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Code to Zero

Narrated by: Ian Porter
Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
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Summary

Code to Zero is a fast-paced espionage thriller from number one best-selling author Ken Follett, author of the Kingsbridge series.

Three days that could change the world's political landscape....

A man wakes up to find himself lying on the ground in a railway station, his mind stripped bare of all recollection. He has no idea how he got there. He does not even know his own name. Convinced he is a drunken down and out, it isn't until a newspaper report about a satellite launch catches his eye that he begins to suspect all is not what it seems....

The year is 1958, and America is about to launch its first satellite in a desperate attempt to match the Soviet Sputnik and regain the lead in the space race. As Luke Lucas gradually unravels the mystery of his amnesia, he realizes that his fate is bound up with that of the rocket that stands ready on launchpad 26B at Cape Canaveral. And as he relearns the story of his life, he uncovers long-kept secrets about his wife, his best friend and the woman he once loved more than life itself....

©2018 Ken Follett (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Excellent

Brilliant book - gripping must read / listen Ian Porter is sublime!! If you like fast moving with a bit of spice this is for you!

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<br />Great storyline, well read.

Loved it, the further through the story we got, thr more engrossed I got. Listened to the last half in single session!

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Really good!

I have enjoyed most Ken Follet books that I’ve read but thought I’d had my fill of him. I can’t remember the last I’d tried reading but put down obviously to forget!
But I listened to the sample of this one and was instantly interested. I’m so glad I bought it and resented having to stop listening to go to work, looking forward to putting on again as soon as I got home.

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Gripping

Great story kept me entertained from start to finish. Well worth adding to your list.

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Really good narration and an excellent story.

This story has plenty to keep you interested. The narration was easy to listen to yet animate and not boring.

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A great story!

Superb story with some great twists. As a newish member to audible, this book was a great listen! Thanks Ken Follett

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Too weak a story

Unnecessarily contrived and with too many weak points
Far from Follett’s standards
The key plot is fine, but it becomes painfully unbelievable at too many points.

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brilliant

Brilliant as always. Ken Follett has yet to let me down with any of his books. Thrilling and thoroughly entertaining all the way through.

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Rockets, espionage, romance. What more could you want?

A great story interspersed with just enough technical information on rockets and the space race to understand what is going on. Set before mobile phones and WiFi its interesting historically. It makes you think about loyalties, beliefs and integrity as well as a great story that is difficult to switch off.

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There are better Ken Follet books

Good premise, as I like Cold War stories, but that story wasn’t compelling enough. A good chase story, against time and all that. Love story was predictable