The Loch : The Loch

  • by Steve Alten
  • Narrated by P. J. Ochlan
  • Series: The Loch
  • 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Loch Ness holds secrets, ancient and deadly. Does a monster inhabit its depths, or is it just myth? Why, after thousands of reported sightings and dozens of expeditions, is there still no hard evidence?
Marine biologist Zachary Wallace knows, but the shock of his near-drowning as a child on Loch Ness have buried all memories of the incident. Now, a near-death experience suffered while on expedition in the Sargasso Sea has caused these long-forgotten memories to resurface. Haunted by vivid night terrors, stricken by a sudden fear of the water, Zach finds he can no longer function as a scientist.
Unable to cope, his career all but over, he stumbles down a path of self-destruction...until he receives contact from his estranged father, a man he has not seen since his parents divorced and he left Scotland as a boy.
Angus Wallace, a wily Highlander who never worked an honest day in his life, is on trial for murdering his business partner. Only Zachary can prove his innocence, if he is innocent, but to do so means confronting the nightmare that nearly killed him 17 years earlier.
Incorporating the latest research and "new evidence", that leads to real answers concerning the monster's identity, best-selling author Steve Alten weaves a tale of horror about the most publicized and controversial creature ever to exist.

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Believable......definitely not

Scottish accents were mostly quite poor. People with Scottish accents using America pronunciation .
Plot feeble. Would not recommend
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Unutterable trash

Would you try another book written by Steve Alten or narrated by P. J. Ochlan?

Absolutely not, this story is badly written, unbelievable (apart from the obvious aquatic monster element) and irritating. The characters are two-dimensional, unlikely and impossible to relate to. The female characters are portrayed as shallow and stupid, and the principal character (and no doubt the author) is a misogynist. Much of the detail relating to Scotland is inaccurate. Added to this the book is lacking in pace and altogether boring.


Has The Loch put you off other books in this genre?

I like the genre, but this book isn't a good example of it.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

The 'Scottish' accents are duff and distinctly Russian sounding.


You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I assume the end of it, but I didn't get that far.


Any additional comments?

Don't read it.

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- Matthew W.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-12-2016
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.