We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Innocent: A Novel Audiobook

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....

Regular Price:$27.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (6725 )
5 star
 (3459)
4 star
 (2413)
3 star
 (618)
2 star
 (136)
1 star
 (99)
Overall
4.4 (5862 )
5 star
 (3093)
4 star
 (2015)
3 star
 (561)
2 star
 (118)
1 star
 (75)
Story
4.4 (5835 )
5 star
 (3370)
4 star
 (1845)
3 star
 (459)
2 star
 (91)
1 star
 (70)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Maryanne Culpepper 01-22-15 Member Since 2013

    I love a great story -- historical, science fiction, relationship, contemporary nonfiction. I'm a writer so look for great characters.

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great storytelling, great read"

    These novels are well-plotted and unpredictable. Baldacci builds in great twists and turns. He builds 3 dimensional characters and fills in colorful location and historical detail. The actors do agreat job of assuming their characters and varying heir voices and reads for different hats tee. Ron McLarty's pitch is perfect for Baldacxi's heroes. Read them all!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jerry Hobbs, NM, USA 01-19-15
    Jerry Hobbs, NM, USA 01-19-15 Member Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    94
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Overly complex, but entertaining"

    A few too many story lines to weave together realistically. Nevertheless, endearing characters and exciting action sequences pulled it through. Narrator/ narration is great, sound effects use of music, not so much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Librarian's mom Racine, WI USA 01-11-15
    Librarian's mom Racine, WI USA 01-11-15 Member Since 2014

    Judy

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Riveting… Baldacci never disappoints!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys high drama, and larger than life characters. I was riveted from the opening scene, right to the end.


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

    When Robie refused to carry out his orders; however, another did it for him, but I gave him credit for standing up to his high standards, even when up against what could have been his own demise.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The first scene on the bus, when Robie recognized the threat and took action to save Julie.


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

    I was moved by Robie taking care of Julie and keeping her safe even when she rebelled.


    Any additional comments?

    Baldacci at his all time best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lorie A Foglietta 01-08-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Page turner from the beginning"

    This book is a Page turner from the beginning. It keeps you guessing from the beginning just as all David Baldacci novels do.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Graham 01-05-15
    Graham 01-05-15 Member Since 2016

    Husband, father, son, brother, occasional book reader. Avid book listener. I have written two books about real estate. I have a blog.

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    63
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "This is a great first book in this series."
    What did you love best about The Innocent: A Novel?

    I enjoyed the character development. I listened to the third book of the series first.


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

    The plot kept me engaged with a well told storyline and a few large twists that were reasonable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were several scenes that gripped my attention... I tend to be drawn more to the action sequences for "memorable scenes". There are several in this book. Near the beginning, one of the main characters and an unknown sniper have a run in... then there is a drive-by shooting at a restaurant, then several more... an action packed book.


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

    I would keep the same title as the book.


    Any additional comments?

    None at this time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael L Martin Las Vegas, NV 12-26-14
    Michael L Martin Las Vegas, NV 12-26-14 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    70
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great book"

    Loved it, couldn't stop listening. I like the way the two narrator's worked together. Great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Charles Lamb 12-20-14

    Charlie

    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    113
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I like this character Will Robie. A very good read"
    Would you listen to The Innocent: A Novel again? Why?

    Here is a dangerous man who has compassion tempered with wisdom. The tension is endless and satisfying.


    What other book might you compare The Innocent: A Novel to and why?

    Baldacci's main character character, Will Robie, is like Brad Thor's Scot Harveth. Nevertheless, Thor has a tendency, as many action 'action thrillers' do, to glorify violance. This is not totally the case with Will Robie. He recognizes that violence is often necessary, but doesn't see his lethal skills as the only answer to all paths in life.


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

    Liked both.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to see more of Will Robie, and his friend in the FBI.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    ric johnson canyon country, ca United States 12-18-14
    ric johnson canyon country, ca United States 12-18-14 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A great Audio book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Innocent: A Novel the most enjoyable?

    Once again, the reader of the book did a fantastic job narrating the story !


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters Julie, Robbie and the super agent Vance.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Beyond a doubt, it was the attempted assassination by Robbie's female love interest against the U.S. president and the Saudi Prince.


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

    Never judge a book by its cover


    Any additional comments?

    Plot was a wee bit convoluted but overall, the characters were so endearing that it helped offset this minor concern.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    TCReader 12-15-14
    TCReader 12-15-14 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    91
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "What a Great Suprise"
    What made the experience of listening to The Innocent: A Novel the most enjoyable?

    I have never read Baldacci, (I know what am I waiting on right?)
    Well, have already ordered two more. Great story and the characters are relevant and likable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Robi and The Girl and both a likeable pair and would like to see her continue in the series.. I haven't read the second one yet....


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

    I had not heard of these two before but will visit more things they have done.


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

    "When Innocence is stolen...."


    Any additional comments?

    I do hope they make this into a movie. It would be so exciting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ken Boiling Springs, PA, United States 12-06-14
    Ken Boiling Springs, PA, United States 12-06-14 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    37
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    432
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "PLEASE! Lose the sound effects!!!"

    Publishers: Please drop the sound effects and music from future installments in this series. The readers are good enough and listeners' imaginations are good enough to supply those details. Those unnecessary sounds were distracting (and actually were pretty "cheesy" quality, too). Have some faith in the quality of your basic product: you have a good author, a good story, and some good readers.

    I thought the story started a little weak, but it built in complexity and became more satisfying by the middle of the book. I listen to dozens of books per year and haven't decided whether I will grit my teeth and listen to any more of this series because the sound effects really set my teeth on edge each time they intruded. So, other listeners - let me know if the sound effects go away in future volumes. . .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.