The Hatching : The Hatching

  • by Ezekiel Boone
  • Narrated by George Newbern
  • Series: The Hatching
  • 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Deep in the jungle of Peru, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist party whole. FBI agent Mike Rich investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in an Indian earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there.
The Chinese government 'accidentally' drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. And all of these events are connected. As panic begins to sweep the globe, a mysterious package from South America arrives at Melanie Guyer's Washington laboratory. The unusual egg inside begins to crack. Something is spreading....
The world is on the brink of an apocalyptic disaster. A virulent ancient species, long dormant, is now very much awake. But this is only the beginning of our end....

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Is there anything you would change about this book?

The ending.How can it end like this!? Does the author know how much electric costs?If i don't sleep soon i'm going to start hallucinating and see spiders climbing the walls, scuttling across the floor, behind the curtains......(i just frightened myself again)


What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

How the spiders traveled


What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Voices are ok, The women don't sound like squeaky toys


If this book were a film would you go see it?

You crazy! Of course i wouldn't sit in a dark cinema with rows and rows of seats in the pitch dark with exits all the way in the back. I would Watch it at home with a cushion, rolled up news paper, lights on and a back up torch....and a flame thrower


Any additional comments?

I need to know more.

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- max

Be Prepared to Invest in a Trilogy!

This is Alexi Zentner's first book under his new name Ezekiel Boone. The first thing to note is that this is the opening book of what the author says will become a trilogy - at the time of writing this is not clear on the Audible website. The book makes much more sense in that context than it would as a stand alone novel. It would also make more sense in the right category which should be sci-fi or horror rather than Crime and Thrillers where it resides at the time of writing!

Much of the first part of this one Boone spends introducing us to the wide cast of global characters that will cover this story. it's very much in the style of his self-confessed influence Stephen King as he gives the characters depth and persona. The horror once it starts and we head towards a new kind of apocalypse is strong and actually exciting. Apparently these spiders come in waves, each more scary than the last.

The ending of this book comes at a sensible point, given that it is just the starting point of a trilogy. As a stand-alone the whole thing must have seemed poorly balanced.

So, I'm in for the ride and look forwards to where Mr Boone plans to take us in "Skitter"!
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- Simon "A man with a child in his ears - @shutterspin"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-07-2016
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited