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Polar Vortex

Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
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Publisher's Summary

A routine commercial flight disappears over the North Pole. No wreckage. No transponder signals.

Mitch Matthews is writer struggling to make ends meet when his wife's brother offers them a first-class seat on a flight from Hong Kong to New York. When his wife needs to stay behind, it becomes an opportunity for some quality daddy-daughter time with his five-year-old Lilly. At check-in, they run into a strange Norwegian arguing with a huge Russian. A mysterious redhead is guarding a package in the business lounge. But everything is fine...right up until the event.

Within hours of Allied Airlines 695 disappearing, a massive international search is launched. Aircraft and ships are dispatched from Russia, America, Canada, and Norway. How can a modern airliner simply vanish in one of the most heavily monitored places on Earth? 

Global tensions rise. The media and grieving families whip into a frenzy. The armed forces of America and Russia tip the world toward the brink of an apocalyptic war. 

Weeks later, found on the ice in a chance discovery, the journal of Mitch Matthews reveals the incredible truth behind the disappearance of Allied 695, and what really happened in the Polar Vortex.

©2019 Matthew Mather (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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  • Trixxie
  • 08-04-2019

Wow! This is a fantastic listen!

This book did a great job of making me feel like I was in the book. I felt the hopelessness and cold. I felt the terror or trying to protect the child. And I felt the interminable wait/trek without ever feeling like the book was slow or boring.

In addition, the narrator is very talented. So many different voices. It seriously sounded like there were several narrators.

I highly recommend this book!!!

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  • Miss Barbara
  • 07-04-2019

Excitement aplenty

If you're a danger junkie who likes to see man against the elements this book is for you. A plane crashes in the polar region and the protagonist is pitted against danger both natural and human. His one goal is to protect his young daughter Lilly and get her home. This is a true pucker-fest.

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  • Michael Ferris
  • 18-04-2019

Far fetched

Interesting but non believable plot. An international terror story that kept me interested. A good survival story.

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  • Maureen
  • 17-04-2019

A real nail biter

LOVED THIS BOOK! Highly recommend it if you like action from beginning to end WoW

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  • Gillie
  • 17-04-2019

EXCELLENT

So GREAT TO HAVE A STORY THAT KEPT ME ENTHRALLED FROM BEGINNING TO END.

NO STRETCHING OF IMAGINATION AS TO VERACITY. I BELLIEVED EVERY WORD.

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  • Karla M
  • 16-04-2019

Makes me never want to fly over the Arctic again

Complex characters. Unforgiving landscape. I like that children were, in some ways, major players. That gave the story a freshness.