Middle East is about to explode and Lock and his buddy Westfield and Brielle Cohen, from the Isreal Defence Forces, are there to see if they can prevent and assasination attempt by a white supremist group led by Carl Zim.
Lock had testified against his brother, Victor, at a murder trial. Zim is now in prison and Locke is in Zim's sights.
There is also an artifact, a WWII Natzi artifact, involved. This artifact is in the hands of that Zim's white supremist group . Cohens partner, Wade Plymouth is missing after he trailed the artifact to Onslow, Norway.
When the artifact is used at the meeting most there are infected and start to die of old age. The Muslim countries who's leaders are affected are blaming Isreal. War will errupt if a cure isn't found. Even though Carl Zim was killed his plans are working to perfection.
His brother Victor escapes from Prison and takes over as leader of the group. He has thoughts of revenge against Locke and his Sister eating him alive.
So begins one great read.
Lock, Cohen and Westfield along with Lockes sister Alexa begin a race to get the cure for those affected by the "artifact." Lockes good friend Westfield is among the infected.
Just a rollercoaster of a ride from France, to America to England and then to Scotland.
One good read and well worth Five Stars
The plot moves quickly, and only has a few holes in the plot that raise your eyebrows.
How come every fictional hero is handsome, rich, brilliant, and jets around the world doing good?
Then he meets the beautiful scientist, who also is brilliant, rich and in distress.
I've read other stories from this series, and they're entertaining, one or two night tales.
If it was a movie, it would need a little cleaning up of the plot.
I liked this story even though very little time was spent with Nessie. The characters are smart and engaging. The story kept me focused.
This is in the genre of a spy novel with a little science fiction thrown in. If you like this kind of story, this is a great read.
Top reviews from other countries
The preposterous story is fascinating, fun reading because of the outstanding written style - the author is clearly far more talented than the premise of the story would suggest, and it is to his credit that he treated writing the novel with respect rather than contempt.
Good, silly fun.
Tyler Locke is a great hero who seems to attract trouble. The baddies are larger than life and test Tyler's resources to the full, and the plots would not be out of place in a James Bond adventure.
I love these books!
This book starts in Paris, continues in the US and concludes in the Scottish Highlands, visiting London and Versailles along the way. The plot is 'a bit far fetched' as my Dad would say, but who cares?! It's a rollicking good read!