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Slade’s Glacier is a tale of discovery and destruction, betrayal and revenge, set in the rugged "Great Land" of Alaska. Jack Slade and Sam Healey, flying partners during World War II, establish a bush pilot business in Alaska after the war. When their C-47 Dakota is forced down on a glacier by a wolverine in the cargo deck that breaks out of its cage, they discover a valley that offers the realization each man's dreams. To Jack Slade, it’s the ideal place to homestead, raise a family, and live simply as a professional hunting and fishing guide; to Healey, the pool of crude oil he locates under the glacial ice promises the wealth he always wanted.

In scenes that range from Alaska’s coastal fishing ports to the high, fierce wastelands of the interior, we watch each man lay the plans for their individual goals - and ultimately come into fatal conflict. Along the way, they meet a wide, colorful variety of Alaskan types, including Charlie Blue, a Tlingit Indian, shaman, and seer; Norman Ormandy, the tough saloonkeeper of Gurry Bay; and Malec Mummad-Afi, a wealthy exiled Iranian oil king and sheep hunter.

©1981, 2014 Louise Jones (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Kalvin
  • 05-06-14

Predictable and crude

Would you try another book from Robert F. Jones and/or Brian Holsopple?

No.
The author is crude and demeaning of women.
The author does not generate any emotional connection with the characters.

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I was hoping for an adventure of Alaska bush-pilots. But got a story of crude language and shallow characters. This is one of the few books where I wasn't rooting for any of the characters. The story was pretty predictable so there was no "edge of the seat" moments and at times it got preachy about the environment, but not in a inspirational way.

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  • Oregon Mom
  • 24-09-21

Surprisingly Great Story

I enjoyed this story of a homesteader in the last frontier. A “man’s man” with the love of his life, Josie. Although at times I wanted to applaud Josie following her heart, I did not care for aspects of her character, who seemed to have some issues with low self esteem. The author over simplified Josie and did not develop her character as thoroughly as other characters which signaled a book written by a man whose ideal woman follows the man’s lead and has few complicated thoughts of her own. If you can overlook this you will enjoy the overall story and the Alaska wilderness descriptions that took me away, causing me to pine for the wilderness.

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  • C. Kalvin
  • 14-06-17

Alaska and the soul.

Great storybook. Can identify with the country, the people, and thevstory.
Will find more like it.

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  • stephany currey
  • 15-09-21

Great Story

Just loved it.
Highly recommend
Totally believeable!! And was such a welcome change from Other thrillers. Which I love !

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  • Dinidaho
  • 02-09-21

Really enjoyed this book

I enjoyed the writing style and the characters of this tale. It takes you to another time in the history of our country and the people who lived in it. Keep in mind that in todays world where many are so easily offended with views don’t agree with theirs that this is a book of fiction and written to entertain which it does.

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  • John Gioannetti
  • 29-07-21

Fantastic Yarn

This book should be made into a movie. One of the best books on Audible.

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  • CBart
  • 19-05-21

Great writing

The story feels like it was written long ago. The visuals, though sometimes disturbing to us squeamish types, make you feel like you are right there. Occasional insights into human nature are bonuses to this enjoyable, well-told story.

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  • Otis
  • 04-05-21

solid, but needed a bit more

story solid but had some confusing parts. narration great. I would recommend for those who like flying or Alaska

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  • Jeremy Leclair
  • 05-04-21

Surprised

I downloaded this book Ana whim and fell in love with the story. The characters are believable and the narrator is incredible

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  • Mike
  • 15-02-21

Just bad

I rarely leave negative reviews, but this book was just bad. expected a great Alaskan outdoor story, but just got a very strange, crude, terrible story.