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The Innocent: A Novel | [David Baldacci]

The Innocent: A Novel

Will Robie may have just made the first - and last - mistake of his career.... It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable: He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.

Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a 14-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway....

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Publisher's Summary

America has enemies - ruthless people that the police, the FBI, even the military can't stop. That's when the U.S. government calls on Will Robie, a stone-cold hitman who never questions orders and always nails his target.

But Will Robie may have just made the first - and last - mistake of his career....

It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable: He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.

Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a 14-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway - her parents were murdered, and her own life is in danger. Against all of his professional habits, Robie rescues her and finds he can't walk away. He needs to help her.

Even worse, the more Robie learns about the girl, the more he's convinced she is at the center of a vast cover-up, one that may explain her parents' deaths and stretch to unimaginable levels of power. Now, Robie may have to step out of the shadows in order to save this girl's life... and perhaps his own.

©2012 David Baldacci; ©2012 Hachette Audio

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    Annie 07-29-12
    Annie 07-29-12 Member Since 2014

    Rather adorable.

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    "Action, suspense, a hero and a plucky kid."

    It's got it all - if you are looking for a good escape into your typical; action, suspense, rescue, who's behind all this evil - type of book.
    The book kept me hooked till the end. It's a bit predictable in some spots but not entirely - Which my simple mind enjoys being right every once in a while - so I don't mind a few predictable spots to make me feel brilliant on occasion.
    "The Innocent" is Not a life changer or a top 10 but it is definitely a book with a hook and a high entertainment value.

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    Joe lexington, KY, United States 07-26-12
    Joe lexington, KY, United States 07-26-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Baldacci is Automatic"

    Baldacci, McLarty and Cassidy have always been must reads for me. When I saw all the negative reviews because it was Baldacci I used a credit. First, if you are going to have sound effects I suggest you listen to Radio Classics on Satellite radio those shows knew how to entice us with sound effects.Imitation is a form of flattery.

    That out of the way I prefer that an author use a different narrator when a new character in introduced. I had a hard time thinking Will Robie wasn't Oliver Stone. Stand alone books aren't a problem. This isn't a knock on McLarty, I love his narrations. I thought Baldacci was clever to create the heroine somewhat akin to the Lizbeth Salander character in the "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Series.

    The Innocent was typical of the thrills and chills you find in one of his books. He's a master of non stop suspense and his plots are intriguing and intricate. Strip the sound effects and the book was vintage Baldacci. It's an automatic download, don't be alarmed by the negative reviews buy it!

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    Delia Hemet, CA, United States 07-26-12
    Delia Hemet, CA, United States 07-26-12 Member Since 2014
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    "True Baldacci experience"
    What made the experience of listening to The Innocent: A Novel the most enjoyable?

    The readers


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Innocent: A Novel?

    Liked it all


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

    No but I really liked listening to them


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

    No. It was suspensful


    Any additional comments?

    Liked Part 11 also

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kerri K. Linehan Denver, Colorado 07-25-12
    Kerri K. Linehan Denver, Colorado 07-25-12 Member Since 2011
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    "This book kept me engaged!"

    This book is definitely in my top 10 audio books. I couldn't stop listening until the end. I loved the narrators and wow what a great story!

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    Bruce United States 07-23-12
    Bruce United States 07-23-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Baldacci at his best"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is not one of his series books and the freshness of new characters make it a great listen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This is a hard one as I liked both of the main characters.


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

    When you "read" a book you have to imagine what the characters sound like. Having Ron and Orlagh's voices brings the book to life.


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

    Assassin with a heart of gold


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tom Fort Worth, TX, United States 07-12-12
    Tom Fort Worth, TX, United States 07-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Not the best Baldacci"

    Baldacci is a great story teller. His thrillers are fast paced and entertaining and this was no different.

    The reason I gave it only 3 stars is because the story did not make a lot of sense to me. We have to believe the a ruthless assasin will drop everything to take care of a 14-year old smart aleck he accidently runs unto and whose story just happens to intertwine perfectly with his own difficulties. The performance was amped up with soud effects and music to try and bring something extra (I'm noticing this more often lately). It ends up being too distracting and a little annoying.

    Plus, why do bad guys make their plans so complicated? Don't they know that the more they do the more likely the other guys will stop them?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Baldacci is The Best!"
    If you could sum up The Innocent: A Novel in three words, what would they be?

    Twists, Turns and captivating


    What did you like best about this story?

    Will, Julie and Vance


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

    No


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

    Nothing as extreme as crying, but some tension and some smiles


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Plano, TX, United States 07-09-12
    Andrew Plano, TX, United States 07-09-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Exciting Thriller Novel"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Innocent: A Novel to be better than the print version?

    The performance by the narrators was excellent.


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

    Exciting plot with many unexpected turns.


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

    First time that I have heard the narrators.


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

    American Assasin.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book. A bit gory but plenty of exciting plots/subplots.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Judy Bee 07-06-12
    Judy Bee 07-06-12

    beebookie

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    "Baldacci does it again"
    If you could sum up The Innocent: A Novel in three words, what would they be?

    A tricky story with four characters you want to know more about. Clever plot and surprise ending. Baldacci, Turow, Grisham in that order in my opinion.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Innocent: A Novel?

    When main guy meets adolescent. Both act like adolescents, perfect!


    Did Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Cassidy has a great accent used in this. Easy to differentiate the characters just from the voice. Well done.


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

    Chuckle at some of the dialogue.


    Any additional comments?

    Great fun read. I listen while I drive, cook, and work out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Larry Hayward, WI, United States 07-02-12
    Larry Hayward, WI, United States 07-02-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Will Hold Your Attention!"
    What did you love best about The Innocent: A Novel?

    This book is fast paced. It will hold your attention right to the end of the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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