The Ice House Audiobook, by Monica Sherwood Play Audiobook Sample

The Ice House Audiobook

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Read By: Katie Schorr Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: October 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9798212228428

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Total Audiobook Chapters:


Longest Chapter Length:

21:50 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

05:53 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

13:07 minutes

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Publisher Description

With shades of When You Reach Me, The Thing About Jellyfish, and Bridge to Terabithia, and a big, timely climate hook at its core, here is a heartfelt middle grade debut about the inevitability of change that will resonate profoundly during these extraordinary times.

Spring has arrived, and yet an unyielding winter freeze has left Louisa snowed into her apartment building for months with parents coping with extreme stress, a little brother struggling with cabin fever, and—awkwardly—her neighbor and former close friend, Luke. The new realities of this climate disaster have not only affected Louisa’s family, but when Luke’s dad has an ice-related accident and it’s unclear if he’ll recover, both families’ lives are turned upside down.

Desperate to find an escape from the grief plaguing their homes, Louisa and Luke build a massive snow fort in their yard. But their creation opens up an otherworldly window to what could lie ahead, and sets them on a mission: to restore the universe to its rightful order, so the ice will melt and life will return to “normal”.

With a deft combination of heartfelt prose and a touch of magic, Monica Sherwood’s affecting debut novel is a relatable story of families grappling with—and emerging from—a different kind of quarantine.

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“A beautifully written novel about a world of mostly physical isolation and virtual connection that seems all too familiar [and that] readers will strongly relate to.”

— Dusti Bowling, bestselling author 


  • “Genuine and heartwarming.”

    — Jasmine Warga, Newbery Honor–winning author
  • “A sensitive, authentic hero’s journey through the unexpected, cumulative grief that life can bring and the resilience on the other side.”

    — Melissa Savage, author of Lemons
  • “A beautiful reminder that sometimes things that break can’t be pieced back together exactly as they were—but they can be made anew.”

    — Kate O’Shaughnessy, author of The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane

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About Monica Sherwood

Monica Sherwood taught public school in New York and now helps design tech products for children and teachers. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

About Katie Schorr

Katie Schorr is an actor and writer in New York. Her one-woman show, Take Me. Seriously, ran for six months at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and she performs throughout New York in new works at the Ensemble Studio Theatre and Ars Nova, among other theaters. She has appeared on VH1’s Best Week Ever and costars in the web series Head in the Oven with Saturday Night Live actor Bill Hader. Her audiobook credits include narrating the novels in Alyson Noel’s bestselling Immortals series. Of her work on the series, AudioFile magazine has said, “Narrator Katie Schorr has a wonderfully raspy, youthful voice, which she puts to good effect on the cast of teenage characters.”