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Kolymsky Heights Audiobook

Kolymsky Heights

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Publisher's Summary

Kolymsky Heights: a frozen Siberian hell lost in endless night and the perfect location for an underground Russian research station. It's a place so secret, it doesn't officially exist….

Once there, the scientists are forbidden to leave. But one scientist is desperate to get a message to the outside world. So desperate he sends a plea across the wilderness to the west in order to summon the one man alive who can achieve the impossible....

©1994 Lionel Davidson (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Sensationally good. Cleverly conceived and brilliantly executed. One of the great thrillers of the last century." (Charles Cumming)

"I've never read a thriller that so successfully transported me to a hitherto unimagined place." (Guardian)

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    "Here here!!"

    Very well written. Good postscript. Brilliant Could not stop listening. Very believable loved it. Thanks.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andy Grove 09/10/2017
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    "best book in ages"

    best book on ages. really good and enjoyed it. more like this please please please please please

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    aileen 04/09/2016
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    "Amazing"

    This was just amazing story telling at its best. Thrilling and gripping to the last sentence. Highly recommend

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 10/08/2016
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    "Absolutely brilliant"

    Everything about this story is excellent and it's narrated extremely well. Gripping story and the plot hang together very well!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    gary SLEAFORD, United Kingdom 17/12/2016
    gary SLEAFORD, United Kingdom 17/12/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Worst book I've had to listen to"

    Well what a buildup at the beginning. Somebody was really trying to sell this, I was quite excited about getting stuck in to it.
    I spent the next god knows how many hours wondering why it was even written, the plot is so weak and poorly put together that at the end your scratching your head and wondering what that was all about.

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    alesdair BALLYMENA, United Kingdom 18/11/2017
    alesdair BALLYMENA, United Kingdom 18/11/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Good stuff"

    Good change from standard crime drama. would definitely recomend. looking forward to listening to more by author.

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    "Skip the introduction, it contains spoilers"

    Great story, great characters, the only fly in the ointment is Philip Pullman giving away a couple of important plot points in his introduction.

    Skip the introduction and get straight into the story

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    Chris Amersham, United Kingdom 09/11/2017
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    "One of the the best stories ever written"

    This storey is one of the most amazing ever written. Gripping from beginning to end. An adventure to top all adventures, against all odds. As Phillip Pullman says in the intro, just the write amount of detail to make it believable. A must read.

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    Gary 14/02/2017
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    "good story well told"

    this is a a good story but perhaps not great... everything really interesting happens at the end. very well narrated though...

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    Asbjørn 29/06/2016
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    "Dry incident report "

    The story is laid out as a flat descriptive and over long incident report. "He then went to answer a call of nature. Then he had a drink of vodka. Then he walked to the car where he put the key in the ignition and started the car. He then drove the car down the street..." (paraphrased - not actual quote)

    There is no point in the narrative that is more exciting than an unexpected 1 euro coin in your back pocket.

    The introduction is therefore wildly misleading.

    The narrator does an ok job. Rather flat - but that is mainly due to a flat storyline.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    "the best thriller ever"

    the prologue was spot on. the best spy thriller in existence. best truly Renaissance hero, too. brilliantly read. you won't be able to turn it off!

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    "highly recommended"

    I really enjoyed This book from start to finish.
    This could make for an exciting Thriller on the movie Scream.

    o.a.skaarbo.

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