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The Forgotten Audiobook

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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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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    David Richmond, VA, United States 02-27-13
    David Richmond, VA, United States 02-27-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Worst Baldacci ever!"

    I have bought every Baldacci book just based on his name and I usually enjoy his books, but this one, ugh. It is actually hard to get through. The dialog is awful and the plot weak. I do like when there are two readers, but they added "sound effects" that are just distracting. I have gotten to the big fight scene and still may not choose to finish it. I'm tempted to return it, but .....

    Just bad, and disappointed in Baldacci.

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    Tged 02-26-13
    Tged 02-26-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Riviting"
    Where does The Forgotten rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As is expected, this lives up to the high quality that is expected from this author.


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    SHEILA United States 02-25-13
    SHEILA United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2014

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    "Action Packed"

    The story in itself was very enjoyable. I did find the special effects not necessary.

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    Chila 02-25-13
    Chila 02-25-13

    I am a retired Child Psychologist who delights in her three grandchildren to whom I passed on the love of reading. They read vociferously.

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    "An intriguing tale of evil versus good."
    What did you love best about The Forgotten?

    The story line and its narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That the bad guy got his just desserts, although I don't believe in cruelty as such, I would have preferred that he be taken care of in a more humane way. He was a cruel, despicable, evil, man, but we don't have to act in kind.


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

    Near reality, because of their voices and intonation at appropriate times.


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

    Yes, but I could not.


    Any additional comments?

    No, it was a very satisfying read.

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    Roxanne Dana Point, CA, United States 02-23-13
    Roxanne Dana Point, CA, United States 02-23-13 Member Since 2015
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    "I want more Puller"
    Where does The Forgotten rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have listened to 100 audiobooks and this was my favorite


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

    I liked it better than his first Puller book


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

    I kept trying to make my dog walks longer so I could keep listening.


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    David Costello 02-20-13 Member Since 2015
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    "great thriller"

    Baldacci does it again. Great (and different) plot with non-stop action. You won't be disappointed!

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    Margaret Pico Rivera, CA, United States 02-19-13
    Margaret Pico Rivera, CA, United States 02-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "The story was intriguing re active slavery."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Forgotten to be better than the print version?

    Introducing the numerous characters in the audio edition a real plus.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The last chapters as the questions are answered.


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

    Ron's voice at times was hard to listen to.


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

    American tragedy.


    Any additional comments?

    Good book

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    Scott Matawan, NJ, United States 02-14-13
    Scott Matawan, NJ, United States 02-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Story"

    It was a great listen, flowed really well and kept me captivated. Hope the series continues.

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    Maria El Paso, TX, United States 02-12-13
    Maria El Paso, TX, United States 02-12-13
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    "captivate thriller"
    Would you listen to The Forgotten again? Why?

    Easy listening engaging


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very actualized with the day to day life seem very realistic I liked from the beginning to the end fantastic drama!!


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

    Both are good they give life to characters!!


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

    Keep me awake my heart beating fast for the next action


    Any additional comments?

    Awesome book!!

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    Amazon Customer 02-12-13
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    "Loved this book"
    Where does The Forgotten rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the second book I have listened to by David Balacci. I find my self "making time" to listen to this book. Finished way to fast this way. But, loved it!


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