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Summary

For lovers of John Carpenter’s The Thing comes a tale of alien horror from international best-selling author Greig Beck.  

100,000 years ago the object hit the lake at the deepest point, quickly sinking into its mile-deep Stygian darkness. The sheets of ice closed, time moved on and the land forgot.  

But over the centuries, legends grew of people vanishing, of strange, deformed animals and of an unexplained luminescence down in the lake depths.  

When Marcus Stenson won the lucrative contract to create a sturgeon fish farm on the site of disused paper mill on the shore of Lake Baikal, he thought he had won the lottery and refused to listen to the chilling folktales, or even be concerned by the occasional harassment from the local mafia.   

But then animals were found mutilated in the frozen forest and people started to go missing. And worse, some came back, changed, horribly. 

In the depths of the lake, something that had been waiting 100,000 years was stirring. And it needed the warmth of mankind to survive.

©2019 Greig Beck (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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another fantastic book by Greig Beck.

Great sci-fi elements. Nods to the thing and also predator. Brilliantly read. Awesome new characters.

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Seems as if changed writer halfway through

Starts as a horror inspired by The thing with a god mixed of characters and an interesting monster.

However by the end it becomes just a shoot em up with cheesy characters and an really obvious ending.

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The worst sort of shlock

I don't know why this book is getting such great reviews. I don't mind cheese but this book just was not good.

It had a decent set-up but it quickly went downhill. Bad dialogue, paper-thin characters and poorly written female characters (of which their were only two in the whole book). Even the voice actor never really emoted that well.

The main characters never even reacted like they were even in danger at any point. Really the author gave us a diet-coke of a horror novel.

Sorry, a hard pass from me.

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Well read, but cheesy.

It’s a well read story but the plot is rather cheesy and predictable. Ok to just switch off to though.

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A great listen

Really enjoyed this and I was gripped to it from start to finish. the narrator kept me glued and the story was awesome.

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Bloody Amazing!

Really brilliant story. The pace was great, always something happening but never confusing. The actor reads it so well! For horror fans this is a must! Great creature feature!

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Gripping, scifi horror.

Gripping story and well narrated. I need more books like this and hopefully a sequel!!

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B movie fub

Go into this knowing what to expect. A fun, gorey slasher flick with some nice horror elements and decent pacing.

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Scary

A good old fashioned horror story with lots of gung ho action and bloodthirsty description 👍👍👍

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Good book

Great storyline, well rounded. Enjoyed this book. First time I've listened to a story by this author.

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  • 14-02-20

The narrator mispronunciations are distracting

Narrator is fine but the direction is terrible mispronunciations abound , good story though and worth a credit.

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  • MelodicChronic
  • 11-05-20

Very Cool

Before buying this book I read many reviews and went with the endless comparisons to The Thing, which is one of my all time favorites. While I did enjoy this book a lot, I don't see enough similarities. Only 2 things in common here, first being that they're both about hostile aliens, and second that they both take place in icy frozen areas. Other than those things, they differ quite a bit. I do massively prefer Who Goes There? But this was certainly an enjoyable Sci-Fi/Horror story.

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 28-04-20

A fun story really dumb science

There is not much more to say, the story is fun, it really would have benefit it it was simpler, but yet I could enjoy.
But the "science" OMG, next time don't explain anything if that is what the explanation it. I am not exaggerating when I say a high school student would have done a better job.
as example with spoilers. The monsters are supposed to have an ultraviolet color. instead of them being black, like scorpions, which are actually mentioned in the book, they are invisible. That is so dumb and unnecessary to the story it's really hard to thing this book has been review by an editor at all.

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  • Mike Leeling
  • 03-02-20

Another Exceptional Tale

He did it again. This was another gripping tale that I found myself listening too far too much, more than I planned as I had great trouble putting it down.

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  • S.H.
  • 03-08-20

Lots of language last 3rd

Interesting story but the bad language in the last 3rd of the book spoiled it for me. Wish I had known it was like that before I purchased. Monsters were better and more believable earlier as well. It just lost my enjoyment for the story as it went on with the swearing getting worse. Also it is fairly violent so if that bothers you know that lots of the violence is clearly described. Much of it being people fighting/killing people.

The performance was great with the narrator giving good pausing, enunciating clearly, good. inflections, emphasis, and a nice variety of voices. He is a narrator I would like to hear again.

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  • Elias Rostad
  • 10-05-20

Great concept, great action, mediocre execution

I love my cheesy B horror. Pulp. Something scary but with action. And this book delivers!... Eventually.

Unfortunately what holds this book back is pacing issues. You spend 4-5 hours with nothing, very little build up toward anything, and the ending action, which was great, felt so rushed I was genuinely shocked when the book ended right when it felt like it was building to something great.

I wanted to love this book. instead, I loved parts, and was bored for the rest of it.

I don't think I can recommend it only for the ending two hours when it's such a slog to get to.

That being said, I'm going to try another book by the author, in the hopes that it'll be better. I really enjoy his writing style and concepts, so with any luck, this book wasn't representative of his entire library.

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  • Janet
  • 26-03-20

excellent adventure

loved this book. was an adventure from start to finish. you could almost feel the cold of siberia. and the russian was great. loved it

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  • Robin
  • 11-02-20

Just so disappointed

This story is chocked full of disjointed connections. As if the author was grasping at anything that would fit and make some sense to move the story forward to the finish deadline. I kept catching incidences of this, paused, and wondered what was up with that?
I like Greig Beck as an Author, mostly. Sometime the pressure of producing something, anything, really shows! I am just so disappointed with this book.

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  • Nowhere man
  • 09-02-20

Who goes there?

I've always had a soft spot for John Carpenter's "The Thing" and any similar books, movies etc. So when I saw this one on offer, decided to give it a try. This author could be someone to watch, but this book is just average. The buildup takes too long , and it all devolves into Navy Seals versus- I won't spoil that one, because this book WAS entertaining! If the narration seems a little slow, tale it up to 1.20x, and you should be good to go ! I would be willing to try another book from this author.

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  • Mary
  • 28-05-21

Idiotic Americans Meet Illiterate Russians - Hilarity Ensues

Brilliant Person: They eviscerate you and scoop out your brain before using you like a puppet
Also Brilliant Person: Hey look, it’s Marcus!! They must not have killed him, since he’s standing up and staring at us with those beautiful milky white eyes.

Russian #1: Strazvoot!
Russian #2: What?? Hey, Voice Talent, if you aren’t going to take the time to learn how to pronounce even a couple words of Russian, don’t take the job. And why do you need to end every sentence with a downward inflection? Switch it up! Bozhe moi.

Alien: *lifts up massive slab of ice that’s six feet thick and pushes it aside*
Scientist #1: We will need some chicken wire and tie wraps to make a cage! Spare no expense!
Scientist #2: I saw the movie E.T. and feel I am ready to talk with it once it’s caged. Good thing our Department of Fish and Game doubles as our extraterrestrial first contact team!

Person #1: think we got them all?
Person #2: of course! Otherwise the ending would be utterly cliche and predictable. Actually, hell, after reading up to this point, I’m pretty sure the author thinks it would be an unexpected twist … We are so toast.

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