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Never
Never | Ken Follett
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The new must-read epic from master storyteller Ken Follett: more than a thriller, it's an action-packed, globe-spanning drama set in the present day. "A compelling story, and only too realistic." --Lawrence H. Summers, former U.S. Treasury Secretary "Every catastrophe begins with a little problem that doesn't get fixed." So says Pauline Green, president of the United States, in Follett's nerve-racking drama of international tension. A shrinking oasis in the Sahara Desert; a stolen US Army drone; an uninhabited Japanese island; and one country's secret stash of deadly chemical poisons: all these play roles in a relentlessly escalating crisis. Struggling to prevent the outbreak of world war are a young woman intelligence officer; a spy working undercover with jihadists; a brilliant Chinese spymaster; and Pauline herself, beleaguered by a populist rival for the next president election. Never is an extraordinary novel, full of heroines and villains, false prophets and elite warriors, jaded politicians and opportunistic revolutionaries. It brims with cautionary wisdom for our times, and a delivers a visceral, heart-pounding read that transports readers to the brink of the unimaginable.
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I also just bought this one because, well, Follett. And it‘s set in #Chad. #readingafrica2022 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

KristiAhlers And this is me going to the bookstore to pick this one up. 1mo
CoverToCoverGirl It‘s a really good read! 1mo
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suvata
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From the heavy-handed Dictatorial governments of North Africa to the megalomaniacal one in North Korea, the high-paced action flies thick and fast! And the US plays the pivotal role of an uncomfortable but powerful ally to some of these regimes. It brims with cautionary wisdom for our times, and a delivers a visceral, heart-pounding read that transports readers to the brink of the unimaginable.

Freespirit Great review! He is a favourite author ❤️ 1mo
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intothehallofbooks
Never | Ken Follett
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💥Looking for recommendations!! Please help!💥

I‘m looking for more thrillers involving the White House staff, including the President, possibly terrorism. I LOVED Never by Ken Follett and am currently riveted by State of Terror by Penny & Clinton. What else can I add to my to-read list?

I want suspenseful, heart-pounding pageturners that make me hold my breath while reading. Fiction, please!

Thank you, Litsy friends!!

KatieB I‘ve read Never and it reminded me a lot of the Jack Ryan novels by Tom Clancy. Have you read any of those? 2mo
intothehallofbooks @KatieB Yes! You‘re so right! I‘ve read one, Patriot Games. Thank you for reminding me about Jack Ryan! I also love the TV show. 2mo
Susanita Margaret Truman (Harry‘s daughter) wrote the “capital crimes” series in the 1980s and 90s. They‘re probably a little cheesy, but they might be fun. 2mo
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KatieB I think you might also like the tagged book. Not the White House but a similar international web-type thriller. I thought it was excellent 2mo
KatieB And I‘ve actually never see the Jack Ryan TV show but I‘ve heard great things! 2mo
vlwelser I liked this as much as State of Terror. 2mo
intothehallofbooks @Susanita I had not heard of these books before but I just looked it up and it‘s a nice, long series. It sounds like a lot of fun. I just added the first book to my to-read list, thank you so much for bringing it to my attention!! 2mo
intothehallofbooks @KatieB I had forgotten about this one! I haven‘t read it yet but it has actually been recommended to me a while back and I completely forgot. Thank you for putting it back on my radar, I just added it to my list. 2mo
intothehallofbooks @vlwelser Yes, this sounds great! I just added it to my list. Thank you so much!! 2mo
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Hooked_on_books
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Never exposes the true interconnectedness of our world, starting with events occurring in #Chad which eventually echo into US/China relations. This book is terrific and incredibly engaging, but if world events are distressing to you at the moment, I would not recommend reading this. It might be too much. It gets very bleak.

#ReadingAfrica2022

BarbaraBB I am intrigued! 4mo
Librarybelle I knew this was his newest one but did not know what it was about. It does sound intriguing! 4mo
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Twocougs
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This book felt a little to real right now. Think I would have enjoyed it more before the war in Ukraine broke out.

