Night without End

Night without End

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This series of readers is aimed at students at 6 levels from elementary to advanced. All stages have exercises for classroom or private use, plus a glossary to help with vocabulary. This advanced level book is a thriller which charts a desperate race against time across the frozen Arctic.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 10mm | 117.93g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • black and white line drawings
  • 0194216667
  • 9780194216661

Review Text

The Greenland icecap - and a weather station of the I.G.Y., manned by three scientists, provide the setting for as exciting an adventure tale as MacLean has given his readers. This time, as one reads, there is the same sense of participation in the suspense, the terrors, the hardships- as one had in H.M.S. Ulysses. Only afterwards does it seem beyond belief that a jet airliner could have crash landed on the icecap, thousands of miles from its goal, with a dead man at the controls, another crew officer dead, a third badly wounded, a wounded stewardess, and all but one of the small group of passengers able to be extricated, alive, from the wreckage. More than this is demanded of the reader, who accompanies this handful of ill-assorted survivors, through temperature often more than 50 degrees below zero, through ice and wind storms, over rough terrain, in a rattletrap old Citroen tractor. And the final challenge to credulity is that among the passengers, two are ruthless murderers - identity unknown- and that there is some secret factor that made each of the seeming accidents important. A wildly improbable tale, which carries conviction with every arduous step, and makes excitingly good escape reading. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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2 9% (9)
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