Mar 012012

Impact by Douglas Preston
Source: Personal collection (book) and local library (audiobook)
Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website

Wyman Ford is tapped for a secret expedition to Cambodia… to locate the source of strangely beautiful gemstones that do not appear to be of this world. A brilliant meteor lights up the Maine coast… and two young women borrow a boat and set out for a distant island to find the impact crater. A scientist at the National Propulsion Facility discovers an inexplicable source of gamma rays in the outer Solar System. He is found decapitated, the data missing. High resolution NASA images reveal an unnatural feature hidden in the depths of a crater on Mars… and it appears to have been activated. Sixty hours and counting.

I listened to the first few discs of the audiobook and had to put it down. I was not prepared for the amount of profanity and violence and racism that some of the characters exhibited. It was just too extreme to listen to.

I could not find a single character that I connected with or cared about.

I considered swtiching from the audiobook to the physical book, but found that no part of the story had captured my attention enough to make the effort. The plot had not advanced enough to hook me, and I decided to just let it drop.

 Challenges read for:

2012 Audio Book Challenge

  One Response to “Impact”

  1. Oh, too bad you didn't like it. The cover looks nice though 🙂

    Happy midnight reading!

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