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Summary

Winter in Denton is a busy time for DI Jack Frost, whose unsolved crime figures are mounting. A serial killer is murdering local prostitutes; armed robbery; a ram raid at a jewellers and a buried skeleton is uncovered. But Frost's main concern is for the safety of a missing schoolgirl.

The dead body of another little girl from the same school is found... Frost's prime suspect, strongly protesting his innocence, hangs himself in his cell, leaving a note blaming Frost for driving him to suicide. Coarse, insubordinate and fearless, DI Jack Frost is in serious trouble.

©1999 R. D. Wingfield (P)2000 Isis Publishing Ltd

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The best Frost!

This has GOT to be the best one I've listened to in the Frost series! His Jokes & quips made me laugh out loud & a gripping plot full of twists & turns,

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excellent

great book, fantastic narration. really enjoyed it. going to check out his other books now

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Fabulous!

What did you like best about this story?

I just love the lack of political correctness in Wingfield's fabulous novels. The narrator is also wonderful and makes the books so enjoyable and entertaining. Highly recommended!

Have you listened to any of Stephen Thorne’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes and they have all been great.

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Relentless and loathsome sexism.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

A third of the way through listening to this book I took to google to see if I was alone in finding the relentless sexism of the characters tiresome and a bit repellent. Apparently I am - none of the other reviews I came across mention it. The most common references to women in the book involve the words 'stupid cow', or 'poor cow' if the author is attempting sympathy. Frost and his side-kick Morgan speculate endlessly about what the women in the book look like naked, leering at the breasts and backsides of victims, colleagues and witnesses. At one point there is a discussion between Frost, Morgan and a suspect about the sexual attractiveness of an 11 year old girl, with the conclusion being that the suspect can't really be fingered as a paedophile, because the 11 year old girl he molested was sexually experienced and well developed, and 'up for it'. Frost and Morgan are described leering at a picture of her in a bikini, and discussing how they'd be prepared to go to prison for a chance to have sex with her. Women who aren't sexually attractive are portrayed as desperate and pitiful. Police women colleagues are described mainly in relation to how big their breasts are. At the end the author has them dressing as prostitutes to act as decoys, and there is much slobbering in the text over their sexual appeal. I appreciate that his 'close to the knuckle' and black humour is a huge part of Frost's appeal as a character and the general appeal of the books themselves, but the nastiness of some of the sexism, and the contempt for women ground me down in the end. I kept having to remind myself that the novel is set and was published in the 1999, and not 1973.


Shame because I loved other aspects of this novel - it's well plotted and sometimes very funny.

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Brilliant!

Even better than the tv series (and I loved that). Gripping story with twists and turns. Wonderful.

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Fantastic frost

This is the 2nd frost audible I have listened too and I have really enjoyed it, it can be quite crude but it's also funny and heartwarming. Fantastic narration.

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Brilliant Frost

This series of unabridged Frost books are nothing short of brilliant. Nail biting edge of your seat stuff from start to finish. Addictive and satisfying. Just downloaded my 3rd and can't wait to start it .

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Fantastic

Fantastic story with brilliant narration! So many twists and turns and as usual Frost is hilarious.

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Of its time

You have to cut through the sexist comments and take on board this is of its time. Lots going on, well read and enjoyable

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Winter Frost my favourite Frost story

What made the experience of listening to Winter Frost the most enjoyable?

Favourite Jack Frost book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Of course Jack Frost David Jason

What does Stephen Thorne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Could understan every word

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Just loved it thanks

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Frost is irresistable

Would you consider the audio edition of Winter Frost to be better than the print version?

With a good narrator, I would rather listen than read because the voice of the characters brings a story so much to life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Winter Frost?

The humour Frost applies to a grim world is always enjoyable, and how he never gives up on the victims.

Have you listened to any of Stephen Thorne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I certainly enjoyed this performance.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh a lot, but was always very gripping as the search for the young girl went on.

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