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Freezing Point | [Karen Dionne]

Freezing Point

Salvation and annihilation meet at one degree.One man's dream of providing clean drinking water for millions, tapped from the polar ice, sparks a conflict of humanity, science, big business, and environmental extremism. But no one can foresee the true danger hidden deep within the ice, an enemy more deadly than any could imagine, and an apocalyptic horror mankind may not survive.
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Publisher's Summary

Salvation and annihilation meet at one degree. One man's dream of providing clean drinking water for millions, tapped from the polar ice, sparks a conflict of humanity, science, big business, and environmental extremism. But no one can foresee the true danger hidden deep within the ice, an enemy more deadly than any could imagine, and an apocalyptic horror mankind may not survive.

©2008 Karen Dionne (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“If Freezing Point is (Dionne’s) first novel, I’d sure like to read her second. Here’s a writer with a very bright future indeed.” (Douglas Preston)

“Karen’s a female Michael Crichton. Freezing Point is a terrific read. I highly recommend it.” (James Rollins)

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    Amazon Customer MI 02-10-15
    Amazon Customer MI 02-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Ok, but didn't like main character"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Maybe. I wouldn't go out of my to mention this book, but if someone asked me I would say its OK. I have read much worse.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Karen Dionne? Why or why not?

    Possibly. If it not the same formula as this book... e.g. minus arctic, plus volcano


    What about Mark Boyett’s performance did you like?

    Mark Boyett is usually always a good performer


    Could you see Freezing Point being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Maybe a sci-fi channel movie..enter mostly no-name actors, maybe one recognizable actor.


    Any additional comments?

    Zoe was an idiot. Her stupidity should have killed her off early in the book. How can anyone that doesn't think about the consequences of her actions survive in such a harsh environment?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    G. House Sr. Sherborn, MA, United States 05-10-12
    G. House Sr. Sherborn, MA, United States 05-10-12 Member Since 2015

    I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.

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    "Disappointing and not believable."
    What would have made Freezing Point better?

    The character development was unorganized and formulaic. The challenges posed by the author were unsubstantiated and not believable. A major part of the conflict was not resolved in the book but handled like a footnote in the epilog..


    Have you listened to any of Mark Boyett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The setting being Antartica was a good idea.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Francisco Garcia 06-28-10 Listener Since 2008
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    "Excelent book, Great reading."

    I really can't tell if I became an author's fan or the narrator's.
    Great on the emphasis and different accents that keep your attention till the end.
    Wonderfull story to think about
    Keep up the great job both of you.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Janet Hudson's Hope, British Columbia, Canada 04-16-10
    Janet Hudson's Hope, British Columbia, Canada 04-16-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Liked It"

    Really enjoyable story. A little out there at times but held my attention and kept me looking forward my next opportunity to listen.

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    Michael scottsdale, AZ, USA 04-07-10
    Michael scottsdale, AZ, USA 04-07-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Dont waste your money"

    Just another peice of enviornmentalist propoganda. Strait out of the green peace handbook, the evil corporation trys to destroy the world just to make a buck. The premis is far fetched and the author needs to do a little bit better research for her next book, which for the record, I will not be reading. If you liked the book "State of Fear" you will not like this read (even though the author seems to have read it and used some of its plot ideas for this book)

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kfcarter Graham, WA 04-04-10
    Kfcarter Graham, WA 04-04-10 Member Since 2002

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    "Great read"

    This was a really good story. It started a little slow but once it got rolling, I could not put it down. If this is the author's first book, I can't wait for the second.

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    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 04-02-10
    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 04-02-10
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    "A great first Eco terrorism novel"

    I enjoyed this very much. I think ms Dionne has a bright future. I agree with Douglas Preston and am looking forward to more from her. The concept was an excellent idea. Parts were very frightening, or at least gave me the creeps. It is a page turner and I found it difficult to put down. Overall, I highly recommend it and am looking forward to her maturing as a writer.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Shirley Deltona, FL, USA 04-16-10
    Shirley Deltona, FL, USA 04-16-10
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    "predictable"

    Very predictable, unrealistic, and not extremely imaginative...

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    William Montpelier, VT, USA 04-08-10
    William Montpelier, VT, USA 04-08-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Probably closer to four stars, but..."

    In many ways it was very original and the writers hard work was tangible. Yet it started clumsily with cliched dialogue and overly drawn out action scenes. Good fun though for the other 80% of the book with riveting adventures and neat structure.

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    Sanford Rosenberg Richmond, VA 06-28-10
    Sanford Rosenberg Richmond, VA 06-28-10

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    "Not in the least engaging"

    Very disappointed in what sounded like a sci-fi-related thriller. It seemed a trumped-up premise and unlikeable characters, and the "scary" part--please, without revealing anything in case you think you'll like this book, the "scary" part is ridiculous. Get something else with your book credit. I usually can't wait to get back in my car to hear more--this one didn't excite me at all. I just finished it to find out how it ended. It wasn't worth it.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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