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Ninth Cycle Antarctica Audiobook

Ninth Cycle Antarctica: A Rossler Foundation Mystery Thriller, Volume 2

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Was there a human civilization in Antarctica in the past? Will we ever know?

In November 2002, a special US Navy SEAL team is sent to Antarctica to locate and rescue a film crew that has become lost. No trace of them is found, except for film footage of strange artifacts buried under the ice. Everyone who saw the film is warned to never talk about what they have seen - ever again.

More than a decade later in Boulder, Colorado, Professor Charles Summers is intrigued by the discovery of a 16th century map showing the coastline of Antarctica so accurately, that when NASA investigates the maps, they find that they must update their own current maps! But this map predates any record of the discovery of Antarctica by 300 years!

Who drew those maps and when?

Did they see Antarctica without its icecap?

Did humans live on Antarctica before?

But, Antarctica has been under its icecap for 200 million years!

Is it possible that beneath the ice we will find the remains of an impossibly ancient civilization? The Rossler Foundation arranges an expedition to Antarctica to search for evidence of such a civilization. The Orion Society immediately mobilizes their resources to infiltrate the expedition. Will their treachery and hunger for power stop this expedition from reaching its goals?

Is there an ancient city under the ice of Antarctica?

Ninth Cycle Antarctica is the second book in the Rossler Foundation Series, it is a full-length audiobook, a stimulating thriller about an attempt at uncovering true human history in the face of adversity. This adventure takes listeners back into the mysteries of the Rossler Foundation, which began with JC Ryan's best-selling audiobook The Tenth Cycle.

©2014 JC Ryan (P)2017 JC Ryan

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    Norma Miles 02/11/2017
    Norma Miles 02/11/2017
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    "Don't be an idiot, J.R."

    The recently opened Rosslerr Foundation holds all of the documentation left behind by the Tenth Cycle, so it was natural for Dr.Summers to go to them for assistance with his latest project: how come accurate maps of various !locations were drawn even before that place had been discovered? Indeed, in the case of Antarctica, the land mass itself had been charted in the 1500s, when the area was not only unknown but also had been hidden by an ice sheet (impenetrable until very recent times and instrumentation) which had completely obscured the land for at least 35,000 years, that is, even prior to the Tenth Cycle. An expedition is arranged to include Dr.Summers and Daniel's wayward brother, J.R. Meanwhile, ever watchful, the powerful, immensely wealthy and secretive Orion Society attempt to infiltrate the group with their own spies ...

    Completely standalone, this slowish moving adventure mystery thriller continues it's search into past civilisations and the search to forestall a possibly coming apocalypse. Again, with somewhat naive writing, the story is detailed and often has a documentary feel. There is a touch of romance, too, but fortunately avoiding the cloying immaturity of that found in the preceding volume, the Tenth Cycle.

    A good narration by William Gensburger. His voice was warm, well paced and modulated, and his protagonists were slightly differentiated in conversation.. There was, again, the annoying "End of chapter ..." stated after each section before the more usual continuing 'Chapter ...' followed by the heading, that further broke concentration, however, and a number of editing "false starts" which are not eliminated. His delivery of the textual exploration of each new discovery, though, was again excellent, read more like a factual document and so assisting the believability of the theories as they evolved.

    I was gifted a complementary copy of the Ninth Cycle, at my request, by the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom and found it far more enjoyable than its predecessor. An interesting read which I would recommend to anyone interested in past civilisation discovery thrillers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tony Bough 24/10/2017
    Tony Bough 24/10/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "An amazing must read standalone and series!"

    I really liked the first book. In fact I should start by saying that I really like the first book as well. I think the first book is the only book I've ever read where it ends and I thought, it sucks that this was a book and not a new article about real life events. Do you need to read the first book to read this one? To be honest no. If you do read the first book you get an insight into the Rossler foundation and it's creation and existing enemies. I think it adds a dimension to the story but it's not necessary to read it to really enjoy this book.

    I love the time that the author spends on the characters. They are great characters. I like getting to know them before they are thrown into action/peril. The characters from the previous book continue to be either characters you love or ones you love to have. The new characters are also brilliant. The author spends time on their relationships and I think this is important before you throw them into a cold harsh environment that's going to be life threatening and generally dangerous.

    There's twists and turns as we want to see just what the Orion society/operatives will do on the Antarctic expedition. I also like how we feel that we are getting a glimpse at an actual society/civilization that's truly ancient. The ninth cycle civilization feels real not some over-dramatised Atlantis but something that was real and would spark our myths. It feels archaeologically real rather than fantasy.

    Great pace. The narrator does an amazing job with our characters and with the story in general. I like listening to his voice and it draws me into this really great story. A story that feels plausible.

