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Quake

by Jack Douglas

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ABR's full Quake audiobook review can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

I started listening to this audio book on September 11th, which was quite coincidental on my part, but also a great time to listen to a book that centre’s on the memory of the attacks in New York in 2001.

Nick Dykstra is delivering his opening statement in a trial of a terrorist when New York City is hit with an earthquake, the book focuses on his journey across the state to find his Daughter. During his journey Nick stumbles across friends and foes, not always knowing which is which, but as his journey continues he realises just how high the stakes are and if he doesn’t get to his Daughter soon, it may be too late. Meanwhile, a group of people at a nuclear power plant work to stabilize it and prevent terrorists from taking advantage of the earthquake. The book is an action-packed adventure, you will not look at New York City and it’s landmarks in quite the same way. Jack Douglas does a fantastic job of setting the scene and writing remarkable and believable characters. While Tom Taylorson does a great job of portraying those characters, their emotions & intent with what appears to be very little effort. You are right there with each of the character’s hoping things work out for them and of course, that the terrorists get what is coming to them.

Tom Taylorson actually does an incredible job with the narration, I originally read the book when it was released, which was in 6 parts over a 6 week period. I was completely taken aback by how different the experience was with the audio book. Taylorson’s narration dealt with a whole host of different characterisations and at no point did I have any difficulty following the story or which character he was performing. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it and was even slightly disappointed when I had to hit the pause button. The production was very clear and I look forward to listening to more in the future.

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  audiobibliophile | Sep 23, 2014 |
Another fantastic summer book. Like The Montauk Monster and Frankenstorm, Quake combines a 9.0 earthquakes hitting Manhattan with crazed terrorists on the loose and a serve oh damaged nuclear power plant heading towards a cataclysmic meltdown. Fun summer reading indeed. ( )
  zmagic69 | Aug 12, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0786034653, Mass Market Paperback)

Clawing north, navigating the ruined city amidst violent aftershocks, FBI agent Hector Mendoza hopes to reunite with his wife. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nick Dykstra is hell-bent on finding his daughter way uptown at Columbia University - before a 9/11 conspirator who escaped during the quake finds her first. But the Indian Point nuclear power plant, 40 miles north, is severely damaged. A deadly cloud of radiation is drifting toward the city. The only chance for survival is going down into the subways - and deeper still...

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Clawing north, navigating the ruined city amidst violent aftershocks, FBI agent Hector Mendoza hopes to reunite with his wife. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nick Dykstra is hell-bent on finding his daughter way uptown at Columbia University - before a 9/11 conspirator who escaped during the quake finds her first. But the Indian Point nuclear power plant, 40 miles north, is severely damaged. A deadly cloud of radiation is drifting toward the city. The only chance for survival is going down into the subways - and deeper still...… (more)

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