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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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    Cheri 12-04-13
    Cheri 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 11-18-13
    Sallie 11-18-13
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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.

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    Gretchen Sugar Hill, GA, United States 02-04-13
    Gretchen Sugar Hill, GA, United States 02-04-13
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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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    Curt Vancouver, WA 06-21-12
    Curt Vancouver, WA 06-21-12 Member Since 2005

    I love to be scared, does anyone write anything scary anymore? Maybe I have just become numb.

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    "Beneath is the right title"
    What did you like best about Beneath the Dark Ice? What did you like least?

    The characters.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I think I will need a SciFi after this.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Sean Mangan?

    Probably, I don't really notice the narrators unless they are really good or really bad, he was average. Maybe the fact that the story was not that great, made him seem not that great.


    Could you see Beneath the Dark Ice being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes. I usually don't care for movies that come from books that I have read, but in this case I think a movie version would be a great improvement.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a fan of thrillers or horror on the ice, I think you may be disappointed, I was.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Riverdale, UT, United States 10-08-12
    Donna Riverdale, UT, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2012
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    "best book i have listen too"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Beneath the Dark Ice to be better than the print version?

    never read the book


    What did you like best about this story?

    the courage to overcome something so horrible snd theabilities of alex


    Which character – as performed by Sean Mangan – was your favorite?

    alexdo not know


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    do not know


    Any additional comments?

    i really enjoyed this book

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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