- Taschenbuch: 496 Seiten
- Verlag: Grand Central Publishing; Auflage: Reprint (1. Juli 1999)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0446607177
- ISBN-13: 978-0446607179
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,5 x 2,9 x 17,1 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 92 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 121.310 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Riptide (Agent Pendergast series) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. Juli 1999
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Preston and Child have crafted a high-pitched, fast-paced plot with vivid description, intriguing characters and vibrant scenes...The suspense never lets up. Bangor DAILY News Their most exciting thriller yet...plot twists and likable characters drive this story to its stunning conclusion. on The Scene, Albuquerque NM Machine-gun pacing, startling plot twists and smart use of legend, scientific lore (including cryptanalysis) and the evocative setting carry the day...bound to be one of the most popular of the summer reads. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Unstoppable suspense and mystery.'-Kirkus Reviews 'Yo ho ho-get ready for a ripping good yarn!. This nonstop action adventure has all the elements of a perfect summertime thriller..The red-hot authors of Reliquary score another big winner.'
Three hundred years ago a pirate buried his bounty on a treacherous island off the coast of Maine. Now a high-tech treasure hunter is bringing his million-dollar recovery team to Ragged Island. They have the best hardware, the best divers, and the perfectly planned operation. There is only one problem: this island kills. First the computers fail. Then one man dies - and then another. Now the wind has begun to howl and the mysteries of Ragged Island are cracking open. Inside a fortress of tunnels, traps, and tides, a priceless treasure lies waiting...and so does an unimaginable evil...Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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It's hardly thrilling, much too long, full of superfluous and very uninteresting descriptions, takes ages to get going (if you can call it that), the climax is disappointing, and even though I can stomach quite a few logical gaps, this book - and especially the climax - is so highly illogical that I kept thinking "what kind of idiot do you take me for?!"
SPOILER: A sword with a perfectly crafted hilt that is so deadly it kills by just LOOKING at it? So how did anyone craft it? An upside-down cathedral with a built-in self destuction built inside an island - in 16-odd?! Guys, are you kidding me?? SPOILER END
As a fan of this duo since THE RELIC, I eagerly snatched up this book while looking for a July 4th read. I've loved the tale of Oak Island and the bookjacket synopsis read like a dream. I hoped I wouldn't be disappointed.
Luckily, I wasn't and any fan of Michael Crichton or Clive Cussler won't be either. While the tale is stocked with the characters you'd expect, from a crusty treasure hunter to a lusty French diving archaeologist, the plot grabs you just as easily as the title suggests. I finished the book, cover to cover, in a little over six hours.
I hesitate the five star rating simply because five stars is perfect and this book isn't perfect. The ending is a bit over the top with action that strains your suspension of disbelief to its limits. However, if you take it with a grain of salt, you'll find the time spent with this book seems too short.
But as a novel, this work leaves a lot to be desired. The characters are about as sterotyped and one-dimensional as possible, perhaps as part of the authors' unrelenting efforts to appeal to the Lowest Common Denominator. Much of the plot is highly predictable, and brings to mind a very conscious attempt to combine elements of "Jaws," "Jurassic Park," and (yes) "Moby Dick."
It's a fun summer-read-at-the-beach kind of book, so lots of people will surely enjoy it. But a GREAT book it is not.
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Whenever you start to read a book by Preston and Child you can be sure it will be a page burner. And sure enough this is here the case, too. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 22. Februar 2003 von Peter Werner
Childs & Preston do this style of book so well. I gulped it down in 2 bites, loving every minute of it's fast paced action "Tale". Lesen Sie weiter...Am 27. Juli 2000 veröffentlicht
Loved this book. I have all of their books so far and this one is just as good as the rest!Veröffentlicht am 26. Juli 2000 von GeekMom
Don't be deceived by the synopsis and reviews of this book. It's a good book, but it's not great. It's a little light on the "thriller" scale. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 17. Juli 2000 von Emilio Isaac
Another great work by Preston and Child! I read this book on my summer vacation and before I knew it, it was over (the book, that is)! Lesen Sie weiter...Am 14. Juli 2000 veröffentlicht
Once again, Preston and Child have written a novel which will keep the reader enthralled for several hours. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 13. Juni 2000 von Amazon Customer
Preston and Child have done it again! My wife hates when I pick up a book by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child because I don't come to bed, I don't eat dinner, I don't get any... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 12. Juni 2000 von Bobby Pierson
I have read "Riptide" in a short period of time, which is a sign for me that I thought it was suspenseful and entertaining. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 10. Juni 2000 veröffentlicht
I thought that nothing could compare to THE RELIC in terms of the suspensful feeling of being deep in a sub-terrain level of darkness and panic. Aparently , I was wrong. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 23. Mai 2000 von Elisabeth