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Beneath the Dark Ice | [Greig Beck]

Beneath the Dark Ice

When a plane crashes into the Antarctic ice, exposing a massive cave beneath, a rescue and research team is dispatched. Twenty-four hours later, all contact is lost. Captain Alex Hunter and his highly trained squad of commandos are fast tracked to the hot zone to find out what went wrong - and to follow up the detection of a vast underground reservoir.
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Publisher's Summary

When a plane crashes into the Antarctic ice, exposing a massive cave beneath, a rescue and research team is dispatched. Twenty-four hours later, all contact is lost. Captain Alex Hunter and his highly trained squad of commandos are fast tracked to the hot zone to find out what went wrong - and to follow up the detection of a vast underground reservoir. Accompanying the team is an assortment of researchers, including petrobiologist Aimee Weir. If the unidentified substance proves to be an energy source, every country in the world will want to know about it - some would even kill for it. Once inserted into the cave system, they don't find any survivors - not even a trace of their bodies. Primeval hieroglyphs hint at an ancient civilisation, and an ancient danger. Spectres of the dead haunt the tunnels. Within hours, one of the party will die. To bring his team out alive, Alex will need every one of his mysterious abilities beneath the dark ice.

©2009 Greig Beck (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    Aaron United States 04-24-14
    Aaron United States 04-24-14
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    "Jules Verne meets X-man."

    I don't know when or why I purchased this audio book. I just found it in my library. ?

    One fine day I started listening...

    It started out (aside from unnecessary preface by author - I advise skipping that!), as a somewhat interesting adventure story with a fantastical creature element and a government agent back-story. All was okay until the last half when the story lagged and the narrator sounded like he was drinking.

    By the end of the story I was no longer able to suspend disbelief (eg.,takes place Antarctica), and the plot held no more surprises.

    Verdict: skip it.

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    J. Tyler United States 02-27-14
    J. Tyler United States 02-27-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Guilty pleasure action novel"
    Would you listen to Beneath the Dark Ice again? Why?

    Yep. Interesting story with interesting characters. It is a relatively straightforward plot line with good guys and bad guys put in almost implausibly precarious situations. The main character - Alex Hunter - is the protagonist of the series and is introduced in this book. He starts as a normal soldier and as the result of (trying to avoid spoilers), he becomes a super soldier. What I enjoyed about this premise is that he isn't just a Superman super soldier and we also encounter the downsides to his new situation. This becomes a recurring theme in the books and one I particularly enjoy.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beneath the Dark Ice?

    The backstory behind the monster (human and otherwise). It really added dimension to the book and engaged me as a listener.


    What about Sean Mangan’s performance did you like?

    Overall, good pace and cadence. Every once in a while I was irked by pronunciation, but nothing that was too awful.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to it while running and it made it easy to literally go the extra mile. It is action-laden and easy to follow. Not a deep, thought-provoking book but a very fun escape.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    gardener97 Atlanta 01-28-14
    gardener97 Atlanta 01-28-14 Member Since 2013
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    "He added everything but alien space ships"

    This story started out really well, great concept, good reader, writing style very nice... but it wore on and on and on and added more and more weirdness until I just wanted it to be over. I really did expect an alien ship to show up. Would have fitted right in. Maybe add some elves too. Willing suspension of disbelief just ain't in it! Plus I lost interest in which of the characters lived or died. A very bad place to be in any book. I ended up listening to the last hour on double speed because I did want to know how it ended but golly, if I'd had the book, I would have skimmed whole pages.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kent Cori Gainesville, FL United States 01-24-14
    Kent Cori Gainesville, FL United States 01-24-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Waste of a Credit and Time"
    Would you try another book from Greig Beck and/or Sean Mangan?

    I expect books like this to be improbable and have no problem with that. However, about 80% of this one ranges from ridiculous to impossible. The characters include a caricature of an arrogant scientist, a bunch of special operations soldiers that seem to be slightly less competent than Gomer Pyle and a main hero who can do everything short of leaping tall buildings in a single bound. The instances that the author violates the laws of physics and the other sciences are too numerous to count.

    Save your credit and spend your time on better books. Do yourself a favor and pass on this one.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Dead Eye by Mark Greaney.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narrator did an acceptable but not super job given the drivel he had to read.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Beneath the Dark Ice?

    Pretty much all of them.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll be seeking a refund for this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Erica Sunderland, MA, United States 01-20-14
    Erica Sunderland, MA, United States 01-20-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Not what I was expecting"

    I've always enjoyed the Dirk Pitt novels, so when I was looking for a change of pace (I'm normally a fantasy/sci-fi girl) and saw this book up in a BOGO sale I decided to take a chance on it. The reviews seemed favorable and I figured a mash up between a Dirk Pittesque hero with some sci-fi goodness would be a grand combination. Unfortunately I was quite disappointed. The repetitive descriptive phrases alone almost made me give up the fight to get through this. I thought the characterizations to be a bit thin and found myself rooting for the monsters more then the heroes.

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    Steven Calgary, Alberta, Canada 12-05-13
    Steven Calgary, Alberta, Canada 12-05-13 Member Since 2005
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    "B-movie Fun"

    Up dated technology, interesting imagery and setting, minimal character development and no great moments of enlightenment from this one, but loads of fun in the same genre as "Lost World" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It's probably a 3.5 star book but my mind is on a brain candy sugar high. The narrator was pretty good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheri SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 12-04-13
    Cheri SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 12-04-13
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    "Suspenseful"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It is like Jules Verne meets HG Wells.


    What about Sean Mangan’s performance did you like?

    Excellent voices for the women. A lot of times male readers do a bad job with the women's voices.


    Any additional comments?

    Good read. Kept me interested and suspenseful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sallie RIVERTON, UT, United States 11-18-13
    Sallie RIVERTON, UT, United States 11-18-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Interesting"

    This was an okay read. Not fabulous, but it kept my attention. Stupid on my part, but I had a hard time getting past the direct copy from Clive Cussler. The story set up starts hundreds of years in the past . . . Really? . . . Really?

    Anyway, I always like stories that take place in exotic places and this was Antarctic, spelunking, and creepy creatures. Stories like this are just great, no-brainer, escape. No high expectation results in a few hours of entertainment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gretchen Sugar Hill, GA, United States 02-04-13
    Gretchen Sugar Hill, GA, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Fun and entertaining"

    It is exactly what you expect. Easy to listen to, keeps you entertained! Will definitely check out more from this author.

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    Veneda Wilder, VT, United States 10-30-12
    Veneda Wilder, VT, United States 10-30-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Above Average for Beneath the Dark Ice"
    Would you try another book from Greig Beck and/or Sean Mangan?

    Yes - I'd like to see how he matures as a writer.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is an exciting adventure-thriller; plenty of action. Plausible scientific and archaeological theories help the story along as well. Like an action movie with brains.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the insufferably annoying Dr. was killed. I know it's wrong - but he was such an annoying character.


    Was Beneath the Dark Ice worth the listening time?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    The story is good, pacing is good - sometimes the dialog seems stilted and simplistic or transitions are sometimes halting. All in all, an above average read. C+ - B-

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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