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Fire and Ice Audiobook

Fire and Ice

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In a small town in Iowa, a series of murders have the town on edge. A newspaperman turned reluctant sleuth unravels the interconnected deaths, and in the process rekindles a romance and has his faith tested.

This story will leave you guessing. This suspenseful work is from William Graham, the author of the critically acclaimed works The Red Planet Trilogy and The Red Planet President - both of which are also available in audio format.

©2003 William Graham (P)2015 William Graham

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    Karen M. 05-27-17
    Karen M. 05-27-17
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    A man and his wife are murdered in their farmhouse and a young single mother is also killed in her home. Are the murders related and who did it? These are the questions that police detective Nora and her old flame Declan, now the newspaper editor, are determined to find out.

    Fire and Ice was a good mystery with plenty of quirky and interesting characters. There were some clever plot twists that kept me guessing. I feel that the story would have been more engaging with a different narrator. At times he seemed to vacillate between "Fargo" and "Rain Man". I would recommend Fire and Ice with one caveat - listen to the narration sample first.

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator. This review is my honest opinion.

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    Amazon Customer 05-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A good story made average by narration"

    Fire and Ice has all the right elements for a good listen. An unusual murder in a small town that becomes a series of murders, A newspaper reporter trying to find roots back in his home town becomes a sleuth helping a former girlfriend who is a detective in the small police department. Politicians blinded by ambition and a developer trying to build an Idyllic development.
    That being said, the narration just took it down to an average listen in which it was hard to stay involved.
    Tim Brunson's voice is pleasant enough, but his reading was so slow and void of any emotion
    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

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    Dawnatarr 05-17-17
    Dawnatarr 05-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A little of everything in this book."

    It's like a new age Peyton Place. It has everything you like to read, interesting characters a plot that matches a soap opera. I received this audiobook for free and voluntarily reviewed.

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    Claire America 05-15-17
    Claire America 05-15-17 Member Since 2014

    I read all kinds of books, but I have an obsession with paranormal and fantasy at the moment. Sorry about any spelling mistakes/typos.

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    "A mixed experience."

    The narration just didn't work for me. I didn't find any flow in it, for me the pacing was off, the delivery of the lines was unnatural. For all I know this might actually be an accurate delivery of the accent and speech pattern of the area to book is based in but I found it detracted from my enjoyment of the book.

    I also hated the character voices, particularly the male voices which to me sounded more feminine than the female characters which is really strange with a male narrator. I had a terrible time trying to figure out who was talking, the voice would change mid line which made me think the other person said the second part, but no, or I'd think it was all one person when it was going back and forth, I found it pretty frustrating. I would avoid listening to this narrator again. I strongly recommend listening to the sample before buying.

    As for the story, well it was a complicated little thing! It followed a lot of different people weaving back and forth before bringing it all together at the end. It was really quite well done.

    I found that part of the mystery remained a mystery right up to the reveal and part was obvious from the middle of the book, but overall it was enjoyable. I enjoyed it bt for me the eBook would have been better.

    This book was supplied free by the author/narrator/publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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    Dominique Cathedral City, CA 05-11-17
    Dominique Cathedral City, CA 05-11-17 Member Since 2017

    Audio books get me through my drive time, laundry time, grocery shopping, everything that would otherwise be a chore. I love audiobooks!

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    "Story was great - sample the narrator first"

    This is a tough review to write because I REALLY wanted to love this book as a whole. It had colorful characters with original quirks (like people who consider playing the classical music on the violin so sexy that they use it as foreplay), a shrewd politician who spins a blackmail scheme to personal advantage in an incredibly clever way, and a cute immigrant housekeeper turned stripper/prostitute who doesn't go the way you'd think and defies stereotypes as she works hard to make a better life for her Mother.

    The story engaged the heck out of me, but I didn't relate well to the narrator. I sped him up. I slowed him down. I did everything but play him backwards. His narration felt stiff and he chose to pause in places where the author may not have meant for there to be a pause. It made the story, which I was enjoying, hard to follow.

    However, in an effort to do a reality check, I played some passages for my husband and said, can you understand this passage? And when he heard it, he said, "Yes I understood it just fine. He just sounds like he is more accustomed to narrating self-help books because he likes to enunciate each syllable clearly."

    I found it distracting, and that's a bummer because I think there were parts of the story I may have missed out on since I misunderstood what was happening because of the way it was read. I'm accustomed to a more relaxed cadence. So I urge you to listen to a sample of the book, and if you're cool with the narrator, then you're likely to dig the story's originality and refreshingly original laugh out loud moments in what is otherwise a fun and entertaining murder mystery.

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    Christina 05-06-17
    Christina 05-06-17

    A lover of cozy mysteries, contemporary romance and getting lost in the world of audiobooks

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    "Needs a different narrator"

    This book is one which alternates between a few different POV stories. At first this gets quite confusing as it jumps around. And it's made worse by the fact that the narrator doesn't do a good job of female voices at all. So I found it hard to distinguish who was who. He doesn't give unique and identifiable voices to the characters. All men & all women sound pretty much the same.
    It's a bit shorter of a listen than most books, and I think it's because a lot is packed into a smaller time frame. But I found the jumping around in POV & mix of characters to be difficult to follow along with. It didn't hold my attention well & I had to keep rewinding the re listen to what I missed.
    Maybe a different narrator could have made the difference, but overall it wasn't memorable or that exciting/enticing. I was provided this book via audiobook book & gave my honest review.

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    April H. Kansas 05-04-17
    April H. Kansas 05-04-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Fire and Ice"

    Fire and Ice
    : William Graham


    A murder mystery/ suspense that had me totally confused even after a second listening. The characters didn't engage me. Others may enjoy it, but I struggled to finish it.

    The narration was sub- slandered. Tim Brunson's voice is pleasant enough, but his reading was so slow and void of any emotion. The speed was able to be adjusted to 1.5

    normal when I switched to listening on my Kindle, just disappointed I couldn't listen on my Ipod. The attempt at switching voice gender was clumsy.



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

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