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
I love Ron McLarty as a narrator, so am nmore inclined to listen than read when he narrates.
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.
Not one comes to mind particularly.
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.
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!
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.
The Innocent is vintage Baldacci, any book.
Anything with Julie, the girl.
The story line.
The fourteen year old whiz kid.
All were decent
Always glad to read first rate novelist, sad that there are so many near do wells writing under excellent names like David Baldacci.
The end was pretty cliche and unbelievable, overall I wasn't too big a fan of the writing.
I did appreciate that there were male and female readers. Some men just don't do women's voices well.
No. I just don't listen to same books twice.
The narrators bring a richness to the characters that would be missing by just reading the book.
It was an allright book but a little dry. Narrator was a little too monotone.
just a good action story from a competent writer.
Dry, Monotone, Uninspiring
Yes. I loved the reading of this book. It was a good story and had me interested all the way through.
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.
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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