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The Atlantis Plague

The Origin Mystery, Book 2
Auteur(s): A. G. Riddle
Narrateur(s): Stephen Bel Davies
Durée: 13 h et 7 min
4 out of 5 stars (35 évaluations)

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A PANDEMIC 70,000 YEARS IN THE MAKING WILL CHANGE HUMANITY...FOREVER.

In Marbella, Spain, Dr. Kate Warner awakens to a horrifying reality: the human race stands on the brink of extinction. A pandemic unlike any before it has swept the globe. Nearly a billion people are dead--and those the Atlantis Plague doesn't kill, it transforms at the genetic level. A few rapidly evolve. The remainder devolve.

As the world slips into chaos, radical solutions emerge. Industrialized nations offer a miracle drug, Orchid, which they mass produce and distribute to refugee camps around the world. But Orchid is merely a way to buy time. It treats the symptoms of the plague but never actually cures the disease.

Immari International offers a different approach: do nothing. Let the plague run its course. The Immari envision a world populated by the genetically superior survivors--a new human race, ready to fulfill its destiny.

With control of the world population hanging in the balance, the Orchid Alliance and the Immari descend into open warfare. Now humanity's last hope is to find a cure, and Kate alone holds the key to unraveling the mystery surrounding the Atlantis Plague. The answer may lie in understanding pivotal events in human history--events when the human genome mysteriously changed. Kate's journey takes her across the barren wastelands of Europe and northern Africa, but it's her research into the past that takes her where she never expected to go. She soon discovers that the history of human evolution is not what it seems--and setting it right may require a sacrifice she never imagined.

©2013 A.G. Riddle (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

Love the story but...

Engaging follow-up to the first book
What I don’t understand - and still 20+ hrs later still can’t get use to - is the choice of performer. His style is so not in line with the material. Almost ruined the whole series but committed to get through all 3 books, had no choice...now I just have to get to another book quick to forget this underwhelming affectation riddled voice.

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars

Didn't keep my attention

I felt like it was a struggle to finish this book. Not the page turner I expected.

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  • Emily Wright
  • 2014-05-07

Take it for what it's worth and enjoy it!

Where does The Atlantis Plague rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Narrator is great, and the story is fun to read and complex. A lot of reviewers have complained about some things not adding up but it is a great listen and and interesting plot. I thoroughly enjoyed both this book and the first book.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Great character development, and I was constantly wondering how the main characters were going to get out of their current predicament.

What does Stephen Bel Davies bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He's just an excellent narrator. You focus on the story and not on him, and that is how it should be.

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  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Harry W. Hennessey Jr.
  • 2018-03-20

Overlong, windy, and Juvenile

What would have made The Atlantis Plague better?

I have been a science fiction fan all of my life, but the tedium of this book nearly convinced me to leave it forever. The series has turned into a romance novel under the guise of science fiction, by becoming more about the relationships between the characters than anything else.

What was most disappointing about A. G. Riddle’s story?

The long wandering narrative lines.

What didn’t you like about Stephen Bel Davies’s performance?

Very little. He seemed to pronounce most of the words correctly. His reading lacked any attempt at differentiating the voices of the characters and was generally flat, nearly a monotone.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment and boredom.

Any additional comments?

Don't bother with this book.

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  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Julie W. Capell
  • 2014-05-27

Lots of filler here

The first third of this book was nothing but fighting, all of which felt like filler to me. I almost stopped reading . . . but then it finally got into some of the pseudo-science that I liked in the first book. I am a language nerd and enjoyed the extended explanations of the proto-Indo-Europeans and how all our languages are descended from the same roots. But I honestly don’t know if I’ll listen to the third installment in this trilogy . . . maybe if it comes out on the Audible sale rack.

