Breakthrough is a science novel by author Michael C. Grumley. One of the greatest breakthroughs in human history. Deep in the Caribbean, a nuclear submarine is forced to abandon its mission suddenly under mysterious circumstances. Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator John Clay to a small group of sea creatures that are quietly on the verge of making history.
Here are the top 3 reviews and commentsthat readers love about this fascinating book.
Review 1: Breakthrough audiobook by gbcrockett
It depends on what you want
This book has an interesting premise and the author does a workmanlike job of writing action scenes. If that’s all you’re looking for, go for it.
If you’re one of the few tech-thriller readers who hopes for an author who is also a writer, look elsewhere. This book has the standard cardboard characters and exposition via clunky dialogue.
If you’re one of the larger group of tech-thriller readers who wants the tech and science to be reasonably credible, or at least not clearly wrong, also look elsewhere. One shouldn’t write deep-sea action scenes without researching how the “bends” works, shouldn’t write about astrophysics while thinking amino acids are made in supernova explosions, and in the case of this author, shouldn’t write about convergent evolution or wave mechanics at all.
The narration is fine. Scott Brick knows what he’s doing and is good at it.
Review 2: Breakthrough audiobook by Susan D
good yarn; but…
made less enjoyable for this retired naval officer, engineer, diver by the many technical errors. a recommendation — get a few folks with subject matter expertise to proof your next draft. they will be value-add to your gripping and interesting future novels. I look forward to reading.
Review 3: Breakthrough audiobook by E. Andrews
I wanted to enjoy this but….
Scott Brick is wonderful and the reviews made my excited about this book. I just couldn’t finish it, though. The premise was stretched too far and frankly the only two female characters were permanently angry and bitter. The other characters weren’t engaging enough to overcome the other plot flaws so I eventually gave up. I’ve only ‘quit’ a very few books over the years.
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