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The Ice Maiden

Narrated by: Doug Greene
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
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A serial killer is abducting, torturing, and murdering young women in a small community in central Maine. Seeming to select his victims at random, he acts out the rituals of the Spanish Inquisition before committing their bodies to the sacred waters of nearby Sebec Lake.

Anne Quinn, an investigator for the Piscataquis County sheriff's office, and Detective Douglas Bateman with the Major Crimes Unit of the Maine State Police join forces in tracking him down. Hiding in plain sight, the killer is clearly from the local community and plays a deadly "catch me if you can" game with Quinn and Bateman. He seems determined to humiliate them and demonstrate his superior intellect, leading them to suspect that perhaps there is a deeper motive and purpose behind his string of murders.

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  • VoodooGoddess
  • 23-08-17

Great story - Horrible narration

Narrator doesn't change his voice at all, I felt like Ben Stein was reading to me. I will recommend the actual book and an ebook but not the Audible version.

This story would make a great movie!

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  • Cheryl Lynn
  • 08-07-19

Too much back history

This book has way too much back history. Every character's history and background are described in detail even if their role is only peripheral. For instance Ann, a sheriff's deputy, has a long description of her last job in Ann Arbor MI , including a history and description of the town. Her last boyfriend's background and history are also given in great detail. Ann grew up in Manistee, MI and there's an indepth history of that town. Most of the details throughout the book are unnecessary and where necessary could have been short. This author tells rather than shows.Great cure for insomnia

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  • Love2Read
  • 06-10-17

Could have been better

Robotic narration detracted from story, which was actually pretty good. Didn't read the book, but stilted text may have been part of the problem. Normal conversation is not so precise, includes contractions.

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  • The Garpttsr
  • 28-08-17

Good sounding story overall

The story (what I could slog through of it) sounded like a good story. However the narrator/reader was closer to a text-to-speech reader than an actual voice talent. No inflections of any kind, like a 5th grade English teacher. I will have to read the book directly to see if the story is as good as it started out at a later date.

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  • Ennis Pack
  • 17-05-20

DOVER-FOXCROFT MAINE, WHAT?

Ok, seriously. If you grew up in D-F or are familiar with the area you MUST listen to the authors around town familiarity. I got homesick, and pictured people I knew around town when characters showed up. But, do not expect the narrator to sound like a "townie" or even a Maine native. The author talks about Center Theater so much, he should have used that venue to look for a local to do this audiobook justice. I found only 2 small slips, one that made me laugh and the other gave me a time frame for the authors knowledge of businesses in D-F. Apparently, I went to the Congressional Church growing up, belly laughs for at least 5 minutes. As for Center Theater Coffee being the first coffee place in D-F, actually in the mid 90's there was one run by my brother Jerrod. They actually even roasted their own coffee. Butterfield's (the home of the world's best Grapenut Ice Cream), Judkin's, or Mountain's may never be mentioned. A cringing feeling may arise everytime the author calls the Academy a High School, ugh. This book is a must listen/read for anyone familiar with the region.

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  • Gwen H.
  • 10-04-20

Could have been good

Story kindness okay, but repetition of locations was tiresome. Strange characters added nothing. Worst of all was the narrator --jerky , weird , almost nonexistent rhythm.