Friday, May 10, 2019

Audiobook Review - Alter by Jeremy Robinson

Alter by Jeremy Robinson
Narrated by Luke Daniels
Publisher: Breakneck Media
Publication Date: February 2, 2019
Date Read: May 2, 2019
Length: 9 hours 43 minutes
Source: Audiobook Boom
★★★★☆
Stranded in the Amazon rainforest, a lost man fights for survival and discovers that the root of evil doesn’t just reside in the world’s darkest corners, but inside the hearts of all mankind. Dr. Gregory Zekser is on a mission to visit the furthest reaches of the Amazon, providing medical aid to recently contacted tribes.

As a general practitioner and food pantry director, his life in Massachusetts can be chaotic, but serving people is what he does best, and he doesn’t mind sacrificing his personal life to help others, at home or half way around the world. But any hope of returning home to his wife, daughter, and comfortable life are eradicated when the small plane carrying him back to civilization plummets into the unknown depths of the jungle.

Swallowed by endless green, with both pilots dead, Greg struggles to stay alive in a world that wants to infect his body, suck him dry, and eat him whole. Ravaged by illness and dehydration, and stalked by a ruthless predator, Greg’s life teeters on the edge of oblivion until a scream lets him know that he is not alone.

His first encounter with an uncontacted tribe ends in death - the first of many. Driven to the brink of madness, and then beyond, Greg finds himself caught up in a feud that existed before his arrival, but will only end with his death - or his enemies’.

International best-selling author, Jeremy Robinson, the master of taking creative and original concepts and fusing them with realistic and emotive characters, explores the depths to which a man can descend, and what it takes to climb back out.
My Review

This was a really nice change of pace.  I decided to listen to this book largely because it sounded really exciting.  I am not going to lie though, the fact that Luke Daniels did the narration was a huge part of the decision.  It was a good choice.  This book was a little different than the books that I normally read and I had a lot of fun with it.  I am really glad that I took a chance on this one.

Dr. Gregory Zekser is the only survivor when the plan he is on crashes in the rainforest.   He quickly learns that he is not prepared to survive on his own in that environment.  His supplies are very limited and he is not ready to deal with some of the dangers in the rainforest.  There were a few points in the story where things looked really bad for Dr. Zekser and I wasn't sure if he would make it out of this ordeal.

I liked Greg's character.  He is put in a really desperate situation and somehow finds his strength.  He is put in terrible situations many times over the course of the story and each time we get to see his internal struggle as he makes difficult choices.  It was interesting to see how much his character changed over the course of the story.

This was a rather exciting story with a lot of action.  It was probably a bit far fetched at times but it was entertaining so I had no problem with that.  I am still not sure that I liked the direction the story took towards the end but I understood why the author made that choice.  I liked the fact that this was really a story where anything could happen.

Luke Daniels did an amazing job with the narration.  He is easily one of my favorite narrators and this book is a perfect example of the quality of his work.  He handled a variety of voices very well and added a lot of excitement to the story.  I believe that I enjoyed this one more because I made the decision to go with the audiobook.

I would recommend this book to others.  This was an exciting story about a man who is put in a difficult situation and is forced to learn exactly what he is capable of.  I wouldn't hesitate to read more of Jeremy Robinson's work.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
About the Author

Jeremy Robinson is the international bestselling author of sixty novels and novellas, including Apocalypse Machine, Island 731, and SecondWorld, as well as the Jack Sigler thriller series and Project Nemesis, the highest selling, original (non-licensed) kaiju novel of all time. He’s known for mixing elements of science, history and mythology, which has earned him the #1 spot in Science Fiction and Action-Adventure, and secured him as the top creature feature author. Many of his novels have been adapted into comic books, optioned for film and TV, and translated into thirteen languages. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and three children.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

15 comments:

  1. I've been known to choose audiobooks based on their narrator rather than the author or story! Glad this was an entertaining listen for you even if it did occasionally get a little far-fetched

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  2. Awesome cover. Man, I really wish I liked audio books!

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  3. Hmmm...that narrator sounds familiar, but I can't think of where I've heard him before. Geez, this book sounds harrowing! I'm glad you enjoyed it overall.

    Great review.

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  4. I haven't tried this author but you made me curious

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  5. You can hardly go wrong with Luke Daniels! Love his performances. This sounds like an interesting read. I'll check it out. :)

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  6. This sounds interesting and I love Luke Daniels!!

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  7. Ohh Luke! I still have NOT tried him

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  8. This doesn't really look like my kind of book by I love Luke Daniels so just for that I'd give this a try!

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  9. I guess it's okay if it's far fatched as long as its entertaining :D I don't mind and Luke Daniels narrates this? probably made it better

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  10. I enjoy stories where the environment of climate play a role in survival. Would probably like this one. Great title and cover.

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  11. I haven't tried anything by this author yet but I do like this kind of thing.

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  12. Luke Daniels always catches my attention too. He's great. This sounds like a fun story.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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  13. Interesting. Nice review. It makes me think of Lost City of Z except it is more current. Luke Daniels is always great. Anne - Books of My Heart

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  14. Thanks for the great review! Thrilled you enjoyed it. :)

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  15. I'm a sucker for stories set in the rainforest! This sounds awesome!

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