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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library CD TALKING BOOK WAR (Text) 33500013287123 Main Checked out 02/12/2021
Moorhead Public Library CD TALKING BOOK WAR (Text) 33500013287115 Main On holds shelf -

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  • ISBN: 9781797111360
  • ISBN: 1797111361
  • Physical Description: 11 audio discs (13 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2020]

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Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Imogen Church.
Summary, etc.:
Getting snowed in at a beautiful, rustic mountain chalet doesn't sound like the worst problem in the world, especially when there's a breathtaking vista, a cozy fire, and company to keep warm. But what happens when that company is eight coworkers, none of whom can be trusted? An off-site company retreat meant to promote mindfulness and collaboration goes utterly wrong when an avalanche hits, the corporate food chain becomes irrelevant and survival trumps togetherness. Come Monday morning, how many members short will the team be?

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 October #2
    *Starred Review* Ruth Ware has been considered "the Agatha Christie of our generation" and the Queen of Crime is clearly an influence in this highly anticipated work that bears a striking resemblance to a modern age And Then There Were None. When eight colleagues are snowed in at a rustic corporate retreat, it all seems picturesque. But when an avalanche hits and they begin to be picked off one by one, all charm is lost to a desire just to survive. Church, the narrator for all of Ware's other novels, is once again the quintessential voice of Ware's brand of female protagonist. The story is told from the alternating perspectives of two characters, Liz and Erin. While the voices used for Liz and Erin are not unique, the women have similarities that support the commonality. Authentic accents are used and nicely contrast the English characters and those of other nationalities, such as American Inigo. Ware is known for her ability to pace a book, and Church's performance matches this and lets it shine. With Agatha Christie in the news for the movie remake of Death on the Nile and Lucy Foley's genre summer smash hit The Guest House, this work is in prime position to be one of the biggest releases of the fall and the audio more than holds up the high excitement and expectations. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Ruth Ware worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language, and a press officer before settling down as a full-time writer. She now lives with her family in Sussex, on the south coast of England. She is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail (Toronto) bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood; The Woman in Cabin 10; The Lying Game; The Death of Mrs. Westaway; and The Turn of the Key. Visit her at or follow her on Twitter @RuthWareWriter.

Subject: Employees > Fiction.
Management retreats > Fiction.
Avalanches > Fiction.
Murder > Fiction.
Survival > Fiction.
FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological.
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense.
FICTION / Literary.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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