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I don't know when or why I purchased this audio book. I just found it in my library. ?
One fine day I started listening...
It started out (aside from unnecessary preface by author - I advise skipping that!), as a somewhat interesting adventure story with a fantastical creature element and a government agent back-story. All was okay until the last half when the story lagged and the narrator sounded like he was drinking.
By the end of the story I was no longer able to suspend disbelief (eg.,takes place Antarctica), and the plot held no more surprises.
Verdict: skip it.
22 of 23 people found this review helpful
What did you love best about Beneath the Dark Ice?
I liked the character of Arcadian and his struggle with his darker, more primitive nature as he tries to protect his group.
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
Yes, though sometimes it got almost tiring as the group kept running and hiding from the same creature.
Which scene was your favorite?
I really liked the ending....but if I describe it I'd be giving it away.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
No, just an enjoyable adventure story
Any additional comments?
The story is similar to James Rollins', "Subterranean" but it had some different twists and turns. I was very glad the author didn't extend the Russian "bad guy" encounter any further, because the drama with the creature was enough to keep my interest. So many "action/adventure" authors overdo the conflict by inserting too many antagonists which actually takes away from their stories, for example David L Golemon's books. My only complaint with this novel, is that some of the run, jump, hide scenes could have been shorter. I didn't quite get the need for the epilogue, which was out of context with the ending.I had read this in paperback a few years ago and hearing it on audio was even better Very good narrator.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed this book. It kept me gripped from start to end. Well written and well read.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
if you are twelve then this is for you, the dialogue is lame and the story very predictable
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Really liked this book. Exciting and kept moving, great to listen to while driving. Cheers
I loved everything about this. I discovered Grieg because I was after audio books narrated by Sean Mangan and I wasn't disappointed.
Anyone who loves Matthew Reilly will love Greig.