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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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    Gail 12-30-12
    Gail 12-30-12
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    "Baldacci has done it again"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Great book! Grabs your attention from the first word to the last.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Twists and turns


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

    John Puller


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

    yes


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    Ruth BUTTE, MT, United States 12-30-12
    Ruth BUTTE, MT, United States 12-30-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Terrific Book!"

    It kept me interested throughout. Great characters, narration and story! Yes, the hero is a bit superman, bigger than life, but a great ride!

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    John Wynnewood, PA, United States 12-26-12
    John Wynnewood, PA, United States 12-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "not one of Baldacci's best but an OK read."
    Would you listen to The Forgotten again? Why?

    probably not - wasn't that interesting. The story line just wasn't believable and the action was predictable and not exciting.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    started out as semi-believable went down hill from there.


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

    they do a great job of making the story pop, as they have with other Baldacci's novels. shame the story wasn't better.


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

    won't happen - too many better books out there.


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    Zane 12-26-12
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    "The Dual Narrators and Sounds Effects Must Go"

    Again, the sound effects, the multiple narrators: these things completely distract and take away from the story.

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    Lee Orlando, Florida 12-25-12
    Lee Orlando, Florida 12-25-12
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    "If you've ever been in the military, skip this one"

    The storyline is just OK, but the nonsensical dialogue and interaction between a Brigadier General and a CWO (that the author repeatedly and erroneously refers to as enlisted, rather than not a commissioned officer, but certainly outranking the enlisted) is so farcical as to make the last half of the book almost unreadable.

    Actually, if I didn't have a thing about leaving books unfinished...

    Save yourself the time and credit. This author has never served and has no idea of military culture, despite the fact his main character is active Army. What a waste of almost 13 hours.

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    Shirlene East Grand Forks, MN, United States 12-25-12
    Shirlene East Grand Forks, MN, United States 12-25-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Not Baldacci's Best"
    What did you like best about The Forgotten? What did you like least?

    A good story, but a little far fetched? I did not like the sound effects.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    As I said, a little far fetched. Great for those liking a lot of "action".


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Having male and female voices was good.


    Do you think The Forgotten needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not for my liking. Two John Puller books are enough. In fairness, I don't care for books that use the same characters over and over.


    Any additional comments?

    I am a David Baldacci's fan, so I will continue to get his books even if this one was not one of my favorites.

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    RICHARD NORTH BROOKFIELD, MA, United States 12-24-12
    RICHARD NORTH BROOKFIELD, MA, United States 12-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome follow up to Zero Day"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Forgotten to be better than the print version?

    Zero Day was awesome and this was an outstanding follow on


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

    Puller wiping out six punks looking to kill him


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he looked at watch I knew he knew who the killer was


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

    Puller saves the slaves


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for another Pullervadventure

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Glenda Jeffers Indiana, USA 12-24-12
    Glenda Jeffers Indiana, USA 12-24-12 Member Since 2014

    There are few things in life better than losing yourself completely in a really exceptional story. I enjoy reading others' reviews.

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    "Forget The Forgotten!"

    So, to take your mind off the monotony of this read, keep track of the number of times the author uses the word "problematic". There are 97 chapters in this turkey, and probably an equal number of "problematic"(s) sightings. Seriously though, this was not a fun read for me.

    The storyline had a number of unplugged holes in it, the characters were thinly fleshed-out and therefore, I couldn't have cared less what happened to them, and the dialogues between characters were amateurish, silly, and unreal. It seemed to me that the author couldn't decide between writing a script for either a new "action hero" movie or a rough draft of a new video game. The "heroes" were supposed to be human, but they were granted superhuman features, strength, perception, and marksmanship. Just one of dozens of things that kept losing me.

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    MIke HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States 12-23-12
    MIke HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States 12-23-12 Member Since 2014

    dad, husband, just a guy

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    "modern day storyline"
    If you could sum up The Forgotten in three words, what would they be?

    This is more of a literary criticism of modern day illegal aliens. But good story


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

    The forgotten:


    Any additional comments?

    Worth purchasing

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    Richard 12-22-12
    Richard 12-22-12

    Southner

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    "Baldacci Does it Again! Twists and Turns!"
    What did you love best about The Forgotten?

    I am not a fan of all of Baldacci's books but this one is well worth the read. I loved best the fact I did not figure out the end until the very end.


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

    Very much a page turner. A great read to get away from the world for a few hours.


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