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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,038 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Narrator: Ruth Sillers, Richard Morant Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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Captain Oates has been dead for nearly a century. But not in Sym's head. In there, he is her constant companion. It is as if he walked out of the Polar blizzard and into her mind. However, a family expedition raises a question she's been avoiding. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evelyn | 2/20/2014

    " This was a pretty cool novel. Very psychological and definitely a good depiction of mental and emotional manipulation, taken from the victim's perspective. The only thing about the book that seemed odd to me was the girl's fascination with Antarctica. I've just never known Antarctica to be a place of intrigue. Maybe I need to get out more? It just seemed odd that she would spend so much time researching the place, and dreaming of going there. It's cold there, man. Anyhow, on a less personal note, this book was well worth reading. A really good psychological thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyssa | 2/10/2014

    " The White Darkness is about fourteen-year-old Sym's journey to Antarctica and the crazy things that happen while she is there. I'm between giving this book a 4 and a 5 star rating. It is an intense work that kept me reading (not slow paced despite how long it is). I actually stayed up till three am finishing the book because I had to know what happened. I think the book also dealt with some very interesting characters. Yet, at the same time, Uncle Victor becomes very unrealistic to me, and though I was disgusted with him for his actions, there were times when I had to wonder why Sym would trust him. I thought she should have realized his true intentions much earlier. Overall, though, the book was highly entertaining and I would recommend it to young adult and adult readers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 1/27/2014

    " This was really difficult for me to get into. I think it might be because I read it in small spurts, and when I could read for a longer stretch, I fell into the story more. Today I read the second half, and it was an exciting plot, but I was frustrated with Sym and the blinders she had on regarding Victor. Also, I had lost any previous momentum. So, I give the first half 3 stars and the second half 4 stars. I do recommend it -- just read it faster than I did. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Teddy | 1/3/2014

    " I gave it 75 pages and I was still really having to concentrate to keep my interest in the story. Logan told me the rest of the story and it sounds like I am glad I didn't waste the time to finish the book. The writing was very dry and slow going and the story was just weird! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cynthia | 12/22/2013

    " Dull and slow. And the cover doesn't help. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aoife | 12/20/2013

    " Didn't get very far with this book. The girl was annoying me because she did whatever her uncle told her to do. Blah. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 9/27/2012

    " Parts were quite suspenseful, but overall the book was too long and definitely kind of boring in parts. I don't understand why this novel one the Printz Award. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kizz Robinson | 8/22/2012

    " This book was sneakily terrifying. I expected to be hurt in the heart and instead got repeatedly gut punched. It's gory and psychological and scary in a lot of real world ways. I'd be careful which young people I recommended this to. All that said, I loved it. It's going to stick with me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristi | 2/28/2012

    " I am having a hard time reading this book. I am on page 120 and am returning it to the library. I do plan to finish this book, since it won the prinz award. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lottie Hart | 12/11/2011

    " it was an interesting enough read with a fast moving, good plot "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 9/12/2011

    " One of my favorite reads last school year, this is a great story that captures how it must be to slowly become conscious to what's really happening around you. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arlie | 5/13/2011

    " This book was ok - but it was a good ok. Symmone goes to Antartica with her uncle and ends up having to put all her survivor knowledge into action. A coming of age story about love, forgiveness, and most of all, self-acceptance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jabari | 5/3/2011

    " Sym calls a guy named oates titus and she keeps him in her mind as her constant companion. Sym's uncle her father's business partner took her on a trip to the artarctic and then it become a trip of darkness for survival where nothing is what it seems. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 4/22/2011

    " I had no idea what I was getting myself into with this book. It is a pretty remarkable story. I am now in love with Titus Oates. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beth | 4/2/2011

    " Ridiculously similar to L'Engle's Troubling a Star. I couldn't finish it. Discovering stories reminiscent of great classics is becoming a disturbing trend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 H.s. | 3/17/2011

    " This is one of the few books that outsmarted me. I thought it was one thing, but turned out to be another and even when I knew that there were surprises! Lots of interesting details. Almost a historic novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zarah | 1/22/2011

    " I absolutely adore this book!
    I got it for only a dollar but after reading it I know it
    is worth much more!

    I don't really know what to say about it, just if you some how come across this book like I did... give it a chance! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemary | 1/17/2011

    " my daughter thought i would find it too sad and nasty nr end! It was a wonderful read and almost went too fast the last few chapters for me! An extraordinary tale about the narrator following Titus Oates, Brilliant! "

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About the Author
Author Geraldine McCaughreanGeraldine McCaughrean is the Printz Award-winning author of The White Darkness. She has been honored with England's most prestigious children's book award, the Carnegie Medal, and is the only three-time winner ever of the Whitbread Children's Book Award. She also wrote Peter Pan in Scarlet, the first official sequel to the treasured masterpiece Peter Pan, and the critically acclaimed The Death-Defying Pepper Roux. Geraldine lives in Berkshire, England, with her husband and actress daughter.