    This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Tad B.
    New York
    06/11/17
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    "Not Worth It"

    I found the "Ninth Cycle Antarctica" to be a bit slow and not very compelling. About 3/4 of the way through, the book started to pick up but as quickly as it got interesting, it ended anti-climatically with clear intentions of there being another book in the series. I don't prefer to read a second book just to get an ending to the first book I read so I won't be reading on. That said, the narration was quite good.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • mandy
    06/11/17
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    "Unique and suspenseful"

    I liked this story but was a bit lost at first. Some parts of the story didn't make sense to me but I was still able to enjoy most of the story. Narration was well done!

    *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karen M.
    02/11/17
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    "Exciting Thriller!"

    When the Rossler Foundation sends an expedition team to Antarctica for evidence of a lost civilization beneath the ice, the harsh and unpredictable conditions aren't the only dangers they'll face.

    Ninth Cycle Antarctica was a great thriller with lots of action and intrigue. What they found was totally unexpected and I loved all of the suspense building up to their discovery and the subsequent battle to return home. The twists and turns kept me engaged throughout and I couldn't wait to see what happened next. The narrator was very good overall but there were many instances where you could hear him clearing his throat and repeating lines when he made a mistake. Still, I really enjoyed Ninth Cycle Antarctica and would recommend it.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is my honest opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda
    IL United States
    02/11/17
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    "Interesting idea loooong execution"

    So this is the second book and since I hadn’t listened to the first I was a little confused but not so much as to ruin the story. However the story seemed to drag for the first 1/2-3/4, then it got interesting, and then it felt like it wrapped up quickly. I love the adventure isolationist stories but a little faster paced. To be fair it may have been better with a little background from the first story. It was also in need of some editing, as the narrator repeated himself at times. Again not all that distracting tho. The narrator also sounded like he was more reading rather than acting with run on statements and normal pitch throughout. Overall not horrible, not wonderful, but somewhere in the middle. I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Starwarslover
    27/10/17
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    "wow"

    this was different for me but very interesting.. the characters were interesting.. there was mystery and intrigue... there was some confusion and some pondering for me. lol.. i enjoyed it a lot and im glad i got to listen to it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mary Karowski
    24/10/17
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    "2nd in a series to span and rewrite the ages"

    I haven't read the first series and while I suffered on missing some of the character backstory the story itself was more than able enough to be understood and read on its own though full appreciation would require the first story. Get ready to have history rewritten. Science of evolution meets its demise only to be rewritten in a fantastic new way. Get ready to get hooked into a new series. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Claire
    America
    24/10/17
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    "A very interesting idea"

    I haven't read book one of this series but it is clear that this book has major spoilers for book one so I recommend reading them in order. This could be read as a stand alone if you want to.

    I found the idea behind the book fascinating, the idea that humans had evolved on 10 previous occasions only to suffer a cataclysm that devolved them each time was interesting and unique.

    I found the characters complex and realistic which made them easy to connect with. I found myself desperately wanting them to succeed.

    I'm definitely interested in reading more of this series.

    The narration was mostly excellent, occasionally I noticed something was spoken in the wrong character voice but the voices were well done and the delivery was enjoyable. It does need to be better edited there are a few dozen mistakes that are still in there.

    I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hudson the Basset
    Maryland
    14/10/17
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    "The Ninth Cycle"

    This is the second book in the series and I felt lost not having listened to the first book. The beginning of the book was too long it and became boring. The story picked up toward the end.
    The narration could have used some good editing. Phrases were repeated and odd noises were heard throughout the performance. The accents of the narrator were not believable. The prose was stilted at times.
    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • trixie
    12/10/17
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    "Volume 2"

    This is the second book in JR Ryan's 'Rossler Foundation' series . I wish I listen to the first book so I can understand more of the story
    I received a free review copy from AudioBookBoom.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Merrci
    Brookings OR United States
    12/10/17
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    "Fast Paced Thrills"

    Was there a lost civilization living on Antarctica centuries past?

    A missing firm crew, an ancient map of surprising accuracy, and the frozen ice of Antarctica brings high tension and excitement to book two in the Rossler Foundation series. Once started I did not want to stop listening. So I didn’t!

    It’s an excellent thriller with the mystery surrounding a lost civilization. Suspense readers will enjoy the variety of events. Did people live on Antarctica long before it was recorded? A secret society, shocking discoveries--above and below ground, characters with serious problems of their own, and the ice. The Ice is dangerous enough on its own, easily able to kill. Add in the wind, and the terrain itself seems alive.

    Really a pleasure to listen to as well. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review. Narrator William Andre Gensburger does a fine job with the many voice changes, the accents, as well as the pacing of the story. It was a fantastic listen!

    Now I have to get the 10th Cycle. While the 9th Cycle is certainly a stand alone, it has intrigued me to learn more about the cycles and how they were discovered.

    I definitely recommend this one! You can find my complete review on Mystery Suspense Reviews.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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