The Winter Over

  • by Matthew Iden
  • Narrated by Karen Peakes
  • 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Customer Reviews

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What would have made The Winter Over better?

If the story had been even a little bit credible.

Has The Winter Over put you off other books in this genre?


What didn’t you like about Karen Peakes’s performance?

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.

What character would you cut from The Winter Over?

All of them. It was such a mess that none of the characters were believable.

Any additional comments?

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!

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- Carl Charlesworth

Hmmm bit of a let down & very drawn out....

What was most disappointing about Matthew Iden’s story?

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.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Karen Peakes?

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.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The narrator did a good job, I just don't feel the content was good enough.

Any additional comments?

This is just not a book for me :0(

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- Clarence

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-02-2017
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio