It took 10 seconds for Web London to lose everything: his friends, his team, his reputation. Point man of the FBI's super-elite Hostage Rescue Team, Web roared into a blind alley toward a drug-dealer's lair only to meet a high-tech, custom-designed ambush that killed everyone around him.
Now coping with the blame-filled words of anguished widows and the suspicions of colleagues, Web tries to put his life back together with the help of his psychiatrist, Dr. Claire Daniels. To do so he must discover why he was the one man who lived through the ambush - and find the only other person who came out of that alley alive...a 10-year-old boy who has since disappeared.
Web's search leads him from inner-city Washington, DC, to the rolling hills of Virginia horse country - while people connected to him are violently silenced. Acting on his instincts, Web believes he knows where the killer will strike next. Only this time, he may not survive the attack.
Last Man Standing is an explosive psychological thriller about a man desperate to find answers - from the secret terrors he has kept from himself to his unbearable guilt. His fight to save himself and those he cares for will come at a high cost...and threaten everything he has grown to believe in.
©2001 Columbus Rose, Ltd., All Rights Reserved; (P)2001 Time Warner AudioBooks
"Impressive...immensely interesting...Baldacci's most accomplished thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
"Has the essential elements of a terrific novel: a tough but tender-hearted hero, dirty dealings in the nation's bureaucracy, and a roller-coaster plot." (Amazon.com)
enjoyed it but it was not at all realistic. just didn't meet my expectations from this author.
A lot of superfluous information. I guess after absolute power everything is down hill. I guess I'll stick to your series about the secret service
I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha
Among the top 100
Intriguing, captinvating, & on & on
He captured the characters very well
!It made me confident that Baldacci has done it again!
Way to GO!
No, because he is a "hit and miss author" in that he can have good books and others are not so good like this one is. This is the second book I have listened to from David Baldacci the first one I rated 5 stars and this one 3 stars. The reason this book is 21 hours long is that many scenes are described in minute detail. For example their was a meal he tells you every thing in the meal. He does this type of thing in many other situations as well.
I think he did a poor job in that his reading speed would vary from Normal to very slow, at a couple of points I increased the play back speed to 1.25. He also several times mispronounced words as if he wasn't paying attention to what he was reading or the context in which the words are used.
You likely can tell I was disappointed with this book, in my opinion if The author had left out much of the unnecessary detailed descriptions and used another narrator the book would have been much better.
A new narrator. This narrator had one tone to his voice and it was painful to listen to. I couldn't get through the 1st chapter, My husband didn't last as long as I did; he left after the first 5 min!
Didn't have a chance to even get to the plot, never made it past the first chapter. If the narrator had put some emotion into the reading, changed the tone of his voice just once, I might have listened long enough to get to the plot!
He was so terribly boring: monotone and slow. There was no infliction, emotion or even a hint of having a human emotion in his voice. I've heard computers that had more emotion. I will not listen to another book narrated by Jason Culp!
disappointment with the narrator; and anger that the company put the book out with this narrator. do they not listen to them and edit?
Just re-release this title with different narrator and give us a chance to like it!
I enjoyed Absolute Power, but found Last Man Standing dull. I know it is fiction - but you can only expect your reader to suspend disbelief for so long.... The plot was full of holes and ludicrous. Maybe the next one will jolt me.
I don't read books 2 times
Web was my favorite , he was tough , smart , caring and determined
Neither , but it held my interest at all times
I loved this book
I gave this book 11 chapters before I finally gave up. I found the storyline very boring. It was somewhat depressing to read about the problems encountered by the main character. Others have mentioned that it gets better but I don't have the time. I don't think I will listen to other books by the author if this is an example of his best work.
While there are a few instances where some of the transitions and plot were a bit vague the book was very entertaining. It is a work of fiction and the emphasis is on the story so there is some technical vagueness.
As he has in countless other novels Baldacci excels at creating a complex convoluted but intriguing story that make this and his other novels page turners. I really enjoyed this book
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