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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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    Amazon Customer maywood, IL, United States 03-30-14
    Amazon Customer maywood, IL, United States 03-30-14 Member Since 2011
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    "A Thrilling Mystery"

    The client is a teen in search for answers about his father’s disappearance and King and Maxwell moved mountains to get them for him. It was an exciting story with surprising twist and unpredictable events. The narrator did an excellent job of giving each character a distinct voice so that it was easy to tell who was speaking. It was a great read.

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    M. Sandy Springs, GA, United States 03-26-14
    M. Sandy Springs, GA, United States 03-26-14 Member Since 2010
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    "On the Edge of my Seat"
    What made the experience of listening to King and Maxwell the most enjoyable?

    Not really knowing what was going to happen even though I thought (hoped) the main characters would be okay by the book's end.


    Have you listened to any of Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, Baldacci's The Innocent. Just as good.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When it appeared that both the POTUS and Maxwell could be doomed.


    Any additional comments?

    I really got into the story. I'm amazed at the lengths someone would go to for revenge. Or, would that be the depths they'd go to? Who cares who gets hurt if in his sick mind, he gets the revenge he seeks. Excellent. I don't doubt there are those who are this determined. Not sure how much of the events/activities are realistic but I was concerned about both King and Maxwell. Yeah, I know ... most authors don't kill off main characters but it has happened!

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    Erin Mesa, AZ, United States 03-20-14
    Erin Mesa, AZ, United States 03-20-14 Member Since 2008
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    "King and Maxwell"

    I really do enjoy the escape of Baldacci's King and Maxwell series however I get fairly frustrated over the ambiguous love relationship.

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    M. Wood United States 03-19-14
    M. Wood United States 03-19-14 Member Since 2006

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    "Exciting, though a bit far fetched at times"

    As other's have mentioned, the narration was fantastic -- I just can't get enough of Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy. However, this new idea of adding sound effects not only is unnecessary with such great narration, but was distracting to me. Just as I'd get really into a suspenseful scene, there would be an explosion sound effect that would snap me out of the scene.

    The story was a bit more far fetched than the other Baldacci novels I've listened to recently. While this isn't necessarily bad (it is fiction after all), I felt that it made me feel a bit less immersed in the experience -- almost a distraction. Additionally, I found it very hard to relate to Tyler Wingo in general. I'm not sure if that's what Baldacci was going for (the character is much younger than the average audience member), but regardless, he was written in a way that didn't lend me to root for him as much as I have rooted for other characters in the past. And with all the plot twists and turns, I still somehow found the book predictable.

    Overall, I'd recommend this book. The negatives don't outweigh the positives for me, and the narration did indeed make for a great experience if you ignore the sound effects!

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    Michael Crawfordville, FL, United States 03-18-14
    Michael Crawfordville, FL, United States 03-18-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Not Impressed"

    Very disappointing, especially compared to previous Baldacci books. The story line was repeated so many times early on it was difficult for me to continue. But being the only book on my player on a long plane ride I made it through. Not sure if I will buy another King and Maxwell.

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    Saikungbob Hong Kong 03-10-14
    Saikungbob Hong Kong 03-10-14 Member Since 2002

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    "just okay"
    Any additional comments?

    Okay, so this isn't great literature, but it's okay for a long flight; however, I really wish that they'd drop those truly cheesy sound effects.

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    Linda Pearland, TX, United States 03-07-14
    Linda Pearland, TX, United States 03-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "One of the best"
    Where does King and Maxwell rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was one of the best in the King & Maxwell series. The plot was great, kept you guessing the outcome, and it showed development of King & Maxwell's relationship. Looking forward to the next one.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Both King & Maxwell--love to see the development of the characters and their relationship with each other.


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

    I love the way the narrators bring the characters alive. You don't get the inflection of tone and emotion when you just read the story.


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    Gregory Bryan, TX, United States 03-07-14
    Gregory Bryan, TX, United States 03-07-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Very dissapointing"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The dialogue was terrible and the story was okay, but not something to write home about. David Baldacci seems to be losing his touch. Will have to think hard before I purchase anymore of his work.


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    LB canton, GA, United States 02-26-14
    LB canton, GA, United States 02-26-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Love the series and this did not disapoint"

    I have enjoyed all the King and Maxwell books and this one was as good as previous.

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    Whit Bedford, NH, United States 02-21-14
    Whit Bedford, NH, United States 02-21-14 Member Since 2011
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    "When did Siri start narrating audio books?"
    What aspect of Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance would you have changed?

    Were they even in the same room together when they recorded this? There is no chemistry between the two. McLarty is fantastic but Cassidy has no range of emotion, she seriously sounds like my gps.


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