• Primordia II

  • Return to the Lost World
  • By: Greig Beck
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (405 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Primordia II, the stunning sequel to the blockbuster Primordia, explores a prehistoric world, travels over mountains and through swamps and strange jungles, and dives below a primordial ocean. 

 It was true - it was all true - and we were never meant to be there.  

In December 2018, Ben Cartwright, former Special Forces soldier, and a team of naive explorers followed the clues left by his ancestor to a hidden plateau in the middle of the Amazon jungle. It was said that once every 10 years, a secret pathway was revealed to a world long since gone.  

They went, and what they found was a place of wonders and of horrors. Only Ben and his childhood love, Emma, survived. But when the doorway to the hidden world closed, Ben was trapped on the wrong side.  

Now, Emma has waited 10 long years for the doorway to open again. This time she’d be ready. This time she had everything she needed to go back to that hellish place and survive. All she needed was for Ben to be alive when she got there.

©2018 Greig Beck (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Sequel better than the first!!!

Loved the story far more than the 1st book in the series. While our heroes and heroines faced as many beasts in this books, that wasn't the all-consuming prevalence. This version was more the characters maturing and having the ability to learn, grow, and succeed where younger selves failed

This is an adventurous book with friends looking out for each other, but like many or most thrillers, there's selfish coward or 2

I don't want to have to give too much away. Even if you read the 1st book and weren't very impressed. Give this one a try and get the Audible version of this if you can. It is very worth it!

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Suspense

Listened to Primordia 1 and 2 now. Ready tor 3.
Well written and love the description of dinosaurs and jungle.

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Great Sequel

This sequel was excellent. I liked it better than the first book. What I liked is that the characters were better developed, including descriptions of the prehistoric animals. I greatly enjoyed the long chapter on life 100 million years ago.

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Well Written, But An Unnecessary Sequel Comes Next

First off, I like the story, here. What applied to my review of the first book in this trilogy applies here, as well. It’s well written, if a little run of the mill.

However, and this is a personal opinion that others may not share, it seemed to me that the story naturally ended here. To me, it had come full circle. The next novel in the series deals a lot with changes in history and time, but it’s an unnecessary sequel. My only gripe with this book is that it should’ve ended with this one. The next book just feels like a plugged in story the author needed to make it a trilogy. While these first two books are naturally connected, the concept of the third feels forced, and I confess to not reading it on account of that. Nonetheless, a good story in these first two books in the series.

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loved the book. great story

great story . it was just as good as the first. I will be listening to the next

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the adventure continued

loved this book. hope there is a book 111 as i need to see what america looked like so long ago. the adventure cannot end here... was great fun. a lot of stress with the huuugge snakes and other scary ones

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Greig Beck is outstanding!

Greig Beck is well worth a read. In an Amazon market filled with well-meaning but two dimensional works, his novels stand out strongly as high quality imaginative work. The best thing about his writing is the fact that his work is an evolution and improvement and not simply a hacked version of a particular vision originally by others. His craftmanship is outstanding, making his e-imagining of Verne ( Mysterious Island and Center of the Earth), Doyle (Primordia), and Lovecraft (Book of the Dead) are mature works that stand perfectly on their own rather than just derivative second tier efforts. His work reminds me of Michael Shea’s works set in Jack Vance’s Dying Earth, or the various sendups written by Philip Jose Farmer. READ THIS SERIES!

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Fun story!

Kept my interest throughout. Narrator's pronunciation was distracting. I know some of his pronunciations were English (not American), but I wondered if that accounted for all the words I would have pronounced differently. He didn't have an English accent. I certainly would never have thought methane gas was pronounced "mee-than!" If there is another in the series, I will be listening to that.

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Awesome sauce

If you enjoyed Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton I would recommend reading Greig Beck Primordia series. When listening to this book It reminded me of one of the early childhood TV show I would watch on Saturday mornings “Land of the lost”. Both tales of what happens when people travel back in time and try to survive in a land filled with Your favorite prehistoric nightmares. Trying to find their way back home and learning how to live with dangers all around. If you enjoy those kinda scenarios this might be right up your alley!

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Entertaining

Color me entertained. It's not a work of literary art for the ages but it's a good story with ample descriptions one can picture it in their mind's eye.

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  • n.s.mason
  • 09-30-21

amazing book

fact or fiction, which is which.. this book meanders through both. Excellent lidten. great adventure

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  • AKAgadgetman
  • 12-14-20

An enjoyable adventure

I thought this book was more engaging and better written than the first one.

On the whole the narration is good but there are sections in both books where the narrator sounds drunk - slurring through the story after one or two too many! it's very off-putting. I remember nearly giving up on the first book because of it.

This aside, I recommend this audio book for some enjoyable escapism.

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  • Iain Cook
  • 09-09-20

loved it

couldn't stop listening its totally captivating . And full on action , time travel , adventure,

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  • Shane Marcroft
  • 05-04-20

Purely Amazing

Just a perfect primordial combination!
Would recommend these books to anyone with a slight interest in 'Jurassic Park' or 'The Lost World'.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-09-19

Return to Fantasy Fact

Again not disappointed, in fact spent the afternoon listening to it as I did housework, to the extent I did not have the television on at all during the evening as I was listening to this audio instead.

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  • Henry S.
  • 03-23-19

brilliant

brilliant story, and the narrator perfect . Informative about the past and i cared about the characters. should be a movie.

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  • Dalton Powell
  • 02-19-19

superb

The continuation of the stories from book one had me captivated . a truly gripping novel.

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  • tribalgipsygirl
  • 09-02-21

Loved it!

Very satisfying indeed. A great sequel that takes you deeper into the primordial jungle. Really loved the descriptions especially of the coastline and Ralph💙

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-12-21

fantastic

well written, loved it, great reader, great voice, great sequel can't wait to hear number 3

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-27-19

breath of fresh air.

well written and well performed, a modernised relatively scientifically accurate retelling of the lost world, a breath of fresh air into the adventure genre couldnt recommend enough.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-12-19

Fantastic

Brilliant, just as good as the first!! This book draws you in and you want to read it from start to finish in 1 go.

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  • Holly
  • 03-11-19

thrilling tale

I enjoyed the first Primordia and was keen to see how it unravelled in book #2. I found this story even more fascinating than the first one, and couldn't stop listening. great buy for those of us who love a good adventure story!

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  • jarrod
  • 02-14-19

Great sequel

Riveting love your work greig, as always kept me glued to the storey cannot wait till your next novel or hopefully installment on this series

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  • Sweetheart1
  • 02-13-19

Thanx Greig and Sean

another awesome book that i listened to from start to finish without stopping...can't wait for number 3 :)

**spoiler** Ajax gets what he deserves

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  • Sharon
  • 09-18-19

Please employ another narrator

The narrator is appalling. Sean Mangan's deadpan voice will ruin a story for anyone that is not deaf.