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The Forgotten Audiobook

The Forgotten

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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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    Kim Fresno, CA, United States 01-02-15
    Kim Fresno, CA, United States 01-02-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Exciting and well preformed."

    The second in the series, every bit as exciting as the first and third. John Puller kicks some serious ass, with the help of some new friends.

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    Gregory Beltsville, Maryland, United States 12-21-14
    Gregory Beltsville, Maryland, United States 12-21-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Compelling characters and storyline"
    What did you love best about The Forgotten?

    The story brought together a couple of parallel themes that meshed nicely in the end.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Puller


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

    John Puller


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

    I identified with the motivations that drove the central charters


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    Terry Adams 12-14-14
    Terry Adams 12-14-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Don't understand bad reviews"
    Where does The Forgotten rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's a good modern day good guy/bad guy story. There are many like it and that's OK. I like those kind of stories.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the characters. Some think the Puller character was unbelievable. This is a story and reality needs to be stretched from time to time. Sure, in real life someone would have figured this guy was not someone to mess with and shot him from 30 feet. But that would have made for a 3 page novel. Not a big market. I liked to story. I'll read more. Is there really a better review than that? I'll spend time and money to read/listen about this guy again.

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    Lisa Janetville, Ontario, Canada 11-24-14
    Lisa Janetville, Ontario, Canada 11-24-14

    Proud Canadian. Lakeside views. LOVE audio. Living with MS. Prefer male authors. J.K. fooled me aka Silkworm. Action, adventure, suspense!!

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    "I want to forget!"

    I wish I was forewarned about the subject matter. I could read the sordid events in the newspaper!

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    Elaine 11-22-14
    Elaine 11-22-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Wanna-be Reacher"

    John Puller, the protagonist of the story, is a wanna-be Reacher. Army CID, big, brawny, sexy, tough. The storyline was OK - human slavery - but rather predictable and the writing was clunky. I finished the book, but have no intention of buying another of the Puller stories. The narrator was fine but the sound effects were a bit over-the-top. Bombs exploded, bullets flew through the air and knives pierced flesh. I'll be much more attentive to reviews that comment on sound effects.

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    Thunder 06-21-14
    Thunder 06-21-14
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    "Baldacci books are always a good listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend the book to a friend. It was interesting and kept my attention.


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

    I have listened to many of these narrators' other performances. They always do very well.


    Any additional comments?

    I have either read or listened to maybe all of David Baldacci's books. I love them. This one was good, not his best, but good.

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    Jane W. Sublett 03-22-14

    Madame Readalot

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    "John Puller is Baldacci's Jack Reacher"
    Would you listen to The Forgotten again? Why?

    I don't need to listen to The Forgotten again because I paid really close attention the first time! This book is fast-paced and a great "read" while walking my dogs.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that Baldacci has intoduced a character who has a back story. I am familiar with Gen Lewis Puller, called "Chesty" by all. He was a Marine with a huge reputation and his son, Lewis Puller, Jr. wrote a book about his own life, Fortunate Son. Lewis Jr. gave up so much of his life in the Vietnam War and I loved that Baldacci used Puller as his character's last name.


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

    As soon as I heard McLarty's voice I knew I was in for a good experience. I love, love, the Camel Club and all its members! I'm so glad McLarty and Cassidy were signed on for these as well.


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

    I did find myself walking around the house still listening when I got back from my daily walk, but I don't think I'd have wanted to listen to it all in one sitting. The details need to be stirred a bit.


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks Mr. Baldacci for giving us another character we can follow. Don't forget about Oliver Stone, though. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joel United States 02-17-14
    Joel United States 02-17-14
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    "Doesn't work,"
    What would have made The Forgotten better?

    Paid for whisper-sync but couldn't ever get it to work on my iPad. Live and learn.


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    Corey East Lansing MI, United States 02-05-14
    Corey East Lansing MI, United States 02-05-14 Member Since 2016

    Radio and TV boy.... And loves to listen to Audible

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    "Listened in one long sitting!!"
    If you could sum up The Forgotten in three words, what would they be?

    Puller once again gets himself tied up in a situation that seems impossible to find a way out of alive.


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

    The first of the John Puller series.


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

    Intense suspense, and a vivid feeling of exactly what these characters should sound like.


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

    I couldn't stop listening... It's 4am, and now I can finally sleep!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    K. Mc 12-29-13
    K. Mc 12-29-13

    Kate

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    "As good as the Camel Club series!!"
    Where does The Forgotten rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely a close second


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Forgotten?

    There are too many memorable moments to pick just one.


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

    The narrators are superb. I have enjoyed many books and if the narrator is boring it makes the novel boring. I have been having a terrible time listening to the lastest Patricia Cornwell books because of the reader.


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

    Some parts brought a few tears to my eyes.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth a listen!!! Can't wait for another John Puller novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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