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Was there a human civilization in Antarctica in the past? Will we ever know?

In November 2002, a special US Navy SEAL team is sent to Antarctica to locate and rescue a film crew that has become lost. No trace of them is found, except for film footage of strange artifacts buried under the ice. Everyone who saw the film is warned to never talk about what they have seen - ever again.

More than a decade later in Boulder, Colorado, Professor Charles Summers is intrigued by the discovery of a 16th century map showing the coastline of Antarctica so accurately, that when NASA investigates the maps, they find that they must update their own current maps! But this map predates any record of the discovery of Antarctica by 300 years!

Who drew those maps and when?

Did they see Antarctica without its icecap?

Did humans live on Antarctica before?

But, Antarctica has been under its icecap for 200 million years!

Is it possible that beneath the ice we will find the remains of an impossibly ancient civilization? The Rossler Foundation arranges an expedition to Antarctica to search for evidence of such a civilization. The Orion Society immediately mobilizes their resources to infiltrate the expedition. Will their treachery and hunger for power stop this expedition from reaching its goals?

Is there an ancient city under the ice of Antarctica?

Ninth Cycle Antarctica is the second book in the Rossler Foundation Series, it is a full-length audiobook, a stimulating thriller about an attempt at uncovering true human history in the face of adversity. This adventure takes listeners back into the mysteries of the Rossler Foundation, which began with JC Ryan's best-selling audiobook The Tenth Cycle.

©2014 JC Ryan (P)2017 JC Ryan

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Volume 2

This is the second book in JR Ryan's 'Rossler Foundation' series . I wish I listen to the first book so I can understand more of the story
I received a free review copy from AudioBookBoom.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Not Worth It

I found the "Ninth Cycle Antarctica" to be a bit slow and not very compelling. About 3/4 of the way through, the book started to pick up but as quickly as it got interesting, it ended anti-climatically with clear intentions of there being another book in the series. I don't prefer to read a second book just to get an ending to the first book I read so I won't be reading on. That said, the narration was quite good.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Interesting idea loooong execution

So this is the second book and since I hadn’t listened to the first I was a little confused but not so much as to ruin the story. However the story seemed to drag for the first 1/2-3/4, then it got interesting, and then it felt like it wrapped up quickly. I love the adventure isolationist stories but a little faster paced. To be fair it may have been better with a little background from the first story. It was also in need of some editing, as the narrator repeated himself at times. Again not all that distracting tho. The narrator also sounded like he was more reading rather than acting with run on statements and normal pitch throughout. Overall not horrible, not wonderful, but somewhere in the middle. I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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The Ninth Cycle

This is the second book in the series and I felt lost not having listened to the first book. The beginning of the book was too long it and became boring. The story picked up toward the end.
The narration could have used some good editing. Phrases were repeated and odd noises were heard throughout the performance. The accents of the narrator were not believable. The prose was stilted at times.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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Unstoppable once the momentum starts


The Rossler Foundation sends an exploration party to Antarctica to uncover clues about the possibility of an ancient civilization under tons of ice. You know right away that they are in store for more than just the danger of the harsh conditions of Mother Nature, though.

Ninth Cycle Antarctica was a roller coaster of a thriller once it got started. The narrator was great, but there were some mistakes that he made, and the recording was not listened to carefully before editing. Overall, it was a great story and solid narration, though, and I'd still listen to it again. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Absolutely intriguing

I can’t stop listening to this series! It is completely consuming and incredible. I love it.
Throw in science fiction, mystery, science facts & international espionage.
The characters are love-able and interesting. I can visualize this world in detail.
Hope there will be more in the series after book 3.
Narrator is great but again editing needs a little work here or there. Nothing super distracting but noticeable.

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Ninth Cycle

Though an interesting premise,this book was boring to start.It picked up a bit but the ending was flat.Again,not much science going on.The narration was really bad.The narrator would come into his own,then drift away.He re read the same parts of sentences seemingly until he got it right.There were odd bits where the audio stopped in between words and numbers.It sounded like a practice run.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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Unique and suspenseful

I liked this story but was a bit lost at first. Some parts of the story didn't make sense to me but I was still able to enjoy most of the story. Narration was well done!

