We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Frozen in Time Audiobook
Frozen in Time
Written by: 
Mitchell Zuckoff
Narrated by: 
Mitchell Zuckoff
 >   > 
Frozen in Time Audiobook

Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II

Regular Price:$23.62
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, History, 2014

On November 5, 1942, a U.S. cargo plane slammed into the Greenland ice cap. Four days later, a B-17 on the search-and-rescue mission also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on the B-17 survived. The U.S. military launched a second daring rescue operation, but the Grumman Duck amphibious plane sent to find the men vanished.

In this thrilling adventure, Mitchell Zuckoff offers a spellbinding account of these harrowing crashes and the fate of the survivors and their would-be saviors. Frozen in Time places us at the center of a group of valiant airmen fighting to stay alive through 148 days of a brutal Arctic winter until an expedition attempts to bring them to safety. But that is only part of the story. In present-day Greenland, Zuckoff joins the Coast Guard and North South Polar Inc. on a dangerous expedition to recover the remains of the lost plane's crew.

Frozen in Time is a breathtaking blend of mystery, adventure, heroism, and survival. It is also a poignant reminder of the sacrifices of our military personnel and their families - and a tribute to the important, perilous, and often overlooked work of the U.S. Coast Guard.

©2013 Mitchell Zukoff (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (315 )
5 star
 (148)
4 star
 (108)
3 star
 (49)
2 star
 (8)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
4.3 (284 )
5 star
 (150)
4 star
 (92)
3 star
 (33)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (2)
Story
4.2 (288 )
5 star
 (133)
4 star
 (96)
3 star
 (43)
2 star
 (10)
1 star
 (6)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    keasha 06-22-13
    keasha 06-22-13 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    55
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    109
    25
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Best book I've read in a long time!"

    This is a must read. Gripping, emotional and true. Makes you appreciate Zuckoff's brilliant writing, research and his dedication to getting the story right complete with helping us to know these heros. Thanks for a super book.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jennifer Halifax, NS, Canada 05-20-13
    Jennifer Halifax, NS, Canada 05-20-13 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    121
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    148
    37
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    7
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Interesting Survival Story"

    This is an interesting non-fiction account of the loss of several planes carrying American military officers in Greenland during WWII and of the attempts to rescue the survivors. As it's non-fiction, not all the characters survive.

    The historical tale from November 1942 to April 1943 is intertwined with the modern tale of the attempt to pull together a team to search for the lost Grummond Duck in 2012.

    It is always clear which time frame is being referred to. The stories are different, and the contemporary tale is told from the author's first person perspective and is told in the present tense.

    The WWII story is interesting and is brought to life fairly well. This is a good fast listen and will appeal to history buffs. For those itnerested in travel, particularly in the Arctic, it's full of interesting factual tidbits. Zuckoff does a good job of turning the frozen and unforgiving landscape into a central character.

    Having said that, I think that Mitchell Zuckoff was not the best choice to narrate the story. He's a good writer but not a good reader. There's a difference between someone who tells a story and someone who reads a story. Zuckoff mispronounces several words -- after about the 30th instance of pronouncing ration as RAY-tion, I wanted to scream. He also has a tendency to slur his words and this affects his reading and the story. There were a couple of times when I wanted to turn the whole thing off and find another book to listen to, but the story kept me going.

    I'd say the story is very good, but the narration is only fair. I'd probably give this about a 3.5 stars overall.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Daryl Houston, TX United States 10-05-13
    Daryl Houston, TX United States 10-05-13 Member Since 2008

    Avid listener/reader.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    102
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    38
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Telling of Little Known Event"

    The title and subtitle are actually good descriptions of the contents of this book. The author does some exhaustive research for the noble purpose of "leaving no man behind." He uses the literary device of alternating chapters with one chapter spinning the historical narrative of what occurred on the Greenland Icecap in World War II, and the other chapter describing events that are ongoing throughout the book. The book was published in a timely manner to include the mission to locate a lost aircraft and the remains of the three men aboard it. As a side note, the author has a blog that keeps readers informed of ongoing developments since the publication of the book. The author does a fine job of reporting facts in a narrative format that keeps the readers' attention. The author is also the narrator of the audiobook. I am always skeptical when authors try to perform their own narrations, but I was pleasantly surprised. As much of the book is written in the first person, the author as audio narrator is natural provided that the author is a good reader - and he is. The story is one that is worthy of the telling and I'm so happy that I read the story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    William Winston Salem, NC, United States 09-14-13
    William Winston Salem, NC, United States 09-14-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    366
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    702
    111
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    7
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another good one from Zuckoff"

    While I enjoyed listening to this book very much, I preferred Zuckoff's other plane crash book, "Lost in Shangri-La". But I recommend both of them.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rita RAPID CITY, SD, United States 07-11-13
    Rita RAPID CITY, SD, United States 07-11-13 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    62
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Story, Poor Narration"
    What did you like best about Frozen in Time? What did you like least?

    I enjoyed the story and hated the narration. I didn't pay attention to who the narrator was when I bought the book; however, an hour into it I realized it had to be the author. There was no other explanation for the poor narration.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was almost whispering at times and there was no inflection in his voice. It was basically monotone for over 8 hours. Also, the narration was not succinct. Another reviewer called it a slurring of the words and I completely agree.


    Was Frozen in Time worth the listening time?

    I greatly regret purchasing the audiobook strictly because of the poor narration. I highly recommend those interested in this book to purchase the e-book or hardcopy/paperback instead of the audiobook.


    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recommend this book for the story, but only as an e-book or hardcopy/paperback purchase.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
  •  
    scott 07-01-16
    scott 07-01-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Movie time"

    Book was amazing. It should be a movie. There's so much adversity it might not be believable. Another book about American hero's. Thanks Mitch!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer Wyoming 05-11-16
    Amazon Customer Wyoming 05-11-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "great listen and story,"

    only thing I had hoped for was the recovery of the missing. What a remarkable,forgotten story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 03-29-16 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    63
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    "Informative"

    great listen. the narrator did a wonderful job with the telling of his remarkable story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Debbie Fourney 03-13-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good book. Heart breaking story. "

    Actually first book read to me so hard to compare narrative. Found that the heroes in this story brought me to tears at times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Elizabeth Bellevue, WA, United States 01-03-15
    Elizabeth Bellevue, WA, United States 01-03-15 Member Since 2016

    A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    213
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    597
    190
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    10
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great book"

    A stunning and fascinating exploration of military plane crashes in Greenland during WWII and the men who lived, died, and survived. I had a hard time putting the book down and did a little additional research to answer some questions I had. I recommend this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Joe
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    12/18/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Make sure you read this."

    In 1942 a Grumman Duck aeroplane crashed on the Greenland ice cap, shortly afterwards a B17 was sent out on a search and rescue mission to look for the Duck but this too crashed into the ice cap. The planes and the bodies were never recovered. This book tells the modern day story of how Lou Sapienza organised a modern day mission to recover the planes and the bodies but the book cleverly switches between the story of the crashed airmen in 1942 and modern day events. This book is an incredible mix of history and adventure and I just loved it. One of the best books I've read in 2015.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J. A. Hill
    London
    8/18/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fantastic book, gripping story well read."
    What did you like most about Frozen in Time?

    Fantastic story of human survival and spirit


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like how it combines a WW2 story with a modern day quest to find the crash site of one of the rescue planes.


    What about Mitchell Zuckoff’s performance did you like?

    Very well read with a real passion for the subject


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This is a very engaging story more about the people involved than their flying machines. It's a very personal story too about the struggles to launch an expedition to Greenland to find the heroes frozen in ice.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.