• Ice Station

  • By: Matthew Reilly
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Series: Scarecrow, Book 1
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-02-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (164 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

At a remote ice station in Antarctica, a team of U.S. scientists has made an amazing discovery. They have found something buried deep within a 100-million-year-old layer of ice. Something made of metal. Led by enigmatic Lieutenant Shane Schofield, a team of crack United States Marines is sent to the station to secure this discovery for their country. They are a tight unit, tough and fearless. They would follow their leader into hell. They just did...
©2002 Matthew Reilly (P)2002 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
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Critic Reviews

"Some of the wildest and most sustained battles in an action thriller in a long time...non-stop action, lots of explosions--and a little bit of conspiracy." ( Chicago Tribune)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Greg on 01-13-12

McGyver strikes again

Would you try another book from Matthew Reilly and/or Sean Mangan?

I probably won't try another book from this author. The hero is more of a McGyver type rather than a credible character, & there were too many common technical errors in the action for my liking.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Ron on 06-24-09

The action never stops

I was really looking forward to reading this after I had finished Reilly's first book "The Contest". I must say, he lives up to his fast paced reputation with this one. But I didn't like it as much as his first. I didn't get what I thought I would. Scientists discover an alien spaceship under an ice shelf in the antarctica so they send in the army to inspect it. Throughout the whole book I was just waiting for the aliens to come out and start killing people. Alas this never happened, and it just turned into a battle to see which country could claim it. The Hero of the book Scarecrow seems almost superhuman with his ability to sustain injuries and keep killing everyone. He does some unbelievable things, but you move on anyway just to see how he'll get out of his next problem. It was like everything was against him, Killer whales, Sea lions, submarines, fighter jets, hovercrafts, navy seals, SAS and even his own country!! Reilly does have a great imagination even if it sometimes gets away from him. But he manages to sort of string it back to reality in the end. And his typical narrator Sean Mangan does the job we all appreciate him for, the voice of Matthew Reilly's stories. Well done to him. So the whole thing was just slightly too far fetched for me but it was lots of fun, it got straight into the action and never stopped. I look forward to Reilly's next one, "The Temple".

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4 out of 5 stars
By Simon on 10-25-15

Madly Marvellous Mayhem

Having just finished this book I'm almost lost for words about how to describe it. If you take Rambo and cross him with Bourne, partner him with a Disney child hero, stir in some Jaws and even add a twist of Lassie you'll probably get as close as any description I can give you. This book is high octane, devil may care, non-stop action and there is no pause for reality checks or attention to the principles of physics.

I tend to be pretty forgiving about authors pushing the bounds of credulity but Matthew Reilly called my flexibility and raised it by the house limit. This is not a book for those who want gritty realism or even the vaguely realistic but it's a hugely fun adventure and to be fair the author makes it fairly clear what you are getting from the outset.

Sean Mangan brings it all to life in fine style so if you want a fun, hard hitting adventure with lots of action and don't mind the author taking a lot of liberties with his story's credibility you'll find it a lot of fun. If you're a stickler for detail and accuracy then abandon hope if you enter here.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Nicholas on 01-03-09

Innacurate but Entertaining

Well, Yes, But...
I found this a very entertaining tale of action and daring do, hence the rating, BUT it was marred in my mind by either innacurately described or totally unfeasible technology. An author can probably get away with magic in a Sci Fi or Fantasy novel but there are so many good Action stories which are plausible or well researched that Matt Riellys lack of realism was a disappointment.
Putting aside the odd grating innacuracy the story drew me in. I could have done with a map of the Ice Station to follow the action round and I was tempted at one point to pick up an Atlas and find the station and follow the escape across the Ice. I was left wanting more.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Josh on 06-16-16

Great story! Action packed! Never bored.

Amazing novel by such a talented writer! The story is great and seems very accurate scientifically. Reilly must have put so much research time in for the writing of this book! Ice Station is absolutely full of action and it flows beautifully, so you're never bored. Matthew Reilly has done an amazing job. Great book mate!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 04-05-18

loved it

absolutely loved it, it was one of my favourite novels as a kid, and it was so well read.

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