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Winter Dark

Audible's Thriller of the Year 2019
Written by: Alex Callister
Narrated by: Ell Potter
Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
4 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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.

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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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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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  • JMc
  • 2019-04-12

Ell Potter’s performance... Brilliant!!!

The story itself was great and Ell Potter’s performance made this - hands down - the BEST audio book I’ve listen to yet.

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  • Paul Ballard
  • 2019-04-08

great listen

the book is awesome and the narration is excellent...can't wait for the next one in October.

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  • Pamiam
  • 2019-04-06

Great story Great Listen

I listen to audible books while driving long distance, as I was coming to my destination I stayed in the car to listen a bit more. I cant wait until the next book comes out. The narrator was perfect.

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  • melissa
  • 2019-04-02

Strong female protagonist

Clever and soulful with a kickass main character who happens... to be a women. It’s sexy in a way that makes it fun; and paced so that we can all take in how messy action heroism can be. Loved it and especially loved the narrator!

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  • 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.

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  • Tammy
  • 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.

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  • Dawn
  • 2019-03-29

Ell Potter, narrator, Makes this story outstanding !

The story is gripping and features a badass queer woman ! Ell Potter does several accents and is easy to follow character to character . Her voice is smooth and adds dimension without being too breathy or distracting. I’d like to buy more books from this narrator ! I listen to 2-4 books per month .

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  • 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.

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  • Old n'tired
  • 2019-09-15

Worked for me!

Unlike a few of the recent reviews I thought this book was well paced and consistent throughout. I didn’t skip any chapters or start paying at a higher rate, which is something I find myself doing about half the time.

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  • 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.

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