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3.00005048187242 out of 53.00005048187242 out of 53.00005048187242 out of 53.00005048187242 out of 53.00005048187242 out of 5 3.00 (6,537 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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On a desolate island off the southern coast of Chile an incredible discovery is made: a gigantic meteorite, the largest ever found, entombed in the earth for millions of years.

Half a world away, billionaire entrepreneur Palmer Lloyd decides he must have it as the centerpiece of his grandiose new museum. He is willing to pay any price, in dollars and in lives. Getting it back to New York poses a particular challenge: It will be the heaviest object ever moved by humankind.

Fueled by Lloyd’s money, an audacious expedition takes shape. Disguising a state of the art ship as a rusted freighter, the expedition secretly heads southward with a fail-safe plan to steal the meteorite from Chile. Leading the group is an inscrutable engineer hired by Lloyd, and a world famous meteorite hunter whose career was shattered by a controversial theory.

Soon, in the grip of a frozen hell along the icy rim of Antarctica, the adventurers are confronted with a terrifying enigma about the origin and nature of the meteorite. It is a mystery they must solve if they are to escape with their lives.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a big-boned thriller, one that will make a terrific summer movie as well as a memorable hot-day read.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This natural thriller is not to be missed.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Full of cliff-hanging surprises and unexpected twists...If nonstop thrills and a genuinely satisfying adventure are what you’re after, then look no further.” 

    Providence Sunday Journal

  • “An ultra action-packed adventure that will thrill with its non-stop action. Preston and Child put the pedal to the metal…A real kicker.”

    Midwest Book Review

  • “Compelling…Riddled with subplots, treachery, and betrayal…Packs a series of surprise wallops.”

    Toronto Star

  • “Like Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s earlier collaborations, The Ice Limit tools along swiftly, blending nicely drawn characters, an…exciting narrative, and enough graspable science…to bring readers happily up to speed.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Randall Decker | 2/20/2014

    " I was pleasantly surprised at how strongly this book captured and held my attention. Unique plot and the characters were amazing built. Suspenseful and full of surprises. I especially enjoyed Eli's character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathleen | 2/14/2014

    " If Glinn were all that organized, wouldn't he have made arrangements for someone else to have the code? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mitch Johnston | 2/13/2014

    " The Ice Limit didn't grab me as quickly as Preston & Child's other books. Took about 100 pages to really get into it. However, once it got rolling, I had a hard time putting it down (like all P&C thrillers). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Riju Ganguly | 2/8/2014

    " It was a solid read for the holiday season, with adequate amount of suspense, thrill, poignance and mystery mixed with technology and "what if...." in general, and a good specimen of techno-thrillers from Preston & Child. The story involves the efforts made by a group of people (sponsored by a megalomaniac millionaire) to retrieve a mysterious piece of rock, and what happens to the gropu as well as the ..er... rock. However, after the standards set by "Relic" and "Reliquary" by the same set of authors, I was compelled to give ony 3 stars to the book in question. I hope that their subsequent efforts would be better, and closer to the standards of "Relic". "

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