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When a plane crashes into the Antarctic ice, exposing a massive cave beneath, a rescue and research team is dispatched. Twenty-four hours later, all contact is lost. Captain Alex Hunter and his highly trained squad of commandos are fast tracked to the hot zone to find out what went wrong - and to follow up the detection of a vast underground reservoir. Accompanying the team is an assortment of researchers, including petrobiologist Aimee Weir. If the unidentified substance proves to be an energy source, every country in the world will want to know about it - some would even kill for it. Once inserted into the cave system, they don't find any survivors - not even a trace of their bodies. Primeval hieroglyphs hint at an ancient civilisation, and an ancient danger. Spectres of the dead haunt the tunnels. Within hours, one of the party will die. To bring his team out alive, Alex will need every one of his mysterious abilities beneath the dark ice.

©2009 Greig Beck (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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STAY AWAY FROM THIS ONE AT ALL COSTS!!!!!!!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

It requires a significant circumstance for me to burn a calorie to review an audible purchase. It is an understatement that this book is terrible. The phrase has been coined in this review forum: "I wish that there were negative stars". For "Beneath the Dark Ice" by Greig Beck, this is absolutely the case. I cannot put into words how bad this book truly is. It physically hurt me to listen to this book "from what I could stomach of it". I kept expecting that "truly it must get better... it can't be that bad"... it was... For the sake of all that is holy... don't purchase this book!!!!

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

NO!!!

Any additional comments?

Don't buy this book!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good for a first novel

I had a hard time getting into this book. The second half was better than the first so that was good! The narration was well done. I don't have any specific complaints or compliments about the book. Just a decently entertaining novel.

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  • Maris
  • Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH USA
  • 05-20-15

Fabulous!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. As it went on I couldn't put it down. It was just that good.

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Pretty darn good!

I enjoyed this story more than I had planned. The story is 2000 Leagues meets Sigma Force and a little Temperance Brennan to round it out.

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Surprisingly engaging.

I enjoyed how the author incorporated the idea of sirens and see and unexpected evolution of ancient animals.

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Beck is an outstanding author

Back is one of the best authors I have read in a while or listen to in a while. Looking forward to more of his work. The intrigue and suspense is high the science fiction elements our heart beat raising great job

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WOW

Better than expected...initially thought the narrator was going to be the weak spot with this book BUT I am happy to say that after an initial hour or so of warming up to him he turned out to be fantastic. The story was also just superb, please give this story a chance it's not the canned sci-fi story the description leads you to believe.

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Addictive

This thriller by Greg Beck is a fast-paced, edge of your seat journey into our primordial past. Enjoy it!

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Suspenseful

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It is like Jules Verne meets HG Wells.

What about Sean Mangan’s performance did you like?

Excellent voices for the women. A lot of times male readers do a bad job with the women's voices.

Any additional comments?

Good read. Kept me interested and suspenseful.

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  • Sandra
  • Naperville, Illinois, United States
  • 07-24-12

A good listen

I enjoyed the story and the adventure. Really liked all of the detailed background information. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is that some of the scenes and things they encountered were a bit grousoome - but I will continue to listen to his other books.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful