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A Touch of Frost

Narrated by: Robin Browne
Series: Jack Frost, Book 2
Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Detective Inspector Jack Frost, officially on duty, is nevertheless determined to sneak off to a colleague's leaving party. But first the corpse of a well-known local junkie is found blocking the drain of a Denton public lavatory and then, when Frost attempts to join the revels later on, the nubile daughter of a wealthy businessman is reported missing.

Sleepy Denton has never known anything like the crime wave which now threatens to submerge it. A robbery occurs at the town's notorious strip joint, the Coconut Grove, the pampered son of a local MP is suspected of a hit-and-run offence and, to top it all, a multiple rapist is on the loose. Frost is reeling under the strain, his paperwork is still in arrears and now, more than ever, his self-righteous colleagues would love to see him sacked. But the manic Frost manages to assure his superior that all is under control. Now he has only to convince himself...

©1987 R. D. Wingfield (P)1997 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • SK Smith
  • 01-02-2020

Very Witty

First Jack Frost book for me. I absolutely loved it. Frost is one of a kind - smart, witty, and always getting in trouble! I recommend it!

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  • Linda LANDRUM
  • 17-05-2015

I really like the storyline and the reader.

Would recommend to everyone who likes rumbled cops.
However not suitable for young teens or grandmothers or maybe great aunts.

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  • Helen
  • 22-04-2014

Terrible narration

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrator.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator's voice for Frost is terrible, he sounds like a whining child. I listened to half the book then had to stop.

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A huge disappointment, I'd been waiting for unabridged audiobooks of the Frost books for ages, but this one is unlistenable.

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  • "dasteelsta"
  • 19-01-2020

I don't remember the TV series being this harsh!😆

An enjoyable story, although some of the politically incorrect attitudes described in it may be offensive to some listeners - perhaps these attitudes were a bit more accepted when it was written, but it definitely won't be everyone's cup of tea these days.

The narrator is not as good as the guy that did the first book in the Frost series, but he's not as bad as some reviews are making out - sounds like he might be playing it a bit too much for laughs at times, but overall I thought he captured the characters pretty well. Overall, definitely worth a listen if you enjoyed the first one 👍

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  • Jennifer Chennell
  • 12-12-2016

another great book

Yet again a fantastic book wasn't so keen on the narrator he was competent but not as good as the last book.

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  • Mrs Archdeacon
  • 15-04-2015

Spoilt by the narrator

A ripping good yarn, but not the affable Jasonesk Frost. The separation of the characters through voice was not achieved as most sounded music-hall Jewish and it was difficult to tell at time which one was speaking.

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  • Maggie
  • 31-12-2014

narration very poor and not reflective of the char

Would you try another book written by R. D. Wingfield or narrated by Robin Browne?

yes to author no to narrator

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Touch of Frost?

don't know as couldn't finish the book

Would you be willing to try another one of Robin Browne’s performances?

NO

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My whole enjoyment was spoilt by the narration gave up one third in to the story because of this

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  • L d white
  • 05-09-2015

Poor narration

Having listened to most of the audible Frost books narrated by Stephen Thorne I was most disappointed by this narrator. His performance changed my perception of all of the characters to the point that I am now searching for another Thorne Frost performance to restore my Faith

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  • paulen
  • 02-12-2019

To me Frost is Stephen Thorne

The story flows and is believable but the narration is awful .Frost in particular is Made to sound particularlycreepy And totally unbelievable having listened to Stephen thorns betrayal of the character Browneis 1 out of 10.

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  • JPH
  • 06-11-2019

Good story, narration a little irritating.

Good story. I loved the TV series with David Jason and remembered the plots which the TV series more or less kept to.

Frost in the books is a little coarser than that portrayed in the series but no less likeable.

Having listened to previous Frost books narrated by the fabulous Stephen Thorne, I found Robin Browne a little irritating, and at times he made Frost sound like Boycie from Only Fools and Horses (coincidentally also starring David Jason)
Recommended.

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  • asd
  • 02-10-2019

Great story and pretty good performance

As with other Frost books I've listened to, I enjoyed this a lot. It's interesting to see David Jason's version toned down a lot of the character's more crass and sexist side but still an rounded and slightly sad character. The performance is very good, only draw back is the narrator sometimes speaks v quietly and this makes the lines hard to hear.

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  • lizzyb51
  • 04-03-2019

Good story, but very sexist comments make it out dated.

Story was entertaining, but the sexist comments were off putting. The various performances of the characters were ok. I think I will listen to the abridged versions next time, perhaps the ones read by David Jason.