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In the Barren Ground Audiobook

In the Barren Ground

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In the Barrens, a vast wilderness in northern Canada bordering the Arctic Circle, night consumes every hour of the winter. Humans are scarce; ferocious predators roam freely. Locals say spirits do, too.

Rookie cop Tana Larsson doesn't mind the dark and quiet. Five months pregnant and hoping to escape the mistakes of her past, she takes a post in Twin Rivers, population 320. Maybe here she can find peace and community for her child.

But with her superior out of commission, Tana becomes the sole police officer in 17,500 square miles. One bitter night, she gets a call about the fatal wolf mauling of two students, and the only way to reach the remote scene is to enlist the help of the arrogant, irritatingly handsome Cameron "Crash" O'Halloran, a local bush pilot with a shady reputation for smuggling and a past cloaked in shadow.

When the macabre scene they uncover suggests violence much more sinister than animal, Tana must trust Crash if she wants to protect the town - and herself - from the evil that lurks in the frozen dark.

©2016 Loreth Beswetherick (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Wayne Matthews, NC 12-04-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 12-04-16 Member Since 2017

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "I almost gave up after the creepy opening scene,.."

    ...but I'm glad I did not. This is my third suspense thriller by romance novel author Loreth Anne White with the others being in In The Waning Light which includes multiple extremely explicit sex scenes and The Dark Lure which is as much romance as suspense. In The Barren Ground shows maturity as it is a pure suspense thriller with some romance incidental to the story. It is a strong suspense thriller. Narration by actor Cara Gee comes as a surprise because this is the first book that I have listened to her narrate. My decision was between 3 and 4 stars.

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    Cyndie Montoya 08-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    This book was totally engrossing right from the start. I was annoyed with the performers voice at first then realized later on in the book that hers was the best voice for this character. I loved the storyline and the transformation of each character.

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    Julie 01-02-17
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    "Not much romance"

    This is a dark serial killer murder mystery with a little romance on the side. Good story. I just would not call it romantic suspense.

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    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 09-28-16
    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 09-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Horrible narration.."

    As of this writing there are 89 4 and 5 star reviews and I have no idea how that came to be. Raj (a man) and Selena (a woman) sound just exactly alike, and there's no emotions, no nothing from Cara Gee. I can see this happening years ago when the narrator simply read the book, BUT this is 2016, time for narrators to know they have to sound like men and women both or they're not really narrators. I can't listen to this woman, it's no wonder she has only 2 books to her credit and the other book only has 1 review and she gave the narrator 3 stars, she's terrible. It doesn't matter if this is a free listen and free read if you can't stand the narration. If you want to listen to a great book by Loreth Anne White get The Slow Burn of Silence or In The Waning Light. You won't be disappointed with the narration. I left 3 stars for Overall and Story because I know it was probably a good book and I wanted to be fair to the author. Sorry, Ms. White.

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    Dlh 08-22-16
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    I have read the last 4 novels of Loreth Anne White in the last 2weeks . Loved them all . Amazing . Lessons of life , love , wildlife and the love of dogs !!!! Suspense at its best !

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    The Fat Man Montana 01-25-17
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    "Had the making of a good story,"

    The story was suspenseful, exciting in places, and original. . However the author was too repetitive, and a bit too much of a romantic

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    Wendy 12-26-16
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    "Slow burn with little depth and poorly read"

    very difficult to listen (boring) to at the beginning and story was tough to grab onto and embrace.

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    MrlCo Lexington Ky. United States 12-25-16
    MrlCo Lexington Ky. United States 12-25-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Gripping plot"

    Beautiful story of second chances and building a community of people around you. A little too much gory detail. Very well narrated!

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    Tammy 10-21-16
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    "unbelievably good"

    this book was fantastic! well written and the narrator did a great job. could not stop listening to this book. some parts were gruesome and had you in the edge of your seat. crazy good stuff!

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    Diana Granite Falls, WA, United States 10-19-16
    Diana Granite Falls, WA, United States 10-19-16 Member Since 2012

    I am a long haul owner operator truck driver, listening to audio books has been a salvation for me.

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    loved this book, great twist, strong ad's emotional characters. Narrator does a fantastic job. you won't've disappointed.

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