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Beneath the Dark Ice Audiobook

Beneath the Dark Ice

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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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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pen&Paper California 05-20-15
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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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    Elizabeth Koffron Eisen 05-16-15 Member Since 2015
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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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    Cheri 12-04-13
    Cheri 12-04-13
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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
    Sandra Naperville, Illinois, United States 07-24-12 Member Since 2006
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    "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.

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    Susan Bartonville, TX 11-16-15
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    "Jurassic Park in the Dark"

    This is a fast action thriller that if you are going to enjoy you must remember that it is fiction not science. When a group of scientists and special ops officers go missing in the artic while on a discovery mission, another and the next best crew are sent after them on a rescue/recovery mission.

    What starts out as a rescue quickly becomes an adventure of survival miles under the ice cap. The scientists and soldiers alike are amazed and horrified by the entities they encounter, many who may have, most likely, not seen the light of day for eons. Jurassic Park in the Dark is what it reminded me of, a very primitive place where man is not the top of the food chain.

    If you can check science at the door and open your mind to a 007 like character, this expedition may be for you.


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    krista2103 Missouri USA 09-18-17
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    "Unexpected and exciting!"

    If you are looking for something different, get this book! You will not be disappointed.

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    Per 03-30-17
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    "Endless exposition"
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    Typical Hollywood-inspired thriller. After an hour of exposition I started skipping ahead, the pattern did not alter and I returned the book.

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    Kadin 09-25-16
    Kadin 09-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "awesome book!"

    I know some people don't care for these books, but I like how much research the author does on the subjects in his books and compiles it into a outstanding series of books.

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    sewnfool 05-30-16
    sewnfool 05-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Intriquing plot, with the Beck twist."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This would make a great movie........... Adventure that takes place in Antarctica with an foreseen outcome. Expecting enemy forces, our armed force is faced with an ancient and unknown foe. Just when you believe it may work out for them, enters a new problem. > I have listened twice to this one.


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