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Michael G Kurilla
  • 2014-05-10

A well executed reinterpretation of history

The Atlantis Plague follows immediately on from where The Atlantis Gene left off. The time dilation effects and name changes have been muted for this installment and so the story is easier to follow. David and Kate are moving in separate tracks for the first half. The plague is racing out of control and Dorian has gone rogue relative to the Imari. The alien intentions are made clear and contain both benign and malignant actions as we learn that two different philosophical approaches have been driving human evolution and development.

Riddle does a fantastic job of creating a riveting plot with multiple twists along the way. Most entertaining is the creative reinterpretation of human history from 70K BC to the present. He weaves the plague of Justinian and the Black death as events that were intentionally engineered to drive human evolution. Kate holds humanity's fate in her hands with her decision on how to finally resolve the current human catastrophe. Lastly, Riddle sets up book 3 with the suggestion of something that even our alien genetic engineers were fearful of.

The narration is excellent with a good range of voices for all characters.

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Delt.
  • 2014-03-29

Not sure exactly how I feel.

Would you try another book from A. G. Riddle and/or Stephen Bel Davies?

Probably, though with a different set of expectations.

If you’ve listened to books by A. G. Riddle before, how does this one compare?

The first book in the series was about the same as this one, and I listened to both. I think the narrator does an OK job but the story in both books doesn't really catch me.

What does Stephen Bel Davies bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His narration is good although I did find Dorian Sloan's voice to be a little annoying by the end.

Do you think The Atlantis Plague needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

It seems to me that there's going to be one regardless. I wouldn't complain but I'm not going to spend much money on it. Maybe a daily deal but not for a credit or $20. The 2nd book tied up the story line fairly well and I don't really have a desire to go deeper into this universe. I didn't find many of the characters in these books to be genuine or believable. It felt like the story was on rails and no matter what happened the deus ex machina would make sure everything worked out all-right. I know the author spent a lot of time going into back-story and internal-narrative but so much of it seemed too coincidental or tailor-made to help the plot move forward.

Any additional comments?

I read a lot of science fiction and I love a good mystery book. When I read 'he's like a Sci-Fi Dan Brown', I guess I expected something different than this. I still enjoyed the overall narrative and thought the concept was original and thought-provoking, I just didn't feel any connection to the characters and would have enjoyed it more if they didn't feel so wooden.

7 personnes sur 9 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Nicholas
  • 2014-09-16

even worse than the first

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The story was getting way out there and there were incredible mistakes in biology.

What could A. G. Riddle have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

At lease get the science right, there were so many issues that science souldn't support.

4 personnes sur 5 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Wayne
  • 2017-01-05

Another post-apocalyptic series

The prior book in the series, The Atlantis Gene, was acceptably good (3 stars). As a fan of post-apocalyptic novels I should have liked this series. I have also listened to the last of the trilogy and will review it separately.

6 personnes sur 8 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • A. Pires
  • 2014-04-26

puts the science in sci-fi

I liked this book a lot. As an old school hard sci-fi guy it had the right ingredients for me. I originally was worried this would turn into another zombie book(yuk), and yeah, plagues were big before zombies. But this was a great twist. But if you are one of those commuter listeners this probably isn't for you. There are a lot of characters and a lot of time differential threads. So listening for short periods might leave you lost. I'm also a history buff and this had some intriguing things that I didn't know. The only reason I docked a star was the reader was pretty plain vanilla.

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Suzanne
  • 2014-07-03

Overblown

The first book was fine, but this one was overblown, too long, and overly complex. I almost didn't finish it. The plot was overly complex, and difficult to follow, and frankly, bored me. I nearly quit in the middle. Not recommended.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Paulo
  • 2014-05-19

Waiting for book 3. This is as addictive as Pavlov

Would you consider the audio edition of The Atlantis Plague to be better than the print version?

YEs.

What did you like best about this story?

The notion that our development as Humans can have more plausible causes than the mere evolution of the species fighting for life. GOD can have many forms.

What does Stephen Bel Davies bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Passionate reading.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Why are we so different?

Any additional comments?

Just keep the good writing

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