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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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    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

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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

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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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    Gary anaheim, CA, United States 10-14-13
    Gary anaheim, CA, United States 10-14-13 Member Since 2015
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    "More story, less special effects"

    This may be my own personal taste, but I think special effects (noises and sounds simulating gunshots and blunt trauma, among others) is simply distracting. This was an over-produced book. More is not better. Just read the book please. Also, I prefer one good narrator rather than trying to cobble together two. Again, over-produced. The story was rather simple, the dialogue mundane and the characters unidimensional, but I did listen to the entire book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    JR 08-05-13
    JR 08-05-13 Member Since 2010

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    "We must not Forget"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, well written and important topic.


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

    The will of the individual seeking his sister.


    What aspect of Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance would you have changed?

    I wish she were more vocally versatile.


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

    No, just interested.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rese Cotton 06-23-13
    Rese Cotton 06-23-13
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    "I Loved This Story"
    Would you listen to The Forgotten again? Why?

    I did listen to this again - because I found the characters' depths intriguing.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was where they're on the ship with explosions and bullets flying.


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

    The ending will blow you away!


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy being surprised.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bethhelp 06-22-13
    bethhelp 06-22-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book!"

    I love the John Puller character, especially how he has to deal with his Dad's Alzheimer's. Only bad thing is that this character parallels the Jack Reacher character. Any chance you two guys could write a book together with John and Jack? It would be awesome!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher S. Esget Alexandria, VA USA 06-21-13
    Christopher S. Esget Alexandria, VA USA 06-21-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Second book, same as the first"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was a pleasant diversion on a long road trip. But nothing more.


    Would you recommend The Forgotten to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. I'd be embarrassed if my friends knew I'd read it.


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

    Yes, they read the previous book in this series. It was about the same.


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

    No. It is already a follow-up, and much of the story was the same. That made it disappointing. There wasn't any real character development from one book to the next.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your time or credits. Read the first one if you like this genre, but definitely skip the sequel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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