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Summary

Deep in the steaming jungles of Paraguay, Aimee Weir is in trouble. The petrobiologist has found what she was looking for - a unique microorganism in a natural gas deposit - but it proves to be more destructive than anyone could have imagined. A contagion is striking down all in its wake. The camp is quarantined, but workers start to vanish in the night.

Is it fear of contamination - or has something far more lethal come to the surface? Something that has been trapped beneath the miles of stone, waiting... for us.

Alex Hunter - code name Arcadian - and his Hotzone All-Forces Warfare Commandos must be dropped in to the disaster area to do whatever it takes to stem the outbreak. It has been a year since Aimee has seen Alex; she thought she had left him for good. Now she needs him more than ever.

In the sweltering jungles of South America, the Arcadian must learn to master his violent inner demons for this rescue mission to have any chance of success. But can he survive long enough to confront the danger that threatens the very survival of mankind?

©2012 Greig Beck (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic reviews

"Greig Beck returns to the world of Alex Hunter with great gusto. As with the other books there’s fantastic research woven into the story and it seems Greig really loves to throw together facts from all over the place and mix them with a generous dollop of action and what-if. It’s a winning combination [and] what gives this story real depth and interest long after the current threat is put to rest, and it’s what will make me rush out to get book four. This Green Hell is a smart, delightful read with a big heart. Four Stars." (Keith Stevenson, publisher and editor, Coeur de Lion Books)
“Danger, disappearances and contagion follow Dr Aimee Weir’s important discovery in the Paraguayan jungle. Author Beck piles on the action and suspense. In a word: steamy!” ( Gold Coast Bulletin)
"Greig Beck is Clive Cussler meets Matthew Reilly – Violent, visceral and very, very good fun" ( Australian South Coast Register)

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Crichton, Rollins and Beck!

A tautly written, intense, scary, wonderful jungle adventure. Utterly satisfying: monsters, heroes, transformations, soldiers, betrayals.



This Green Hell sucks you in and leaves you ready for Beck's next book.



In my opinion, a Guaranteed great download for fans of Michael Crichton, Michael Cordy and James Rollins.

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Brilliant, creepy and intense

I liked this more than the second book. It's creepy and suspenseful plus the characters are more interesting and personable. I listened to this in two days whilst decorating my kitchen and it kept accompany until midnight. Highly recommend if you like adventures with a bit of hire and suspense. The narrator does a great job too.

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  • Mel
  • 16-06-13

Reilly, Rollins, Cussler .....

If you are a fan of Matthew Reilly, James Rollins and Clive Cussler (and I am of all three) then you will enjoy Greig Beck's Alex Hunter series. I refer to this gendre as "Doc Savage stories"..... IMO, the original Mega-Hero.

Hunter is sort of a Bionic Man.... special ops Delta/GB on steroids - battling assorted evil alien beasties.

I really enjoy this narrator too. Check'em out!

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  • Jason
  • 03-08-14

Green Hell raises the series to another level

Where does This Green Hell rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Green Hell is the third in the Alex Hunter series and by far the best, the series has always taken a slight horror element nothing to scary more Sci-Fi but Green Hell certainly cranks the horror element up a notch in the creepy factor, again not really scary just darn creepy in some parts.

What other book might you compare This Green Hell to and why?

I'm not sure the series is quite unique taking a enhanced soldier up against nightmarish creatures with also a little techno thriller. I would suggest you listen to the series from the beginning, you don't have to because central story elements are slightly retold from book to book but you really need to get the low down on some of the characters that show up in each book, there are not many but it still helps.

What does Sean Mangan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Sean Mangan is terrific like he was manifested just for this series, his character accents are perfect, his female voice great and his delivery and pace is some of the very best I've listened to.

Any additional comments?

If your reading this then you are indeed considering this to listen to, well look no more and buy it because it is better than you are probably imagining.

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  • Sharron
  • 09-05-14

TOTALLY HOOKED!!! Action meets Horror done right!!

This is my first Greig Beck novel and Alex Hunter book but it certainly will not be my last! I'm really surprised by how much I enjoyed this book because I usually can't stand action hero novels or their ridiculous plots but this story was really well done and the characters were awesome! Beck's writing offers excellent imagery as well as impressive amounts of research into his ideas. The research aspect alone lends his work a level of authenticity and believability quite foreign to many other fictional works of its kind. Narration was also expertly performed and really brought the entire experience to life.

What I love most about this book is how it combines elements of my favourite genre
(horror) and blends together elements of sci-fi & action to create a really exciting and unique experience. The horror part of the book relates to the biological threat to the human race as well as the inhuman creature who stalks them in the jungle. I found the ideas not only spooky but very imaginative and original.

The other aspect I loved about this book was the story.The plot explodes into action right from the beginning of the novel and we are introduced to Alex Hunter, the elite American "Hawks" (soldiers), and the sexy scientist, Amy Weir who venture deep into the jungles of Paraguay. Several different events take place at once and Alex and the others face one threat after another from flesh-eating disease to demonic, skeletal creature and more... The suspense is totally addictive-I couldn't stop listening! The story also earned my admiration for not having sloppy plot devices or predictable outcomes (which I can't stand) and the suspense and danger actually felt real as a result. Even the ending was intense and unpredictable!!!

This book was AMAZING and I can't recommend it enough! I'm downloading the other Alex Hunter books as we speak! ;)

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  • Josefine
  • 11-02-13

action packed!

Would you listen to This Green Hell again? Why?

Loved it, couldn't stop listening to it. I liked the characters and the story line, it never grew dull, it was fast paced without losing details. I also enjoyed the notes about what some of the background materials and articles the author used for the story.

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  • William R. Toddmancillas
  • 11-08-18

Cheesy, predictable invasion trope

Predictable, uninspiring plot easily discerned within five minutes. Possibly gets better as story evolves but is not worth the wait.

Narration adequate.

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  • Steve Manke
  • 11-08-18

I think I'm hooked on the series...

It didn't take me long to get hooked. I've finished two of these books within the last week and I'm already looking forward to starting the next. I think that says it all!

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  • Terryc
  • 29-01-17

the suspense the storyline are fantastic

the office did a super job of tying in the characters the store in line and the reader did a fantastic job bring it all together

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-10-16

awesome

I loved it, can't wait to hear the next one. this series is so very cool, and I love that it is researched and speckled with facts

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  • Steven
  • 17-07-16

A little disappointing

This book started out quite promising and I love Alex Hunter but somewhere in the middle of the book things slow down quite a bit. I'd really like to see a little more emotion from Alex however, and more interaction and maybe even a little romance to spice things up. I have to admit I put the book down for a number of months and finally just finished it. The ending was OK and leads us into the next book. I will probably read the next book which sounds like a better plot then this one had.

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  • Wild Pig
  • 10-12-15

Totally HOOKED! Actually losing sleep over these!

Any additional comments?

You, Greig, have a great imagination that is right up there with the best of the adventure writers. And the narrator, Sean, is perfect for your stories.

Dear Listener, listen to the first one of the series before this one. I must admit I skipped the second one but will go back and listen to it (I ordered the 4th one today!). I just wanted to keep Amy and Alex together, but being addicted to Alex and the gift of Greig's writing, well..I will do them in order..and you need to..they don't read independently in my opinion, but you can and still get a thrill of a story! I think you'll lose sleep too!