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Dark Rising Audiobook

Dark Rising: Alex Hunter, Book 2

A sudden burst of radiation is detected beneath the desert in Iran. Alex Hunter – code name Arcadian – and his highly trained incursion team are dropped into the ruins of Persepolis. All they find is an empty underground facility – nothing to explain the gamma spike. It is as if a black hole has swept everything away.... Israel is threatening nuclear war. And someone, or something, is draining the fluids from the bodies of Iranian soldiers in the desert.
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A sudden burst of radiation is detected beneath the desert in Iran. Alex Hunter – code name Arcadian – and his highly trained incursion team are dropped into the ruins of Persepolis. All they find is an empty underground facility – nothing to explain the gamma spike. It is as if a black hole has swept everything away....

Israel is threatening nuclear war. And someone, or something, is draining the fluids from the bodies of Iranian soldiers in the desert. If a black hole has taken everything, could something have come back? And then another radiation 'event' occurs. An ancient prophecy is unraveling.

©2010 Greig Beck (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    M. Wilson Australia 07-29-13
    M. Wilson Australia 07-29-13

    testing times

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    "Author flattens plot"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Rising to be better than the print version?

    Have not read the print version.


    Have you listened to any of Sean Mangan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Love Sean Mangan's work


    Any additional comments?

    Please, much as I like and have listen to the authors work, his comments at the start of the story gave away the basic plot line ! It's deflating knowing whats going to happen.

    Please! No more author spoilers at the start of stories !

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Laurel 03-13-14
    Laurel 03-13-14 Member Since 2014
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    "No Spark, No Excitement"
    Has Dark Rising turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Absolutely not.


    Any additional comments?

    I have not finished the book, not sure if I will spend the time because there are some good books in my Library waiting for me. In my opinion, the author does not have strong writing skills, but his first book was exciting enough to forgive and forget the writing style. This book just does not deliver the excitement, but it might near the end...yet I am asking myself is slogging through the main body worth it?. I will definitely try the next installment, hoping for better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie L. Anderson SWFL 07-20-13
    Bonnie L. Anderson SWFL 07-20-13 Member Since 2015

    Bons

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    "Not a Cussler"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Whoever said this author was in the style of Clive Cussler is so totally wrong. That was an insult to Cussler. This book was garbage and I don't know why I listened to it. It took over an hour to even get started. Ridiculous storyline. Thankfully I didn't use another credit on this author. The only thing that was worthwhile at all was the narrator.

    One thing this has taught me, pay attention to the bad reviews, much more truthful.


    Has Dark Rising turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, there are great authors out there, just not this one.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Sean Mangan?

    Mangan was fine. When the book started the author was reading and it was awful. I almost quit before the actual book started.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    only the narrator


    Any additional comments?

    This is more sci fi than a thriller...nothing thrilling or suspenseful about this trash. I know my mother taught me if you have nothing good to say, say nothing at all...so I shouldn't written a word.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Katheran Fraser Lake, British Columbia, Canada 03-26-13
    Katheran Fraser Lake, British Columbia, Canada 03-26-13 Member Since 2014
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    "A GOOD READ"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    THIS book kept me interested from beginning to end....well written..


    What did you like best about this story?

    everything


    What about Sean Mangan’s performance did you like?

    he is easy on the ears, to listen to.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wild Pig Texas 04-05-16
    Wild Pig Texas 04-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "This is good! Get it."
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    Grieg, I thoroughly enjoy this series and didn't read this until last. It did pull in some information that I didn't "miss" per se, but helped to pull the "whole" together. You are a talented writer. Sean, You are Alex Hunter. To the End. Listener, you will enjoy this one if you love Alex Hunter as much as I do. It may not be the "very" best of the series in my opinion, but it is certainly still by far up to par for the quality of this series. Get it. You won't return it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Conrad 03-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "slow burn"

    loved the narration but the book is slow and anticlimactic. Not as good as the first book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anandasubramanian 01-12-16 Member Since 2009

    Love excellent narrators like Ray Porter. Love the Joe Ledger series.

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    "Story is disjointed and narration is awful"

    After having listened to Monster Hunter International series and Joe Ledger series, i was expecting the this series to be similar in character development and depth.
    Sadly, it fails on both counts.
    The story's character development is shallow with predominance given to Alex, which again is shallow despite so much coverage. Surprisingly, the creature was given better treatment.
    The narration was toneless, and flat. No emotional content at all.
    First and last book am buying in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Muggzy 11-20-15
    Muggzy 11-20-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Good book but..."

    I enjoy this series but I wish the author wouldn't do his little blurb at the beginning, he sounds overly dramatic, and then drops a chain of spoilers for his own books.

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    Amazon Customer Midwest, USA 11-14-15
    Amazon Customer Midwest, USA 11-14-15 Member Since 2013

    irishmusic fan

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    "Beware the writing technique!"

    A really good story. This is the second of three in this series. I couldn't find this information anywhere and if the author could include it on the cover of his books it would help us to read them in the order they were written. That being said, the stories are pretty much stand alone. Knowing the back story isn't really necessary as Mr Beck brings it up through out the book in the form of the thought processes of some of the characters. The narration of the story would have gotten 5 stars except that several words are mispronounced , which tends to drive me crazy. I heartily recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ken 08-12-15
    ken 08-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "worth the read "

    great book with awesome characters. enjoyed the Sci fi, but why not something more haunting than a scorpion?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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