Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America/ Sound Library 2003
CS ISBN 0792729692 $79.95 Nine cassettes
CD ISBN 0792729706 $99.95 Twelve CDs
Matt Pike, Alaskan park ranger and former Green Beret, stumbles into a covert operation when he rescues a reporter from an airplane crash. This action-packed adventure features a secret WW II-era Russian research station beneath the polar ice cap and a race between the Americans and the Russians to destroy the experimental evidence within it, all while falling prey to prehistoric creatures in the deep. Ron Dreyer's performance excels when narrating dialogue and action, but the many descriptive passages are not as strong, and mispronunciations occur periodically. Dreyer's deep voice switches from one character to another effortlessly. For the most part, American and Russian accents, male and female voices are convincing. Tempo and pace vary to fit the fast-paced suspense. S.S.R.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 04]