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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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    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.

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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.

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    Ben M. 10-26-15
    Ben M. 10-26-15
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    "I couldn't finish"

    I don't know who wrote this, but it was not Ken Follet. This was terrible.

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    Nicole 04-05-15
    Nicole 04-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Entertaining!"

    Excellent story with a strong female lead. I'll look forward to more work by Follett.

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    jennifer 02-11-15
    jennifer 02-11-15
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    "Excellent book!"

    This book keeps you on the edge if your seat. The reader was perfect for this book. A great read.

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    Diane 01-22-15
    Diane 01-22-15

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    "Good thriller, excellent performance"

    Decent thriller with well defined good guys and bad guys, but also some subtly in dealing with scientific research that seeks to neutralize deadly viruses while chancing the catastrophic spread of these same viruses. Excellent performance.

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    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 05-26-14
    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 05-26-14 Member Since 2015

    I just achieved App Master!! I never thought I would make it this far!! Thanks Audible

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    "Ken Follett does it again!!!"

    A deadly virus is stolen from a Scottish research lab and the head of security is on the case!!! Tony Gallo knows she could have a major attack on her hands if she can't get to the bottom of the heist. The lab is locked down like Ft Knox and only someone from the inside could make this happen, Tony never thinks to look at her boss and love interest Stanly Oxenford or maybe his kids!!! Tony is on her own with only the whiteout of the year slowing down the thieves. Can Tony save the day ?

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    Jenny 01-09-14
    Jenny 01-09-14 Member Since 2011
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    "After getting used to the accent, I was captivated"
    Where does Whiteout rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10%


    What other book might you compare Whiteout to and why?

    Eye of the Needle.


    What about Josephine Bailey’s performance did you like?

    She was very distinct with her character voices.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No. I just had a hard time putting it down when I needed to do something else.


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    Jolene United States 03-29-13
    Jolene United States 03-29-13 Member Since 2014
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    "A book that grabs you immediately."

    Minute by minute, hour by hour, you are intriqued. Some parts were predictable, but it was a pleasant read.

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