It isn't and it wasn't. The Resilience Breakthrough opens with a very powerful story that nearly had me in tears on the train. This book reminded me a lot of The Swarm. Amazing how good a book can be without profanity and sex. No doubt the couple knows a lot about wave interference too, unfortunately knowledge not imparted to the author (who must never have learned anything by throwing rocks into a pond), as the biggest idiocy of the book wouldn't have been written else wise. Persepolis Book Review: The Personal Is Always Political By Navya Khanna 19th August, 2020 Persepolis narrates the story of the political and cultural evolution of Iran through the eyes of a young girl. I was completely and utterly hooked within the first chapter. Well done!" Review: The Breakthrough by Megha Bajaj published by Rupa Publications is a book that will change your perspective towards life. There is a lot of action. This book uses the work 116 times.]. Allison and her team of misfit scientists and a wonderful computer "white hat" hacker have done the impossible. So take the ride...meet Dirk, Sally and an amazing cast of characters. I suspected this going in, but like rewarding yourself with a rare Big Mac, you know what you're doing is wrong, you know it's best not to look too closely at what you're holding. They're all workaholics, but after a very long day they force themselves to leave. This is a review of the audible version. Leaving out huge logical mistakes will take out all the fun of reading your books. This book will not ensure that you have success with your digital marketing efforts. Sometimes you're in the mood for a sci-fi, alien, speculative science, military mash-up. Michael C. Grumley’s. This is an excellent finale and addition to an exceedingly great science fiction story. The book is narrated by Scott Brick and he did a fabulous job! Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. With Marcel Ruiz, Topher Grace, Sarah Constible, Dennis Haysbert. The saving grace of Breakthrough comes in the form of its star Chrissy … Not saying that the story is bad. I guess this speaks volumes to the vast majority of reader's ignorance on basic Earth Science in particular, but in so so many other aspects this book falls flat. OMG!!! That's the point where I could go no further, though there wasn't much left. :The Lives and Art of the Wyeth Family (2014) and Wideness and Wonder: The Life and Art of Georgia O’Keeffe (2011), Rubin’s well-researched profile examines the career, creative processes, and career milestones of … I especially loved the interaction between the dolphins and the humans. The information about Breakthrough shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks. ??? Book Review: How a Wartime Disaster Led to a Cancer Breakthrough Republish In “The Great Secret,” Jennet Conant shows how a World War II … The first part of the first book did have my eyes glazing over a bit, due to "geek-speak" dealing with the computer technicalities for the IMIS - a system designed to facilitate inter-species communication (in this book: human with dolphin). The government turning a blind eue to geophraphical issues, earthquakes, aliens stealing Earths water. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. ... Just a year earlier, Mr. O’Keefe pulled off an undercover-journalist sting for the record books. Breakthrough is a true story that has been made into a movie, and shows the miracle and power of prayer. Title: Breakthrough Author: Michael C. Grumley Pages: 322 My rating: ☆☆☆☆½ Release date: March 6, 2013 on Amazon I have a break in my schedule, so I’m reviewing a number of suspense novels that I’ve been reading over the past year. Persepolis narrates the story of the political and cultural evolution of Iran through the eyes of a young girl. You had me at talking dolphins and submarines. Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? I really liked this book, everything seemed to flow well and it really captured my imagination and at some points I never wanted to put it down as I wanted to see what would happen next. The powerful story of a father’s past and a son’s future. Talking to dolphins was a fun fantasy, time/space travel through vortexes was not. Breakthrough is also a major motion picture although I have not seen the movie to know how the book compares. Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2017, I just ordered the 4th book in the "Breakthrough" series - you, one could even say "I loved it!" You still have to do the work and have a little luck. Judging by this book, Grumley is going to hold his own in the best of company. I had an exciting live session with Megha where we discussed about the writing process, what made her write this book, what she learned and a lot more. I looked forward to each chapter and the ride it provided. To create our... ONE OF THE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS IN HUMAN HISTORY. But the science seemed well-researched, at least to my layman's eyes. I can set aside disbelief as well as anyone, which is what one often has to do especially for science fiction writing, but this was just horrible. Clive Custler channels Jaques Cousteau through Arthur C. Clark! Everything goes quickly from there. The story has the standard sci-fi elements, including a wormhole technology that transports members of an alien race to the bottom of the ocean. Breakthrough by Michael C. Grumley is a good sci-fi book where you can cheer for the dolphins, talk with the dolphins, meet with aliens, and hate on the corrupt government (esp. That book forever changed the way I looked at sand. Will it be the end of the world? If you can speak with dolphins as sentient being, then how then do you deal with them being prisoners in a tank? In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. This book grabs you right from the beginning and it is tough to put down. Based on Joyce Smith’s book The Impossible, Breakthrough dramatizes the real-life story of 14-year-old John Smith, told from the perspective of his mother, Joyce Smith. First, the positives. The head of the USGS will have a PHD, will not be called "Ms." and will not lead an expedition into the field. Struggled to get halfway through and gave up on it. Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2018. I received this book from the publisher. Popular Science Fiction on GoodReads with between 10000 and 24999 ratings. I did enjoy this book quite a bit, but it left me with a lot of questions. Three words are translated already! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Conveniently, they are entirely human and speak excellent English. Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2017. John's heart started beating. our. Even though it is sci-fi, none of the explanations that involve math and/or science are too complicated for even a math/science dummy like me to understand. Breakthrough by Michael C. Grumley is a good sci-fi book where you can cheer for the dolphins, talk with the dolphins, meet with aliens, and hate on the corrupt government (esp. Breakthrough: The Miraculous True Story of a Mother's Faith and Her Child's Resurrection (9781546010609) by Joyce Smith, Ginger Kolbaba They called themselves human and spoke English in spite of being from a different planet. It had been a long time since I'd indulged in the junk food of the reading world. Their bosses wqnt to borrow her beloved dolphins to retrieve a lost rover on the ocean floor. My god, I can go on and on. Breakthrough is the debut novel from Michael Grumley. Why would anyone think that "Our, Thanks Patrick - I suppose M. Guerra also thinks that "Our Country" was singe handedly responsible for winning WWII. A very enjoyable read for Men, Women, and Dolphins - get it! Suffice to say that from here on out there is oodles of action, dolphin talking to humans, shocking discoveries, immense politics, political backstabbing, and immense worry for the safety of the planet. [ These were the most unbelievable (as in "not" believable) aliens I've ever read about. I will certainly follow this series. - but I hate to give 5 stars to anything. As I read through the first few chapters, my suspicions were confirmed: This book is awful. Book Review: “Breakthrough” by John C. Robinson by Fred Plumer on January 20, 2016 | John Robinson takes on a challenge that befuddles most of us in this interesting and even challenging book, Breakthrough. Posing as … The story is engaging, the plot multi-layered and fairly credible, the characters well drawn (including the dolphins). Two of my most favorite things in the world. If the year was 1948 and this book was serialized in Astounding, it would be great. Given that it has a number of sequels, I thought it might be good. BOOK REVIEW: 'Breakthrough' Follow Us Search Search Keyword: Recommended. This could have been a decent book with some research and explanation of the settings and Earth processes but instead it was just horrendous in its errors and complete ignorance. The book is filled with moments of joy and grief and one can feel it all. I suspected this going in, but like rewarding yourself with a rare Big Mac, you know what you're doing is wrong, you know it's best not to look too closely at what you're holding, but sometimes you just want to have some fun. Breakthrough Review: A Misled Plot Overshadows A Stunning Performance. Reviewed in the United States on December 3, 2017. We’d love your help. For example, the bottom of the ocean does not contain "soil", it is "sediment". Like its lead character, Breakthrough is fiercely focused on faith -- but its less subtle elements are balanced by strong performances and an uplifting story. There's a problem loading this menu right now. In 1994, leading trainer, speaker, and author Steve Finkel wrote the first version of the book Breakthrough! Now streaming on: Powered by JustWatch. I did enjoy this book quite a bit, but it left me with a lot of questions. So imagine her shock and disdain when two Navy men come calling. Mr. Grumley has done a halfhearted job of both research and thinking, and written a badly flawed book. It will, however, give you a great blueprint on what to do to give yourself the best chance at success. It will be as quickly forgotten as consumed, leaving you to seek out a heartier, more substantive bibliographic experience. I didn't truly know quite what to expect with this book as I'd not read anything by this author before. Was it a deep literary fiction destined to be a classic in years to come; probably not, but I enjoyed it thoroughly and it kept my interest right to the end and I smiled many times and was intrigued at other times, and therefore it gets 5 stars from me. I don't know. the idiot one that kept calling the dolphins fish!). He encounters a team of marine biologists, under the leadership of Alison Shaw, who, with the aid of a powerful computer are on the verge of a scientific breakthrough; they have developed the ability to conduct two-way communication with earth’s second most intelligent species, dolphins. The Catalyst is the third book in the Breakthrough book series by Michael C Grumley. A great read with lots of interesting and thought provoking events. Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2016. And if you are this is a pretty good read. Medical experts were baffled, but she wasn't! I also liked that even though there was just a hint of a possible romance, it didn't take over the plot of the book. It will give you the tools to BREAKTHROUGH the barriers and become a success story. Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2018 The book has an interesting premise and a few promising subplots. How to Explode Production of Experienced Consultants, an attractive hardbound book written not only for rookies but especially for the under-producing veterans who, even today, overpopulate the recruiting and placement profession. They called themselves human and spoke Englis. (I'm retired). I remember well the first book I read, which was "Woman of the Dunes," by Kobo Abe. Breakthrough is a fast-paced, action-oriented story peppered with interesting science details and fun science fiction. Most of the current SciFi, seems ridiculous and does not expand the mind. There were some technical details, particularly in the action scenes, that weren't right. I read mostly books in my genre that I write in crime/thrillers. There's military -e.g. I can set aside disbelief as well as anyone, which is what one often has to do especially for science fiction writing, but this was just horrible. I love the idea of figuring out a way to talk with dolphins and then learning from them. He said I wouldn't be disappointed. When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed. Well & smoothly written. Too child fantasy like, I tried to finished dragging it out...but bought something else instead. I finally got to Michael C. Grumley’s first entry in his four-part “Breakthrough” series. Luckily there are a few more books in this series to get to read! 360 pages and 30 chapters of material make for a solid and impressive work. Persepolis Book Review: The Personal Is Always Political. I was not required to write a positive review. “our hopes of communicating with aliens are pretty remote if we haven’t even learned to communicate with another species on the same planet.”, “any leader who did not or could not understand the fundamentals of what their teams did, should not be leading those teams in the first place.”. Given that it has a number of sequels, I thought it might be good. [tangent: I had a writing teacher who told us that we could use the word 'suddenly' only once in our writing career, and that we should choose wisely. Fairly soon there are far more than three words! the idiot one that kept calling the dolphins fish!). I'm now THRILLED I got this amazing book. Breakthrough! This new voice brings back food for thought and it is well written. Yet they have a job to do. The plot concept may be creative, but the prose is awkward and amateurish, and the "science" is laughable. I don’t usually read science fiction, but the combination of action thriller and science fiction was totally entertaining. However, there are pictures in the middle of the book both from the movie and from the real life family, which I thought were neat to see. Seriously one of the worst books I have ever read. Title: Breakthrough Author: Michael C. Grumley Pages: 322 My rating: ☆☆☆☆½ Release date: March 6, 2013 on Amazon I have a break in my schedule, so I’m reviewing a number of suspense novels that I’ve been reading over the past year. Slowly this system has been tracking their clicks (sounds they make) in response to questions asked. Alison goes in early the next day to retrieve her notebook...about to leave, something catches her eye. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of. I love John Clay and Steve Caesare more than the story itself. Breakthrough Critics Consensus. It’s heartbreaking, as John struggles with his identity and self-worth. But this book had 8,000 reviews, as you may have guessed I am a sucker for a book with a lot of reviews. Until 2 days ago I hadn't heard of Michael Grumley. If you c. Seriously one of the worst books I have ever read. The teams hope is this computer will help translate the dolohin language and make communication possible. I'm not saying this is derivative, or suggesting plagiarism. When an anomaly on the floor of the Caribbean causes a US nuclear sub to abort its mission, naval technical investigator John Clay is assigned to the case. I liked the dolphins but the technical errors are inexcusable. I for one got to the last page and just knew i had to read more. The book has an interesting premise and a few promising subplots. Michael C. Grumley is the author of the best-selling BREAKTHROUGH series, with over one million books sold to date. How could they even respect humans that keep them as prisoners? The Breakthrough in Two Acts: Breaking the Spells of Painful Emotions and Finding the Calm in the Present Moment by Fredric C. Hartman, Ph.D. is an insightful and thought-provoking book that gives practical suggestions and techniques on how to work through our consciousness to achieve a peaceful and calm state of mind. In her desperation, Joyce loudly prays over her son's body -- and, against all odds, his pulse begins again. I've been a fan of action/adventure since Alistair MacLean and Desmond Bagley, on through Clive Cussler and so on. There's never any doubt that things will work out just fine in "Breakthrough," and not only because Roxann Dawson's movie is based on a true story. Welcome back. The author did absolutely no work at all in getting anything right in nearly all aspects of the story. This story is so many things. This was a great book to finish as my first read of 2019. Atlantic senior writer Coates (The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood, 2008) offers this eloquent memoir as a letter to his teenage son, bearing witness to his own experiences and conveying passionate hopes for his son’s life.“I am wounded,” he writes. WHy didn't you add in your story something that the aliens should have done---that is they didn't ask o We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. is an adult version of that book. Breakthrough is the story of…. Same old same old right? This book starts off following a team of researchers who are trying to unlock speech communication between humans and dolphins. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. 10,306 global ratings | 9,499 global reviews, Horrible writing -- apparent in the first paragraph, Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2018. 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