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Erebus – A science fiction, apocalyptic thrill-ride like no other.

Isolated on the frozen continent of Antarctica, Mount Erebus, an active volcano named after the Greek God of primordial darkness, acts as a doorway from the underworld of Earth to the hellish, lifeless world around it.

Despite the extreme conditions around the crater of Mount Erebus, life exists. Life does
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Published October 10th 2017 by Self Published
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Montzalee Wittmann
Erebus
By: Steven Bird
Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
This is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary.
This book is very cool, not just because it is based in Antarctica! A team of scientist were trying to contact there pick up to get to the station and no one answers. They wait and wait then decide to travel by their snow vehicles to the station. The make the dangerous trek there and when they get there, the danger really begins! They find there is more life forms than expected on this f
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Laura Thomas
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Antarctica. A desolate, frigid place at the bottom of the world. The scientists and students do their research and take their samples, unaware that something that appears so innocent will soon threaten all of humanity.

It’s almost the end of the season. Winter is coming and only the most dedicated stay at the station. The others head for warmer places. The rush is on to get their research and samples on the planes before they hightail it out of there. An accident happens. Something is unleashed,
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Netanella
Mount Erebus is the most active volcano on Antarctica, and the setting of Bird's biological thriller that kept me turning pages on my kindle and huddling under my blankies. Not that I was terrified, mind you, but the descriptions of the icy, frozen conditions and the desolation of the research stations just got to me.

Plus, there was this whole John Carptenter's The Thing vibe going on, which was way cool in my book. Carpenter is the shit, and The Thing is one of my all-time, hands-down favorite
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Bon Tom
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First I was thinking 4 stars, then I wondered, why exactly? Because it's "just another zombie book"? Figured, that's exactly an asshole move and shitty reasoning that makes me want to strangle (or worse) some other reviewers on GR.

The truth is, I have exactly zero complaints about this book. The writing is top notch, characters are interesting, atmosphere is of a kind... that can hardly be beat. Ever since The Thing, any sort of crisis happening on the poles is going to have my attention, deser
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Randy Harmelink
Well written and a good story, but ultimately I just never got that spark of a connection to the characters. Other than two, maybe three, main characters, the others were just background noise for me and never really got developed.
Chessy The Cat
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dr. Linda Graves, a forty-four-year-old astrobiology researcher with the University of Washington, falls down a previously undiscovered fumarole on Mt. Erebus. Mt. Erebus is an active volcano in Antarctica. Her research partner, Brett Thompson, a Homer, Alaska native and the team’s mountaineer and safety specialist, repels down to her. While at the bottom of the fumarole Dr. Graves collects eukaryote specimens to ship back to the university. At the shipping dock, there is an accident and the con ...more
Bettie☯
Read by: Kevin Pierce 06:57:18

Description: Isolated on the frozen continent of Antarctica, Mount Erebus, an active volcano named after the Greek God of primordial darkness, acts as a doorway from the underworld of Earth to the hellish, lifeless world around it.

Despite the extreme conditions around the crater of Mount Erebus, life exists. Life does not travel to Erebus by way of birds or other plants or animals, but from deep within the Earth itself. Ascending from the dark world beneath Antarct
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Sweetpea
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A microbe is unknowingly unleashed from the Mount Erebus volcano in Antarctica. As the organisms seek out new hosts, they think that humans will do just fine. When the sh*t hits the fan, an unlikely hero will rise - and he doesn't even have a PhD.

Oh my, this story was a lot of fun to listen to! The suspense and nonstop action overcame the fact that there really wasn't much intrigue to speak of. I had kind of hoped that someone would turn out to be a bad guy and throw a monkey wrench in their pla
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Brian's Book Blog
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-audiobooks
Great Story, Missing Character Building

3.75 out of 5 stars

Imagine being at the edge of the world when the apocalypse breaks out. That’s what happened to the researchers and doctors on Antartica when they happen to accidentally bring to life an age-old organism that is bound to taking over.

