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Blood and Ice Audiobook

Blood and Ice

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Publisher's Summary

Journalist Michael Wilde - his world recently shattered by tragedy - hopes that a month-long assignment to the South Pole will give him a new lease on life. There, in the most inhospitable place on earth, he is simply looking to find solace...until, on a routine dive in to the polar sea, he unexpectedly finds something else entirely: a young man and woman, bound with chains and sealed forever in a block of ice. Beside them is a chest filled with a strange, and sinister, cargo.

Now, in a bleak but breathtaking world of shimmering icebergs, deep blue crevasses, and never-ending sun, Wilde must unravel the mystery of this doomed couple. Were they the innocent victims of fear and superstition - or were they something far darker?

His search will lead from the barracks and battlefields of the Crimean War to the unexplored depths of the Antarctic Ocean, from the ill-fated charge of the Light Brigade to an age-old curse that survives to this day.

As the ice around the murdered lovers begins to melt, Wilde will have to grapple with a miracle - or a nightmare - in the making. For what is dead, it turns out, may not be gone. And here, at the very end of the known world, there's nowhere to hide and no place left for the living to run.

©2009 Robert Masselo; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Beth 09-25-09
    Beth 09-25-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Not as good as expected"

    I loved Vigil and Bestiary but this book just didn't quite live up to his normal fast paced unusual stories. It is still a good book but not what I was expecting given his past efforts and the cover blurb on this book.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sampan 02-17-16
    Sampan 02-17-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Surprise ending and plot to this takes a lot of turns and twists surprised myself by liking this"

    Surprising he's your interest word by word a lot of twists and turns and very favorable characters really enjoyed this surprising to myself voiceover

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Staley 01-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "cool twist"

    cool twist on an old theme. it's pretty well done in this version. couple ideas were out of synch, though

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marie Jerome, ID, United States 09-25-15
    Marie Jerome, ID, United States 09-25-15 Member Since 2010
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    "A book to get lost in"
    If you could sum up Blood and Ice in three words, what would they be?

    an interesting take on vampires


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Blood and Ice?

    the discription of the Crimea war


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

    he is great and easy to listen I think that hearing and reading are like comparing apples and organges, both are great


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!!!


    Any additional comments?

    This was a book I didn't want to put down even to sleep. I hope to see more from this author and narrator. I hope the author leaves out the F word it is not needed.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Nicole 04-24-16
    Nicole 04-24-16
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    "I really enjoyed this book"

    I like how it takes us back and forth from on century to the current day. I love how it really engaged me in the history and just interesting things about the South Pole. I was a great listen for me and I didn't want to stop until the end. Only thing I didn't like is the swear words. Seriously I think all books could do without them!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mara 05-02-12
    Mara 05-02-12
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    "Too predictable"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would not recommned because it is predictable, shallow and lacked a satisfactory ending.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Robert Masello again?

    no


    What didn’t you like about Phil Gigante’s performance?

    I hated his pronounciation of Lieutenant. There is no F in the word!


    Was Blood and Ice worth the listening time?

    sure, I did not have a better book to listen to at the time.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sherri 02-19-16
    Sherri 02-19-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Just ok"
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    The story was just ok, good for listening during my work commutes... but nothing I would have used other precious time for.
    The narration was good which really saved the book for me.

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    KAT M K 10-19-15
    KAT M K 10-19-15
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    "Interesting concept, not quite pulled off"

    I found the story difficult to get into at first and found that it dragged on a bit and became a bit hard to follow.

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