Each winter the crew at the Shackleton South Pole Research Facility faces nine months of isolation, round-the-clock darkness, and one of the most extreme climates on the planet. For thirty-something mechanical engineer Cass Jennings, Antarctica offers an opportunity to finally escape the guilt of her troubled past and to rebuild her life.
But the death of a colleague triggers a series of mysterious incidents that push Cass and the rest of the forty-four-person crew to the limits of their sanity and endurance. Confined and cut off from the outside world, will they work together or turn against one another? As the tension escalates, Cass must find the strength to survive not only a punishing landscape but also an unrelenting menace determined to destroy the station - and everyone in it.
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If the story had been even a little bit credible.
She did her best with poor material. I hated the story so much that it has probably warped my view of the narration to be fair to her.
All of them. It was such a mess that none of the characters were believable.
If I had been reading this book I would never have got to the end. As I was listening to it whilst gardening, I was just about able to tolerate it. The author tried desperately to conjure up tension but it just didn't work. There's more tension in an episode of Coronation Street!
- Carl Charlesworth
Hmmm bit of a let down & very drawn out....
It was a great idea, but didn't really follow through as credible. It was long and windy for no real reason, I kept getting distracted as I wasn't engaged enough. For its length is feels like vast amounts of the book are just waffly background noise with no real substance.
She's an ok narrator and tried to add depth & tension, I just don't think the story was good enough to pad it out.
The narrator did a good job, I just don't feel the content was good enough.
This is just not a book for me :0(