Review of The Fold

November 3, 2017 Reviews 0 ★★★½

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Review of The FoldThe Fold by Peter Clines
Published by Audible Studios on 6/2/2015
Length: 10:52
Genres: Science Fiction
Format: Audiobook
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three-half-stars

STEP INTO THE FOLD. IT’S PERFECTLY SAFE. The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn’t much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he’s content with his quiet and peaceful existence.  

That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve: far out in the California desert, a team of DARPA scientists has invented a device they affectionately call the Albuquerque Door. Using a cryptic computer equation and magnetic fields to “fold” dimensions, it shrinks distances so that a traveler can travel hundreds of feet with a single step.

The invention promises to make mankind’s dreams of teleportation a reality. And, the scientists insist, traveling through the Door is completely safe.

Yet evidence is mounting that this miraculous machine isn’t quite what it seems—and that its creators are harboring a dangerous secret.  

As his investigations draw him deeper into the puzzle, Mike begins to fear there’s only one answer that makes sense. And if he’s right, it may only be a matter of time before the project destroys…everything.  

A cunningly inventive mystery featuring a hero worthy of Sherlock Holmes and a terrifying final twist you’ll never see coming, The Fold is that rarest of things: a genuinely page-turning science-fiction thriller. Step inside its pages and learn why author Peter Clines has already won legions of loyal fans.

The Fold is a book about a DARPA project gone awry. I won’t give away the whole plot, though it should be somewhat obvious after the first chapter. I found the book very entertaining and the first part of the book went very well. Then things start slowing to a crawl, then pick up again but get very outlandish. Overall though, it was a good little science fiction mystery and several of the characters were very well done (Mike, etc.). However, one character (Sasha) couldn’t have a single line of dialogue without using the F word, and towards the end, that was pretty much the only dialogue. Very annoying. The narrator did a pretty good job though handling the various voices.

three-half-stars

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