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Whiteout Audiobook

Whiteout

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Publisher's Summary

Like no other suspense author in his genre, Follett reinvents the thriller with each new storyline. But nothing matches the intricate, knife-edge drama of Whiteout.

A missing canister of a deadly virus. A lab technician bleeding from the eyes. Toni Gallo, the security director of a Scottish medical research firm, knows she has problems, but she has no idea of the nightmare to come.

As a Christmas Eve blizzard whips out of the north, several people converge on a remote family house. Stanley Oxenford, the research company's director, has everything riding on the drug he is developing to fight the virus, but he isn't the only one: his grown children, who have come to spend Christmas, have their eyes on the money it will bring; Toni Gallo, forced to resign from the police department in disgrace, is betting her career on keeping the drug safe; a local television reporter, determined to move up, has sniffed the story, even if he has to bend the facts to tell it; and a violent trio of thugs is on its way to steal it for a client already waiting, though what the client really has in mind is something that will shock them all.

As the storm worsens, the emotional sparks, jealousies, distrust, sexual attraction, and rivalries, crackle; desperate secrets are revealed; hidden traitors and unexpected heroes emerge. Filled with startling twists at every turn, Whiteout rockets Follett to a class by himself.

Don't miss Ken Follet discussing the history of the thriller and its role in literature at the 92nd Street Y.

©2004 Ken Follett; (P)2004 Penguin Audio

What the Critics Say

"[The] nail-biter ending drags readers to the very edge of their seats and holds them captive until the last villain is satisfactorily dispatched." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Ron 09-25-05
    Ron 09-25-05
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    "Knife-Edge Drama!"

    This audio book has nonstop action, suspense and drama from the start to the grand fanale'. The action readers dream. In my opinion a must have audio book. Outstanding!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony L. Dewitt Jefferson City, MO United States 06-02-05
    Anthony L. Dewitt Jefferson City, MO United States 06-02-05 Member Since 2011

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    "Good Characters"

    Very few novelists can switch from a male frame of mind to a female frame of mind and write well from that perspective. Follett seems to be one of the few who can. This book was well written and enjoyable, although the science could have been better explained. There were a few minor flaws in the plotting, but at the end you care about the characters, and that made the book worthwhile.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Diane Naples, FL, USA 01-29-05
    Diane Naples, FL, USA 01-29-05
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    "Whiteout"

    I was terribly disappointed in this book. I always look forward to reading Follet's books, but this was just tedious. I can't believe I even bothered to finish it.

    10 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Sher from Provo Utah 05-18-16
    Sher from Provo Utah 05-18-16 Member Since 2015

    Tired teacher. That is, REtired teacher.

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    "A bit disappointing"

    I enjoyed this book, but it does not even come close to being as good as Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. I just didn't get sucked into it as I have Follett's other novels. I'm sure one reason is because it was not nearly as intricate a plot and the characters were not as well developed. I'm not giving up on his books, but I think I'll stick to the historical fiction. I think that is where his true gift lies.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Bill Bre 05-09-16
    Bill Bre 05-09-16 Member Since 2010
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    "needs to be louder"

    narrator needed more volumn. us hard of hearing folks who listen in noisy environments have to struggle to hear the narrative.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Florence 05-06-16
    Florence 05-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Did Ken Follett really write this? "

    Seems like something he may have done on a weekend when he had company... no K F brilliance.

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    Linda Rodin 04-16-16
    Linda Rodin 04-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story and narrator"
    Where does Whiteout rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Love all Ken Follett books. This was a great story and I really liked the narrator


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great suspense and the character development was really good


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Devin Baton rouge, LA, United States 04-05-16
    Devin Baton rouge, LA, United States 04-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great author... Terrible book"

    Follett Is one my favorite authors but this is by far my least favorite book he has ever written. He is a sensitive but exciting writer that appeals to both men and women. This book however was a total chick book and the whole cell phone issue was just silly. Move the setting to an area without cell reception or set it in a time prior to cell phones for gods sake.

    Saying that he is still a great author... Just would not recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L. Wolfe Seattle, WA 01-01-16
    L. Wolfe Seattle, WA 01-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Not one of folletts best"

    Characters were boring and story was flat. Not worth the time or the dime. Pass

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    Michelle 11-16-15
    Michelle 11-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Couldn't put book down"

    Loved it! Great adventure in true Follett fashion. Kept my interest until the very end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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