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The Forgotten | [David Baldacci]

The Forgotten

Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case - but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.
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Publisher's Summary

In Paradise, nothing is what it seems....

Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case - but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.

A picture-perfect town on Florida's Gulf Coast, Paradise thrives on the wealthy tourists and retirees drawn to its gorgeous weather and beaches. The local police have ruled his aunt's death an unfortunate, tragic accident. But just before she died, she mailed a letter to Puller's father, telling him that beneath its beautiful veneer, Paradise is not all it seems to be.

What Puller finds convinces him that his aunt's death was no accident… and that the palm trees and sandy beaches of Paradise may hide a conspiracy so shocking that some will go to unthinkable lengths to make sure the truth is never revealed.

©2012 David Baldacci (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    Larry Graber Memphis, TN 01-07-13
    Larry Graber Memphis, TN 01-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Another great Badacci novel"
    Where does The Forgotten rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top as far as fiction is concerned. I've read some great non-fictions too i.e.Unbroken, The Secret Race. Forgotten uses real places and events but cleverly disguises it in a rather unlikely story. Suspending disbelief was no problem since everyone knew it was fiction.


    What other book might you compare The Forgotten to and why?

    The Innocent; anther Baldacci book. Same kind of fast pace, not sure who to trust, kind of story.


    What about Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance did you like?

    They were fabulous. I liked the way they could both imitate several kinds of characters all at the same time.


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

    No. It's hard for me to react that way to fiction.


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    Carol S Placido 01-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Hooked in immediately"
    Would you listen to The Forgotten again? Why?

    I don't know if I would listen to the entire book again, but I certainly enjoyed it the first time


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the morality concerns, the surprises and the ending


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    Ken Draeger SCOTTSDALE, AZ, US 01-06-13
    Ken Draeger SCOTTSDALE, AZ, US 01-06-13 Member Since 2015

    I'm an avid listener who is always in search of another good listen. And I'm willing to share my thoughts with an occasional review.

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    "Good Entertainment"

    When a book holds your interest by getting you to avoid attending to other pressing issues, you have to give credit to the writer. It's not a literary work for the ages. It's like attending a movie you found enjoyable.

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    Chazz 01-06-13
    Chazz 01-06-13

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    "The sound effects suck."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    No stupid sound effects, there should be a warning label. Why do you need a woman to do the women's voice. I would have preferred a woman reading the entire book rather than having a women's voice pop up out of nowhere. It's not a movie or even a radio show. It's one person reading a book out loud as best they can. Made it very hard to loose myself in the story.


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    Kent Cori Gainesville, FL United States 01-05-13
    Kent Cori Gainesville, FL United States 01-05-13 Member Since 2013
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    "One of Baldacci"s Best"
    What did you love best about The Forgotten?

    This was an excellent read and follow-up to the first Puller book. If you like Baldacci, you'll really like this book.

    It is a pleasure to see that at least this Tier 1 author continues to write his own novels rather than get others to do them under his name and just editing their basic work.


    Which character – as performed by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy – was your favorite?

    Mecko


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

    Yes.


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    Ron Fort Collins, CO, United States 01-04-13
    Ron Fort Collins, CO, United States 01-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Skip it unless ...."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Unless you're a Baldacci fan, skip this one. The story is predictable, the characters right off the shelf of action stories. Not much original. Read a David Baldacci that I liked a long time ago. Tried him again and swore off. Then I made the mistake of looking at the four star rating while looking for a page turner. Very disappointed. Looking for action? Try Lee Child's stuff.


    Has The Forgotten turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Turned me off from David Baldacci.


    Which character – as performed by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy – was your favorite?

    McLarty was good. The story had to rely on sound effects to enhance it. Didn't help, though.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


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    Walter Scottsdale, Arizona, United States 01-02-13
    Walter Scottsdale, Arizona, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2014
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    "One will not soon forget "The Forgotten""
    What did you love best about The Forgotten?

    It was just another of this fine author's novels that flow well with an intriguing result.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Puller, the main character.


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

    Yes and this one was comparable to the others.


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

    No


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    Marilyn United States 01-02-13
    Marilyn United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2005
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    "thoroughly enjoyable"
    What made the experience of listening to The Forgotten the most enjoyable?

    narration always plays a big part.


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

    pretty edgy...had a few unexpected surprises


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

    I can't remember.


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

    no extreme reaction...laughing or crying was not applicable to this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Always like a Baldacci read, oops - listen

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    Christine Ellis United States 01-02-13
    Christine Ellis United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2011

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    "I Want To Live In Paradise"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the book has a great story line, not very predictable and keeps you entertained


    What other book might you compare The Forgotten to and why?

    Lee Child's Jack Reacher is very similar to this style, story and plot


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

    yes, other David Baldacci books and they are really great together


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

    yes, but that would have been impossible


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    tim INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States 01-02-13
    tim INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    Well structured and wonderfully performed. If u like a book that is exciting and a page turner this is for u


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