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3.04 out of 53.04 out of 53.04 out of 53.04 out of 53.04 out of 5 3.04 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Masello Narrator: Phil Gigante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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Journalist Michael Wilde - his world recently shattered by tragedy - hopes that a month-long assignment to the South Pole will give him a new lease on life. There, in the most inhospitable place on earth, he is simply looking to find solace...until, on a routine dive in to the polar sea, he unexpectedly finds something else entirely: a young man and woman, bound with chains and sealed forever in a block of ice. Beside them is a chest filled with a strange, and sinister, cargo.

Now, in a bleak but breathtaking world of shimmering icebergs, deep blue crevasses, and never-ending sun, Wilde must unravel the mystery of this doomed couple. Were they the innocent victims of fear and superstition - or were they something far darker?

His search will lead from the barracks and battlefields of the Crimean War to the unexplored depths of the Antarctic Ocean, from the ill-fated charge of the Light Brigade to an age-old curse that survives to this day.

As the ice around the murdered lovers begins to melt, Wilde will have to grapple with a miracle - or a nightmare - in the making. For what is dead, it turns out, may not be gone. And here, at the very end of the known world, there's nowhere to hide and no place left for the living to run. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberta | 2/16/2014

    " so far it's slow to get into. good but too much extraneous description. i find myself reading and wanting to skip ahead to get to the meat of the story. Once i got into it, it was good. couldn't put it down b/c i wanted to find out more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jevron McCrory | 2/12/2014

    " I wanted to like this a lot more than I ended liking it. The whole story feels like it's building then never really seems to hit it's peak. If you are looking for a 'vampire' story, this isn't it. This novel is far more concerned with ice, fish and snow than exploring what it means to live forever. There are some beautiful moments and some truly delightful touches but they are all too few and far between. All you are left with is a VERY slow story about the South Pole and it's wildlife. It's well wrote but meandering, it's a story about passion that's passionless, it's a vampire story, about, well, fish. And finally, when the plot takes off, it ends. A huge dissapointment. From a writer who has wrote a book called 'The Rules Of Writing,' he certainly screwed up structure in this piece of work. Sometimes, less is more my friend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa Murray | 2/6/2014

    " I was completely engrossed at the beginning...but a great start degenerated into vampires. Think Big Bang Theory meets Twilight without the adolescent sexual tension. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gemma | 1/29/2014

    " I thought this was a very good book. I loved the love story between Eleanor and Sinclair "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 1/25/2014

    " Adventure, historical and vampire novel all in one. I thought it got sort of sluggish and predictable at the end, but generally I really enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Missy | 1/24/2014

    " This book was pretty good, but there were times when the author would get too detailed on certain things and that made it boring. Over all, it was a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/10/2014

    " A little hard to get into but am hooked now! Was looking for a different ending but all in all a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M0481 | 12/26/2013

    " Really interesting at the beginning I couldn't wait to finish it but the ending rather disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 12/25/2013

    " What can I say, I'm a sucker for vampire books!! It was good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zachary | 12/23/2013

    " I would give it 10 stars if I could "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 12/12/2013

    " The ending felt like a hurried wrap-up, but overall this was an engaging story, a different take on vampire legend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 10/25/2013

    " Well, it started out fairly well, but started to get too detailed, and then in the middle it definitely started to drag with some repeat scenarios. The end was a little bland, too, but overall I liked the story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Victoria | 3/24/2013

    " This was actually really bad. I'm not entirely sure why I finished it...but i did. What a waste. I honestly tried to like it but it fell so so short. I mean come on...fish blood? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arlene Mullen | 2/20/2013

    " It was well written but took to long to get to the point and could have been shorter by a couple hundred pages and still been great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danni | 12/28/2012

    " Kind of reminded me of a cross between 'The Thing' and 'Interview With a Vampire' at times. Thorougly enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenny | 11/22/2012

    " I liked it towards the end, but it was so SLOW getting there... I didn't think it was a thriller like the reviews said and I didn't realize it was about vampires - because it took so long getting there. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dionne | 10/12/2011

    " Ugh. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Good thing I got this one from the library instead of paying money for it. What started off as a great premise, turned ludicrous by novel's end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracey | 5/28/2011

    " An interesting twist on vampires , with an added bit of history. Thought the novel was slow to start, it warmed up nicely in the middle and continued to be intriguing to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 5/4/2011

    " this is a good book its a diffrent take on vampire fiction and i really enjoyed reading it "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 2/18/2011

    " you know, i really wanted to like this novel. i liked the idea of the story, i WANTED to believe in it.... i just got bogged down with details and kept missing the actual story line.

    very disappointed. :/ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracey | 2/8/2011

    " An interesting twist on vampires , with an added bit of history. Thought the novel was slow to start, it warmed up nicely in the middle and continued to be intriguing to the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ken | 2/3/2011

    " Poor. Half way through the story, two people return from the dead. I lost interest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 1/20/2011

    " I really enjoyed this novel. It had equal parts historical fiction, suspense and a touch of the paranormal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gemma | 1/15/2011

    " I thought this was a very good book. I loved the love story between Eleanor and Sinclair "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kisholi | 12/31/2010

    " I waded through all that shite for FISH? Seriously? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 11/20/2010

    " I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book as I'm not usually a fan of American authors writing styles. I loved the whole concept and the switching between modern-day Antartica and victorian England/Crimean front line.

    Would definately recommend it to a friend! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bernt | 11/12/2010

    " Cool concept. Story OK. Predictable ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 11/5/2010

    " Excellent, A whole new twist on the Vampire theme, just when you think every variation had been covered, this is a whole new way of looking at it.

    Well written, cant say it was "edge of youe seat" stuff but very enjoyable. "

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About the Narrator

Phil Gigante has narrated more than two hundred audiobooks, earning ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and three of the prestigious Audie Awards for best narration. An actor, director, and producer with over twenty years of experience in theater, film, television, and radio, he is currently the artistic director of Gigantic Productions and Little Giant Children’s Theatre.