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Ice Hunt Audiobook

Ice Hunt

Carved into a moving island of ice twice the size of the United States, Ice Station Grendel has been abandoned for more than 70 years. The twisted brainchild of the finest minds of the former Soviet Union, it was designed to be inaccessible and virtually invisible. But an American undersea research vessel has inadvertently pulled too close - and something has been sighted moving inside the allegedly deserted facility, something whose survival defies every natural law.
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Carved into a moving island of ice twice the size of the United States, Ice Station Grendel has been abandoned for more than 70 years. The twisted brainchild of the finest minds of the former Soviet Union, it was designed to be inaccessible and virtually invisible. But an American undersea research vessel has inadvertently pulled too close - and something has been sighted moving inside the allegedly deserted facility, something whose survival defies every natural law.

And now, as scientists, soldiers, intelligence operatives, and unsuspecting civilians are drawn into Grendel's lethal vortex, the most extreme measures possible will be undertaken to protect its dark mysteries - because the terrible truths locked behind submerged walls of ice and steel could end human life on Earth.

©2003 Jim Czajkowski; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Richard Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 09-28-09
    Richard Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 09-28-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Fast paced action"

    This is a page turner with almost non stop action. It is the first book in ten that I thought was worth the credit. As in all fiction books you must suspend your disbelief a bit but most stretches of imagination are fun. You take a bit of James Bond sans Bond and throw in some pre-historic creatures and a dash of frozen undead amid a war between the U.S. and Russia and you get an exciting book. Bravo!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tylor 02-05-16
    Tylor 02-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome!"

    James Rollins as so cool! Every book I have listened to is just perfect. This book is amazing as well, definitely recommend.

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    tony 12-19-15
    tony 12-19-15 Member Since 2016
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    "I loved it"

    this was a great book with a great story line I hope he writes more stories with the main characters

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    Jose 12-16-15
    Jose 12-16-15
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    "Mainstream book-mill quality, Narration substandard"
    Would you try another book from James Rollins and/or John Meagher?

    No, I am a fan of authors that take time writing books rather than just cranking them out in a week as a business. This novel was as substantive as a typical main stream television show. I don't even think it could even make it as a B-movie


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, or the next Stephen King novel. Something that was written for at least the writer's pleasure if not the reader.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    His enthusiasm seemed to hype up the most cliche of lines. Also his voice is a little piercing, due to the fact that the recording needed to have a high-cut audio filter utilized.


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

    First, I would have made a scary, believable monster. Second, I would have hyped the mystery of the setting.
    Third, I wouldn't have overused so many cheesy words such as "the beast" and "ice station grendel" etc.


    Any additional comments?

    This author comitted a cardinal sin in my opinion - he wrote a book riddled with misinformation. We are in an era of misinformation in the media. There is no room for blatantly wrong information, such as "Bear Spray is 10x the potency of police pepper spray and causes permanent blindness at minimum". FYI -Bear Spray is a HUMANE alternative to regular pepper. It is 1/2 the potency of police pepper due to its intended use as a last ditch detterant to innocent animals. The author should be ashamed of his manufacturing of a rumor among unsuspecting readers! Tisk tisk.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Loralee 10-29-15
    Loralee 10-29-15
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    story very good a little boring in spots I think it could have used different narrator John does a great job but I think this could have used an older man voice

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nick Marietta, GA, United States 02-21-15
    Nick Marietta, GA, United States 02-21-15 Member Since 2010
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    "I'm not sure I can finish it"

    The book doesn't hook you in, it's to slow paced, and the narrator just doesn't work for me. I've still got about 5 hours left and I am not sure I am going to finish the story, 10 hours in and I still really don't care about the story of the characters.

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    Rocky 01-01-15
    Rocky 01-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "we've been taking about grindles for days"

    great story to listen to on a long trip. kept us untreated Ali the way to the end.

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    Wolf's Mommy San Diego, CA 05-22-14
    Wolf's Mommy San Diego, CA 05-22-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A great Ride!!!!"
    What other book might you compare Ice Hunt to and why?

    Ice Station by Matthew Reilly. Both are edge of your seat rides that take place in frozen poles.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by John Meagher?

    Maybe. I liked the story enough but at times the "acting" (for lack of a better term) was a bit off. I guess it was the timing or the emotion behind it just wasn't there. A lot of the time I felt as if i was being read to instead of being there.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes...in fact I almost did. I need to make it up to my husband now.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was very enjoyable. I read the Sigma series by the Rollins so this was enjoyable to hear his stand alone books. This book is very action packed...a roller coaster and that is just fine with me. It's fiction so I didn't mind having to suspend my belief on some of the events. It is a very enjoyable...very fun book to hear.

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    William 05-02-14
    William 05-02-14
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    "another Rollins breakthrough"

    I wasn't disappointed with Rollins. I like his concept and take on things. I also like the good guys winning!

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    Old Man Parker Kailua-Kona, HI, United States 03-05-13
    Old Man Parker Kailua-Kona, HI, United States 03-05-13 Member Since 2009

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    "Ice Station Zebra/Orca"
    Would you listen to Ice Hunt again? Why?

    Yes, it's got lots of creepy moments.


    What did you like best about this story?

    A smart action/adventure sliding down an icy weird twisty tunnel in the manic science of WWII plus a nice mix of some prehistoric horrific stalking creatures lurking about a forgotten secret military base in a floating iceberg/science lab.


    What does John Meagher bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Good reading, good story telling. Key stuff.


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

    Frozen horror thaws out... hungry!


    Any additional comments?

    Started a bit simple, thought it was going to be nothing new, but took on some good turns as it went. Nice to explore prehistoric monsters you don't hear much about: Killer whales with legs and claws and smarts like jungle cats stalking an eerie icy maze / WWII secret lab military base created by desperate powers - no one was guilt free when the world was destroying itself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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