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Ice Cold Audiobook

Ice Cold

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Publisher's Summary

Something terrible has happened in the snowbound village of Kingdom Come, Wyoming, where 12 eerily identical houses stand dark and abandoned. Meals remain untouched on dining room tables, cars are still in garages, and the town's residents have vanished into thin air. This is the disturbing setting where vacationing medical examiner Maura Isles and her traveling companions find themselves trapped during a ferocious snowstorm. Thinking they've found a safe haven, they soon realize that they are not alone in the valley....someone is watching.

After one of their party is injured, Maura sets out to find help. But just as she leaves the village, she is attacked and dragged into the woods. A blow falls and the world goes black. Searching for her friend and colleague, police detective Jane Rizzoli's investigation leads her to the abandoned valley and a gruesome discovery. But it turns out Maura's not dead--she's on the run, forced to place her life in the hands of the unlikely savior who has kept her alive until now: a 16-year-old boy.

©2010 Tess Gerritsen (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Kirstine 11/10/2010
    Kirstine 11/10/2010
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    "Riveting thriller"

    This is one of those books that captured my attention and carried me along unable to stop returning to the recording until I reached the end; and then I felt sorry that the story was over as I'd felt so involved with the plight of forensic pathologist Maura Isles and the quest to find her by her police-woman friend, Jane Rizzoli. It's a great listen with surprising twists and turns necessary to any good thriller. The reader is excellent.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    R maghera, United Kingdom 09/08/2010
    R maghera, United Kingdom 09/08/2010 Member Since 2014
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    "brilliant listen"

    this was a great listen and it was the type of thriller i love.It has everything suspense and a gripping storyline.Highly recommended

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    barbara KINGSTON UPON THAMES, United Kingdom 22/07/2015
    barbara KINGSTON UPON THAMES, United Kingdom 22/07/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Books are so much better than the TV series"
    What did you like most about Ice Cold?

    I couldn't put it down, listened to it in one session.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the location


    Which character – as performed by Tanya Eby – was your favourite?

    Maura of course


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

    Yes, I enjoyed listening to the different and complicated relationships unfolding...


    Any additional comments?

    I was put off this author initially as I hated the TV series with its impossibly glamorous and thoroughly unrealistic duo. The characters in the books are far more complex and dark and the bond between them is so well developed. Promptly bought more in the series as soon as I had finished this one

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Crackdown 03/10/2013
    Crackdown 03/10/2013
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    "One of my favourite Rizzoli and Isles books."

    Any of the Rizzoli and Isles books get top marks in my view, and this is another good job by the author. I also think Lorelei King is one of the best narrators out there. Top marks for her as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    maureen Orpington, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
    maureen Orpington, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
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    "Ice Cold"

    Tanya Eby is a great story teller and the book had me gripped from the moment I started to listen to it. I have read some of Tess Gerritsen books previously, but I will be definitely be looking out for more by this author to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christine sandy, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom 03/11/2010
    Christine sandy, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom 03/11/2010 Member Since 2012
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    "Ice Cold - good thriller"

    This one was a slow start for me and it took me a couple of hours listening to really get into, but once there, the plot quickened and I enjoyed the twists and turns. Not the best tess gerritsen I have come across, but a good thriller and worth investing some time on.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Fiona Keates 13/08/2016
    Fiona Keates 13/08/2016
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    "awful"

    hmmm, dont think the audio version of Tess gerritsens work actually works. the narrater is BL**dy awful - at first I thought it was a computer generated voice, I'm still not certain it was a real person.

    i found it difficult to follow the story, still don't know what happened, but not prepared to listen again to find out.

    save you money

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    elisabeth 17/07/2016
    elisabeth 17/07/2016
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    "Repeat performance"

    Yet again another riveting novel from Tess Gerritsen .I could not put it down until the end .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin Rotherham, United Kingdom 16/05/2016
    Kevin Rotherham, United Kingdom 16/05/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Ice Cold one of the best"

    Very well constructed story kept us guessing to the end. The storytelling takes you straight to the freezing temperatures of the story and keeps you there with the chilling conclusion ! My favourite So far.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rhian 30/01/2016
    Rhian 30/01/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Fist book from this author"

    An avid fan of Kathy reiches and Patricia cornwell, I chose this book after a recommendation because I was out of books! I have been listening to audiobooks for a while now due to an eye issue causing problems with prolonged reading. I was not disappointed with this book, I thought the performance was solid and easy to listen to unlike some others out there which ruin good books and I would actively seek to listen to this reader again. I have watched rizzoli and isles on television and I expected the characters to differ from their tv's portrayal but was happy to find both characters very likeable. The story was good although I got a little lost with the passage of time, however this could have be deliberate on behalf of the writer, and got a little disoriented at one point. I will certainly listen to the next book in the series and look forward to catching up on those which come before it.

