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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (927 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack McDevitt Narrator: Coleen Marlo Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Benedict Series Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9781452674872
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Eccentric Sunset Tuttle spent his life searching in vain for forms of alien life. Thirty years after his death, a stone tablet inscribed with cryptic, indecipherable symbols is found in the possession of Tuttle's onetime lover, and antiquities dealer Alex Benedict is anxious to discover what secret the tablet holds. It could be proof that Tuttle had found what he was looking for. To find out, Benedict and his assistant embark on their own voyage of discovery-one that will lead them directly into the path of a very determined assassin who doesn't want those secrets revealed. Echo is the fifth book to feature intersteller antiquities dealer Alex Benedict. The first four titles in the series are available on audio from Audible. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fans of antiquities dealer Alex Benedict will find their expectations fully met by his fifth outing.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Fans of antiquities dealer Alex Benedict will find their expectations fully met by his fifth outing. Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey | 2/15/2014

    " This series just keeps getting better and better with each new addition. At one point I was actually thinking that the author was setting it up as the final book in the series, but the plot line wrapped around again and revealed new information. The final culmination of the plot, and the revelations that ensued were very well handled, and clearly set things up for future volumes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 2/10/2014

    " Alex Benedict and Chase Kolpath return. Dealing in Antiquities, they are offered a stone tablet with strange inscriptions. Previously owned by a man who had spent his life searching among the stars for aliens, it is stolen before Alex and Chase can pick it up. Someone doesn't want them to get the marker. As always they are almost killed several times. Good read even though it is formulaic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 2/1/2014

    " Really enjoyed the read. This is the second book by McDevitt that I have read but it certainly won't be the last. Interesting characters and he certainly knows how to tell a good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will | 1/28/2014

    " An excellent read; the mystery seemed to get more baffling with every page and the end was a bit of a surprise. Highly recomended "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin K | 1/26/2014

    " I quite enjoyed this Alex Benedict novel. A nice break from the pattern that some of the other Benedict novels have followed. This one has a better pace, and I liked some of the twists. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shamus Mcgillicuddy | 1/26/2014

    " I've enjoyed this series over the years but this sixth installment falls far short. McDevitt has a lot of weaknesses as a writer: characterization, dialog. But his strong plotting and world-building abilities have always made up for those deficiencies. Not so this time. I slogged through this one waiting for McDevitt to pull me in, but he never hooked me. The plot was a dud. The ending was a sketchy disappointment. And the author is getting lazy with this world. He's been writing Benedict novels for so long he relies on his readers to fill in the blanks. As loyal as I've been to this series I am very reluctant to pick up book seven. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 1/25/2014

    " So lately I've been obsessed with this series. Really obsessed. I've gotten through four of them in less than a week. The first two I read, Polaris and Seeker, were amazing. This one was good just not at the same level. I was left at the end wondering if that was really how it ended. I liked it enough that I read it in less than a day but his other ones in the series were better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 1/14/2014

    " This book frustrated me. I was well into the book (past page 200) before I got into the meat of the book and finally to the Echo planet. The character development was good, however. Three stars-- but no more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben Wand | 1/5/2014

    " Started out awesome - just as good as Seeker - but unfortunately the ending wasn't nearly as good. The last 30 pages or so were just flat, which was a bummer. Really good though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron Andrews | 11/14/2013

    " All of the Alex Benedict novels follow the same basic story line but I still enjoy reading them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Cooksey | 11/2/2013

    " Another excellent Alex Benedict mystery. While some may find this one more pedestrian than the others in the series, I was still riveted by the larger cosmic questions and the internal conflict of the narrator that had been building through the other books. Good stuff. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dan Brunck | 10/7/2013

    " the writing in this book is abysmal. It makes you appreciate writers who have a vocabulary bigger than a 4th grader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca Williamson | 8/13/2013

    " This was disappointing, since Mr. McDevitt is one of my favorite SF authors. The story was slow, but I kept going because I especially liked the glimpse of daily life far into the future of humanity. I love reading about a positive vision! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie Stovring | 5/13/2013

    " Sci Fi and a mystery all wrapped up together, my two favorite ideas! The premise is interesting, kind of like Indiana Jones but more pragmatic and needing to earn a living. Definitely should start with book 1 though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark McKenna | 1/19/2013

    " A really good writer and book. McDevitt created a very rich, credible world -- something like 7000 years in the future -- then created a riveting mystery inside it. It kept me reading all day. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike Dettinger | 12/4/2012

    " Eh. Not a great mystery (more visiting with folks who know nothing than I could really tolerate), not a great "solution", and then total cop out re: the "aliens". Main characters were entirely blah here, too. I kept reading because this author does that to me, but I won't be back any time soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tressa | 11/9/2012

    " I enjoyed reading Echo, but I found it a little sad. The story showcased Alex's obsession with knowing what had happened and why it had happened. Chase also experienced self-doubt and took a journey to sort her feelings. Echo was more introspective than the previous books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Warren Lieberman | 1/10/2012

    " 3 1/2 is a better rating. Rather ordinary with only a few twists. We are always hurting others either on purpose or through ignorance. "

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About the Author
Author Jack McDevitt

Jack McDevitt is an American science fiction author who won the 2006 Nebula Award for his novel Seeker. He has served as an officer in the US Navy, taught English and literature, and worked for the United States Customs Service. He lives with his wife, Maureen, in Georgia.

About the Narrator

Coleen Marlo is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator who has been nominated for an Audie Award twice, winning in 2011. She has been awarded three Listen-Up Awards from Publishers Weekly and an AudioFile Audiobook of the Year Award in 2011 and was named Audiobook Narrator of the Year for 2010 by Publishers Weekly. She is a member of the prestigious Actors Studio and taught acting for ten years at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. Marlo is a proud founding member of Deyan Institute of Voice Artistry and Technology.