TrishB I‘ve thought about this book a lot over the last couple of weeks. 4mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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This book is a wild ride—it builds slowly as unconnected, seemingly innocuous decisions/choices leave ripples in their wake which then spread & coalesce into more momentous decisions that have consequences with more far reaching impact. (Reading this & watching what‘s going on with Russia & the Ukraine is eerie.) About halfway through the book really kicks into gear & then it‘s impossible to put down. Not Follett‘s best writing but a good story.

TrishB Totally agree 👍🏻 I have thought about this book many times over the past couple of weeks amidst current tensions. 5mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Back home so back to the BIG BOOK it is. The story is just getting going but I‘m enjoying it and definitely interested in seeing where it‘s headed. That being said, almost everything Follett writes about Chicago—in the first 100 pages at least—is implausible or just straight up wrong. If it wasn‘t so amusing, it would be a distraction. Fortunately, the story IS entertaining so the lack of research has me just shaking my head. 🤦‍♀️😂🤷‍♀️

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TracyReadsBooks
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Saturday book mail! I know what I‘m reading next!!!

intothehallofbooks This book is so good!! Hope you enjoy! 5mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Just popping in to say hello. 👋🏼

MicheleinPhilly Hi Bailey! Oh and you, Ashley. ☺️ 5mo
vivastory 👋 👋 5mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @vivastory 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼 5mo
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EadieB
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#Two4Tuesday @Eggs Thanks for the tag!

1. Read Never by Ken Follett- 816 Pages

2. Not really as I usually do audiobooks for chunksters

Can you play? @Nute @Librarybelle @eri.reads @Blackink_WhitePaper @Cupcake12 @Ast_Arslan

Cupcake12 Thanks for the tag x 5mo
Blackink_WhitePaper Thank you for tagging 👍🏻🥰 5mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 🤩📚 5mo
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Nute Thank you for thinking of me!💕 5mo
EadieB @Nute You‘re welcome! 5mo
EadieB @Cupcake12 You‘re welcome! 5mo
EadieB @TheSpineView You‘re welcome! Happy Tuesday to you too! 5mo
Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 5mo
Ast_Arslan Thanks for the tag ❤ 5mo
EadieB @Librarybelle You're welcome! 5mo
EadieB @Ast_Arslan You're welcome! 5mo
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BookishTrish
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Mehso-so

I‘ve been reading this book for so long that my TBR has grown another stack since I started. I love the way Ken Follett can take a sprawling cast of characters and show you the points of intersection in their stories. Unfortunately in this one, I liked the first half (character and world building) so much more than the action packed second act.

CoverToCoverGirl I‘m reading it now, only on chapter two, there‘s a lot of people to keep straight. 5mo
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It‘s so much fun to anticipate a book SO MUCH and then it 100% lives up to it. The possibility of nuclear war is definitely a serious subject but I enjoyed every second of reading about it here. My heart raced, I held my breath, I couldn‘t stop turning the pages. I adore Ken Follett‘s work for the exciting ride it takes me on while I‘m reading it. I‘m so glad I bought this one for myself!!

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BookishTrish
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Still meandering through this one. I love the way Follett‘s brain works to put a story together.

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Lauriezp
Never | Ken Follett
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Ken Follett is a fav. Detailed book so slow for me at times, but definitely recommend.

sprainedbrain A favorite of mine, too! Welcome to Litsy. 😃 6mo
Lauriezp Thank you!! I am a huge fan of historical fiction which is why I followed you! I hear you lean that way as well! I‘m excited to compare our lists! 6mo
sprainedbrain I definitely lean that way! 😂 6mo
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intothehallofbooks
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I‘m starting Never by Ken Follett today! This was my most anticipated 2021 read and I bought it at the B&N 50% off hardcover sale a few days ago. So, so excited to be starting it going into the weekend!! I‘ve seen mixed reviews — I‘m hoping I‘ll fall on the side that loves it.

