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3.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 5 3.81 (42 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ken Follett Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN:
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A man wakes to find himself lying on the ground in a railway station. He does not remember how he got there. He has forgotten where he lives. He cannot even remember his own name.

So begins Code to Zero, Ken Follett's explosive tale of intrigue, espionage, and conspiracy. It's January 1958, a dark hour in the cold war and the early dawn of the space race. At Cape Canaveral, a countdown has begun. On launch pad 26B sits Explorer I, America's best hope to match the Soviet Sputnik and regain the lead in the contest for the skies above.

As Luke Lucas starts to unravel the mystery of his amnesia, his desperate search leads him back to his Harvard friends: to his wife, to his best friend, to the woman he once loved more than life itself...and to the rocket that stands ready at the Cape. For Luke knew something that someone deliberately wanted him to forget, and unless he is able to discover his own deadly secret, he may be left powerless to save the launch of Explorer, and with it, America's future. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard Mulholland | 2/17/2014

    " Great fun spy thriller "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stuart Tinsley | 2/11/2014

    " The thing that amazes me about Follett is how well he can write about such a wide range of subject matter. A spy story set against the space race and America's launch of a satellite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Mares | 2/7/2014

    " This one had suspense and really kept my interest. You like when the pieces fall into place. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 2/1/2014

    " a fast paced action, suspense story from Ken Follett! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brad Fehnel | 1/30/2014

    " This was an easy, quick read. Nothing mind blowing. I recommend this for anyone interested in a fun, rainy weekend book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clive Warner | 1/20/2014

    " Boring, predictable thriller. Plodding plot. One for lighting the fire with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/18/2014

    " This is one of the BEST books I have ever read!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nedjoyce | 1/17/2014

    " Wonderful fast paced read. Had some good turns and character development. Also did a good job of introducing the enironment surrounding the Satellite launch. Takes great leaps but a fun beach book none the less. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clayton | 1/15/2014

    " Current audio book I am using during my drive to and from work. Great book, awesome story, I finised it and looked up to see if a movie has been made and sadly no. The only thing, there is language in the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 1/14/2014

    " I thought this book was everything a thriller should be. No, it is not great literature but it was great fun to read and very exciting. The characters were much better drawn than in most thrillers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isabella Queirouz | 1/8/2014

    " About Rocket and space.. First book I read it for Ken Follet and really he's a very intelligent writer and a good story teller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 itpdx | 1/7/2014

    " A Soviet plot to damage the US's first space satellite launch involves a group of pre-war college friends. Loyalty, friendship and love are all challenged. Good suspense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew Dettman | 1/5/2014

    " Good book. I would recommend reading if you like Follett's other books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan Campbell | 12/10/2013

    " I just can't get enough of Ken Follett. AMAZING!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 12/6/2013

    " More like 2.5. I wanted to like it more, but it never completely grabbed me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ms. Risch | 11/11/2013

    " I was drawn in by the Cold War space-race spy thriller pitch. Unfortunately, that summary on the book jacket turned out to be the only good part of this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich Barber | 10/4/2013

    " A little jumpy, and unrealistic, but a goor read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chaitanya Somalwar | 6/1/2013

    " A fantastic fast paced thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 3/1/2013

    " My first thriller in a long time. I enjoyed it and read it very quickly! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nanci | 9/24/2012

    " Another fantastic thriller from Follett - the man never disappoints! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon Gianoutsos | 9/6/2012

    " An excellent gripping story about a man wakes up in a train station to find he has lost his memory. The journey as he pieces together his past is well written and an enjoyable easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 3/7/2012

    " Interesting, but not as good as his Pillars of the Earth series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 1/3/2012

    " Interesting book...Cold War timeframe, so a little different from Follett. Slightly predictable I thought, but still a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ralph | 12/22/2011

    " Interesting story about 1950s and the space program. The author keeps you in suspense about the outcome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 12/2/2011

    " Follett has once again writte a fascinating espionage story dealing with America's space program. The book keeps one on the edge of your seat waiting to find out the who and why. A great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johanne | 11/18/2011

    " Started well but rapidly became predictable and everything fell into place rather too easily. That said it was still a pageturner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 9/6/2011

    " I am a Follet fan. I have yet to read any of his books I didn't like. This one was a grabber. Fast paced, well written and interesting twists and turns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Wagner | 8/6/2011

    " Good read. Kept on turning the pages as I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mason | 5/18/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. It is a good adventure. He is writing like his old self again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 5/17/2011

    " Easy read - keeps you hooked. I have never read a Ken Follett mystery before, but this was pretty good. Learned a lot about 1950's cold war/espionage/spy culture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rev | 5/11/2011

    "
    Whatn a ride! It is not solved to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 5/8/2011

    " fun, fast paced who dunnit! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sabrina | 3/16/2011

    " my dad's secretary kept this book in her shelf, it looks like short story, i took it for time pass but couldnt put it down. I didnt read back to analyze whether it was good story or hw good the author wrote it, but first time i read i cant put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simon | 3/2/2011

    " An excellent gripping story about a man wakes up in a train station to find he has lost his memory. The journey as he pieces together his past is well written and an enjoyable easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 2/28/2011

    " Book on tape. Loved this thriller filled with deceit and betrayal. You get a look at how cell phones have changed our current lives and pace of communication. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jesse | 2/24/2011

    " : despite being celebrated, follet bores me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cecile | 2/11/2011

    " Ken Follett is such an amazing write. To be able to write a cold war novel which was published in 2000 and for it to be so engaging is quite a feat.

    I really was engrossed in the intrigue even though I thought I was over the "spy" genre.

    Couldn't put it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jolene | 2/11/2011

    " I like Ken Follett.

    It may also be possible that I do not like things written by Ken Follett that are not set in the Middle Ages.

    It is also possible that this book was just bad.

    I dunno. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 2/7/2011

    " I really liked this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 2/1/2011

    " Interesting book...Cold War timeframe, so a little different from Follett. Slightly predictable I thought, but still a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 1/19/2011

    " Fast paced page turner here! But what else did I expect from Ken Follett? This is the first of his books that I have read in years and I want to read more.

    The characters are well-developed, their relationships are complex and the plot is intricate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 1/11/2011

    " Good fast read. One of my favorite authors. "

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About the Author
Author Ken Follett

Ken Follett burst into the book world with Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller and international bestseller. After several more successful thrillers, he surprised everyone with The Pillars of the Earth and its long-awaited sequel, World without End, a national and international bestseller. Follett’s magnificent historical epic, the Century trilogy, opened with the bestselling Fall of Giants. He lives in England with his wife, Barbara.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.