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Thaw [Kindle Edition]

Bryan Dunn
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (225 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Arctic bush pilot Harry McNills is minding his own business and dreaming of retiring to the Caribbean--when two scientists from Cryolabs Corporation charter his plane for a scientific expedition. The beautiful young biologist Amy Tyler and her boss, the avaricious Hayden Lockwood, want to explore for freeze-tolerant organisms. Harry gets more than he bargained for when he falls for Amy and discovers an ancient terror entombed in an iceberg. A Navy team is assembled to exhume the remarkable find. But before the job is completed, something goes horribly wrong...and Harry and Amy find themselves trapped in a desperate struggle for survival.

Editorial Reviews


"Thaw is an action-packed, heart-pumping thrill ride that keeps readers on the edge of their seats." --Will Plyler,

"Dunn delivers a brisk page-turner that thrills and chills." --Scott Nicholson, Liquid Fear

Product Details

  • File Size: 377 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Bryan Dunn; 1 edition (February 28, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Q3RME4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,353 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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52 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Watch out for those icebergs! May 15, 2007
By GregJ
I'm more of a classics reader so I was not sure what to expect when I picked up a copy of this lighthearted horror/thriller. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the book. It reads smoothly and easily, it definately keeps your interest and it provides some good chuckles as well. The sense of place is keen and the characters sympathetic. A good read, it's the perfect travel book and the short chapters make it a great book to pick up during your daily coffee break.
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Plot, Awkward Dialogue May 3, 2011
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I really enjoyed this book. The plot and pace are very good. Easy to read. Only major complaint: in many places, the dialogue seemed somewhat forced and awkward. I found myself at times thinking "Real people wouldn't talk in that manner under those particular circumstances." Perhaps dialogue in future works will improve with the author's experience. I would certainly be willing to give any sequel a try!
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant surprised July 10, 2011
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I confess I purchased the kindle edition because my husband said I need to slow down on my book purchases. I read between 5-6 books a week. This book was very entertaining and held my attention. I enjoyed the characters and the plot. For the purchase price it more than exceeded my expectations. I look forward to following the authors works.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre at best... December 5, 2011
By Daryl
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Wow what can I say? just finished reading this book and am so disapointed... It began so well that my hopes were raised only to be dashed mid-book... it reached a point I was rooting for the creature... some of the worst dialogue ever, in the beginning the one liners and sarcasm was working but to carry it on regardless of the situation was plain annoying and unrealistic... too bad though, this book had potential.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting concepts May 22, 2012
By Paula
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The first part of the book was quite good, and almost believable. As the book progressed, there were too many incidences of the main character being the only survivor of many horrible and seemingly impossible situations (where everyone else was killed). The writer is good, but he needs to maintain the level of writing that he starts his books with. I found the last 1/3 quite out of whack with the first 2/3's of the book - almost as if the author had run out of ideas as to how to wrap it up and get to the ending.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Middle of the road... January 26, 2012
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I have mixed feelings about this book; I liked many things about it but at the same time the pacing was working against the story line. I found most of the characters in it to be terrific and believable and I enjoyed reading about their struggles while watching their lives turn to hell on ice but the book took so long to get to the point that I lost interest about sixty percent in, with some intense editing this would have been a much stronger read, there was way too much writing, I know that authors work really hard at churning out those two thousand words a day but in reality they aren't meant to keep them all, you have to cut and slash to make the story tight, the reader should be left wanting more and not left tired and ready for a big break.

An ancient frozen monster encased in ice is released into the modern world eating everything in its path. A handful of scientists and some local pilots are trying to discover the mystery behind his existence and his miraculous awakening after five thousand years. Now I know that even the biggest predator with the sharpest teeth can't be a 24/7 killing machine, he was clearly not hungry, his only aim was to slash and kill.. yawn... did anyone check if he was a robot? Maybe a chip short circuited. Anyways, the writing style was pretty good, I was pleasantly surprised that there was no spelling or grammatical errors which can trip even the best self published works and there was a bit of a heart to the story, but overall it didn't measure up to it's own premise because it was way too lengthy and at times it felt tedious to keep going. I also felt the lack of cold when I read this, most of the action is either on an iceberg, in frozen water or under bad weather, but everyone was just hanging out as if it was a balmy 70 degrees..
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars This isn't a novel. It's a movie pitch. May 13, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The basic plotline is interesting but the writing starts out amaturish and gets absolutely sloppy about half way through. It appears the editor just gave up at chapter 47. Also, what's with the gratuitous French bashing? That was just annoying.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unfullfilling August 11, 2012
By Bob
Format:Kindle Edition
I expected more from this book based on the reviews, but I was disappointed in this one. There is really very little story here and as someone else said, the dialogue is awkward. Our hero is constantly cracking "one liners" that just aren't funny; I found them juvenile and a distraction.

The book just felt amateurish, like his first attempt at writing. It's also similar to other books I've read, and closely resembles Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child. While not one of Childs stronger books it is a far better then Thaw, and a more satisfying read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Non-stop action; a roller coaster ride through a nightmare
Just when you think it's safe to go back in the water... Thaw offers wave after wave of terror-filled excitement. Decent build up to the roiling climax. Read more
Published 1 month ago by U Grandcalia
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Predictable but enjoyable.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book
Published 2 months ago by debra clay
3.0 out of 5 stars lost in thought
another good Book to add to my collection. I would recommend this book to any that likes the unknown to this day.
Published 2 months ago by Laura Lee Jacinto
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Story
Overall a very good story. A bit slow in parts and it takes a while for the story to get warmed up; once it gets there, it's worth it...
Published 3 months ago by John S Roth
1.0 out of 5 stars utterly poor. Minus
Rubbish, utterly poor. Minus star
Published 3 months ago by brian o farrell
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good read. I've seen very similar plots
A very good read. I've seen very similar plots, just set in another part of the world with a different "monster" to face but that's a pretty tried and true formula. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Robert Austin
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast becoming a fan
I love a good thrill. This book was an inventive and exciting read and NO ZOMBIES!! Seems like everyone has to resort to the undead for a monster. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Karen Algarin
4.0 out of 5 stars Some bad language.
Exciting story. Some bad language.
Published 7 months ago by Tommy Elliott
5.0 out of 5 stars Truely jaws on ice!
This was a fast read because I didn't want to put it down ! It kept me hooked from the first.
Published 7 months ago by Elizabeth Pruett
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More About the Author

Bryan Dunn

Born: Santa Barbara, California

Work: At various times I have: bussed tables, delivered mattresses, painted houses, worked in a machine shop, worked for an ad agency, worked for Santa Barbara Magazine, Islands magazine and Serbin Communications.

Favorite sports: cycling, sailing

Favorite foods: tri-tip, cheeseburgers

Favorite hobby: cigar aficionado

Favorite movie: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Favorite quote: "The simplification of anything is always sensational."
-- G.K. Chesterton

My coffee: Black as the devil and hot as hell

Stranded on a desert island, my three favorite books would be: Moby Dick, The Count of Monte Cristo, Memoirs of an Invisible Man

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