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This Green Hell: Alex Hunter, Book 3 | [Greig Beck]

This Green Hell: Alex Hunter, Book 3

Deep in the steaming jungles of Paraguay, Aimee Weir is in trouble. The petrobiologist has found what she was looking for - a unique microorganism in a natural gas deposit - but it proves to be more destructive than anyone could have imagined. A contagion is striking down all in its wake. The camp is quarantined, but workers start to vanish in the night. Is it fear of contamination - or has something far more lethal come to the surface? Something that has been trapped beneath the miles of stone, waiting... for us.
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Publisher's Summary

Deep in the steaming jungles of Paraguay, Aimee Weir is in trouble. The petrobiologist has found what she was looking for - a unique microorganism in a natural gas deposit - but it proves to be more destructive than anyone could have imagined. A contagion is striking down all in its wake. The camp is quarantined, but workers start to vanish in the night.

Is it fear of contamination - or has something far more lethal come to the surface? Something that has been trapped beneath the miles of stone, waiting... for us.

Alex Hunter - code name Arcadian - and his Hotzone All-Forces Warfare Commandos must be dropped in to the disaster area to do whatever it takes to stem the outbreak. It has been a year since Aimee has seen Alex; she thought she had left him for good. Now she needs him more than ever.

In the sweltering jungles of South America, the Arcadian must learn to master his violent inner demons for this rescue mission to have any chance of success. But can he survive long enough to confront the danger that threatens the very survival of mankind?

©2012 Greig Beck (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Greig Beck returns to the world of Alex Hunter with great gusto. As with the other books there’s fantastic research woven into the story and it seems Greig really loves to throw together facts from all over the place and mix them with a generous dollop of action and what-if. It’s a winning combination [and] what gives this story real depth and interest long after the current threat is put to rest, and it’s what will make me rush out to get book four. This Green Hell is a smart, delightful read with a big heart. Four Stars." (Keith Stevenson, publisher and editor, Coeur de Lion Books)

“Danger, disappearances and contagion follow Dr Aimee Weir’s important discovery in the Paraguayan jungle. Author Beck piles on the action and suspense. In a word: steamy!” (Gold Coast Bulletin)

"Greig Beck is Clive Cussler meets Matthew Reilly – Violent, visceral and very, very good fun" (Australian South Coast Register)

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    Jason Mount Juliet, TN, United States 08-03-14
    Jason Mount Juliet, TN, United States 08-03-14 Member Since 2012

    jasonmadmovies

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    "Green Hell raises the series to another level"
    Where does This Green Hell rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Green Hell is the third in the Alex Hunter series and by far the best, the series has always taken a slight horror element nothing to scary more Sci-Fi but Green Hell certainly cranks the horror element up a notch in the creepy factor, again not really scary just darn creepy in some parts.


    What other book might you compare This Green Hell to and why?

    I'm not sure the series is quite unique taking a enhanced soldier up against nightmarish creatures with also a little techno thriller. I would suggest you listen to the series from the beginning, you don't have to because central story elements are slightly retold from book to book but you really need to get the low down on some of the characters that show up in each book, there are not many but it still helps.


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

    Sean Mangan is terrific like he was manifested just for this series, his character accents are perfect, his female voice great and his delivery and pace is some of the very best I've listened to.


    Any additional comments?

    If your reading this then you are indeed considering this to listen to, well look no more and buy it because it is better than you are probably imagining.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    angie winnsboro, la, United States 09-12-13
    angie winnsboro, la, United States 09-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Love Love Love Alex Hunter!"
    Any additional comments?

    All the characters in Mr. Becks books are so fleshed out that they seem like they will walk through your door at any moment. Alex Hunter is up there with Dirk Pitt and Aloysius Pendergast you just love them....you cant help it. He has really interesting concepts and story lines that are so unique that it keeps you up wanting to know whats next, who needs sleep. The only down side is that I have went through all of his books and I want MORE. Sorry but you need to kick it in high gear Mr. Beck.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mel Raleigh, NC, United States 06-16-13
    Mel Raleigh, NC, United States 06-16-13 Member Since 2011

    Baby Boomer in Raleigh NC. Faves include James Lee Burke, CJ Box, Baldacci, Flynn, Child, DeMille, Crais, Connolly, Thor, Coes, L'amour. Average two books/week.

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    "Reilly, Rollins, Cussler ....."

    If you are a fan of Matthew Reilly, James Rollins and Clive Cussler (and I am of all three) then you will enjoy Greig Beck's Alex Hunter series. I refer to this gendre as "Doc Savage stories"..... IMO, the original Mega-Hero.

    Hunter is sort of a Bionic Man.... special ops Delta/GB on steroids - battling assorted evil alien beasties.

    I really enjoy this narrator too. Check'em out!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alex Adelman 07-26-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Alex Hunter is a great character"

    but her deserves a better segue into the next chapter. love this author, but if I heard laser sharpened steel one more time I'd have had to kill myself with a kbar

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    crystal Mossbank, SK, Canada 07-08-15
    crystal Mossbank, SK, Canada 07-08-15
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    "good listen"

    If you enjoy Jonathon Maberry or James Rollins then this is a series you will enjoy. Good story, fast paced action, likeable characters. I have enjoyed the other books in this series and am looking forward to the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David Thomas Tampa, Fl United States 06-08-15
    David Thomas Tampa, Fl United States 06-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent"

    I really, really enjoyed this book. The story and performance just had me hanging on the edge of my seat and I found it devilishly difficult to stop listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Trudy's Mom 06-05-15
    Trudy's Mom 06-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wild and exciting tale."

    What a fun adventure, si-fi story, complete with monsters from outer space and enhanced-body heroes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dionne Philadelphia, PA, United States 03-24-15
    Dionne Philadelphia, PA, United States 03-24-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Great Story!!!"

    A real nail biting, edge of the seatter. :)
    I couldn't stop listening. A great read.

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    dizane 03-06-15
    dizane 03-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    liked it had a good time nothing overly special just starting out in this series think I'll give the next couple books a listen and see if I ever end up tied to this character.

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    rene Henrietta, Tx, United States 05-23-14
    rene Henrietta, Tx, United States 05-23-14 Member Since 2014

    I'm a Registered Nurse. I've been an avid reader all my life. I love Audible books. I'm able to enjoy books and still keep busy!

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    "A bit of Indiana Jones,NOVA and Seal Team 6 !"
    What made the experience of listening to This Green Hell the most enjoyable?

    The narration of this story series is excellent and puts you right in the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Hammer remains my favorite


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

    see above


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

    Amazing Amazon Adventure


    Any additional comments?

    I love this series and will continue to listen to it over again, and plan to buy any additional adventures !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    4/16/13
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    "Crichton, Rollins and Beck!"

    A tautly written, intense, scary, wonderful jungle adventure. Utterly satisfying: monsters, heroes, transformations, soldiers, betrayals.



    This Green Hell sucks you in and leaves you ready for Beck's next book.



    In my opinion, a Guaranteed great download for fans of Michael Crichton, Michael Cordy and James Rollins.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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