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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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    VERONIQUE La Frete sue Seine, France 09-26-12
    VERONIQUE La Frete sue Seine, France 09-26-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Overall, a good read, a good story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Innocent: A Novel to be better than the print version?

    I love Ron McLarty as a narrator, so am nmore inclined to listen than read when he narrates.


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

    The book is an original story which grips you and you want to keep listening to ffint out how it all falls together in the end.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not one comes to mind particularly.


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

    Not particularly.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Connie California 09-25-12
    Connie California 09-25-12

    Connie

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    "typical adventure"
    Would you try another book from David Baldacci and/or Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ?

    Readers who are enamored with modern spy adventures may enjoy Baldacci. Since he is popular, I tried one of his novels but did not find it to be special in any way.


    Would you recommend The Innocent: A Novel to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not particularly.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was fine. I found the sound effects really silly. If one requires gunshot sounds for the action parts to seem sufficiently interesting, you may find this novel appealing!


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    Jeffrey Duncan 09-25-12
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    "Very Enjoyable Listen"
    What did you love best about The Innocent: A Novel?

    The plot twists were interesting and the performance captures you. I almost wanted to drive in my car to finish the book. However, some of the plot was a little too telegraphed.


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

    The Innocent is vintage Baldacci, any book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Anything with Julie, the girl.


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    ~AudioBookaHolic~ 09-23-12 Member Since 2011

    Issy

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    "GREAT STORY!!"

    this was my first Baldacci Novel ....I LOVED IT!!! Awesome Thriller...love the hero will Robie! a Must Read!!

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    Raymond America, TX, United States 09-23-12
    Raymond America, TX, United States 09-23-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Written by Baldacci and good"
    What did you love best about The Innocent: A Novel?

    The story line.


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

    The fourteen year old whiz kid.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All were decent


    Any additional comments?

    Always glad to read first rate novelist, sad that there are so many near do wells writing under excellent names like David Baldacci.

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    Lindsay United States 09-21-12
    Lindsay United States 09-21-12 Member Since 2013
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    "God dialogue, ok story"
    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The end was pretty cliche and unbelievable, overall I wasn't too big a fan of the writing.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably not.


    Any additional comments?

    I did appreciate that there were male and female readers. Some men just don't do women's voices well.

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    ben Suwanee, GA, United States 09-17-12
    ben Suwanee, GA, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Baldacci is still on a roll with new characters"
    Would you listen to The Innocent: A Novel again? Why?

    No. I just don't listen to same books twice.


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

    The narrators bring a richness to the characters that would be missing by just reading the book.


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

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    cheekce78 09-17-12
    cheekce78 09-17-12

    Cory Cheek

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    "average baldacci"
    Would you listen to The Innocent: A Novel again? Why?

    It was an allright book but a little dry. Narrator was a little too monotone.


    What did you like best about this story?

    just a good action story from a competent writer.


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

    Dry, Monotone, Uninspiring


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    no

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    09-16-12
    09-16-12 Member Since 2014
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    "I love Ron McLarty & Oralgh Cassidy"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I loved the reading of this book. It was a good story and had me interested all the way through.


    Any additional comments?

    Not as good as the Camel Club series but I liked the characters and would definitely read or listen any sequels, providing the sequels are read by the same people.

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    Bart Beamsville, Ontario, Canada 09-15-12
    Bart Beamsville, Ontario, Canada 09-15-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Good Solid Action"

    This was a good solid book. Everything I expect from David Baldacci. I know many are complaining about the sound effects but honestly I only noticed them because people pointed them out. Yes it's a bit different with the effects but the book takes you in and it just becomes a part of the whole experience. Hope there are more books with these characters in the future.

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