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  • Babs
    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    03/07/10
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    "Intelligent people behaving stupidly"

    I've always enjoyed Gerritsen's books and the characters of Maura Isles and Jane Rizzoli. But this story is so full of holes and completely bizarre behavior that I kept listening just to discover what inane twists Gerritsen would add next. Maura is just plain whiney for the first part of the book -- is she surprised that having an affair with a Catholic priest is a recipe for heartache? -- and then we have to listen to endlessly banal conversations as she goes on an ill-fated road trip with an irresponsible medical colleague and his dysfunctional friends. Worst part is that Maura -- who comes across as prisisy and priggish -- is always a step ahead of these people in terms of foreseeing problems, and yet she lets Dr. Doug, aka Peter Pan, lead the group into one disaster after another. There's a ridiculous case of a corpse being misidentified that would have lasted about 30 seconds if someone had actually bothered to check dental records BEFORE the funeral -- what kind of investigators are these people? After an impressive body count and a few false "solutions" to the crimes, the story ends with a reference to some unspoken clue that will affect one of the character's futures. Is it something we're supposed to remember from a previous book? Or is it a starting-off point for the next novel? Either way, it's the final frustration in a frustrating novel.

    30 of 32 people found this review helpful
  • Bob
    North Lauderdale, FL, United States
    06/07/10
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    "Excellent"

    I think this was Tess's best, or at least the most entertaining book yet. There were some major problems with the story by todays technology. Maura would have done a dental exam and DNA test before declaring who a badly burned body belonged to. Putting that aside, I really enjoyed it. It ended with a real ending and yet left the story wide open for what is to come in the next book. Too many mystery/thriller writers lately have left stories just hanging. I highly recommend it and am looking forward to her next book in the series.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Joanne
    Burlington, ON, Canada
    05/07/10
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    "A great listen"

    Excellent narration, great story with lots of twists and turns. Highly recommended for a summer afternoon or evening.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Jami
    24/06/12
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    "Good story, not a fan of the narrator."

    I enjoyed the story after following the Rizzoli and Isles series closely (book and television series) but could not get into the narrator. She was ok at distinguishing characters but somewhat monotone or robotic.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    20/10/10
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    "Ice Cold"

    This book is very good and will hold your attention to the end. Gerritsen is good and this is no exception- It is worth your money and time and I highly recommend it .

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Elfriede
    Bellefonte, PA, United States
    19/10/10
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    "enjoyed this"

    I almost didn't listen to this after reading the reviews but I took a chance because I liked Tess Gerritsen's other books in this series. I was glad I did. I enjoyed listening to it and the narrator was good as well.
    I am not going to put much stock in bad reviews on audible from now on.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Erin
    Cornelius, NC, United States
    03/07/10
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    "Could Have Been Better"

    Just OK. I was not all that entertained by this one. I finished it, but I was also able to put it down several times. There was just something missing and it was kind of bland. I actually skipped a chapter here and there not missing anything important. narration was pretty good.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Nancy
    Shamong, NJ, United States
    28/09/12
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    "Pretty Good"

    The book was o.k. not my favorite of the series. The narration could have prejudiced me as I had a lot of trouble getting into the book due to the bland narration.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Shelagh
    South Kingstown, RI, USA
    07/07/10
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    "A first for me"

    Any enjoyment that I may have derived from the weak storyline was completely overshadowed by the stunningly poor performance of Tanya Eby. If you have not listened to any of Gerritsen's other novels, then you may not know the difference, but Anna Fields, Susan Denaker, and Kathe Mazur were sorely missed.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Kimberly
    Sarasota, United States Minor Outlying Islands
    06/07/10
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    "Tess is the best!!"

    This book leaves you wanting more and more. I can not wait till "The Killing Place" comes out. I encourage everyone to start at the begining of this series "The Surgeon" so that you can fully appreciate the story. I am soooo glad there will be a T.V. show. I hope it does her books justice.
    Keep writing Tess I can't get enough.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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