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Cold Earth Audiobook

Cold Earth: Shetland, Book 7

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In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main Lerwick-Sumburgh road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend, Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and peaty water smash through a croft house in its path. Everyone thinks the croft is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. In his mind she shares his Mediterranean ancestry, and soon he becomes obsessed with tracing her identity. Then it emerges that she was already dead before the landslide hit the house. Perez knows he must find out who she was and how she died.

©2016 Ann Cleeves (P)2016 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Flint 13/12/2016
    Flint 13/12/2016
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    "One of my favourite authors"

    It took me a while to get into this book, but once I did I really enjoyed it and I didn't predict the outcome. I thought the narrator was excellent and I have really enjoyed this series of books but perhaps this isn't the strongest storyline of the series. It is still well worth reading and I'm sure I will revisit this book in the future.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. A. Francom 31/12/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Another great story"

    Another instalment in the Shetland series, starring Jimmy Perez, kept guessing about the identity of the killer til the end, love the way Jimmys' life on the island is interwoven with the story, I guess couldn't not be, in an island setting like this. Narration was good, guy has pleasant voice, easy to listen to, if you are a fan of the Shetland books, this is a must. Already looking forward to the next one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Adnil WSM 27/12/2016
    Adnil WSM 27/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent book"

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    I really enjoyed this book as I have all books by this author. I look forward to the next one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    David M UK 12/02/2017
    David M UK 12/02/2017 Member Since 2016

    Only discovered reading since I joined Audible at the end of 2015. Mainly interested in suspense thrillers at the moment.

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    "My third Shetland book. The theme is wearning thin"

    These books vividly describe the remoteness, bleak weather, and social interaction in the Shetlands. After 3 books describing that, I've got the idea. Like the others this starts with a murder, follows the detectives asking a lot of questions, another murder, more questions, then close to the end, one of the police figures out the answer despite the author giving us no clues previously. The last half hour is always an explanation from the detective about how they figured it out. For me, this was not convincing.
    Of course we get to know the characters of the different detectives as individuals, and their social interaction with each other and their private lives. That helps keep the books going.
    I'd say, enjoy one or two of these books, enjoy being in the Shetlands for the time it takes, but then move on to something else.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Ganney 10/01/2017
    Susan Ganney 10/01/2017
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    "Great story but inconsistent narration"

    Enjoyed the story, interesting characters and plot twists. But the narrator couldn't decide how to pronounce Perez until about half way through, which was irritating, and Perez seems to have acquired a higher pitch, almost girlish voice since the last book. Out of keeping with character. And at times the pace of narration was boringly slow. That said, still worth a listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark 04/01/2017
    Mark 04/01/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Another awesome book my Anne Cleaves"

    There isn't one Shetland or Vera novel that I don't think isn't great and this Another knockout book by Anne

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    Mary 29/12/2016
    Mary 29/12/2016
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    "Excellent listen"

    Another good story from Ann Cleves. Excellent reading which manages to create a real sense of place and atmosphere.

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    Just Ordinary. 12/03/2017
    Just Ordinary. 12/03/2017
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    "A good story, excellently read."

    A good story, well written as usual by Ann Cleeves, very evocative of the islands, and very well read. Always a pleasure.

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    Miss 08/03/2017
    Miss 08/03/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story, shame about the accent change."

    I loved it, just as I loved all of them. Sadly though the narrator changed Willow's accent in this book?! She has gone from being actually sounding like she's from Uist to being really English? Ruined the character for me :-(

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    fotini 01/03/2017
    fotini 01/03/2017 Member Since 2013

    I am an elderly widow, and I so enjoy Audible as I can relax and listen to all the lovely books I would otherwise find difficulty in reading

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    "A good listen"
    Would you listen to Cold Earth again? Why?

    No I don't usually listen twice to a story Also I was enthralled by the tale but found the ending somewhat weak and with no real lead up to it


    What did you like best about this story?

    I found it quite compelling until the finale


    Have you listened to any of Kenny Blyth’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    The reading was very good


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    `Neither


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