“If you're into fast-paced, non-stop action - this is it. I've read this book a few times now and it hasn't lost its fascination. Granted, if you appreciate realism you probably won't like this book - some feats are simply impossible. If you can enjoy your roller-coaster ride, enjoy it. Keep in mind that with every book in the Shane Schofield series the pace increases ... a lot!”JC wrote this review Sunday, March 20, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Brilliant book for all action addicts, gunfight after gunfight, plenty of exploding things. Plus some great twists.
Great for older readers.”
“Couldn't stop reading”TK & the Elves wrote this review Saturday, February 12, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great book, good suspense, kept me reading till late at night”Michael Kingston wrote this review Thursday, February 10, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I have really become a big Matthew Reilly fan. The only problem is that I need a large, uninterrupted reading period because once I start one of his books, I find it almost impossible to put it down. In "Ice Station" Shane Schofield, "Scarecrow", and his team are in Antarctica fighting killer whales, mutant elephant seals, and French and British military assassins. As usual, everything that can go wrong does, but Shane manages to save the day. Totally unbelievable, but such an action-packed, entertaining book that I was on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Am about to start the second book in the series. By the way, I want a Maghook for my birthday!!!”Heather wrote this review Thursday, January 20, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A major thrill ride going non-stop with violence, battles, gore, deceit, and mystery. Each page leaves you itching to find out how will the characters survive and what is the truth behind their discovery.”James G wrote this review Wednesday, December 29, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“My favorite of the Reilly books, action action action!”Jon C wrote this review Wednesday, December 29, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I read Ice Station by Matthew Reilly. This story is an action story about how scientists down at a Research Station in the Antarctica discover a mysterious aircraft that they believe to be a spaceship. Unfortunately, the scientist that make this discovery below the Ice Station lose contact and are possible killed by something unknown. The Ice Station sends out a distress signal. Different Countries such as France, Britain, and the U.S. dispatch teams to go to the American Ice Station. The France and British go, not to help the scientist, but to gain what is under the ice for their own countries advantage and plan to wipe out anyone in the way. The U.S. team sent to the station is there to protect the object under the ice and the scientists. Led by Captain Shane Schofield the American team has to fight off both the French and the British attack forces.
This story is told in the perspective of the American team. This book does not have any real message. It contains action and does not focus on a message throughout the book. A main idea throughout the book is trust. Throughout the book there are trustworthy people and others who betray the team. During parts of the book you don’t know who to trust and who the real traitors are.
I really enjoyed reading this book. It is full of a lot of action and although it seems like a lot of pages, the suspense keeps you reading. It is definitely a page-turner. This book is good for anyone who like action books, there is no fluff mixed in to the story it is 100% action packed. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a lot of action in books they read. This book is not meant for one gender more than the other, both can read and find it entertaining.
“This is the first Matt Reilly book I have ever read and it was one of the best works of fiction I have read. If you like James Rollins, Vince Flynn, and Michael Crichton, then this book is for you. It had a lot of action in a foreign place where your imagination takes you. Some parts were predictable while other parts were not. Some of the story was a bit outlandish and unrealistic while others parts were quite real. The battle scenes were sometimes a bit convoluted but still remained very suspenseful. The characters were well developed, you either loved them or hated them, particularly the main character, Scarecrow. Although Scarecrow was a mean fighting machine, he was a man who had feelings rather than some cold mean killer. The ending was superb, and without giving away details, I envision that we will indeed have the technology to achieve what occurs with the aircraft at the end of the story.
I highly recommend this book to adventure enthusiasts, covert military ops, and thriller fans. I look forward to reading more Matt Reilly novels.”