• Lemuria

  • By: Greig Beck
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (175 ratings)

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Lemuria

By: Greig Beck
Narrated by: Sean Mangan
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Publisher's Summary

On a desolate beach in far northern Scotland, the winter storms have been washing up all manner of things since time began. But buried in the centre of one smaller iceberg is a shard of ancient Viking pottery telling a partial tale of a hidden mysterious island beyond the ice and mist, that was home to a great treasure and even greater horrors.

Thawing in the same block of ice was a rotting flap of skin that refused to be identified but had similar skin patterns to a creature not seen for 100 million years.

Now, Troy Strom and the enigmatic Elle Burgan race to find the mysterious island of legend, while staying ahead of a group of brutal killers who claim to be the rightful owners of the greatest prize of all—Odin’s heart.

©2022 Greig Beck (P)2022 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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A surprise ending

I didn't see the end coming. That was a nice twist. I have to say for being CIA Troy had 0 common sense. I look forward to book 2

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great premise

I'm a huge fan of Mr Beck and have nearly all his audio books, this one is..........grrrr
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the bad guys win and they soooo needed an ass kicking.

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Amazing tale

greig beck is a true story teller. Th detail and story are amazing he is the Jules Verne of this generation. His stories always leave you wanting more.

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So good!!!!

This was amazing! Great story!
Greig, when is the next one due out!! Can’t wait!

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Can’t wait for the next book in series

This was a great book, enjoyed the journey, I liked that it has its own unique story line yet doesn’t differ from Becks writing and story telling, ideas from other story’s from beck twinkle there light but break into there own story just as fast.

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Dinosaurs, dragons and Vikings Oh my!

A great must read Beck Book!

If you are a fan of the author, then you already know how great the book is!

It’s a slow build up, but once it pulls you in it hooks you! Definitely looking forward to more in the series and from Grieg Beck!

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fantastic adventure

loved every second of it. 2 more books then i listened to all of Greig Becks books

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Fun Creature-Feature Adventure!

I love Beck's stories, and this is a fun installment in his creature books. It reminds me a bit of his "Center Of The Earth" series, and there is definitely crossover in the themes. There is some crossover in the capabilities of the monsters too, but I can't say much more about that without venturing into spoiler territory. I agree with some of the reviews that Troy is pretty feeble as a spy character-- that whole angle feels like a missed opportunity. The villains in this one are frightening and manipulative, but mostly two-dimensional though. Still, their motivation drives the story into very uncomfortable places and keeps the stakes extra-high. There is also a massive and surprising twist at the very end I didn't see coming. The narrator, Sean Mangan, is excellent as always, though I sometimes find his pronunciation of words and his diction a bit strange. Example: Instead of "skel-e-tal," he says "skel-EEE-tal," which is odd, but that's how he rolls! Still, he's perfect for this story, and I've come to associate his soothing voice with Beck's writing. If Beck were ever to choose another narrator, it would just be weird at this point.

In general, the characters aren't the most developed, yet despite that, this book is a fun adventure of exposition and history. In other words, it's an entertaining listen that lacks meaningful substance. Lest this sound like a back-handed compliment, let me reiterate I did enjoy this book very much. Compared to other books from this author though, I don't see myself going back for seconds. "Fathomless," and its sequel, "Abyss," are so powerful that I've listened to each at least six times, and will probably do so again. Those books are fantastic, rich with intrigue, and outstanding character development. This one doesn't have that same attention to character at all. Still, it's a wild enough adventure to which I couldn't stop listening, if only to find out what happened next. The monsters are terrifying, the premise is outstanding, and I love historically-based adventures. I love creature features even more.

One thing that keeps the story moving (and this doesn't always work in books) is a past-present device where the story goes back in time a thousand years, foreshadowing events to come, then returns to present-day. Beck does this sometimes in his other stories too. There is also the noted influence of Jules Verne, as in the "Center Of The Earth" series, which is a fun callback to those books. "Lemuria" also leaves us with an unexpected cliffhanger, so I am now excited for the sequel to come out!

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Not my favourite by Greig Beck

I am a huge Greig Beck fan, but I found this book pretty average compared to his previous books. Perhaps it was too slow-paced to my liking, perhaps the storyline was too predictable, or perhaps the characters didn't appeal to me. I am not sure, but it is probably the latter. I am writing this review a week after finishing it, and I can't remember a single character's name. The protagonist was boring, and I hardly got to know him.

The book isn't terrible, though. If you have never read Greig Beck before, you would probably consider it a fun read. However, Greig is a victim of his own success. One has to be mindful, though, that this is book 1 in a new series, and perhaps the story will develop and be more engaging. I will read book 2 when it becomes available, as Greig Beck is currently one of the more entertaining authors.

PS. The narrator, Sean Mangan, was superb as he always is.

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Yet another great listen from Greig Beck!

Great story, well developed characters, narration easy to listen to. I found it to be a fast moving story. would love a 2nd book to follow it!

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  • Shane Marcroft
  • 11-20-22

Another Winner!

Another great story that has you interested the whole way throughout. The man is a genius!

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  • philip lewis
  • 10-02-22

Gripping adventure!

Loving the mix of uncharted and indiana jones theme adventure in a jules verne world, look forward to the next audiobook in the series.

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  • andyp
  • 09-14-22

Disappointed

I really enjoyed his early books but not this one, maybe the narrator who seemed very slow at times. Was glad when I’d finished it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-22

Crap

All these type of books are the same. Yawn! Just a money spinner that's all.

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  • Brenda L Heath
  • 10-15-22

Rollicking adventure!

Well paced adventure with a little bit of everything, from monsters, villains and hidden treasure. A good fun read!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-18-22

More Please

Please make movies of this book and Greig Becks other books like Primordia and To The Center Of The Earth. Why don't they make old school adventure stories like these anymore. Keep up the great work buddy. One of my favorite authors

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-15-22

awesome listen

absolutely awesome book. captivating till the end. can't wait till the next in the series.

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  • Sweetheart1
  • 09-06-22

interesting

i adore Greig and Sean but this wasn't his finest. an interesting story and i look forward to the next installment but i just didn't enjoy it as much as i was hoping to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-05-22

Loved it!

Greig Beck is a fantastic author and Sean Mangan is a wonderful narrator. I have thoroughly enjoyed every book written by Greig Beck. Lemuria is jampacked with thrilling and nail-biting action with a healthy dose of historical fiction mixed in. I loved it and looking forward to the next addition.