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Icequake

By: Crawford Kilian
Narrated by: Tim Campbell
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Publisher's Summary

A group of 27 scientists and explorers are stranded in Antarctica.

Residing in a station known as Shackleton, they are studying the seismic activity of the region. An eruption of the nearby volcano, Mount Erebus, soon sends quakes throughout the continent with devastating results.

All radio communication has been disabled by the breakdown of the magnetic field. Evacuation is unlikely. No one knows whether they survived the icequake, and their station is now moving two kilometres north each day with the strong aftershocks. They are on their own, with limited food and resources.

Do they stay put and risk being caught in the next series of icequakes and avalanches? Or do they pack up and trek over dangerous territories to the neighbouring station?

Icequake is a gripping prophetic sci-fi disaster novel, full of excitement and danger in every chapter.

©2017 Crawford Kilian (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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If You Like Science In Your Science Fiction

It took me a while to warm up to the idea of Antarctica as the scene for such a wildly extreme climate change disaster epic. But it turns out the catastrophes described here are perfectly possible. Even relatively likely under the circumstances, sooner or later. And that makes the cast of "ordinary" scientists unusually provocative protagonists. They are normal human beings with the usual wide variety of personal characteristics. There are no superhuman powers on display: just the ones we humans have always had to rely on in catastrophes.There are no cartoonish people here, but a very realistic and well-described variety of personalities. And I found this aspect of Icequake to be a crucially valuable contrast to the action.

I give extra credit to the unobtrusively excellent narrator. His fluidly intelligent performance makes a great difference in how this long and very complex story is seamlessly and enjoyably knit together.

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Great free read! Interesting take on climate

I enjoyed this story and listened to it in 2 days. Narrator does a great job with accents and story clips along mostly. It does get technical about what the scientist are doing. Also I didn’t quite understand the quake vs the surge business. Also, a man wrote it so anything involving women stuff and romance is just silly.

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Realistic Climate

Book isn’t a brain twister that you have to pay attention to or rewind. It is solid though with characters we think behave how “normal” people would in same situation. No superheroes amazing stunts intelligence enhancements, which makes it all the more believable.
It probably shows how we may all act in a world changing catastrophe that may be all too close in our future. At least in the beginning. The people are isolated in the Antarctic when it happens so no spoilers here, what would it be like back in the world?
Guess you’ll have to read it to find out.

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Just terrible

Yep this is a bad one, no joy, no story, no nothing. Folk get stuck in the Antarctic, everything cracks and freezes. Wow how interesting....NOT!

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A no Go for me

The book begins at a fast pace and continues at the same pace. Too much, too fast...you cant grasp the characters with non stop actions occurring. As well the narration, too loud, too fast, too much. Overall, its just a no...plain no.

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Dated but not bad

Delightful look at what was at the earths last unexplored continent. The background horror show that everywhere else is suffering kept me entertained
Solid read from Tim Campbell

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Very enjoyable listen the detail allowed me to see and feel the cold and to understand the desperation of their situation

I could see and feel the cold and to understand the desperation of their situation. Good listen good story line.
Let’s all hope that it never happens.

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Interesting how things can change in a minute

started slow, but then the "fire" caught on. great story. wonder if that is what is in-store for us in this generation

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drawn out

long and drawn out but interesting concept for a book. struggled to stay with story.

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Action and Adventure in Slow Motion

The dullest, most boring and monotonous action and adventure book I've ever read. The narrator managed distinctive accents for everyone but accents were so heavy and thick at times you couldn't understand what was said and the tone of his voice was sharp and grating. I gave it 3 stars because I was actually able to finish the entire book and felt that was an accomplishment.

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  • 08-23-21

Dreadful Narration

It was an ok story but the narrator completely spoiled it with his inability to do any accent other than his own. His attempts were ludicrous and spoiled the story.

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  • Linda Mortimer
  • 10-17-22

Stereotypical view of women

I’m not entirely sure the author has met any women. The women characters are 2 dimensional and merely foils for the men. Tedious.

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  • siobhan brophy
  • 05-24-22

different story

i enjoyed this book. Its an original idea and original story. usually when we hear of a natural disaster we follow large towns and countries. but in this case we follow a small team trying to get to safety.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-05-22

in the end I gave up listening

too many characters, none of them distinctive and an unengaging plot. A fairly dull story

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-29-22

Icequake

Brilliant. Very exciting and lots of in depth characters. Also, this story has been hauntingly, eerily and terrifyingly prophetic.
The narrator was absolutely amazing.
More please!

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  • King_Lyd
  • 02-01-22

heavy terminology great story

narrator was brilliant at making the story come alive. He even managed to differentiate between the different people with ease.
the story was a little heavy in places and the use of terminology, although necessary, bogged it down. it was fascinating to see the end of the world from this point of view: as those who weren't there.

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  • Jenn and Ian
  • 01-18-22

Meh...it was okay...

This book had potential...
Just missed on a few points...
Mostly environmental, primarily inside the shelter at the station...the state of objects etc.
The Russian doctor was the least believable character among many...
But I live the Kiwis so ergo the 3 stars

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  • Craig
  • 09-07-21

A different disaster book.

Interesting take on a disaster with almost every character surviving. Enjoyable listening. Very easy to follow.

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  • Rachael
  • 08-25-21

Good Suspence fun

Nothing heavy. Just a fun what if the ice broke up and the consequences for an isolated community. Enjoyed it.

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  • andrew heaton
  • 08-24-21

Dull read

This book is awfully dull didn’t even get halfway and deleted shame as the front cover looked enticing.

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  • Linnel
  • 07-08-22

Scary to think this could really happen right now.

Good storyline with a lot of detail to help the reader form a picture of what was happening. The narrative was good, but some of the accents not so much.

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  • Sasha Mercier
  • 01-22-22

Great book

Great book. I say this with love for the narrator, but his New Zealand and Australian accents sound like an American imitating a South African imitating a New Zealander. Still, great book and great performance.

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  • Sharon
  • 01-12-22

Don't listen to this

Worst narrator I have ever had the misfortune to hear. I don't know what the story was about, however, the narrator's name will never be forgotten. TIM CAMPBELL... how on earth did he get this gig? Probably did not give an audition.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-14-21

Great read

Throughly enjoyed the story although as a kiwi living in Australia I had a hard time recognising the accents but otherwise I really enjoyed the book.

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  • Linda-Anne Relph
  • 11-11-21

One Star

I may read the book one day, but the horrible accent of the Aussies and New Zealanders were cringeworthy. I’m from South Africa and the accent was not even close. The performer ruined the book. I’m returning the it.

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  • Nicole driver
  • 11-01-21

thrilling story

loved this story from start to finish might even listen to it again soon

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  • Cre8chick
  • 10-26-21

Can we please get the accents right!

Honestly if you are going to sell an audio book to Australians and New Zealanders about Australians and New Zealanders can you at least get the accent right!!! The Aussies sounded like the Beetles (Liverpudlian) and the Kiwis had a South African accent. I know you Americans think your perfect but for this I give a big fat 1 star. The overall story was good and would read this authors works again.