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Echo (Alex Benedict Series #5)

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  • Posted November 26, 2010

    Superb, engrossing science fiction adventure

    I believe good sci-fi and fantasy at its best engrosses the audience and pulls them into a place that truly feels alien or different.

    Jack McDevitt has mastered this art. His books just breathe sci fi atmosphere and his world building is superb. In particular his Alexander Benedict novels combine some good ole fashioned mystery/antiquities hunting and puts it in a world so far in the future that it hardly remains recognizable as our own.

    Echo continues this fine tradition, once again narrated from the the perspective of Alex's independent and strong female pilot/assistant, Chase Kolpath. Once again embroiled into a mystery they can't let go, they chase the equivalent of an eBay lead to the ends of the galaxy.

    Echo doesn't quite hit the plot highs of some of his other work (I really loved Seeker), but it was still a novel that I could not put down until the very end.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

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    Subtle, surprising, and good

    Being a McDevitt fan, I was not surprised that this book was well-written or that the story followed the the formula that he has established so well in previous novels. However, there are several surprises that show up with the characters that I had come to know and I enjoyed being surprised. The subtle writing techniques used make this book worth re-visiting. The almost casual way McDevitt slips in the surprise in the end made me re-read the entire chapter immediately.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2012

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    McDevitt continues to put out good "Space Opera" yarns

    McDevitt continues to put out good "Space Opera" yarns - his "Alex Benedict" series, his "Engines of God" series - all similar in theme and style, and all equally hard to put down.

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