Don't get me wrong, the plants mentioned in the novel were fairly interesting, but it wasn't adequate to make the novel as amazing as it should've been. Like I said, we're talking about the Amazon here, anything can happen. It being a huge mystery, James Rollins could've given us more than what he did. I can't further express how disappointed I am, because the list would go on and on if I am to talk about the inadequacy of the Amazon experience I was looking forward to. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving….
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Don't get me wrong, the plants mentioned in the novel were fairly interesting, but it wasn't adequate to make the novel as amazing as it should've been. Like I said, we're talking about the Amazon here, anything can happen. It being a huge mystery, James Rollins could've given us more than what he did.
I can't further express how disappointed I am, because the list would go on and on if I am to talk about the inadequacy of the Amazon experience I was looking forward to. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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Return to Book Page. Preview — Amazonia by James Rollins. Amazonia by James Rollins Goodreads Author. The Rand scientific expedition entered the lush wilderness of the Amazon and never returned. Unable to comprehend this inexpl The Rand scientific expedition entered the lush wilderness of the Amazon and never returned.
Unable to comprehend this inexplicable event, the government sends Nathan Rand into this impenetrable secret world of undreamed — of perils to follow the trail of his vanished father…toward mysteries that must be solved at any cost.
But the nightmare that is awaiting Nate and his team of scientists and seasoned U. Army Rangers dwarfs any danger they anticipated…an ancient, unspoken terror — a power beyond human imagining-that can forever alter the world beyond the dark, lethal confines of the Amazon rainforest for better… and for worse.
Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Nathan Rand , Dr. Kelly O'Brien , Dr. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Amazonia , please sign up. Wonder whether James Cameron got some inspiration for " Avatar" from this novel Sabiqun Sumi how!!..
Cameron thought of Avatar since 's.. See all 3 questions about Amazonia…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Amazonia. It's official: I am going to read every single James Rollins book in existence!
View all 7 comments. Jun 07, Will M. What a huge disappointment. My rating now might change depending on my further assessment of the novel. I'm still contemplating whether I should give it 1 or 2 stars. Most of my 1 star are for my dnf books, so I might go ahead and give this a 2. Lucky bastard, but like I said, it might drop down to 1star one day. The main problem would be the characters. Almost all of them were flat and dull.
Dull to the point that you wouldn't mind them dying. To be honest Kelly and her daughter were the only What a huge disappointment. To be honest Kelly and her daughter were the only ones well developed.
That says a lot about this novel, she's not even the main character. Nate was terribly boring, despite his knowledge of the Amazon and all. No sympathy felt while reading this. Another huge problem would be the plot, or the substance of it. This novel had huge potential, but wow, it failed big time.
The Amazon. That alone drawn me in to read this novel, and obviously I was expecting a lot. I was expecting to read more of the animals, insects, and other weird made up creatures, but instead I was shoved with plants, and a few mildly interesting creatures. Next issue would be the "secret" of the Amazon. It was okay, but nothing to be amazed about. Even the cure itself was utterly boring for me.
Need I repeat myself, James Rollins could've given us more. Amazon, jungles, underwater, desert, etc. Those things interest me, especially the animals and weird horror filled things that could be unraveled. Mystery filled Sci-Fi adventure is an amazing genre for me, I've read some books, and also seen some movies regarding these, and I liked them. So to sum it all up, I really didn't like this novel.
It had a huge potential to be one of my favorites, but it ended up being one of the novels I wouldn't recommend to anyone. I didn't like it, but I guess it was also okay in a way.
Mildly interesting botany facts, and a few mildly interesting creatures. If I were you though, I'd read something else of James Rollins. I've read some of his other novels, and really liked them.
I did have huge expectations before reading this, so maybe that contributed to this awful disappointment I'm feeling right now.
View all 15 comments. Oct 05, J. Grice rated it really liked it Shelves: adventure-fiction. How can you not have fun with a book like this? Jul 15, RedemptionDenied rated it really liked it. Not too bad. It's just that towards the end it got a bit too crazy - even for me. I guess I have my limits. Holy holes in the fence Batman! I found another big time fun read on the rapidly growing favorite reads shelf that fell through the cracks!
Time for another short reivew. Does two make a trend? This was my first introduction to James Rollins and thank God for that! She must have been listening! All James Rollins stories, save two, that I can think of get the same opening statement There is a character that I'm sure becomes Joe Kowalski in later books that I just love, but he goes by a different name here similar background. All action adventure stories need a Joe Kowolski type I don't like the "Treasure" they find at the end of the story as much as in other James Rollins books, but I loved the adventure to it and back and I like the Hero and Heroine, also better than in other books save Subterranean might have had a heroine whom I liked better.
I mean.. And at the end we see the begining of the Sigma Force Novels starting to get organized
Amazonia by James Rollins
The use of mass market originals as a farm team for hardcovers has lost popularity, but still works occasionally, as with Rollins, whose three mass markets Deep Fathom , Excavation and Subterranean displayed a flair for brawny adventure within an exotic locale—a flair put to good use in his hardcover debut. Special Forces agent walks out of the Amazon jungle and quickly dies of rampant tumors; what's especially bizarre is that this man has two arms, but when he entered the jungle five years before as part of a biopharmaceutical exploratory expedition, which has been lost track of, he had only one. The rest of the novel follows a group of scientists and U. Meanwhile, a second, predatory expedition, led by a French psychopath, surreptitiously follows the first, aiming to steal whatever cure the searchers uncover; both expeditions wind up at the isolated home of a legendary tribe and the malignant, giant tree that sustains it. Rollins won't win awards for his prose or characters, though both function smoothly in this boldly drawn entertainment, and there's little here that isn't a variation of some classic adventure trope.
I'm always amused at those who want popcorn fiction to be Dostoevsky and base their reviews on this. James Rollins is fun reading. His books are like a summer blockbuster. They're supposed to be This book makes you think a lot deeper than your average book. It hooks you from the preface and keeps you hooked throughout the entire book till the end.
In these days of unrest throughout the world, it's nice to be able to step back and see things as we wish they were. A hero fighting the forces of evil. Escapism is big business. For instance, author Clive Cussler has made a career of writing books about his hero, Dirk Pitt.