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
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ice Station by Matthew Reilly. Both are edge of your seat rides that take place in frozen poles.
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.
Yes...in fact I almost did. I need to make it up to my husband now.
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.
Yes, it's got lots of creepy moments.
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.
Good reading, good story telling. Key stuff.
Frozen horror thaws out... hungry!
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.
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