I think my favorite thing about this book was the setting. I love when a book is set somewhere that feels out of the ordinary. An outbreak among researchers in Antartica is something that no one would know abou
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Rick Charles
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
I picked up Erebus shortly after reading a true story about adventures in the Antarctic. As I started reading I was immediately impressed by the author's background knowledge of the setting. There were mentions of several real people and places. It was a good way to kick off the story.

However, the intrigue stopped there. As the plot progressed, the good setup quickly crumbled and all that was left was a pretty narrow and shallow storyline with characters that I didn't even get a chance to know b
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Sue
Dec 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pa
An entertaining read about a group of scientists based near the titular Erebus, a (real) active Antarctic volcano, who are nearing the end of the summer, such as it is. While packing up and preparing samples ready to be transported back home an accident causes a worker to become exposed to a ice sample containing unknown microbes, and that's where the fun and games begin.

I would describe this as a 'zombie' novel, because although the victims are not dead they are transformed and have the zombie-
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Christian
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(This review is for Audible's audiobook format.)

I have a casual fascination with Antarctica and its research stations. I love creepy fictional TV shows like 'Fortitude' and 'Trapped', and documentaries featuring people in any Arctic-like atmosphere. So of course Erebus was right up my alley.

Science researchers working in and around McMurdo Station discover an organism that has lain dormant deep within an Antarctic volcano. Samples of the microbe are brought to the surface for later study, but a
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Elena Alvarez Dosil
Review originally published at: http://www.lomeraniel.com/audiobookre...

A team of scientists are working at Mount Erebus, in Antarctica, and are ready to leave for the season, but strange events will make this difficult.

Erebus is a zombie novel with a different setting than the typical zombie stories. Probably this is why I had troubles enjoying it, since I expected something a little bit different.

There are many characters in this story but none of them are fully developed, which cause me not t
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Jay
Oct 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed most of this book. I got the audio version and really the only part I didn't fully enjoy was the portrayal of Federov by Kevin Pierce. I enjoyed the interesting take on the apocalypse and really enjoyed the way it ended. Nobody is safe and there is some real emotion in the losses.

I have read a lot of "end of world" fiction. Mostly zombies and the like. I loved the rationalization for how the infected came to be that way, how it spread, and how the spread had multiple stages in
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Al Burke
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Erebus is a zombie/not a zombie novel. It also plays a little homage to The Thing (above and beyond the Antarctic setting). So not quite zombies and not quite The Thing, so how about Thimbies?

Okay, enough of that. I had an audiobook version of this and I enjoyed the narrator's reading of it, although I can't attest to any grammatical booboos.

The story is good, but not particularly original. The characters are standard, and they can be a little preachy at times, and waffle a little too much at o
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Emmy
Nov 23, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

I've read/listened to a few books in which our frozen continent was hiding dangers, unexposed for centuries until humans went poking around on it, although this is not a true comparison.

For educated professionals as main characters, it read/sounded like Joe Schmoe who dropped out of high school. The dialogues were diluted and elementary. I wasn't seeking scientific jargon, but elementary vocabulary
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Julianne Adams
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book!

As always, Mr. Bird has written a well thought out and researched book. This one is full of action, real science and the setting in Antarctica is brilliant. His descriptions of life there make me shiver as I read it! He gives just enough "science talk" to keep the reader interested and able to understand what's involved in the story, but not so much that some would find it tedious to get through. The premise of the story is so plausible, and even more so if you take The time to Go
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Sabrina
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mr. Bird has done it again with a fantastic, thrilling story to keep you up and reading through the night!

The story takes place in Antarctica at scientific station that most of the world probably doesn't even know about....yet. The detail, emotions, and reactions of the characters in this book as absolutely perfect. Their experiences and challenges in this cold and brutal environment creates a riveting story of survival...or not. There is definitely no survival guaranteed when the simplest act o
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Shanna Tidwell
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reminded me a tiny bit of 30 days of night & a few others all rolled in to one.
I loved the characters & the science & the science fiction. Besides it’s only an impossibility until it happens right?
I will definitely be looking for more by Steven Bird.
As usual Kevin Pierce did an outstanding job narrating!
Clean book not scary unless you are squeamish. Would be ok for preteens & up. Can’t even remember any bad language although there may be some I’ve forgotten.

