Frozen in Time

  • by Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Narrated by Mitchell Zuckoff
  • 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, History, 2014
On November 5, 1942, a U.S. cargo plane slammed into the Greenland ice cap. Four days later, a B-17 on the search-and-rescue mission also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on the B-17 survived. The U.S. military launched a second daring rescue operation, but the Grumman Duck amphibious plane sent to find the men vanished.
In this thrilling adventure, Mitchell Zuckoff offers a spellbinding account of these harrowing crashes and the fate of the survivors and their would-be saviors. Frozen in Time places us at the center of a group of valiant airmen fighting to stay alive through 148 days of a brutal Arctic winter until an expedition attempts to bring them to safety. But that is only part of the story. In present-day Greenland, Zuckoff joins the Coast Guard and North South Polar Inc. on a dangerous expedition to recover the remains of the lost plane's crew.
Frozen in Time is a breathtaking blend of mystery, adventure, heroism, and survival. It is also a poignant reminder of the sacrifices of our military personnel and their families - and a tribute to the important, perilous, and often overlooked work of the U.S. Coast Guard.

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In 1942 a Grumman Duck aeroplane crashed on the Greenland ice cap, shortly afterwards a B17 was sent out on a search and rescue mission to look for the Duck but this too crashed into the ice cap. The planes and the bodies were never recovered. This book tells the modern day story of how Lou Sapienza organised a modern day mission to recover the planes and the bodies but the book cleverly switches between the story of the crashed airmen in 1942 and modern day events. This book is an incredible mix of history and adventure and I just loved it. One of the best books I've read in 2015.
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- Joe

Fantastic book, gripping story well read.

What did you like most about Frozen in Time?

Fantastic story of human survival and spirit


What did you like best about this story?

I like how it combines a WW2 story with a modern day quest to find the crash site of one of the rescue planes.


What about Mitchell Zuckoff’s performance did you like?

Very well read with a real passion for the subject


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This is a very engaging story more about the people involved than their flying machines. It's a very personal story too about the struggles to launch an expedition to Greenland to find the heroes frozen in ice.


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- J. A. Hill

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-04-2013
  • Publisher: HarperAudio