Dana Stabenow – No Fixed Line

It is New Year’s Eve, nearly six weeks into an off-and-on blizzard that has locked Alaska down, effectively cutting it off from the outside world. But now there are reports of a plane down in the Quilak mountains. With the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board – responsible for investigating aviation incidents) unable to reach the crash site, ex-trooper Jim Chopin is pulled out of retirement to try to identify the aircraft, collect the corpses, and determine why no flight has been reported missing. But Jim discovers survivors: two children who don’t speak a word of English. Meanwhile, PI Kate Shugak receives an unexpected and unwelcome accusation from beyond the grave – a charge that could change the face of the Park forever.
Author: Dana Stabenow
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Duration: 7 hours 39 minutes
Released: 20 Sep 2001
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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Ive read or listened to all the Kate Shugak books and Im always excited to see another one has come out. I love all of the characters and the wonderfully detailed descriptions of bush Alaska life. Stabenow has spent years building the characters and the town so well I feel like Ive been there and met all these people and Marguerite Gavin has done a good job narrating everything from the booming voice of Bobby Clark to the tough but broken Kate. Theyve been a good team.

This time around theyre both off their game. The chapters from the point of view of the young boy are both unnecessary and really irritating in both the writing and narration. The characters all seem to have lost their unique personalities and the plot seems overly contrived. Sorry I wasted the money and time.