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Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Narrator: David W. Collins Publisher: Hachette Book Group Audio Length: Series:The Gideon Crew Series Release Date: May 2016 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781478909125

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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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  • “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
  • “Relentless mayhem … [a] thrill-a-minute read. Science fiction as action adventure, the sort of book primed for screen treatment.”

    - Kirkus 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
  • “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


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times Bestseller

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    " Love that this book tied up a lot of loose ends. It was quite the exciting read and a satisfying ending to the Ice Limit story. Wonder if there is another book?? Probably not..... "

    - Linda, 12/14/2019

About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

David W. Collins, audiobook narrator, began building his acting and voice-over career in San Francisco, performing in numerous radio spots, video games, national television commercials, and phone systems. Besides being an actor, he is also an award-winning sound designer, voice director, and composer in the video-game industry, having received accolades for his work with the Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Thrillville, and Monkey Island franchises.