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Silent Snow | [Steve Thayer]

Silent Snow

In the midst of a savage Minnesota blizzard, investigative reporter Rick Beanblossom receives an anonymous note much like the one the Lindbergh family received when their infant son was kidnapped. Fighting the perilous weather and racing against time, Beanblossom desperately searches for clues in history's most infamous kidnapping that may solve his own painful loss.
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Publisher's Summary

In the midst of a savage Minnesota blizzard, investigative reporter Rick Beanblossom receives an anonymous note much like the one the Lindbergh family received when their infant son was kidnapped. As he searches for his own son, Beanblossom must not only relive the horrors of his Vietnam tour when Napalm destroyed his face, but also research the tragic circumstances of the Lindbergh kidnapping. Fighting the perilous weather and racing against time, Beanblossom desperately searches for clues in history's most infamous kidnapping that may solve his own painful loss.

©1999 Steven Thayer; (P)1999 New Star Media Inc.

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    Sandi J Wilson Houston TX 05-30-04
    Sandi J Wilson Houston TX 05-30-04 Member Since 2001

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    "SILENT SNOW"

    From the beginning to the end, I was totally mesmerized. I listen to my audible.com books in my car and looked for reasons to go places just to listen to this one. The theory he espoused is so plausible, it is hard to keep in one's mind that this is a work of fiction. I heartily recommend this book to avid mystery readers.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Wasilla, AK, USA 09-18-03
    Rebecca Wasilla, AK, USA 09-18-03
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    "Silent Snow"

    Steve Thayer is a master at weaving intricate details and multiple plots with location. This book is difficult to stop listening to like The Weatherman. It's a wonderful mystery which makes the reader want to listen to more and more of his great work.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    karen United States 04-15-10
    karen United States 04-15-10
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    "Astonishingly good!"

    I bought this book with an Audible coupon -- never heard of the author, but I grew up in that part of the country and thought it might be interesting. I was so surprised by what a great book this is -- and confounded that I hadn't heard of Steve Thayer before.

    It's extremely well done, a tale of two kidnappings, the story of the famous kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby and another recreated in modern times, with the child of a very popular TV news anchor. I didn't remember much of the story of the Lindbergh kidnapping, but the historical parts, intersperced with the contemporary drama, was really well done. The scenes at Fort Snelling were so tense I had to stop what I was doing and just listen.

    The whole audio production was marvelous, with the tinkling speakeasy music to introduce the historical parts, plus a great narrator. I hated for this book to end.

    More from Steve Thayer, please!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James Gordon New York, NY 05-13-05
    James Gordon New York, NY 05-13-05 Member Since 2004
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    "Literary Genius"

    Steve Thayer takes the mystery genre and turns it into literary greatness. This book is spellbinding in its intricacies. The manner in which Thayer weaves the real Lindbergh kidnapping case with his fictionalized version leaves me amazed at his talent. By the time the book comes to an end, you will feel you've been through an ordeal, albeit a good one.

    One note: The audio is muffled and causes the listener to miss passages. If possible, this should be corrected. David Birney works so hard and the sound quality thwarts him often.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 04-15-14
    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 04-15-14 Member Since 2001
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    Audiobook read by David Birney, a 10 plus hour listen. The story is about the modern day kidnapping of a baby with a paralell to the Lindbergh case of 1932. The author mixes fact with fiction, creating a historical scenario of wild speculation. If you’re looking for factual detail regarding the Lindbergh case, please don’t depend on this book. Some of it is true, most is not and is a fictionalized version of actual events. If you take historical fiction seriously, you may take a pass on Silent Snow, there really is no detail about the world as it was in 1932, only fictionally created characters. If your interest is simply a good mystery, the book is well worth a purchase. It may take time to get into the voice and rhythm of the reader, David Birney, as a few characters sound a little too decrepit.

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    naughtee hobart, Australia 06-02-13
    naughtee hobart, Australia 06-02-13 Member Since 2010
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    "great ride, bring your overcoat"

    albeit somewhat farfetched i was happy to go along, great performance and some interesting twists.

    worth a listen

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    Carol Tampa, FL, United States 02-22-13
    Carol Tampa, FL, United States 02-22-13 Member Since 2011
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    "More Steve Thayer!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and didn't want it to end. Steve Thayer wrote another wonderful murder mystery titled "The Wheat Field". I hope Audible makes this available asap. Thayer is an extraordinary writer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Fillmore, CA, United States 11-08-10
    Laura Fillmore, CA, United States 11-08-10 Member Since 2007
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    "More Steve Thayer!!"

    WOW- this book really hooked me. I loved the way he wove the Lindbergh baby's disappearance with the story. Very captivating and hard to "put down." I found the characters complex and interesting. The mystery moved along nicely through past and present. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to more from Steve Thayer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tessler Lake Bluff, IL, United States 04-24-10
    Tessler Lake Bluff, IL, United States 04-24-10 Member Since 2002
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    "good story but weak ending"

    The story is good but the ending is a let down.

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    S. Johnston maui, Hawaii 10-10-09
    S. Johnston maui, Hawaii 10-10-09 Member Since 2005

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    "I am completely enthralled with this book."

    The writing and narration of this mystery are superb. I have been an audible listener for about five years now and I consider this one of the most engaging I have heard. I anxiously await more from this amazing author.

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