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King and Maxwell | [David Baldacci]

King and Maxwell

It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father...after his supposed death. Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target? Sean and Michelle soon realize that they've stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined.
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Publisher's Summary

David Baldacci brings back Sean King and Michelle Maxwell - former Secret Service agents turned private investigators, featured in the hit TNT TV series King & Maxwell - in their most surprising, personal, and dangerous case ever....

It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father...after his supposed death.

Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target?

Sean and Michelle soon realize that they've stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined. And as their hunt for the truth leads them relentlessly to the highest levels of power and to uncovering the most clandestine of secrets, Sean and Michelle are determined to help and protect Tyler - though they may pay for it with their lives.

(Book 6 of the series)

©2013 David Baldacci (P)2013 Hachette

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    Ruth BUTTE, MT, United States 11-25-13
    Ruth BUTTE, MT, United States 11-25-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Baldacci is always worth waiting for"
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    King and Maxwell is an engaging mystery. No moments of boredom - the case just kept getting larger and more involved. It was easy to question the wisdom of several of the characters, but believable. Maxwell irritates somewhat - but I have a hard time with severely messy people. Good Read, just what I always get from Baldacci

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    C. Brown Columbus, OH USA 08-22-14
    C. Brown Columbus, OH USA 08-22-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Average All Around"

    I've enjoyed Baldacci's work in the past, and wanted to like this one.

    I felt that much of the dialogue (especially between the two leads) was sappy...pure drivel. Not worthy of my time. And while I have enjoyed some of McLarty's work in the past...I didn't enjoy this one. Especially his terrible character voice for the teenage kid and the computer sleuth. Cassidy was OK, but not impressive. Just felt like another day's work for the voices.

    I nearly bailed on this a few chapters in...but ended up sticking with it. It picked up somewhat around Chapter 70. But there were just too many dead spots for me to recommend it. Pretty disappointing. A very average experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick Grover Beach, California, United States 08-19-14
    Patrick Grover Beach, California, United States 08-19-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Writing, Specious Motive"

    *** SPOILER ALERT! ***

    Iran/Contra being the motive for plotting to assassinate a current day sitting president because Reagan wasn't convicted, Really?! If that weren't bad enough, the writer even had to use it as causative the reason why some imaginary couple committed suicide which drove the perp looney tunes. I mean, it's not like he couldn't have pick liberal LBJ who caused the real deaths of over 50,000 troops by use of an intentional lie.

    Anyway, 2 stars off for the leftist tilt but 1 star added back for the entertaining sound effects.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Sylmar, CA, United States 07-29-14
    Cheryl Sylmar, CA, United States 07-29-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Best mystery; Love the team of K and M"
    Where does King and Maxwell rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love the relationship between the two King and Maxwell. The dialogue and story left me wanting more.


    What other book might you compare King and Maxwell to and why?

    None. It stands alone as a super mystery adventure story.


    What does Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It was interesting how the sound effects added to the story and were not overwhelming. Very well done.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 07-12-14
    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 07-12-14 Member Since 2008
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    "I hope there's another"

    Really enjoyed this. Got my attention and I had my earphones with me until I finished. Always enjoy good sarcasm and the chemistry with the duo made the book. I'm looking for Book 2. Would definitely recommend it.

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    RC Santa Fe, NM United States 06-24-14
    RC Santa Fe, NM United States 06-24-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Very Disappointed"
    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure; either historical fiction or a Nelson DeMille type of book


    How could the performance have been better?

    The multiple narrators were very disappointing and the sound effects were amateur at best. They tried to make a screenplay out of an audiobook.


    What character would you cut from King and Maxwell?

    The characters weren't the real problem; it was the narrating.


    Any additional comments?

    I've come to expect alot more from Baldacci. Time to find a new author...

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    Robert 06-17-14
    Robert 06-17-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Best duo series out there"
    Would you listen to King and Maxwell again? Why?

    Yes. They are terrific characters. Each stands alone yet they are great together.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, right up until the end, the villain seemed 1 step ahead.


    What does Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They are both VERY good at altering their voices and the inflection in their voices.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    More laugh than cry. They are fun characters that make you want to hang out with them.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 06-02-14
    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 06-02-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Good effort"
    What made the experience of listening to King and Maxwell the most enjoyable?

    I think what made me like the book from the beginning was easily because of the other series books and the TV series making the characters be in focus.


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    jel 05-30-14
    jel 05-30-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great read!"
    If you could sum up King and Maxwell in three words, what would they be?

    Suspenseful, exciting, enjoyable


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. It's hard to buck the U.S. government and yet they somehow manage to succeed.


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

    Yes but I couldn't and it drove me crazy


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    Marilyn Sparta, WI, United States 05-11-14
    Marilyn Sparta, WI, United States 05-11-14 Member Since 2011

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    "King & Maxwell by David Baldacci"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a great story, full of suspense and an extremely great plot.


    What does Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voice inflections, gave this story the human side of an otherwise flat storyline. They used emotion that you could almost feel when they were talking. Some of the sound effects startled me and kept me on the edge of the chair. Very well done altogether.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    They made a series of this, and I enjoyed every episode. I wish they would continue with the characters and expand on the storyline. Edgar seems like quite the character, and was most enjoyable.


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