Fire and Ice
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  • 1
    Where the Shadows Lie | Michael Ridpath

    Where the Shadows Lie

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (72)

    One thousand years ago: An Icelandic warrior returns from battle, bearing a ring cut from the right hand of his foe. Seventy years ago: An Oxford professor, working from a secret source, creates the 20th century's most pervasive legend. The professor's name? John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Six hours ago: An expert on Old Icelandic literature, Agnar Haraldsson, is murdered. Everything is connected, but to discover how, Detective Magnus Jonson must venture where the shadows lie....

    A great find!

    This was the first time I had come across Michael Ridpath and I'm really enjoying the story and the narration by Sean Barrett.The story flows well and..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 May 2011 by Denise (Exeter, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    66 Degrees North | Michael Ridpath

    66 Degrees North

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (61)

    Iceland 1934: Two boys playing see something they shouldn't have. The consequences will haunt them and their families for generations. Iceland 2009: the credit crunch bites. The currency has been devalued, savings annihilated, lives ruined. Grassroots revolution is in the air, as is the feeling that someone ought to pay.... And in a country where everyone knows everybody, it isn't hard to draw up a list of exactly who is responsible. And then, one by one, to cross them off.

    100 per cent gripping!

    A traditional maverick detective tale but set in the haunting bleak landscape of Iceland and set against the economic disaster recently suffered which..Show More »

    Reviewed on 28 July 2012 by Panda ()
  • 3
    Meltwater | Michael Ridpath

    Meltwater

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (46)

    FreeFlow is a group of activists dedicated to freedom of information. They have evidence of a military atrocity in the Middle East and are preparing to unleash it. On the glacial rim of an erupting volcano, they christen their endeavour Operation Meltwater. Minutes later, one of them is murdered. Magnus Jonson has a long list of suspects but he's getting little help - for a group dedicated to transparency, they're a secretive bunch. But they are not the only ones with secrets. Asta, a newly qualified priest, has contacted FreeFlow with damning information about the former Bishop of Iceland.

    A good read

    The second book I have read in the Fire and Ice series. It's a huge pity that the first of the three is not available on audible. Ridpath holds your a..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 November 2012 by Odilon (Belgium)
  • 4
    Sea of Stone | Michael Ridpath

    Sea of Stone

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (53)

    Oli and Magnus Jonson have spent decades trying to escape from the shadows of their past. Raised by their grandparents in Bjarnarhofn, a remote farmstead in Iceland, both brothers had to endure brutal violence at the hands of their grandfather. When Constable Pall Gylfason is called to investigate a suspected homicide in a remote farmstead, he is surprised to find Detective Magnus Jonson is already there.

    Icelandic Bloodbath!

    Michael Ridpath's final episode in Magnus's search for his father's killer descends into black farce as most of his icelandic family are killed off an..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 August 2014 by Mr L A TUCKER ()
  • 4.5
    The Polar Bear Killing | Michael Ridpath

    The Polar Bear Killing

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Michael Ridpath
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    When a polar bear is sighted in a sleepy Icelandic fishing village, then shot dead by local policeman Constable Halldór, it triggers a debate in the local community. Was Halldór a hero for killing the bear, or should the animal have been protected? Animal rights activists in the area see the constable as a villain, and when, days later, the dead body of Halldór is discovered at a remote beauty spot, the activists are immediately under suspicion.

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