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Arctic Fire Audiobook
Arctic Fire
Written by: 
Stephen Frey
Narrated by: 
William Dufris
Arctic Fire Audiobook

Arctic Fire

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Publisher's Summary

The story went something like this: Troy Jensen, who sailed solo around the world and conquered the seven summits, fell off a crab boat called Arctic Fire and drowned in the Bering Sea. Troy’s brother Jack, who doesn’t buy the story for a minute, heads to Alaska to uncover the truth. Jack discovers a connection between Troy and a secret intelligence organization known as Red Cell Seven (RCS) that will stop at nothing to protect America from threat (even if they have to kill thousands of Americans to do it). The problem is, the more Jack learns about Troy’s involvement with RCS, the more RCS learns about Jack. Arctic Fire is an adrenaline-pumping tale of one man’s descent into an underworld populated by terrorists, assassins, and viciously bad good guys.

©2012 Stephen Frey (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Niles Jacobsen Sumter, SC, United States 05-21-15
    Niles Jacobsen Sumter, SC, United States 05-21-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Fuel for the edrenaline junkie!"

    In "Arctic Fire," Stephen Frey introduces us to Red Cell Seven (RCS), an ultra-secret arm of the U.S. intelligence apparatus. RCS has been operating for over 40 years and is apolitical, protecting the interests of the United States rather than any one political ideology. The new president, however, is not willing to let RCS operate with impunity any longer and is threatening to dismantle the organization. Certain rogue elements within RCS will not allow that to happen, no matter what it takes to survive.

    Troy Jensen is an operative in RCS, unknown to all his family except his father, former Marine Colonel and CEO of one of the worlds largest banks. Jack Jensen, Troy's adopted brother, thinks Troy is just a spoiled rich kid, traveling the globe in search of adventure. But while Troy is off climbing mountains or fighting bulls, he is actually gathering intelligence and using his "hobbies" as cover. His latest adventure sees Troy working on a crab boat in Alaska, one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. But it would seem Troy tempted fate once to often and his family is notified that he was washed overboard by a wave during a storm.

    Jack had never come to terms with his being adopted. In addition to wondering who his real parents were, he never could seem to live up to Bill's expectations. Troy was seemingly the perfect son and the pride Bill had for him was painfully evident. Jack thought part of the reason was that blood was thicker than water. But Jack cared for Troy as only brothers can, adopted or not, and he did not believe the story of Troy's death. Troy was a survivor. There was no way Troy would have been the only person washed overboard. If anything, he would have been the one to save the others as he had done in the past. Jack quits his job as a bond trader and treks to Alaska in order to find the truth. But Jack makes some very dangerous people nervous and is soon running for his life.

    This was an enjoyable read, fast paced and full of action. The plot was, for the most part, very believable if not somewhat scripted. The ending was a stunner and seemed to come out of left field. I am not really sure what the author was intending with it. It is obvious he was setting it up for a sequel, but the ending seemed to raise more questions than necessary. That being said, if you are an action junkie, then you will enjoy this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dale House LOS FRESNOS, TX, US 03-04-15
    Dale House LOS FRESNOS, TX, US 03-04-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Choppy in places but overall good read"

    I really enjoyed the story concept however I think at times the author was looking for page fillers. I am looking forward to future books

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kiwi Kane Charlotte, NC United States 02-25-15
    Kiwi Kane Charlotte, NC United States 02-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "very cool,"

    loved it, it is very cut throat but it was well done

    might even consider more books by this author

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    J Plassmeyer 07-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A good story line while out walking"

    The audible book has a good story line while out walking and moving. I would strongly recommend it

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    Amazon Customer Costa Rica 04-15-16
    Amazon Customer Costa Rica 04-15-16 Member Since 2016

    Karol C.

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    "Pude tener más misterio o acción"

    La historia se desarrolla con sentido, pero las cosas se dan un tanto fáciles y me dejan muchas incógnitas. Quiero leer la serie para saber en qué termina. La narración es buena, incluso en tono siniestro y misterioso me llevó a querer encontrar más acción.

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    Terry 02-29-16
    Terry 02-29-16
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    "Too violent"

    I didn't like the excessive violence. The author could have decreased the blood and gore and his story would have been fine.

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    Katrina 01-13-16
    Katrina 01-13-16

    I haven't "read" a book since 1998, just not interested....after the 50 Shades Trilogy, I have become an audio book addict! I am a very tough critic.

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    "Not the action packed book I was expecting"

    Sadly, this book was so boring I couldn't finish it. I was really hoping for more.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ramil C. Wright San Francisco 06-17-13
    Ramil C. Wright San Francisco 06-17-13 Member Since 2013

    Voracious reader (paper and audio) 80-90 books per year; history, classics, fiction, music, and espionage

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    "I SHOULD HAVE PAID MORE ATTENTION TO THE REVIEWS!"

    This book is almost a disaster and the reader is an unqualified disaster. I am used to thrillers being a bit far-fetched and accept that, but this plot not only goes over the top, but begins to slide down the other side. Conspiracy plots are a bit tricky to write well and Stephen Frey botched this one. I had read 4 other books by Frey and they were OK if not great; this one does not make that grade. Bad enough that the plot and writing are poor, the listener is forced to hear a very poor performance. The readier has nice voice timbre but he exaggerates words and syllables so often that it is very off-putting. There are multiple characters in the story who play an important role, but the reader uses the same "voice" for several of them. In the last third of the book, the two main characters, who turn out to be half brothers. I guess the reader figured he should use the same voice for each since they share some genes. The only way the listener is able to distinguish the two is by the author use of "Troy said" or "said Jack". I probably should have said "plot spoiler" two sentences ago, but as the plot is so bad, I hope you won't read the book

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Greg Valley Center, CA, United States 01-03-13
    Greg Valley Center, CA, United States 01-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Very, very bad writing"
    What disappointed you about Arctic Fire?

    The writing is painfully bad. About half way through I had to force myself not to jump to the end. The scenes are built clumsily, the characters are annoyingly one dimensional, and the 'human interest' love story simply repeats 'he looked at her long dark hair and deep dark eyes' over and over again. It sounds as if written by a teenager. The only saving grace is that it is read well and it is relatively short. I will never get another Frey book again.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen Frey again?

    No


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

    Not much - he is a good narrator.


    What character would you cut from Arctic Fire?

    Sadly, all the main characters - they are each so thinly created that you could lump them all together and perhaps get one fully developed character - which I would cut.


    Any additional comments?

    Painful to finish because of the writing, not the narration.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Russell Townsend 05-13-15
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    "Junk food"

    Not too original like a potato chip, however a good snack. It passes time on a commute not requiring critical thought or too much attention.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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