Book Review: Last Days by Jacqueline Druga

Posted January 18, 2018 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Review, Science-Fiction / 0 Comments

Book Review: Last Days by Jacqueline DrugaLast Days: Book One: Last Days Trilogy by Jacqueline Druga
Narrator: Rick Gregory
Series: Last Days Trilogy #1
Published by Self-published on 12-05-17
Genres: Science-Fiction
Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Narrator
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Overal Rating: three-stars

Last Days is the first book in the Last Days Trilogy. It is where the story begins …

Led by his curiosity and fueled by intelligence, Dr. Marcus Leon embarks on what he believes is the greatest scientific experiment of all time. One that ignites a firestorm of controversy. Not only does Marcus intend to extract DNA from the blood trapped in the Shroud of Turin, but he will clone the image upon it.

The experiment is a success and the masses embrace the clone as the embodiment of Christ, failing to recognize that science can replicate the body, but cannot touch the soul.

Devoid of this essential spirit, the clone is nothing more than a directionless vessel in need of a captain. A position quickly filled. The arrival of the clone begins the end to all humanity.

Born in a very religious family, Dr. Marcus was always the one questioning everything and looking at the scientific side of things. He is busy now with the most important project of his career: trying to clone Jesus extracting DNA from the Shroud of Turin.

I am not a religious person but I thought the premises of this book really interesting. This could have gone so many good and maybe quirky ways, but I have to say that I found it disappointing. The science in this book is quite laughable, to say the least, and the reasoning behind just doesn’t make any sense. The fact that the result from cloning an adult you is another adult is completely absurd, and I think Dolly could have said one thing or two. I think I was expecting more science and less paranormal, and this is why I felt somehow cheated about this book.

The characters were interesting though, and I enjoyed their relationships and conversations. I think this is what kept me going.

Rick Gregory’s narration was quite good, with great character interpretations, but I missed some British accent for one of the characters (it was clearly mentioned in the text). Also, some of the voices sounded quite similar, but in general it was a good narration. There were a couple of noticeable audio edits but the rest of the audio production was correct.

This is my second book by Jackeline Druga and I feel a bit disappointed. I am not sure if it her or me, but it seems we are in completely different places.

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.
Story (Plot)
Overall: three-stars