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Author: Dean Koontz Narrator: Jim Frangione Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2018 ISBN: 9781543698749
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The arctic night is endless. The fear is numbing. Screams freeze in the throat. Death arrives in shades of white. And cold-blooded murder seems right at home.

Conducting a strange and urgent experiment on the Arctic icefield, a team of scientists has planted sixty powerful explosive charges that will detonate at midnight. Before they can withdraw to the safety of their base camp, a shattering tidal wave breaks loose the ice on which they are working. Now they are hopelessly marooned on an iceberg during a violent winter storm. The bombs beneath them are buried irretrievably deep . . . and ticking. And they discover that one of them is an assassin with a mission of his own.

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  • “Jammed with the tensions of imminent disaster. The whole thing unfolds with the timing of a quartz watch.”

    Chicago Tribune

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Doc-mok | 2/16/2014

    " This was an OK thriller; bad enough to be stuck on a polar icecap...no hope of rescue....but to have a psychopathic murderer with you...and a love triangle...too much! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 2/14/2014

    " I read this one maybe 10 years ago, and I absolutely loved it at the time. I'd like to read it again and see if I find it as suspenseful and enjoyable as I did back then. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sjon | 2/11/2014

    " Don't know why I didn't finish this, I guess it bored me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Letterswitch | 2/10/2014

    " See my full review at birdlashes.livejournal.com! 2/21/08 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 2/4/2014

    " Icebound by Dean Koontz: Another classic by Dean Koontz. It was the third selection for our book club, and actually it was my pick. A science team is working on a glacier in the Arctic to help stop droughts in the United States by planting bombs along the glacier. During a violent storm, part of the glacier broke off. The team is stuck on the iceberg with all of the bombs, that will be detonating in twelve hours. There's a Russian submarine intercepting their cries for help. Will the Russians help or hinder the team's attempts to get to safety? I had some trouble getting through the first part of the book. There were a lot of primary characters that I had to keep track of. I kept getting a lot of the guys on the team mixed up. And some of the scientific lingo gave me some trouble. But the last hundred pages were heart-pounding, and the last forty pages were incredible! I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars. I still love you, Dean! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 1/26/2014

    " I got this book on CD and listened to it while doing housework etc. It was a pretty good Koontz book but not one of my favorites. I did appreciate the strong husband wife relationship in this book. That's something Koontz writes well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lia | 1/25/2014

    " Enjoyed this book by Koontz. It was a fast, easy read for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/20/2014

    " I found this book chilling (no pun intended) and I felt myself fearing the icy cold hell that is the Arctic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cjberg1 | 1/2/2014

    " I like this story. It had enough action character interest to keep my attention and it was one of his earlier writings so it wasn't so "out there." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 12/12/2013

    " This one was so trilling, it I could not put it down until I finished it. 2 thumbs way up "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi | 11/22/2013

    " Good, quick, action-packed read. Not at all scary either which I like! I wish the psychotic killer had been a little better developed. This book would be a good beach read - fun, easy, and survival on the ice in the Arctic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Missy | 11/8/2013

    " Not like his other novels, but very good. Couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 11/6/2013

    " Interesting twist from his famous style of writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 10/23/2013

    " Different from other Koontz books I've read but enjoyable, none the less. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 10/23/2013

    " Excellent story with one of the best twists i have read. Ihad no idea who was the enemy caught me out. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kasia | 10/19/2013

    " Extremly boring, unable to finish... worst Koontz ever.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nial | 5/21/2013

    " An interesting thriller in the style of Alistair MacLean that I enjoyed! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 3/29/2013

    " One of the first Koontz books I read... If you don't know anything about the Antarctic, this book will enlighten you some.. especially about Global Warming and the possibility of icebergs... cool! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erzebetdahmer | 1/29/2013

    " This is not typical of Koontz's books, and I really didn't expect to like it. But, he surprised me. I've read this book twice actually. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 1/26/2013

    " I was getting cold reading this book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/1/2013

    " It was ok. Decent entertainment factor...sometimes a little tooo dramatic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 11/4/2012

    " Another outstanding job by Mr. Koontz. I have now bought two more books by this author. Let's see if they are in keeping with the last two. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 10/4/2012

    " Fun, somewhat twisty. I tend to like books in desolate settings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Walter | 7/31/2012

    " This is really a different style for Dean Koontz but I have to say I enjoyed it very much. No supernatural stuff in this one, but a real page turner. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys suspense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 5/8/2012

    " Decent story, a departure from typical Koontz, this was more of an adventure novel. Felt kind of rushed, but a fun read nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joel | 1/10/2012

    " A bit dated, but a decent techno-thriller. It's old enough that I could feel the Dean Koontz has grown significanty as an author since then. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jared | 9/10/2011

    " I generally enjoy Koontz novels but this one was only saved from complete mediocrity by its action-movie climax, which made up for much of the monotony. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Norabear | 7/15/2011

    " I'm reading Koontz in chronological order. This action-adventure/triller on an iceberg was an easy way to pass time, but I wouldn't recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 6/5/2011

    " This was one of my more memorable Koontz books I REALLY liked. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon | 5/22/2011

    " Like an expanded novella, held together with scotch tape and research. I spent the first half hoping there would be some sort of supernatural force to pick things up. If this sounds appealing to you, read Krakauer's Into Thin Air, which was much more action-packed, engaging, and moving. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " OK. No monsters or anything unusual. Different kind of story from Dean Koontz. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ralph | 4/30/2011

    " A real page turner. No horror or truly evil characters just hard action filled supense. How far can SH** roll down, try 700 feet below sea level. :0 This book is registered at bookcrossing.com. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miguel | 3/10/2011

    " Great read the ending was weak. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Takedown | 2/18/2011

    " Not a great book story too stretched. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blake | 2/14/2011

    " Total departure what what he does now, this was full of suspense and procedural. It was AWESOME "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 2/2/2011

    " I was getting cold reading this book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 1/18/2011

    " pretty good from what I recall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail | 1/8/2011

    " I didn't think this book read like Dean Koontz's other books. Not enough of the weirdness he usually puts into his writings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peregrine | 12/14/2010

    " I thought this was a really fun book! Great airplane reading (especially for those long internatoinal flights). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 11/17/2010

    " I really couldn't get into this book. About the middle of it, I got so bored I just started skimming each page. Didn't realize that it was a mystery until almost the end of the book. Very disappointing.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 11/14/2010

    " Very good. A true mystery thriller. What would it be like to be trapped on an iceburg/glacier? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 10/31/2010

    " Different, but still very good. I read the updated version. I'll always make room in my TBR old and new. "

About the Author

Dean Koontz is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, including suspense thrillers and books for young readers. His books are published in thirty-six languages, and his worldwide sales top 450 million copies. Several of his books have also been adapted into feature films and television miniseries.

About the Narrator

Jim Frangione is an actor and audiobook narrator who won AudioFile magazine’s 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense for his reading of Philip Carter’s The Altar of Bones and Spencer Quinn’s To Fetch a Thief. He has won numerous Earphones Awards and has been was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His theater credits include the off-Broadway production of Scrambled Eggs and the New York premiere of David Mamet’s plays The Old Neighborhood, Romance, and Oleanna, in which he also performed with the national tour. His film and television appearances include Joy, Transamerica, Spartan, Heist, Brotherhood, The Unit, and Law & Order.