Catalyst Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
In 1984, a doomsday vault was constructed on a remote island in the Arctic Ocean. Its purpose was to preserve Earth's genetic history in the event of a global catastrophe. Now, decades later, a second vault has been uncovered, this one resting where no one ever expected. And the problem is it's not ours.
Yet even more curious than the vault itself is what lies inside. Seeds. Millions of seeds. Each with a genetic embryo untouched and perfectly preserved. Waiting.
No one knows who built it. Or when. What we have managed to figure out is that whoever it was traveled an immense distance. For the sole purpose of hiding their genetic blueprints on Earth. But why?
Now, a small group of marine biologists and navy investigators have been assigned to find out. Before anyone else does. But Alison Shaw and John Clay are not prepared for what they are about to uncover. Beginning with the truth behind our own evolution.
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|Listening Length||13 hours and 7 minutes|
|Author||Michael C. Grumley|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||07 March 2019|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 131,271 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
6,574 in Crime Action & Adventure
7,451 in Action & Adventure Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
9,858 in Science Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
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Once again I cannot praise the author enough for the attention to detail & the smooth flow of events.
A Must read until it's finished publication.
Well done Michael C Grumley.
Why have I given it 4 stars? Because what I did read was good and it wouldn't be fair to give it less just because it's not my cup of tea !
Top reviews from other countries
This edition has (basically) the same characters as in the first two books, but this book can be read by itself and it will work for you. Great geo-political plot involving humans, dolphins and one cute gorilla. Lots of violence, but not gruesomely described.
In this book, American, Brazilian and Chinese operatives are trying to secure control of a chemical which is the "elixir of life" which was deposited by aliens thousands of years ago. Michael Grumley has again developed a convoluted plot which keeps you turning the pages to find out what happens next, and that usually doesn't turn out to be the obvious outcome.
Yes, it's all highly unlikely, but it's very, very readable. I strongly recommend it to you if you enjoy such things!
Overall though, the sci-fi holds up - talking to dolphins and gorillas does not seen farfetched and miracle cures do come out of the forests. The action is rather less so, the gunfights seem contrived and the near-to-end Chinese action very unlikely (read it and see!).
Good enough though to go back in time and read the earlier volumes to see how they got to the start of this one.