• Arcadian Genesis

  • By: Greig Beck
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (82 ratings)

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Arcadian Genesis

By: Greig Beck
Narrated by: Sean Mangan
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Publisher's Summary

The HAWC team must race the clock to rescue the scientist, prevent the package from falling into the wrong hands...and save the world from a horror that should never have been woken.

An aeon ago, it crashed into the frozen Earth. Millennia later, it was removed from the icy soil, still functioning. They opened it...they shouldn’t have.

Alex Hunter - in the mission that turned him from a normal man into the weapon known as the Arcadian - and the elite team of soldiers known as the Hotzone All-Forces Warfare Commandos must enter a hostile country to rescue a defected Chechen researcher from the centre of a country at war.

But the HAWCs are not the only ones looking for the rogue scientist and the mysterious package he carries with him. A brutal and relentless killer and his death squad are on the trail, too - and they bring a savagery with them that Hunter and his team have never witnessed before in modern warfare.

©2012 Greig Beck (P)2021 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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The Beginning

I really enjoy this book as it tells the story of how Alex Hunter became The Arcadian, and how the Russian's unleashed the Lifeform into our planet. Great narration again by Sean Mangan

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Great story bad audio

Only reason I gave 2 stars is because the sound quality was extremely poor.otherwise it was good.

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Narrator Sean Mangan

I have read all of Greig Beck's books, I believe, and have come to associate the Alex Hunter books in particular with his voice. I read a comment from another reader who said he thought Mr. Mangen was drunk or half asleep. He has a slight lisp which could just be badly fit dentures. But when I started this book, I thought oh, dear, he really has lost it.
Then I checked the SPEED of the narration on my phone. It had been turned slow for some reason! I adjusted it and, lo and behold, there was my Mr. Mangan, back to his normal self!!!
Just a tip for ANY narrator.
ENJOY! This is a good book!!

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the narrators speech was very strange

I felt like I had to really pay attention to the way the words were Pronounced

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Not bad, but not great

The Arcadian Genesis is about how Alex Hunter gained some special powers. I hope the second book explains what they are. The narrator is a little monotonous after listening to Renee Auberjonois narrate Preston-Child's Pendergast stories. I had to turn the speed up to 1.30, where I usually slow them down to .90 or .95. It's a decent story, along the lines of a David Lynn Golemon but without quite as much synchrony... so far. My wife likes it so I'll give Beck another listen and hope.

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Another great store of the beginning

I love greig beck and Sean mangan
Greig s novels are awesome you can’t stop reading or listening to them. Sean really brings all the alex hunter books alive

I’ve listened to all of the alex hunter novels and they are one of my all time favorite books excitement drama and adventure

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Every story has a beginning

As far as origins go this didn’t fall short. I enjoyed it as I’m sure you will. Hopefully one day they will make this series of books into multiple movies and Greig Beck will be acknowledged for creating a character as memorable as Bruce Wayne, John McClane, Frank Castle, and Alex Hunter! The world needs and wants heroes and it all begins here.

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  • j mcnellis
  • 02-04-22

Good listen if you like action and adventure

Just finished all matt riellys Jack West Jnr series, came across this and thought I would give it a try as it sounded similar. So far so good as it's the first in the series. Impressed with the action and plot.

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  • Leon gordon
  • 09-10-21

Another great book loved it

loved this book was wicked to finally hear the story how Alex became the Aarcadian

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  • Josh Melville
  • 10-06-21

Couldn’t get past the performance

I feel like this could have had more of a chance, but the way it was read was too off putting.

I really hop Sean isn’t having a stroke, but it sounded like he was slurring, even listening to it at 1.2 speed…it sounded better but I could still discern the more than occasional sloppy enunciation.

I’m sure I’ve heard him read some of the Matthew Riley books before and he’s never sounded like that.

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  • adam
  • 09-09-21

Epic

Really great to get more insight into Alex Hunters background. Interesting twist at the end..

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  • Sweetheart1
  • 09-03-21

a nice quick listen

well...that was fun ! Sean's narrative in the beginning had me concerned but after adjusting the speed he was back to his awesome self...like listening to an old friend. How interesting to find out how Alex became the Arcadian...brilliantly written and always a joy to listen to. Thank you Greig and Sean.