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Fatal Frost | [James Henry]

Fatal Frost

May, 1982. Britain celebrates the sinking of the Belgrano, Jimmy Savile has the run of the airwaves and Denton Police Division welcomes its first black policeman, DC Waters -- recently relocated from Bethnal Green. While the force is busy dealing with a spate of local burglaries, the body of fifteen-year-old Samantha Evans is discovered in woodland next to the nearby railway track. Then a fifteen-year-old boy is found dead on Denton's golf course, his organs removed.
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May, 1982. Britain celebrates the sinking of the Belgrano, Jimmy Savile has the run of the airwaves and Denton Police Division welcomes its first black policeman, DC Waters -- recently relocated from Bethnal Green. While the force is busy dealing with a spate of local burglaries, the body of fifteen-year-old Samantha Evans is discovered in woodland next to the nearby railway track. Then a fifteen-year-old boy is found dead on Denton's golf course, his organs removed. Detective Sergeant Jack Frost is sent to investigate -- a welcome distraction from troubles at home. And when the murdered boy's sister goes missing, Frost and Waters must work together to find her... before it's too late.

©2012 The Estate of R. D. Wingfield (P)2012 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Sandy BUCKETTY, Australia 03-07-14
    Sandy BUCKETTY, Australia 03-07-14 Member Since 2008

    Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.

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    "The 'Ghost' writer is better"

    James Henry does a decent Frost story and Stephen Thorne is the better reader..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer East Hartford, CT, United States 06-04-14
    Amazon Customer East Hartford, CT, United States 06-04-14 Member Since 2010

    Not a writer, a writer wannabe, editor, lit maj, or pretend literary critic. Just an avid reader/listener. My ratings are opinion only.

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    "Disappointing"

    I had hoped the author would capture R.D. Wingfield's style. Jack is a little cruder, not quite as likable. Though he was no angel in the original series, he wasn't as boorish. The relationship with his wife is different as well and does not ring true.

    Despite all the disappointments, the story is similar to originals with meshing story lines as well as good character development for supporting players. So overall a decent listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Canada 06-01-14
    Tracy Canada 06-01-14 Member Since 2010

    A long time reader and listener - I just can't get enough of Audible! (Especially mysteries and Buddhist texts and history and ...etc!

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    "Frosty Relationships..."

    If you enjoy the original Frost books by R.D. Wingfield, you will probably really enjoy this book. The narrator is excellent (the same as for the original books, I think), Frost is his usual disorganized and yet brilliant self, and the writing is very well-done.

    In this book - the second written by Wingfield's successor, James Henry - we see Frost's conflicted relationship with his wife and with PC Clarke; we see the friction between him and Mullet; and we see the good rapport Frost seems to have with most unlikely people - felons and coppers alike.

    This was a fun listen, with parts that made me laugh, and did not get too sappy or emotional, so it stayed pretty light.

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    ACT1 Australia 03-20-13
    ACT1 Australia 03-20-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Good yarn"

    I like Frost and the narrator was just right for the role - unlike some of my other recent listens! Good story with lots of Frost-isms that made a few laugh out loud moments. As it wasnt written by RD Wingfield, the new author did well.

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  • Monsieur Ghost
    WALLINGFORD, United Kingdom
    9/1/12
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    "Hurrah, another Frost!"

    The abridged recording was released a few months back, but the wait for the unabridged version has been worthwhile! Stephen Thorne is one of the best audiobook narrators, if not the best, and for me he is the Frost series narrator par excellence. He really makes the characters come alive and gets the (wry) humour across exactly right. James Henry, the author, has done an excellent job, like in First Frost, in creating a fast-paced story in the same style as RD Wingfield. Long may the Thorne/Henry combo last....

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Barrie
    HAVANT, United Kingdom
    4/9/13
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    "Fatal Frost"

    The author seems to have captured the character of "Jack" Frost very well and his writing bears many of the hallmarks of R D Wingfield (the original author of the "Frost" novels). Of course his cause is helped mightily by the fact that the publisher has retained the services of the excellent Stephen Thorne as the narrator. I look forward to many more episodes of this loveable character! Well done.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • J Whitfield
    Newcastle-U-Tyne
    7/18/13
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    "Second book of Frost"

    Very good second book,same characters of his first Frost novel and good plot line.

    Recommend this book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • iris
    Paris, France
    6/14/14
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    "Enjoyable and entertaining"

    Jack Frost has got to be one of the most endearing creations in detective fiction. His long-running antagonism with Mullet his superior is always amusing. Here he is investigating an outbreak of burglaries and the murder of a young girl. A black policeman has been drafted in from East London and in this early 1980s provincial town that makes something of a stir. The men work well as a team and unravel the mystery but it is the humour of the author and the characterisation of Frost that really make me want to listen to the end. The narrator is absolutely splendid and his performance really brings the book to life. It has to be said that the book has a very English feel to it so I don't know if American readers might find it so funny but I can only reccommend them to give it a try!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sara
    RHYL, United Kingdom
    6/10/14
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    "Almost a period piece"
    Would you listen to Fatal Frost again? Why?

    A great listen with interwoven threads coming together for an entertaining book. Were the police really like that in the 1980s? Probably!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fatal Frost?

    References to 1980s culture in Britain and so many humorous flashes


    What about Stephen Thorne’s performance did you like?

    He was brilliant and kept up a repertoire of excellent persona throughout


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

    Made me chuckle and laugh out loud on many occasions


    Any additional comments?

    Overall a really entertaining listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Derek
    San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia, Spain
    6/5/14
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    "Just as Good as Ever"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love audiobooks as I can 'read' them whilst doing other activities and at the beginning and end of the night. I already recommend audiobooks to my friends and others.


    What other book might you compare Fatal Frost to, and why?

    I found in convincingly like much of the rest of the Frost stories and as such is credible and keeps you moving with the story.


    What does Stephen Thorne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    With good 'actors' like Stephen Thorne and Lorelei King you gain the added dimension of the characterisations. Of course, in normal reading one can do that for oneself but it makes a good change for there to be additional input from time to time. I tend to read text during the day and listen to audiobooks at night and occasionally in the night if restless.


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

    Yes, though this was not possible.


    Any additional comments?

    I was gratified that a new Frost author had such a good handle on the aethos of the originals.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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