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I saw this audiobook on the shelf in my local library a few times over the last month or so. I looked it up on GoodReads and saw that it was the third in a series so didn’t borrow it. Usually I like to start at the first in a series, so I kept my distance. Then last week I saw it again and curiosity got the better of me. WOW So glad I gave it a go! What a ride!
Its like “Matthew Reilly meets Stephen King” in this adventure/horror/thriller/romance/action/sci-fi full throttle novel. Alex Hunter is back (or in my case I was introduced to him) in This Green Hell. Set deep in the rainforest in Paraguay, a group of scientists led by Amiee Weir, dig into the ground to find tiny micro-organisms that will hopefully be the key to unlimited energy. However what they find in the ground and in the rainforest is terrifying and may spell the end to all of mankind! Cue Alex Hunter, Aimee’s old flame (that she never really got over), to come and save the day with kick action scenes, excitement, romance, and a heap of darn fun!
You have to know going into this, its totally unrealistic. Even though the science is based around fact, and the science knowledge is quite impressive, at the end of the day this is an action book, its not supposed to be a literary masterpiece. There are parts that are totally unbelievable, but if you love the unbeliveable such as I do, this is your type of book! There is something special about a book that keeps you on the edge of your seat like this one.
The characters were awesome! The storyline was awesome! Even the totally corny bits were AWESOME
Why only four stars you ask? Because there was just something unresolved and missing about the Paraguay part of the story for me. It just sort of ended without really explaining much. It was totally going 5 stars for me throughout the whole thing and then it just lost momentum. There was a climax and then nothing, onto the next part of the story… That was the only thing I didn’t like about this book. And it wasn’t a big deal really, it was still exciting and worth it!
The audio version read by Sean Mangan was fabulous! Loved Mangans performance! I literally didn’t want to get out of my car when I was listening to it. Several times I hung around and extra 20 minutes just to listen to the next chapter! I even put an extra load of washing once just so I could keep listening while I was doing something!
Would I recommend it?
Absolutely for anyone who loves the above genres! And doesn’t mind some blood and gore!
I am super excited to read the first two novels in the Alex Hunter series. I have a feeling I am going to LOVE them.
Who can write about blood sucking vampires, a terrifying deadly, contagious-as-hell virus and an imminent nuclear bomb ALL AT THE SAME TIME?? Greig Beck can! Hats off to you Mr Beck! A CRACKING read!
The third installment of the Alex Hunter/Arcadian series and not the best so far. The story moves quickly and keeps the interest up but the basic premise just has too many holes in it to make it a 5 star review. I have cautioned with my other Aklex Hunter reviews that you must suspend your disbelief. However, with this book, you really have to take your disbelief and send it away on a holiday for the duration. Alex Hunter leads a team to find out what is going on in the jungles of Paraguay. His friend id in danger thare and the Green Beret team send down for security have all disappeared. A contagion is let loose after some deep core oil drilling but this contagion is sentient (on second thoughts, send you disbelief to stay with relatives and don't answer the phone to it until you are finished). Even with the flaws in the the premise around the contagion (and why some but not all of the actors catch this), the story is well written and a very easy read. Still well recommended as a series to invest your time in.
If you like science with adventure, this is the book for you. Third book in the series and Alex has moved on until an old friend is in trouble. Nothing will stop him from getting to her, his internal fight with his rage has not improved ...Will be control it or does it control him. Definite page turner...looking forward to reading next in series
Narrator is great, really! Bins are well written and keep you listening. Some may think they are just derivative horror/sci-fi but they really do deal with some more complex issues. I love them for ensuring that they are. Easy to listen to and well written. I am collecting the whole series on audible. I would recommend Greig Beck, not just for this series but other books too. Not forgetting the narrator, he really makes these for me.
I get all of Greig Beck BOOKS because he is brilliant at bringing A STORYLINE that is full of LIKEABLE CHARACTERS that is FAST PACED and MANAGES to INTERTWINE FACT WITH FICTION IN THE MOST BRILLIANT BELIEVABLE STORY LINES !!I think this is at least the SECOND if not THIRD time I have read this BOOK🤗
You know what you are getting with the jack Hunter books and this doesn't fail. Action adventure, the jungles of the Amazon and terrifying monsters. Good bedtime reading? I have the entire Jack Hunter series so you can understand why I give it a high score. It is though a light quick read and it doesn't stand up to my best authors for quality and depth of entertainment
I'm going with 3stars came onto this series at book 2 and really enjoyed it. This book not so much just seemed to drag along not much alex Hunter and the ending that just seemed to drag didn't really answer all the questions that still remained.