Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781611764062 $40.00 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9780698191396 $40.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2015
DD ISBN 9781101889510 $76.00
This audio launch of a series featuring Marine doctor Joe Rush, who fights various military biohazards, is ICE STATION ZEBRA for the 21st century. Abel (a pseudonym for author Bob Reiss) offers an arctic thriller complete with nuclear submarines, icebreakers, wind-whipped treks across the ice, and Inuit wisdom. Narrator Ray Porter has a strong voice, good pacing, and a real talent for conversational voices. He ably keeps track of a handful of characters, and his delivery of tense scenes is taut without being overdramatic. Listeners will get a dose of Tom Clancy's penchant for lists of military hardware, but even those who don't know an M16 from an F-22 will find this a good listen. F.C. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2015]
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