Audio: Broken Ice by Matt Goldman @goldman_matthew @MacLeodAndrews ‏ @BlackstoneAudio ‏

Posted October 21, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 6 Comments

Audio: Broken Ice by Matt Goldman @goldman_matthew @MacLeodAndrews ‏ @BlackstoneAudio ‏Broken Ice by Matt Goldman
Narrator: MacLeod Andrews
Series: Nils Shapiro #2
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks on June 12, 2018
Genres: Mystery
Length: 8 hours, 22 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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Nils Shapiro has been hired to find missing Linnea Engstrom, a teenager from the small northern hockey town of Warroad, Minnesota. Most of Warroad is in Minneapolis for the state high school hockey tournament, and Linnea never returned from last night’s game. Linnea’s friend Haley Housch is also missing—and soon found dead.

After Nils is shot through the arm with an arrow at the Haley Housch crime scene, only the quick work of medical examiner Char Northagen saves Nil’s life.

Nils should be in the hospital recovering from his near fatal injury, but he knows that the clock is ticking. Linnea could be anywhere, and someone doesn’t want her found. Is Linnea a victim, or is she playing a dangerous game? As bodies start piling up, the clues lead Nils north to Warroad, a small, quiet town with many secrets to hide.

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A short review to update challenges


I listened to Gone to Dust after seeing it as an audible daily deal and went on to this next one in the Nils Shapiro series .    I really enjoyed the Minnesota setting since so much is familiar, having lived there for many years.   Nils has had a change in circumstances since we last saw him. I like it.

I love following detective Nils Shapiro as he meets the characters and gathers information to solve the mystery.  Goldman is skilled at the tapestry of detail for interest but not too much to overwhelm the reader. The characters are also richly diverse.  I plan to continue with this series; it’s a pleasure.


Andrews narrated the first so I was happy to have him return here, as I had settled on his portrayal of Nils.   I listened at my normal 1.25x speed with a good flow.  I did notice he did not know how to pronounce Wayzata. Otherwise, it was  a great performance of the many different characters.

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About MacLeod Andrews

MacLeod Andrews is an actor and voice actor in Los Angeles He is a Company Member of Rising Phoenix Rep theater company in NYC

About Matt Goldman

MATT GOLDMAN is a playwright and Emmy Award-winning television writer for Seinfeld, Ellen, and other shows. He brings his signature storytelling abilities and light touch to his debut novel Gone to Dust. He began his career as a stand-up comedian while attending the University of Minnesota before moving to Los Angeles to write full-time.

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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2018 Audiobook Challenge
  • 2018 Library-Love Challenge
  • 2018 New Release Challenge

Posted October 21, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 6 Comments

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