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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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    Felton Emory, TX, United States 12-16-12
    Felton Emory, TX, United States 12-16-12 Member Since 2012
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    "What happened to a good story?"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This book started out as a teriffic book in part one. When part two rolled around it introduced useless characters who brought such an unrealistic story line I wanted to stop listening. I like the main character but Baldacci needs to work on a more believeable plot for him.


    What could David Baldacci have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Cut the One Star General character. That story line is totally unbelieveable. No one with one minute of Military Service would believe this story line. This character along with the Columbian police lady totally ruined the story for me. Puller should be investigating military crimes not civilian crimes where he has no jurisdiction.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Puller rescue of the girl and her brothers from the 4 attackers.


    Was The Forgotten worth the listening time?

    Only the first half. Had I not invested so much time I would have stopped listening after the introduction of the General into the story. What a farce!


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    toby 12-16-12
    toby 12-16-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Orlagh Cassidy"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The book was great and Ron McLarty is the reason why.

    Orlagh Cassidy SUCKS as a narrator. She takes a great book and makes it a so so book.

    Baldacci uses her in most of his books and she SUCKS in all of them. She makes it a painfull listen.


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

    All of the Balacci books are entertainning but Orlagh Cassidy performance make them medicore.


    What three words best describe Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s voice?

    Mc Larty, Great, Orlagh Cassidy,painful


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

    no


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    Betsy brooklyn, NY 12-16-12
    Betsy brooklyn, NY 12-16-12 Member Since 2015

    I no longer live in Worcester. I now live in Brooklyn, NY.

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    "Puller, Nathan McBride, Reacher ...very alike."

    The first book in this series, Zero Day, was good background but not necessary to enjoy this story, #2. Yet again,as in other books, I find the sound effects unnecessary. If Baldacci continues this series, I hope he elaborates on the story of John's brother.

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    Linda United States 12-14-12
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    "Kept me guessing..."
    If you could sum up The Forgotten in three words, what would they be?

    What a ride!!!


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

    The foursome trying to get on the structure during a storm... I kept picturing One Star to slip off the edge when she slipped off...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Landry shooting blanks at Puller... busted!


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

    When Diaz died in the battle...


    Any additional comments?

    Both Landry's and One Star's voice sounded too alike... if I missed the name, I had to rewind it to see which one he was performing... Great book... fast ride all along. Curious to know more about the brother in military prison...

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    Barbara Rock Hill, SC, United States 12-13-12
    Barbara Rock Hill, SC, United States 12-13-12 Member Since 2014
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    "John Puller is back!"

    I really would like to know why Bobby Puller is spending the rest of his life in Fort Leavenworth - no details in this book either. But John Puller Jr is the next Jack Reacher (the REAL Jack Reacher, not the pitiful substitute currently in the movies). Strong, tough, smart - and learning to live with his father, finally. Let's have more.

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    adry arlington, TX, United States 12-12-12
    adry arlington, TX, United States 12-12-12 Member Since 2012

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    "WHoaaaaa!!! Amazing as always!!!"
    Would you listen to The Forgotten again? Why?

    Absolutely, It is a very good stoy. I love how Baldacci describe his characters and how they flow in my head.


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    Guy 12-11-12
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    "Great book filled with suspense and drama."
    Where does The Forgotten rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This one tops my list of listened.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Suspense, unknown and surprised ending.


    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?

    Yes, it kept me listening all day -- I couldn't put it down.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is great, one of my best listened ever. I started and finished the book in 3 days because it was hard to put away.
    I am looking forward to David Baldacci's next book in this series.

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    Thomas Broomfield, CO, USA 12-11-12
    Thomas Broomfield, CO, USA 12-11-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story well presented"

    This is a well written and well produced thriller that kept me entertained and involved from start to finish. The production is unusual in that there are "sound effects", (you hear gunfire, ocean sounds, etc) which at first were a distraction but overall were marginally an enhancement. The two narrators are an improvement over men doing women's voices and vice versa.

    The plot moves along well and although I wasn't surprised by the ending, it was entertaining and kept me engaged from beginning to end.

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    Juggernaut 12-11-12
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    "Entertaining pot boiler"
    If you could sum up The Forgotten in three words, what would they be?

    I always like to listen to David Baldacci audio books on my long drives. Sometimes the plot lines are a bit thin but it is always entertaining to listen to ROn McLarty narrate the story line. The multiple voices and the sound effects pulls me to yester years when I used to listen to plays on radios. Keeps me focused on the story line instead of the long boring interstate highway!


    Would you be willing to try another book from David Baldacci? Why or why not?

    Will be looking forward to the next one. I have read most of his collections.


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

    Love their performance - this is what makes it such a good audio book to listen to.


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    diane 12-11-12
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    Any additional comments?

    If it is a good story, there is no reason for the sound effects. I find them distracting and pointless. Otherwise a good and engaging book.

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