I received a comp
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Michael L. Hooley
Hang on for one heck of a ride!

Once again, Steven Bird has written a book full of realism and characters that have depth and believability. The depth of his research shows in the pictures he paints of an Antarctic research station and its operations. An accident involving microbial organisms from an Antarctic volcano creates havoc for Antarctica and the world. His tale of survivors trying to stay alive in one of the most inhospitable environments on the planet while fighting the infected will ke
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Vickii Bendit
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stephen Bird has proven himself to be a skilled, well researched writer. If anything, he has out done himself with Erebus. The characters are real to life with the foibles and strengths that ensures the reader becomes immersed in their world. Taking place in Antarctica, the danger becomes twofold; to survive the danger unleashed upon the world and to survive the dangerous climate. The reader becomes invested in the characters, who become real to them. An extremely well written, cohesive tale of ...more
Dan Mariani
An apocalyptic tale that is full of action but short on character development. I enjoyed the story and the concept but I never got close to any of the characters. The author uses dialogue as his main vehicle to convey the story. Given that this was Antarctica; I would have liked to see more descriptive prose as they changed locations. I also would have liked to see further resolution of the story. I’m not sure if the author has a sequel in mind, but I felt short-changed by the ending. Overall, t ...more
Debbie
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another hit from Steven Bird

An unusual setting in Antarctica and near active volcanos is pretty interesting by itself, but add a mysterious disease that changes humans into flesh eating creatures, and you have another Steven Bird bestseller! Interesting characters and believable heroes. I will read anything he writes. If you haven't read any of his other series, then you have some catching up to do!
Kris
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Horrific. Fantastic.

Everything I have read by Steven Bird has been excellent and Erebus is no exception. The first novel I read was the Last Layover. The whole New Home Front series rocks, as does Society Lost (my personal favorite. I look forward eagerly to the next book in that series). I have just finished Them as well. They are all so good, you better get started. You've got a lot of reading to do!
Lori Spier
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable, fun read, set in a location where just waiting it out is impossible. Vasily was, at times, too good to be true except cold war spies probably did exactly what he did. Loved the contrast between Mason who had no degree but had lived life and the researchers who had umpteen degrees but no idea how to survive. Not quite so fond of the ending though, as it felt rushed. All in all, a good read.
Cherye Elliott
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Erebus

I reread this book. The only way I know if I have read a book is if there is a review. Thus I reread the book. Now you know it was that good that I reread it. I knew by the first chapter... but went on. One great thing about reading a book over is you pick up on things you missed the first time.

Enjoy the read. I did! Definitely 5 Stars!
Cherei
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thriller in McMurdo!

Fast-paced, exciting, frightingly "could actually happen" thriller that takes place in one of the harshest environments on the planet, Earth 🌎! Totally ended reading this fun story. One truly feels as though they were sitting at McMurdo struggling to survive.
Laurie C.
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
EREBUS

A fast paced read that kept my interest. I wanted to see what a zom-poc novel that took place in the Antarctica, of all places, would be like. I wasn't disappointed. If you can survive the undead people eaters, what can you eat? Nothing! There is no food chain to sustain humans on the continent of Antarctica! I had to read Erebus and find out.
Judy Hickman
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent

I live a book that mixes real science with what could exist in the bowels of the earth. I loved reading the research that is being done in the most austere places on the planet and the story of people that could be easily real as the fight to survive not only the cold, but the menace unleashed on the world! Excellent, must read!
Theresa Weston
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome

Excellent story that is not your typical post apocalyptic story. The story keeps you enthralled throughout. Mr. Bird has done it again. Highly recommend this book and other works by the author
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