*This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*

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Exciting Thriller!

When the Rossler Foundation sends an expedition team to Antarctica for evidence of a lost civilization beneath the ice, the harsh and unpredictable conditions aren't the only dangers they'll face.

Ninth Cycle Antarctica was a great thriller with lots of action and intrigue. What they found was totally unexpected and I loved all of the suspense building up to their discovery and the subsequent battle to return home. The twists and turns kept me engaged throughout and I couldn't wait to see what happened next. The narrator was very good overall but there were many instances where you could hear him clearing his throat and repeating lines when he made a mistake. Still, I really enjoyed Ninth Cycle Antarctica and would recommend it.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is my honest opinion.

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wow

this was different for me but very interesting.. the characters were interesting.. there was mystery and intrigue... there was some confusion and some pondering for me. lol.. i enjoyed it a lot and im glad i got to listen to it

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  • Norma Miles
  • 11-02-17

Don't be an idiot, J.R.

The recently opened Rosslerr Foundation holds all of the documentation left behind by the Tenth Cycle, so it was natural for Dr.Summers to go to them for assistance with his latest project: how come accurate maps of various !locations were drawn even before that place had been discovered? Indeed, in the case of Antarctica, the land mass itself had been charted in the 1500s, when the area was not only unknown but also had been hidden by an ice sheet (impenetrable until very recent times and instrumentation) which had completely obscured the land for at least 35,000 years, that is, even prior to the Tenth Cycle. An expedition is arranged to include Dr.Summers and Daniel's wayward brother, J.R. Meanwhile, ever watchful, the powerful, immensely wealthy and secretive Orion Society attempt to infiltrate the group with their own spies ...

Completely standalone, this slowish moving adventure mystery thriller continues it's search into past civilisations and the search to forestall a possibly coming apocalypse. Again, with somewhat naive writing, the story is detailed and often has a documentary feel. There is a touch of romance, too, but fortunately avoiding the cloying immaturity of that found in the preceding volume, the Tenth Cycle.

A good narration by William Gensburger. His voice was warm, well paced and modulated, and his protagonists were slightly differentiated in conversation.. There was, again, the annoying "End of chapter ..." stated after each section before the more usual continuing 'Chapter ...' followed by the heading, that further broke concentration, however, and a number of editing "false starts" which are not eliminated. His delivery of the textual exploration of each new discovery, though, was again excellent, read more like a factual document and so assisting the believability of the theories as they evolved.

I was gifted a complementary copy of the Ninth Cycle, at my request, by the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom and found it far more enjoyable than its predecessor. An interesting read which I would recommend to anyone interested in past civilisation discovery thrillers.

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  • Tony Bough
  • 10-24-17

An amazing must read standalone and series!

I really liked the first book. In fact I should start by saying that I really like the first book as well. I think the first book is the only book I've ever read where it ends and I thought, it sucks that this was a book and not a new article about real life events. Do you need to read the first book to read this one? To be honest no. If you do read the first book you get an insight into the Rossler foundation and it's creation and existing enemies. I think it adds a dimension to the story but it's not necessary to read it to really enjoy this book.

I love the time that the author spends on the characters. They are great characters. I like getting to know them before they are thrown into action/peril. The characters from the previous book continue to be either characters you love or ones you love to have. The new characters are also brilliant. The author spends time on their relationships and I think this is important before you throw them into a cold harsh environment that's going to be life threatening and generally dangerous.

There's twists and turns as we want to see just what the Orion society/operatives will do on the Antarctic expedition. I also like how we feel that we are getting a glimpse at an actual society/civilization that's truly ancient. The ninth cycle civilization feels real not some over-dramatised Atlantis but something that was real and would spark our myths. It feels archaeologically real rather than fantasy.

Great pace. The narrator does an amazing job with our characters and with the story in general. I like listening to his voice and it draws me into this really great story. A story that feels plausible.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.