Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff audiobook

Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II

By Mitchell Zuckoff
Read by Mitchell Zuckoff

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#1 New York Times bestseller! Frozen in Time is a gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from the author of New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La. On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on board survived, and the US military launched a daring rescue operation. But after picking up one man, the Grumman Duck amphibious plane flew into a severe storm and vanished. Frozen in Time tells the story of these crashes and the fate of the survivors, bringing vividly to life their battle to endure 148 days of the brutal Arctic winter, until an expedition headed by famed Arctic explorer Bernt Balchen brought them to safety. Mitchell Zuckoff takes the reader deep into the most hostile environment on earth, through hurricane-force winds, vicious blizzards, and subzero temperatures. Moving forward to today, he recounts the efforts of the Coast Guard and North South Polar Inc. – led by indefatigable dreamer Lou Sapienza – who worked for years to solve the mystery of the Duck’s last flight and recover the remains of its crew. A breathtaking blend of mystery and adventure Mitchell Zuckoff's Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II is also a poignant reminder of the sacrifices of our military personnel and a tribute to the everyday heroism of the US Coast Guard.

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Summary

Summary

A 2013 Entertainment Weekly Best Book in Nonfiction

An Amazon Top 100 Book for 2013

A New York Times bestseller

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for April 2013

Selected for the May 2013 Indie Next List

A 2014 Audie Award Finalist for Best History Narration

#1 New York Times bestseller!

Frozen in Time is a gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from the author of New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La.

On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on board survived, and the US military launched a daring rescue operation. But after picking up one man, the Grumman Duck amphibious plane flew into a severe storm and vanished.

Frozen in Time tells the story of these crashes and the fate of the survivors, bringing vividly to life their battle to endure 148 days of the brutal Arctic winter, until an expedition headed by famed Arctic explorer Bernt Balchen brought them to safety. Mitchell Zuckoff takes the reader deep into the most hostile environment on earth, through hurricane-force winds, vicious blizzards, and subzero temperatures.

Moving forward to today, he recounts the efforts of the Coast Guard and North South Polar Inc. – led by indefatigable dreamer Lou Sapienza – who worked for years to solve the mystery of the Duck’s last flight and recover the remains of its crew.

A breathtaking blend of mystery and adventure Mitchell Zuckoff's Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II is also a poignant reminder of the sacrifices of our military personnel and a tribute to the everyday heroism of the US Coast Guard.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Frozen in Time is rigorously researched, beautifully told, and absolutely compelling from start to finish, a true adventure story that takes us deeply into the heart of what it means to serve a cause higher than oneself.” Andre Dubus III, New York Times bestselling author
“The gripping story of a WWII-era plane crash, the survivors who braved subzero conditions, and the modern-day quest for answers.” People
“A true-life nail-biter—as nimbly paced as a novel. Grade: A.” Entertainment Weekly
“This vivid new World War II narrative by the author of Lost in Shangri-La reminds us that the tragedies and heroics of war don’t always take place on a battlefield…One of the most arresting WWII books of recent years.” Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review
“Part Alive, part ShackletonFrozen in Time is a thrilling story of courage, perseverance, and loyalty that spans decades.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“The events Mr. Zuckoff relates are terrifying, horrible, remarkable, and, sometimes, thrilling…He is a skilled writer, reporter, and researcher, but what gives his latest book its power is his poignant, persuasive depiction of men under arms.” Wall Street Journal
“World War II remains the mother lode of war adventure stories…Mitchell Zuckoff has found another one, and what a story it is…This is the stuff of great survivalist drama, and Zuckoff, a good storyteller, makes the most of it. He is alert to the arbitrary twists of fate that keep one man alive but not another and has a good eye for detail that suggests the daily suffering…behind the larger-than-life heroics. This is not a genre known for literary style, but Zuckoff's clear-eyed prose does just what it needs to do—keep up the suspense and make the pages turn…But what gives the book its weight is his genuine interest in, and respect for, the men themselves.” Washington Post
“Weeks stretch into months, but the pages fly by as you eagerly read on. Will they ever get home safely? Zuckoff’s mastery keeps readers wondering all the way to the end.” Boston Globe
“Zuckoff has produced a wonderful book that combines telling details, thoughtful background, and vivid storytelling into a fascinating tale of courage, war, and perseverance.” Seattle Times
“This tale of true heroism, human ingenuity, and sacrifice by ordinary people in the face of a bitter enemy is for anyone interested not only in World War II aviation or modern scientific techniques for locating missing aircraft, but in popular histories of real adventure.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Zuckoff’s gripping narrative unfolds with immediacy and verve as men in fetid snow caves and sputtering aircraft pit their dogged camaraderie and desperate, white-knuckle improvisations against the fury of an Arctic winter.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A thrilling historical tale…Frozen in Time is one of those epic adventure stories that will hold you in its grip from beginning to end.” David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z
“Zuckoff isn’t just chronicling the adventure—he’s part of it. Frozen In Time is a beautifully written war yarn, but at its heart, it’s a nonfiction mystery—a tale of heroes united in a desire to solve a riddle buried in the Arctic ice.” Hampton Sides, author of Ghost Soldiers and Hellhound on His Trail
“A gripping, moving tale, suspensefully told—whose final act takes place today.” Adam Hochschild, author of To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918

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Author

Author Bio: Mitchell Zuckoff

Author Bio: Mitchell Zuckoff

Mitchell Zuckoff, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, is the Sumner M. Redstone Professor of Narrative Studies at Boston University. He covered 9/11 for the Boston Globe and wrote the lead news story on the day of the attacks. While at the Boston Globe, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize and the winner of numerous journalism awards.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English