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3.00166805671393 out of 53.00166805671393 out of 53.00166805671393 out of 53.00166805671393 out of 53.00166805671393 out of 5 3.00 (1,199 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Saul Narrator: Phil Gigante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN: 9781423355922
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Beyond the sparkling Hawaiian beaches, masked by the deceptive beauty of the rainforest, evil awaits sixteen-year-old Michael Sundquist and his mother, Katharine, an anthropologist who has come to the Islands to study the unusual skeletal remains unearthed on the volcanic flanks of Haleakala, Maui. Yet far below the black depths of the Pacific a mysterious substance snakes through undiscovered fissures in the ocean floor, as nature itself seems to portend the terror to come. Then, with the sudden, unexplained death of Michael’s friend, a disturbing truth dawns: the corporation that is funding Katharine’s dig has a far greater investment than she ever imagined – an investment in medical terror. And her son may be part of their hideous plan… Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 J Dale Breedlove | 2/3/2014

    " Just didn't like it. I haven't liked his past few books, not very interesting and the characters were too simple. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darlene Grant | 1/27/2014

    " Not one of my fav's. Interesting topic, but didn't grab my interest. Was definitely not a page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Autumn | 1/26/2014

    " Classic John Saul. Easy, interesting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 1/24/2014

    " Good read like everything from Saul. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alejandro | 1/11/2014

    " I only finished this book because I was using it as the Hawaii book in the geography challenge I'm doing. It is trite and the scientific and technological descriptions and concepts are ludicrous. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ana | 1/11/2014

    " Dissapointing book from Saul, in my opinion. Dull and really predictable. Bad lecture. The story was good. The book, awfull. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 12/25/2013

    " i finished this book last night and it was just ok. I was hoping with a title like the presence that it would be a little creepy but it was more of a medical/science mystery. I might read something else by John Saul i like the way he wrights I just wasn't thrilled on this story line. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Kenig | 12/19/2013

    " Mysterious mix of sci fi and mystery on the islands of Hawaii. Suspenseful, quick-ish read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Mattice | 12/17/2013

    " This book has a lot of action that doesn't seem connected for about 150 pages; then everything starts coming together. Good quick read. Suspenseful. I recommend this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Liz | 12/15/2013

    " This book starts out like a good mystery in a great place MAUI. The story continues to get more weird the longer it goes on. Not one of my favorites "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 12/14/2013

    " This was a really fun book if you are into science/ science-fiction. Quick and easy to read with a lot of action. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steve Schlutow | 11/29/2013

    " I really did not care for this book.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 11/24/2013

    " It's been quite a long time since I read this novel but reviewing the synopsis I remember it well and, once again, this author came through with a good page turner! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Candlish | 5/11/2013

    " Yet again another creepy one by John Saul. For some reason I can't read his books when no one is home...I wonder why... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reba | 3/11/2013

    " Pretty easy, relatively engrossing read. Wrapped up too quickly, not sure I liked the explanation/ending, but overall not too bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olivia | 8/21/2012

    " This book was really fun! Plus, it's set on Maui, so I was loving imagining being back on the islands even if there was some super shady science going down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 7/7/2012

    " While I hardly think the story was "bone chilling", I enjoyed the the two separate parts of the book which blended a bit of a who-done-it with a what-done-it(which intersected near the end) and the Maui scenery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 2/5/2012

    " Decent setting and plot but kind of predictable. Not one of Saul's best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pike | 11/26/2011

    " Not what I expected but a fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matthews M. | 11/1/2011

    " To me the story kind of lagging and then the ending was not as good as I would like to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara Huskey | 8/26/2011

    " Read as an ebook. I liked this one. It kept me interested throughout the entire book and I liked the way it ended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 4/5/2011

    " Checked this book out of the new library in town. I like John Saul's other books so thought it would be worth checking out.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 3/18/2011

    " Loved the suspense! The ending was very interesting....makes you think :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alejandro | 6/20/2010

    " I only finished this book because I was using it as the Hawaii book in the geography challenge I'm doing. It is trite and the scientific and technological descriptions and concepts are ludicrous. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 J D | 4/13/2010

    " Just didn't like it. I haven't liked his past few books, not very interesting and the characters were too simple. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Autumn | 4/12/2010

    " Classic John Saul. Easy, interesting read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darlene | 1/26/2010

    " Not one of my fav's. Interesting topic, but didn't grab my interest. Was definitely not a page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olivia | 7/15/2009

    " This book was really fun! Plus, it's set on Maui, so I was loving imagining being back on the islands even if there was some super shady science going down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 3/31/2009

    " i finished this book last night and it was just ok. I was hoping with a title like the presence that it would be a little creepy but it was more of a medical/science mystery. I might read something else by John Saul i like the way he wrights I just wasn't thrilled on this story line. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Liz | 2/11/2009

    " This book starts out like a good mystery in a great place MAUI. The story continues to get more weird the longer it goes on. Not one of my favorites "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 9/14/2008

    " Yet again another creepy one by John Saul. For some reason I can't read his books when no one is home...I wonder why... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pike | 7/16/2008

    " Not what I expected but a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 4/2/2008

    " Decent setting and plot but kind of predictable. Not one of Saul's best. "

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