Your audiobook is waiting…

Freezing Point

After the Shift, Book 1
Narrated by: D. C. Newman
Series: After the Shift Series, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
4 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

In the dawn of a new Ice Age, families everywhere are taking to the road to escape the frigid landscape - but you can’t outrun the cold. No one could have predicted the terrifying impact of human interference in the Arctic. Shifts in the Earth's crust have led to catastrophe, and now the North Pole is located in the mid-Atlantic, making much of the eastern United States an unlivable polar hellscape.

Nathan Tolley is a talented mechanic who has watched his business dry up due to gas shortages following the drastic tectonic shifts. His wife, Cyndi, has diligently prepped food and supplies, but it’s not enough to get them through a never-ending winter. With an asthmatic young son and a new baby on the way, they’ll have to find a safe place they can call home or risk freezing to death in this harsh new world.

When an old friend of Nathan’s tells him that Detroit has become a paradise, with greenhouses full of food and plenty of solar energy for everyone, it sounds like the perfect place to escape. But with dangerous conditions and roving gangs, getting there seems like an impossible dream. It also seems like their only choice.

©2018 Relay Publishing (P)2019 Relay Publishing

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    12
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    6
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    12
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    12
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2
Sort by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Not for me.

I wanted to love this, I really did, but I really had to force myself to even finish it because I didn't care for any of the characters, I felt like the story was way too repetitive and there wasn't really anything to root for. It took me weeks to finish and I couldn't really tell you everything that happened. I won't be continuing on with the series.

The narrator was ok. He read clearly but I found myself not knowing who was talking some times as his tones were similar for most of them.

I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Good storyline but....

Hmmm... I hate to be negative because I think this is a good book. It was just so boring and I don't think it's due to the story but more due to the narrator. He was a little monotone... had to stop listening. Sorry.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great book

Really liked this book... starting on the next one. Narrator did fantastic job as well. Worth the time and money

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • TU
  • 06-14-19

It was OK

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Although a bit slow starting, I think this was a decent book. The narrator is kind of dry, though, which I thought was a big contributing factor. That aside, it was still a decent book. I got used to the dry narration after a couple hours and it stopped bothering me. I'm on the fence whether or not I will continue the series.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Good start to another series

This is the seventh book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I have enjoyed every book so far. This one is no exception. I like the idea of an Ice Age apocalyptic event. Nathan, along with his family and friend, set off towards Detroit in hopes of finding the refuse a friend has told them about. Staying in their home, despite all the preparations his wife made for a potential emergency like this, is proving unsafe. Attempting the long track to Detroit is not free from dangers or challenges, but still seems their better option. Unfortunately, the gang that forced them from their home is on their trail. Picking up the odd character along the way, their expanded group does what they must to reach their goal.
This book ends with a conclusion to one segment of their journey and leaves us with a big unknown which is the obvious lead into the next book.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( D.C. Newman ) and I would listen to another. I enjoyed his style. He did well with all the character voices and had a good cadence and clarity to his narration.

There are no explicit sex scenes, or excessive violence. There is the very occasional swear word.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
Please feel free to comment on whether you found my review helpful.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

After the polar shift.

A little slow for me, I understand that this is a trilogy, but I don't think I'm interested enough to go for the other books. The story moved a little slow for me. and I did not find any character that I really liked that much.
This is an unbiased review of a book I received for free.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Freezing Point

The first in the series and it is pretty good!I did not fall in love with any of the characters.I found Nathan rather childish for a grown man.I have no idea how dealing with a climate change apocolypse would affect a normal man. D. C. Newman was a fine narrator. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

First time I have seen this take on apocalyptic

I really liked this listen/read. The many characters were completely fleshed out. The story moved along nicely and believable pace. I found only one thing I was out of sorts with. It ended on a cliff-hanger! But that left me wanting more. I WILL be listening/reading the rest of this series. I highly recommend this book to all those that like Post-Apocalyptic stories. Now for the obligatory: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review." "I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.”

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A good story. A great premise.

I am a huge fan of the flood of post apocalyptic fiction we have today. This was no exception. I love the story and the dedication to family. The fact that, knowing these areas since I drive over the road, I could imagine the hardships and dangers they faced. The story was wonderful, if I can only say one thing that isn't a rave review, it's that the narration left a bit to be desired. Other than that, great job. Pick this up if you are looking for a great PA fiction thrill ride!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Post apocalyptic

I found this slow going at the beginning and it did not grab me at all. I also found that there was no urgency in this type of genre. It has promise but it is not for me.
Others might like it more than I did.