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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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    A. L. DeWitt Jefferson City, MO United States 06-02-05
    A. 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
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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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    Robert 11-14-17
    Robert 11-14-17
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    Difficult to understand this person, not a great book, and disappointment for a Ken Follett book

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    Jeffery stigler, OK, United States 09-20-17
    Jeffery stigler, OK, United States 09-20-17 Member Since 2014
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    "good book"

    good book and its worth a listen. try it and im sure you will enjoy it. jf

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    Quarphax 06-26-17
    Quarphax 06-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Thriller"

    This story was a great quick thrill! The narration was top notch and I really enjoyed the action in this tale.

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    bobmcgill 04-20-17
    bobmcgill 04-20-17
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    "Another good read by Ken Follett!"

    Another riveting story by Ken Follett. always hate to come to the end as you feel like you will miss the characters that Follett develops so well

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    Christine M Braud 11-23-16
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    "the drama everyone's cell phone is dead..."

    If you are a Follett fan- skip this one. It does not live up to his amazing style or detailed storyline. If EVERY cell phone- and I mean EVERY cell phone of EVERY character- was either dead or not in their pocket, I might have kept a straight face reading this book. Instead I caught myself chuckling in spite of the storyline's seriousness.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Miriam SAN MARINO, CALIFORNIA, United States 09-30-16
    Miriam SAN MARINO, CALIFORNIA, United States 09-30-16 Member Since 2017
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    "A great plot, unlike Follett."
    What made the experience of listening to Whiteout the most enjoyable?

    The suspense at the end.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tony,the heroine.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the ugly, bald woman was run over(name?)


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the perfume bottle with the virus was exchanged for water.


    Any additional comments?

    A very exciting tale that hopefully won't actually happen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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