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Hour Game | [David Baldacci]

Hour Game

A woman is found murdered in the woods with a very special watch on her wrist, and what seemed a simple case soon escalates into a nightmare. The criminal methods of some of the most infamous killers of all time are being replicated by a new predator who stalks and strikes victims with a cunning brilliance. No one can understand the murderer's motives or who the next victim will be.
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Publisher's Summary

A woman is found murdered in the woods with a very special watch on her wrist, and what seemed a simple case soon escalates into a nightmare. The criminal methods of some of the most infamous killers of all time are being replicated by a new predator who stalks and strikes victims with a cunning brilliance. No one can understand the murderer's motives or who the next victim will be.

Drawn into this violent affair are two Secret Service agents turned private investigators, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell. Both have been hired to prove a man's innocence in a domestic burglary involving an aristocratic, if dysfunctional, family. Soon, stunning secrets will lead the partners into the middle of a frantic search for a killer unlike any they've confronted before.

As the Hour Game barrels forward, Sean and Michelle face a macabre puzzle and uncover one horrifying revelation after another. Nearing the truth, they will find that their own lives are in danger. And then they're hit with the biggest surprise of all. When you play the Hour Game, you have to play to win. But time is running out...for all of them.

In Hour Game, best-selling master storyteller David Baldacci has created his most mind-blowing and satisfying thriller yet.

©2004 Columbus Rose, Inc.; (P)2004 Time Warner Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Utterly absorbing, complex mystery-thriller that spins in unexpected directions....A snappy surprise ending will have Baldacci's many fans remembering why they love this author so much." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Carol Ramona, CA, USA 11-25-04
    Carol Ramona, CA, USA 11-25-04 Member Since 2004
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    Another great book by Baldacci. Had me guessing to the very end.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Carolann 10-12-05
    Carolann 10-12-05

    I live in Michigan and have been a member of auible since it's onset. Hobbies are photography and writing...I am in the process of formatting my first novel for kindle and I hope everyone will read it. I LOVE AUDIBLE and listen to at least 3 unabridged books a month. !

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    "Lots of horses in his corral."

    Too many horses in his corral....and he couldn't round them up !
    I usually like Balducci. Usually...except when he has this Shawn and Michele in them. Cardboard characters...He sent his murderers helter skelter....the reader almost needed a program to know who was offing whom.
    The actual murderers were apparent by chapter 7.
    Why did I listen to the other 93 chapters? Who writes a novel with over 100 chapters? I kept waiting for the ending...and finally after ending..after ending....after ridiculous ending. There it was.
    His female lead character is a WONDER WOMAN, void of emotion. This novel was awful. I hope the author retires these characters and finds a new Batman and Robin.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Jupiter, FL, USA 04-23-05
    Pamela Jupiter, FL, USA 04-23-05
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    "Great read."

    Holds your attention to the last chapter! David is the best!

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    Barry Delray beach, FL, USA 01-28-05
    Barry Delray beach, FL, USA 01-28-05 Member Since 2010
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    "Hour game"

    David Baldacci is growing into one of our favorite writers. Currently is books seem to run in streaks. One great one and one far from great. this is one of those great books. Continuing with characters from a previous book that was indeed one of his best. It is a wonderful exciting whodunit and we loved it. Want more from David just like this one and still feel he has not been able to out do the Millionaire.... can't wait for more.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph janesville, WI, USA 01-05-05
    Joseph janesville, WI, USA 01-05-05
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    "outstanding"

    Very well researched book, full of great forensic insight. Full of twists and turns. The book was written and the narrator read in a way that made it easy to follow along and keep track of all the activities of the many characters involved in the investigations. great listen for a cold snowy day on the couch.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Marietta, GA, United States 12-03-04
    Barbara Marietta, GA, United States 12-03-04 Member Since 2012
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    "A very modest diversion"

    You'll be convinced that this book is about to end about 8 times before it finally does. The convoluted triumph of 2 ex-Secret Service agents is only possible thanks to absolute ineptitude on the parts of the police and FBI. 2 highly accomplished professional females are represented in an insultingly paternalistic manner, with the petulant emotions of 8th graders, as they fight over a condescending male who sneers at and flirts with them both. Conversations are littered with cliches and excrutiatingly obvious observations. I've enjoyed a few Baldacci books in the past, but after this plodder I will probably only pick one (from the bargain bin) up out of desperation in the future.

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    HIII 06-30-12
    HIII 06-30-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Knowing King and Maxwell better"

    My goodness this is an involved mystery! Multiple killers, clues and a truck full of personal problems. It is fun and entertaining - perfect summer listen.

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    Helen Granada Hills , CA, USA 05-14-06
    Helen Granada Hills , CA, USA 05-14-06 Member Since 2012
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    "Beyond Incredible"

    I am always willing to accept a few plot contrivances in the interest of a good listen, but Baldacci is asking too much in this latest plot. Some twists and turns of the story were clever, but the many, many convenient coincidences, close calls, and last minute machinations were over the top and had me saying, "No way!", to myself.

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    Ron WOODLAND HILLS, CA, United States 05-03-06
    Ron WOODLAND HILLS, CA, United States 05-03-06 Member Since 2013
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    "There are better books"

    This is a fairly simple whodunit which is quite predictable, taking much too long to develop. Not being too original, the story barely held my interest. There are better books to listen to.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Ridgewood, NJ, USA 05-01-06
    Michael Ridgewood, NJ, USA 05-01-06
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    "Disappointing"

    I think this author has been going downhill since his first and best, Absolute Power. Not a bad listen, but no sympathetic characters, a contrived plot, and I found it quite a stretch to believe that two people could shoot at each other at the exact same time so that their bullets collide! By the end I didn't really care who the villain was. This is OK if you can't find anything else to listen to, but there are better choices.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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