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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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    David M UK 12/02/2017
    David M UK 12/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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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.

    26 of 26 people found this review helpful
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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.

    7 of 7 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.

    4 of 4 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.

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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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    xxx england 22/04/2017
    xxx england 22/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "good narrator - story dragged out"

    good narrator - accents ok apart from guy supposed to be from midlands :( story dragged out a little - plot over emphasised - - the personality of the first victim was guessed from the beginning !

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    mrs 30/07/2017
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    "Hard to follow"

    Enjoyed the book but sometimes difficult to follow and to keep re winding to earlier chapters!

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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 an average murder mystery"

    Nothing memorable or particularly interesting... a who dunnit mystery to listen on the go. I am surprised there have been 6 books before that. the main character is not particularly engaging. I d only recommend if the book was on offer.

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    David Ranger 28/08/2017
    David Ranger 28/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "A great listen!"

    Loved this book, although having listened to the others in the series, I was a bit miffed that Willow's accent changed from Scottish, in the other books, to English in this one. A great listen, all the same.

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