Terminal Freeze - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Lincoln Child, Scott Brick (Narrator) Two hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle lies Alaska’s Federal Wildlife Zone, one of the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth. But for paleo-ecologist Evan Marshall and a small group of fellow scientists, an expedition to the Zone represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study the effects of global warming. — Everyth... more »ing about the expedition changes, however, with an astonishing find. On a routine exploration of a glacial ice cave, the group discovers an enormous ancient animal, encased in solid ice. The media conglomerate sponsoring their research immediately intervenes and arranges the ultimate spectacle -- the creature will be cut from the ice, thawed, and revealed live on television. Despite dire warnings from the local Native American village, and the scientific concerns of Marshall and his team, the “docudrama” plows ahead . . . until the scientists make one more horrifying discovery. The beast is no regular specimen -- it may be an ancient killing machine. And they may be premature in believing it dead.
Read by Scott Brick. Unabridged: 9 sound discs (10 hr., 30 min.) « less
A gory thriller that kept me listening! I wish there had been more character interaction and less blood spatter description. You could tell from the beginning that certain characters were gonners, but it was neat to slowly find out more details about the creature.
I love the Preston & Child novels, and I've also enjoyed several of Lincoln Child's stand alone titles. But this has to be one of the worst books he's ever written, and the narration by Scott Brick is so cheesy! I ended up skipping from disc 3 to disc 8 (out of 9) and don't feel I missed a thing. I can suspend disbelief to enjoy a good story, but just outright stupid stuff bothers me. So, the story takes place far above the Arctic Circle, in the summer, and yet, there is complete nightfall, and the Northern lights. Really? People walking around in -20 degree weather without outerwear. Hmm. Really, it got to the point where I was laughing out loud. So I give it a "one" for humor.