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5.0 out of 5 stars A riveting, gripping read; very worthwhile., April 5, 2013
This review is from: Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II (Hardcover)
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This book was RIVETING! One of those where I just couldn't put it down. WORD OF WARNING! This book was written in two different time periods. If you are like me, and do not want to be interrupted with a different time period, you might want to skip the newer time period chapters to read afterwards. (I also do not like ''spoilers'' and had I read the newer ones at the same time it would have really taken away from the story for me.) Each chapter has the timeframe right under the ch. number, so it's easy to flip ahead to what you want to read. So I read it as two different stories, completely through. The way the book is set up, you can read it this way and not miss a beat!

The author did a great job of taking you right into the middle of all the action (and severe nonaction, at times). Before I read this book, I had no CLUE what kinds of horrific conditions were in store for rescuers and would be rescuers. I had no idea about all the crevasses that people fell into, and that would open up under your feet. The weather conditions and the difficulties the planes faced in trying to land and take off. The starvation, the hope, the desperation and despair. If you had told me before I read this that a plane could have gone down, that it was known exactly where the plane was, and that it could have taken THAT long to rescue the people, I would have thought you were nuts!

This story was beautifully told and truly showed the valor and strength of spirit of some little known heroes. I hope this book will immortalize them as they deserve. You can feel the involvement of the author all through this story. A phenomenal storyteller!
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Initial post: Jun 30, 2013 1:50:45 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 30, 2013 2:02:51 PM PDT
Carol says:
Your review will likely be the one I appreciate the most. I just got done reading a book that jumped back and forth between two time periods and, at times, it made me wonder which time I was in. Your suggestion to read it as two books (past first and then present) was brilliant! Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2013 7:52:21 PM PDT
feemeister says:
Carol, I'm a soapaholic! I used to LOVE spoilers, but now I HATE them! I also try not to tell too much of what happens when I do my reviews for the same reason. If you read stuff from the second book, you can figure out stuff in the other one. I'm just glad the author wrote it in such a way you can do this so handily! Hope you love the book as much as I did!

Posted on Jul 3, 2013 8:50:50 AM PDT
Bryan Carey says:
I plan to add this one to my wish list. Plenty of stories like this one exist, but the authors sometimes fail to really capture the moment and make you feel like you are right there, in the midst of the turmoil. It sounds like this author knows how to tell an engaging and honest account.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2013 9:02:50 AM PDT
feemeister says:
Bryan, I am SO glad I got this one! It was my first real exposure to Greenland at all, and I had no CLUE it had anything to do with WW2 at all. So besides being a fantastic human interest story, I did learn some info from it too. But it was just like you were there with the guys. And the author was great. Not too much info or flowery garbage, and not too little information. It was just right! Hope you are able to get it and love it!
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