Matt Kearns

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,623 ratings

The First Bird, Episode 1 Publisher's Summary

Matt Kearns, linguist, archaeologist and reluctant explorer from Beneath the Dark Ice and Black Mountain returns in his first full-time adventure. And this time he doesn't have Alex Hunter to save him when the stuff hits the fan.

When a fame-hungry scientist brings an impossible, living specimen of a creature long thought extinct back from the wild jungles of South America he unwittingly brings along a passenger. Something with the potential to destroy every living thing on our planet.

The infestation begins, rapidly overtaking medical resources and resisting all treatment. One woman knows the danger: Carla Nero, chief scientist of the Center for Disease Control. She makes Matt an offer he can't refuse and together they join a team heading to the deep jungle in a desperate race to locate the hidden place where the specimen was taken.

Only by finding the location of the specimen can the team - and the world - hope to uncover the secret of how to survive the ancient, horrifying parasite that has been released.

©2013 Greig Beck (P)2013 Bolinda
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  • Book 0.1

    • The First Bird, Episode 1

    • By: Greig Beck
    • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 470
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 436
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 431

    When a fame-hungry scientist brings an impossible, living specimen of a creature long thought extinct back from the wild jungles of South America he unwittingly brings along a passenger. Something with the potential to destroy every living thing on our planet. The infestation begins, rapidly overtaking medical resources and resisting all treatment.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Episode 1 was good but # 2 & 3 are not

    • By Laura on 11-02-13

    Regular price: $10.46

  • Book 0.2

    • The First Bird, Episode 2

    • By: Greig Beck
    • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 273
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 258

    The South American Boreal: one of the last truly unexplored jungles on our planet. In its dark heart is an ancient crater basin, sealed in by a living cage, making it a time capsule for an ancient, deadly ecosystem. Matt Kearns, Carla Nero and a team of scientist explorers have found their way in. In the crater's sunken interior are creatures from a primordial nightmare. Dangers lurk in every treetop, under every rock or loom monstrously over them. It is a place where mankind is out of time.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Ridiculous........

    • By Matthew on 12-28-13

    Regular price: $10.46

  • Book 0.3

    • The First Bird, Episode 3

    • By: Greig Beck
    • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 220

    Matt Kearns and the remnants of the scientific team return to a ravaged America. Modern medicine has failed to halt the spread of the flesh-consuming parasite, and humans have been forced to hide, even from one another. The infected roam the cities and suburbs of a ruined nation. But the devastating effects on human physiology are only the beginning. Something has been let loose, something that the team were not prepared for - human nature itself.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dissapointing ending to a good story.

    • By Chap Walker on 02-14-14

    Regular price: $10.46

  • Book 2

    • Book of the Dead

    • By: Greig Beck
    • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 498
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 458
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 453

    Massive sinkholes are opening across the country – each larger and deeper than the previous one. First the family pets go missing, and anyone living near one of the pits, is reporting strange phenomena – the vibrations, sulphurous odours and strange sounds rising up from the stygian depths. Then come the reports of horrifying ‘things’ rising from the darkness.When the people start disappearing the government is forced to act.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Memories of watching the SciFi channel at 4:00 AM

    • By Daniel A. on 05-01-15

    Regular price: $26.11

  • Book 3

    • The Immortality Curse

    • By: Greig Beck
    • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    What would you give for eternal life? An impossibly old man, a family gruesomely murdered and a woman whose collection of mythological artefacts defies belief: Professor Matt Kearns knows they are connected. These ancient clues bring Matt out of his self-imposed solitude to seek the fabled Fountain of Youth. This brings on a perilous odyssey across deserts and oceans and into the heart of a mountain, and Matt must overcome horrifying adversaries and creatures of legend and also unravel a 5,000-year-old mystery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Creatures of the dark beware

    • By Chris on 07-11-17

    Regular price: $32.53