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Ice Hunt | [James Rollins]

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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    Mobilis qer, Alberta, Canada 09-30-09
    Mobilis qer, Alberta, Canada 09-30-09
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    "Scooby Doo With Scarier Monsters"

    This is a fun book with a great premise, and some seriously creepy monsters.

    It's also kind of repetitive, because essentially, the bulk of the book is one huge chase scene with people getting separated, finding each other, and losing each other again, against the same background, over and over.

    Essentially, it's kind of like a Scooby Doo episode, where everyone's running through a haunted house, and Velma disappears, then they go looking for her and then Shaggy disappears but Velma pops out from behind the secret door and now it's time to look for Shaggy, and they find him, but Scooby and Fred have disappeared.

    The first half of the book is totally great, the second half is a little draggy. The narrator was good, and all in all, I enjoyed Ice Hunt, and would certainly recommend it.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 09-07-09
    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 09-07-09
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    "Excellent! A real page turner"

    I really enjoyed this one. It was intense, believable and mixed with family ties and love. It is blended together beautifully. The end of the book even has authors notes outlining some of his research and how he put things together. I definitely recommend it!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Joe Scranton, PA, USA 05-22-12
    Joe Scranton, PA, USA 05-22-12
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    "Well Done"
    If you could sum up Ice Hunt in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining Science Fiction


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Mostly, it is a bit predictable in parts though


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

    yes, he lends the narrative a sense of urgency, but the characters a sense of competency


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

    Yes


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Julia Holman 09-09-09
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    "Couldn't stop listening!"

    I enjoy Rollins. But this was A+! Ditto to all that the previous reviewer wrote! Now I am frantically searching for the next listen, already knowing I will have difficulty matching this one!

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    James Springfield, MO, United States 11-09-11
    James Springfield, MO, United States 11-09-11 Member Since 2010

    New grandpa. Married 35 great years. Drink Batch 19,Tsing Tao, and Bohemia. Read Card, King, Hobb, Sawyer, Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction.

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    "Rock and Roll"

    This is one of the most fast paced novels I have ever read. You start right off facing an Under Water Ice Mountain, Grizzly, then a plane crash in Alaska, Ice Motorcycles, Dogfight, Russian bad guys, Delta force, small subs, big subs, prehistoric monsters, cryogenics, mad scientists, U.S.A. bad guys, nuclear bomb, World War II, etc. If I have anything bad to say it is that over 15 hours of such fast pace action may be too much. You start to get a little numb. You can only be Wowed so much, but that is a small complaint. I enjoyed the first third and would give it five stars, the middle had science stuff I liked worth five stars, the last third was good, but got a little old with a few quickies to keep your interested, worth three and a half stars. It is well worth the money as a whole.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Caron Wadley, AL, United States 06-15-11
    Caron Wadley, AL, United States 06-15-11
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    "Great Book!"

    This audiobook was awesome! Action-packed, interest-grabbing, heart-stopping, breath-taking.....there was never a moment in this book that didn't keep me thinking and trying to figure things out. Surprise moment very well planned and executed. Characters are very realistic and easy to relate to....I got so into the story, that I couldn't wait to see what was gonna happen next.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sheila cleburne, TX, United States 05-30-11
    Sheila cleburne, TX, United States 05-30-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Cool ... Very Cool !"

    I really did enjoy this novel. It was intense in both action and intrugue. I found the characters believable and likeable... and it has a dog! How cool it that? It takes place in the icy Arctic, a location totally foreign to me, so the scenes painted with such care were totally plausable. The plot, itself, was a bit of a far reach, but that is true of most such stories ... some bit of reality, some bit of possibility and a huge dose of creative imagination. In this case the tapestry was quite enjoyable. I listened to most of it while doing yard work, and it kept me listening even after I had finished. I must admit, however, that I was not especially taken with the narrator's intrepretation of some of the dialog. I found his intonations, in many cases, to hinder the story a bit. But I soon got used to it, and his mannerisms became less noticable... or maybe he got into the story himself, and began to intuit the intent behind some of the author's words. Regardless, I would recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    c gulfport, MS, United States 01-18-11
    c gulfport, MS, United States 01-18-11
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    "Chiller Thriller"

    Very believable cast (especially motives and back story). The most unbelievable things were some items of the ice station Gendel's backstory (some things not mentioned in the teaser [hint = involving co-operation], so I'm not writing a spoiler, just a review). I do not know much about the life sciences, but he made things sound so believable. There were some things in the end that I didn't expect to happen (but the good kind of surprised). Amazonia is still the best he wrote IMHO.

    Definitely worth the 1 credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Sterling, VA, USA 09-23-09
    Joseph Sterling, VA, USA 09-23-09
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    "Good book, great reader"

    I have just recently gotten into audio books to make my long commute bearable. The subject of this book was enjoyable, the plot was just twisty enough, the characters were interesting.

    But what really kept me listening was the reader. The quality of Mr. Meagher's voice got this Audible recording its 4th star. I will look for his readings in the future.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jon R. R. North Carolina 05-07-10
    Jon R. R. North Carolina 05-07-10 Listener Since 2005
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    "Thrilling Book -- Less So Narrator"

    This is a true action tale that keeps moving from start to finish. If you enjoy edge-of-your-seat action like I do, you should find this book very enjoyable.

    The ONLY drawback was the narrator. Throughout most of the narration, Mr. Meagher seemed to be trying to whisper the narration as if he was in a location where he wanted to ensure others did not hear him. I kept visualizing him reading this at home in the middle of the night, trying not to wake his family. This proved to be very irritating. The style might be effective for a quiet, dramatic story, but just doesn't work for a true action story like this. Unfortunately for that reason I'll surely be rejecting any books in the future with his narrations.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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