Winter Kills

  • by Richard Condon
  • Narrated by Geoff Williams
  • 10 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

President Timothy Kegan is assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Philadelphia; a single shooter is caught and convicted. Fourteen years later, the slain President's half-brother, Nick, hears a deathbed confession that upends everything he thought he knew about his brother's death. In a desperate rush to find the real killer, Nick must navigate the murky waters of a conspiracy that involves the CIA, oil barons, the police force, movie stars, and people at the highest level of government.

A gripping political thriller, this book contains disturbing echoes of the Kennedy Assassination. Rife with political intrigue, it addresses many mysteries that remain unsolved in the real life JFK case—and it’s sure to keep you listening

Richard Condon (1915-1996) wrote over 26 satirical thrillers throughout a prolific career, dealing with themes of political corruption, greed, and abuse of power. Before his career as a novelist, Condon served in the US Merchant Marines and later became a Hollywood publicist, agent, and advertising writer. In addition to Winter Kills, Condon's best-selling works include The Manchurian Candidate and the Prizzi series, dealing with the life of a crime family in New York. Winter Kills was made into a movie in 1979 staring Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Elizabeth Taylor, and Anthony Perkins.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A fun way to listen to a classic novel.

What about Geoff Williams’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed listening to Geoff's performance. His voice is very soothing,

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I like to listen to audiobooks in the car in short spurts.

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- Jessica

Raises the audio experience to another level

What did you love best about Winter Kills?

The tone that's struck in the performance seems perfectly in tune with Condon's offhanded sort of off-center way with a story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character was Cerruti. He's a slavish soldier type with a Peter Lorre kind of creepiness. I especially enjoyed his description of his filing system. I could hear a dash of Dr. Strangelove.

Which character – as performed by Geoff Williams – was your favorite?

One of the reasons I like this audiobook is the parade of voices, which makes this production kind of unique, using a cast of actors rather than burdening the main narrator with having to perform each and every character. It adds some depth, and I think it's a good approach for a book with so many characters. I especially liked his touch as the narrator, executing the nuances that are so much a signature of the author.

Any additional comments?

This is a very entertaining production. The story, being a Condon treatment of a presidential assassination, is especially intriguing. I think the author's storytelling style is brought to life beautifully.

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- Mainstreet

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-02-2015
  • Publisher: Wild Voices