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BookishTrish
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Curled up with my floof buddy and a gripping audiobook

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Love ❤️ 6mo
Eyelit The floof! 😻 6mo
BethM So much floof! (edited) 6mo
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guinsgirlreads Ahhh! 🤗😍 6mo
LeahBergen Very floofy! 6mo
RaeLovesToRead Oh my gosh 🥰🥰🥰🥰 the floof 😍❤ 6mo
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TrishB
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This was like one of those all action films that never stops. Also shows how easy it is for international politics to spiral out of control. A good, exciting blockbuster.

La_Cori It's on my TBR for January, can't wait! 6mo
TrishB @La_Cori hope you enjoy it 👍🏻 6mo
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TrishB
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Making progress 😁 socialising today so probably won‘t get much more read.

Oryx Ugh, socialising. 😄 I'm returning from 4 days of socialising, so I'm ready to hibernate for a recharge. 6mo
squirrelbrain Ugh, peopling! Have fun! 6mo
julesG People?! Enjoy! 6mo
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TrishB @Oryx @squirrelbrain @julesG well I peopled! Had ready made excuse to leave early as had to get back for the dog. 6mo
Cathythoughts Dogs are great like that 👍❤️😄 6mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts exactly 🐶♥️ 6mo
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Tove_Reads
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Finally at this stage! ❣️❣️❣️

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Tera0707
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Told myself I would read this while on break, so here I go….
This will be my first Ken Follett.

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EadieB
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I have read all of Follett's books & this one was a very intense read. Pauline Green is president of the US and has the job of trying to control an escalating international crisis. There is a lot going on in this novel that is a reminder of what is going on in our world today. It's a book that once you start reading, you will need to read to the end in order to find out what happens. Follett has the ability to fray our nerves & keep us captured.

EadieB Read it for yourself and see if you can escape his clutches. 7mo
Tove_Reads I will start reading it once my holiday starts next week. I have a handful of handpicked, what I assume, great books waiting for me. 7mo
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EadieB @Tove_Reads I did the audio which was very good! 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
eanderson Sounds good! 7mo
EadieB @eanderson Yes! It is good especially the ending! 7mo
Andrew65 A great talent. 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 👍 for sure! 7mo
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TrishB
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#bookmail
My Waterstones double stamps purchases!

squirrelbrain 😁👍 7mo
Tove_Reads Getting Never at the end of the week 7mo
Oryx I might have added a little something for myself to my Waterstones Christmas shopping basket when I placed an order at the weekend 7mo
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TrishB @Tove_Reads looks good 👍🏻 7mo
TrishB @Oryx as you should! 7mo
TNbookworm Love the Bees cover💕 7mo
TrishB @TNbookworm it has bees down the side and end papers too 😁 7mo
Caroline2 Ohh I keep meaning to start the Outlander series as I have the first 3 on my kindle. Might add that to my Jan tbr list. 👍 7mo
TrishB @Caroline2 they‘re very big books! 7mo
Caroline2 @TrishB I don‘t mind big books as long as there‘s plenty of plot and interesting characters. But yes, the size has really put me off I admit!!! 😆 🤦‍♀️ 7mo
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BookishTrish
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Lofty plans for the week.

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Tove_Reads
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Putting together my list for my end of the year reading. I‘ll be on a 17 day long break 🥳🥳 Because of the world I‘ll stay home. I decided to finally read several books I‘ve been meaning to read for years.
I let you go - Claire Mcintosh, Book of memory - Petina Gappah, I am Malala - Malala Yousafzai, The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah. List is long. Any thoughts or suggestions? I need to escape to bookland filled with chocolate, tea, and nuts!

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BookishTrish
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! #netgalley made my whole day! 😍😍😍

DebbieGrillo How was it? 8mo
BookishTrish @DebbieGrillo Still enjoying it 7mo
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