Beyond the Ice Limit by Douglas Preston audiobook

Beyond the Ice Limit: A Gideon Crew Novel

By Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Read by David W. Collins

By Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Read by David W. Collins

Grand Central Publishing 9781478909125

The Gideon Crew Series: Book 4

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That thing is growing again. We must destroy it. The time to act is now … With these words begins Gideon Crew’s latest, most dangerous, most high-stakes assignment yet. Failure will mean nothing short of the end of humankind on earth. Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite—the largest ever discovered—from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship, the Rolvaag, foundered in a vicious storm in the Antarctic waters and broke apart, sinking—along with its unique cargo—to the ocean floor. One hundred and eight crew members perished, and Eli Glinn was left paralyzed. But this was not all. The tragedy revealed something truly terrifying: the meteorite they tried to retrieve was not, in fact, simply a rock. Instead, it was a complex organism from the deep reaches of space. Now, that organism has implanted itself in the sea bed two miles below the surface —and it is growing. If it is not destroyed, the planet will be doomed. There is only one hope: Glinn and his team must annihilate it, a task which requires Gideon’s expertise with nuclear weapons. But as Gideon and his colleagues soon discover, the “meteorite” has a mind of its own—and it has no intention of going quietly.

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A New York Times Bestseller

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

That thing is growing again. We must destroy it. The time to act is now …

With these words begins Gideon Crew’s latest, most dangerous, most high-stakes assignment yet. Failure will mean nothing short of the end of humankind on earth.

Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite—the largest ever discovered—from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship, the Rolvaag, foundered in a vicious storm in the Antarctic waters and broke apart, sinking—along with its unique cargo—to the ocean floor. One hundred and eight crew members perished, and Eli Glinn was left paralyzed.

But this was not all. The tragedy revealed something truly terrifying: the meteorite they tried to retrieve was not, in fact, simply a rock. Instead, it was a complex organism from the deep reaches of space.

Now, that organism has implanted itself in the sea bed two miles below the surface
—and it is growing. If it is not destroyed, the planet will be doomed. There is only one hope: Glinn and his team must annihilate it, a task which requires Gideon’s expertise with nuclear weapons. But as Gideon and his colleagues soon discover, the “meteorite” has a mind of its own—and it has no intention of going quietly.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Forget thrill on every page—this book seems to have one in every paragraph…Beyond the Ice Limit is pure fun,…reading entertainment of the highest order. Providence Sunday Journal
“Relentless mayhem … [a] thrill-a-minute read. Science fiction as action adventure, the sort of book primed for screen treatment.” Kirkus Reviews
“Preston and Child take all of the various elements from classic horror and sci-fi films and novels and spin them together…Scary good fun.” Associated Press
“A work that is as exciting and intriguing as it is fast-paced.” Suspense magazine
“The bestselling authors maintain suspense throughout, and they throw in some original ideas that offset some familiar action tropes.” Publishers Weekly
“As expected, the authors treat readers with a cornucopia of real science, including exobiology, allelopathy, and panspermia theory.” Booklist
“David W. Collins narrates this thriller featuring quirky characters, mutiny, and undersea tragedy…Collins voices the story dramatically, employing a softly inflected tone that shifts as the crew of the ship fights to comprehend the alien life form—even as it invades individuals. Listeners will feel like they’re there, drawn into the intriguing plot.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Douglas Preston

Author Bio: Douglas Preston

Douglas Preston, a regular contributor to the New Yorker, worked for the American Museum of Natural History. He is an expert horseman who has ridden thousands of miles across the West. He and author Lincoln Child have cowritten numerous bestselling thrillers.

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Author Bio: Lincoln Child

Author Bio: Lincoln Child

Lincoln Child is the New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Room, The Third Date, Terminal Freeze, Deep Storm, Death Match, and Utopia, as well as coauthor, with Douglas Preston, of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Fever Dream.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 10.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English