• A Blizzard of Polar Bears

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Alice Henderson
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Wildlife biologist Alex Carter is back, fighting for endangered species in the Canadian Arctic and battling for her life in this action-packed follow-up to A Solitude of Wolverines, “a true stunner of a thriller debut” (James Rollins) and “a great read” (Nevada Barr).

Fresh off her wolverine study in Montana, wildlife biologist Alex Carter lands a job studying a threatened population of polar bears in the Canadian Arctic. Embedded with a small team of Arctic researchers, she tracks the majestic bears by air, following them over vast, snowy terrain, spending days leaning precariously out of a helicopter with a tranquilizer gun, until she can get down on the ice to examine them up close. 

But as her study progresses, and she gathers data on the health of individual bears, things start to go awry. Her helicopter pilot quits unexpectedly, equipment goes missing, and a late-night intruder breaks into her lab and steals the samples she’s collected. She realizes that someone doesn’t want her to complete her study, but Alex is not easily deterred. 

Managing to find a replacement pilot, she returns to the icy expanses of Hudson Bay. But the helicopter catches fire in midflight, forcing the team to land on a vast sheet of white far from civilization. Surviving on the frozen landscape is difficult enough, but as armed assailants close in on snowmobiles, Alex must rely on her skills and tenacity to survive this onslaught and carry out her mission.

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©2021 Alice Henderson (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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just read the first book and move on

3 stars because I kept listening to it until the end. i liked her first book about wolverines. this one is a total pile of garbage. pretty much a repeating plot from the first book. very weak writing. it drags on at first with way too much detail about the vegeterian meals Alex purchased and how many bears she tagged. Then there is a big suspensful plot wtist and lots of action like from a children's adventure book. the author has done extneded research about polar bears but then writes ridiculous silly scenarios where Alex jumps into icy cold water and saves a polar bear, then pops out, takes her plastic suit off wuth a drawstring around the neck, puts on her parka and moved on like no biggie. among other unrealistic things. the narrator is terrible too. When someone is scared she changes her voice to a fake scared voice. it's pretty bad. if you start reading it and the book bothers you, just move on. it gets worse.

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I'm loving her books!!

I'm a lover of outdoors and wildlife so her books tie in all that with mystery, suspense, and a reminder of what's really going on out in the environment that we everyday people may not be aware of.

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Slow start, good finish.

Ok, so you will learn everything about Polar Bears. But once things get weird, they really get weird. I really liked this story and thought it better than the 1st novel. Yeah, it's a bit preachy but the action is awesome. The descriptions are awesome. I still think the main character is a bit cringe as in preachy and dense to danger, but I liked her more in this story. What a good ride.


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Can this just be a tv show or movie!?!?

Picked this up the same time I got the first one and it actually was what caught my eye first but I couldn’t start on this one… this was so good! Super fun read! If you like suspense then this is great!

Some of it gets preachy but look past that and you’ll love it still

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Outstanding

I highly recommend this book and narrators! The storyline was multilayered and brought to an exciting ending! Authors closing comments told the sad story of climate change and the effects on polar bears !
Narrator was exceptional!

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Good story, narrator issues

The narrator lifts the last syllable of most sentences when the story gets tense which is annoying and ver distracting. She needs to stop doing that!!

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Great action scenes & good story line but often too slow and preachy

I liked the characters and felt like I got to know them well. I did enjoy learning about the polar bears. I really liked the action and descriptions of how Alex handled herself. However, the slower parts and preachiness around those scenes really dragged down my overall enjoyment.