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Summary

Turn to Stone takes place in the days immediately preceding the events of The Cold Nowhere, the sixth audiobook in Freeman's thrilling Jonathan Stride series.

On his way back to Duluth, Stride stops to visit the grave of his mother in a small Wisconsin town. After a shocking occurrence in the cemetery, Stride becomes enmeshed in a gruesome and suspenseful search for a killer who knows things no one else alive should know.

This audiobook from master of suspense Brian Freeman, winner of the International Thriller Writers Award, is not to be missed.

©2014 Brian Freeman (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks

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  • KH
  • 29-06-22

Good story

This is a favourite story. I recommend it. Tbe best of tbe authors so far that i have heard

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Excellent - but you have to keep up!

A brilliant story, story-teller, narrator. Loved the plot, twists and turns, the psychology of the characters, the thought-provoking issues along the way. You have to really get a hold of who's who - not sure if it was because sometimes the writer used the first names and sometimes the last names. Had to keep sorting it out. Only problem was I got no work done!

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  • Dr. Meggin McIntosh
  • 15-03-14

PERFECT as a novella

I would love to know the story behind Brian Freeman deciding to make this a novella instead of weaving it into another full novel. Was it something he wrote and it didn't fit in another novel or he just created this as a separate story? Whatever it was, it was EXCELLENT! And it will barely tide me over until his next book is out! I hope Joe Barrett always narrates his books. I can't imagine anyone else in the "role."

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  • Annie
  • 12-05-21

Ok story terrible narrator. Enough said.

I got so tired of listening to the narrator. His voice had a very obvious New York type sound and was just over the top to me. Story was okay not great and my opinion

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  • Sammie
  • 05-11-20

4½ STARS. Very Good Book .

I can't give this book 5 stars but it came close. I absolutely love THE DEEP DEEP SNOW so decided to try another book by BF. Turn to Stone (in my opinion) was not quite as good but found myself spellbound nonetheless. It took me a bit of time to get into the book but shortly found myself captivated.
I actually prefer a novella because I find myself getting impatient if the author goes on and on with every minute detail and I find myself screaming at the book saying "GET ON WITH IT". I hate lengthy tedious books and this is NOT one of them. The story was very good with enough twists and turns to hold my interest (which seems to get shorter and shorter the older I get).
I highly recommend "Turn to Stone". It's a great story.

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  • John
  • 07-04-14

For the Freeman fans - This review is for you

I have to tell you - I am through the first part of "The Cold Nowhere" and this book is not a prequel. It stands on it's own and I liked it a lot. It was a fast past non abridged short story & I'm starting to wish The Cold Nowhere was a lot shorter. Back to this book though. The ending was great! This was a very good psycological thriller. Brian Freeman is one of the few writers with repeating characters that I follow. The Cold Nowhere review to follow.

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  • djlmom62
  • 26-09-21

Worth the listen

this novella is very good. Great story and interesting characters. Stride is without his usual sidekicks in this one and they arent missed.

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  • Vivian Grant
  • 29-08-21

One of the best in series

I usually skip novellas but I’m glad I broke my pattern. It was refreshing not to have the the Cat or Maggie dramas distracting from the main narrative which was just first rate story telling.

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  • Wayne
  • 12-03-17

5.5 hour novella?

I'm calling it a novel. I'm a fan of author Brian Freeman and narrator Joe Barrett; both do an excellent job. Freeman tells an excellent story that is filled with the suspense he normally delivers.

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  • Hiker chick
  • 29-06-22

Short and Stout

This short story was full of twists and turns, and was very well done. Bravo

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  • Pamela S K Glasner
  • 18-06-22

TERRIBLE Narration! Had to turn it off.

The narrator, Joe Barrett, has a falling intonation pattern: his voice falls at the end of pretty much every single sentence he speaks. I noticed it after about half a dozen sentences and by the time five minutes had elapsed, I had to turn it off — it was unlistenable!

I love Brian Freeman’s writing—“The Deep, Deep Snow” was wonderful and I was truly looking forward to this book. I am sorry to say that unless Mr. Freeman has the book re-recorded, I will not be able to listen to it.

I marked "Overall" and "Story" with three stars because Audible requires something be marked in all three categories in order to post a review. But since I did not listen to the book, those are just there as placeholders. I hope it's a good book — maybe one day I'll sit down with a hard copy version and read it.

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  • Geri
  • 20-04-22

A really good one

Keeps you wanting more while you try to draw conclusions that give away the ending. I was never right! I loved it!!