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Winter Dark

Audible's Thriller of the Year 2019
Auteur(s): Alex Callister
Narrateur(s): Ell Potter
Durée: 11 h et 31 min
4 out of 5 stars (11 évaluations)

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Description

When you buy murder online, who is there to stop you?

GCHQ agent Winter has just 14 days to bring down the website of a formidable criminal organisation before a teenager is tortured to death in front of an online audience of millions. Going deep under cover disguised as the paid assassin Snow White, Winter must infiltrate the inner circle of the extraordinarily powerful man at the heart of the dark web. This is a gripping, fast-paced ride through a disturbingly plausible technological future in which Callister’s protagonist must battle to bring down the terrifying crimes tearing through society.

About Winter
Master hacker, highly intelligent, combat trained: Winter is a very modern spy. Worlds apart from the straitlaced characters created in the minds of Ian Fleming and John le Carré , Alex Callister's lead protagonist wouldn't dream of playing the part of the impeccable agent. However, despite her intimidating skillset, Winter is delightfully human and often prone to prioritizing her libido over her employer. Undeniably sexy and exceptionally accomplished, Winter is a true 21st-century heroine.

About the Author
Alex Callister is the pseudonym of an industry expert on media, telecoms and internet stocks. She studied history at Oxford and the British School at Rome and was set for a career in academia until the beginning of the tech boom woke a lifelong interest in internet shares. Alex has spent her career visiting high security web hosting sites and speculating on what might go wrong. Winter Dark is her debut novel and the first in the Winter series.

Please note: This audiobook contains graphic adult content.  

©2019 Alex Callister (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars

Seems like such a great story.

This seems like such an amazing story; too bad about the choppy narration. Not sure if the story is written the way it's read, or the narrator decided to put her own spin on it, but it is so hard to follow. I don't even think I made it half way through the novel.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

very entertaining

The narrative was great. great voice and characters.
The story propelled along at an exciting pace. This left me wanting further adventures from the lead protagonist.

1 personnes sur 1 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars

Great Narration & Concept, Poor Execution

This was sooo hard to get into. The storyline is thrilling at first but it felt like the author was throwing too much at the reader at once which made the plot hard to keep up with; I kept finding myself asking “wait, what’s going on?”. I couldn’t finish this but since the narration stellar and the plot had potential, I’m hoping I can re-read it another time and find it more enjoyable (or at least actually get through the whole thing).

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Tammy
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • 2019-03-30

Didn't live up to my expectations

I really wanted to love this book based on the fantastic reviews from others. But the truth is I "liked it ok". I'm being generous with 3 stars because if 2.5 were an option, that would have been my choice. For me, it was like a Jason Matthews cheaper knock off that is oversexed when the sex has little to do with the story.

14 personnes sur 16 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Avila
  • 2019-04-18

Self Indulgent

I regard myself as open minded but the explicit and gratuitous sex was irrelevant to the story. Why? The book reads or should I say sounds like a recording of a fantasy session with the author's therapist.

13 personnes sur 15 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Jason
  • Woodbridge, CT, United States
  • 2019-04-04

This book wants to be a movie, not a novel

The narration is great, and the only reason I stuck with it to the end.

The way the book is written didn't work for me. It jumps around, even in a single scene. Sort of like watching a movie. But the movie includes other visual and audible cues to help make the story contiguous. So, imagine just reading a movie script. That's what it felt like to listen to this book.

Also, the book is a first-person perspective. And that person isn't very deep, engaging, or sensible.

But, it would still make a fun action film - just not a good novel.

2 personnes sur 2 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    1 out of 5 stars
  • jsnipes
  • 2019-04-01

Started strong, then became nonsensical

Don’t get me wrong, I like those summer beach reads. I enjoy the old read it and toss it books. This book started strong and I wanted to prove the negative reviews wrong — that they just didn’t appreciate the “junk food” nature of this type of book. But alas. Half way through I couldn’t even pay attention anymore. It became stupid and nonsensical. There wasn’t even a story half way through. Just mental thoughts of the lead character. I think what messed this book up was that it was hyped up so intensely on the Audible cover page. I wanted to like it. And in the end I gave it 3 stars even though my hearts saying a 2 or even a 1.

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  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars
  • JMabie
  • 2019-03-28

Returned

It's not what I was looking for. I was hoping for more of a cyber-thriller, and though it had that aspect, it was very sexually graphic. I don't have an issue with that, but it's not what I was looking for so, I returned the book.

15 personnes sur 20 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jessica Cancino
  • 2019-03-30

Amazing 👌

Loved the book. The narrator was fantastic and the story was truly engaging. can't wait to hear what's next.

3 personnes sur 4 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Little Lion
  • California
  • 2019-03-31

A solid "No," from me

This book makes me thankful for Audible's return policy. It's an interesting concept but poorly executed.

2 personnes sur 3 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Roadmaster
  • USA
  • 2019-04-27

Midnight Reader

Couldn’t get into story. It seamed to bounce between excessive word usage to explain the most unimportant, insignificant fact to torrid sex passages that ran on and on. It was to much of an effort to stay with the story and finally I had to put the book down. That is something I never do .

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Åsmund
  • 2019-04-24

Too much unnecessary sex

The main complaint i have with this book is the sheer volume on unnecessary sexual descriptions. I am by no means a prude, and sometimes the graphic description is appropriate in a storyline - but this book is the first where I have stopped reading and returned it three quarters finished because of the sheer volume of sexual activity (and I have read and enjoyed all the Game of Thrones-books)...

Pretty good underlying storyline and good narration - but beware of the level of sexual descriptions...

  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-04-21

trouble with book it kept stopping

couldn't listen to it, might have liked it. The recording kept stopping. Too much hands on manipulation. very frustrating.