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The Innocent: A Novel Audiobook

The Innocent: A Novel

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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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    martin Willowbrook, IL, United States 05-03-14
    martin Willowbrook, IL, United States 05-03-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Nuanced and interesting if a bit over the top"
    What did you love best about The Innocent: A Novel?

    The book was not your very straightforward good guy bad guy book. The bad guys were not all Arabs and the good guys all US citizens. There were people bought off on all sides and killers on all of them. The main character has some serious vulnerabilities that made him more interesting.


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

    The narration was excellent and I liked the addition of music and just a few sound effects for realism.


    Any additional comments?

    The story was a bit unrealistically complex but hung together well enough not to ruin the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James Vernon 04-14-14
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    "I felt like I was there!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Very entertaining and suspenseful.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    General Carson. Gave the army a real quality .


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The bad guy going to Bulgaria in a box.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    The character of John Puller is excellent. Just read Zero Day and loved it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julie 04-10-14
    Julie 04-10-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting characters"
    Would you listen to The Innocent: A Novel again? Why?

    No


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

    The Suspect due to the plot twists.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    On the bus when the young girl handled her attacker.


    Any additional comments?

    The characters were an interesting combination.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ida 03-25-14
    Ida 03-25-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Another "hit" by Baldacci"
    What did you love best about The Innocent: A Novel?

    Very good story, intriguing and well presented. While the plot is really a standard, the characters came to life as read by the narrators. No one was over the top.


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

    When Julie realized that she had really lost her parents.


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

    Down to earth narration. No extremes. Provides a "face and personality" to the characters.


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

    No, but did want to return to quickly. I need a break from audio from time to time or my mind wanders.


    Any additional comments?

    Great start to a new series. Will look forward to other installments

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara 03-14-14
    Barbara 03-14-14
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    If you could sum up The Innocent: A Novel in three words, what would they be?

    Nonstop. Exciting, Unpredictable.


    Any additional comments?

    I had read this book and I enjoyed it even more in the audible version.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gulf Coast 01-13-14
    Gulf Coast 01-13-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I liked it and I didn't like it??"

    I listened to the whole story....I liked it but I didn't. Maybe I just didn't find the story as gripping as other reviewers. I always enjoy multiple narrators. I feel they bring so much more to my listening experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rusty 12-25-13
    Rusty 12-25-13 Member Since 2016

    Great Books Don't Promote Violence

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    "Excellent thriller - great characters"

    Baldacci does it again! Believable hero with good supporting characters. Lots of action, a touch of romance, intrigue, suspense and good narration.

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    Charli Allison 11-24-13
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    What made the experience of listening to The Innocent: A Novel the most enjoyable?

    It kept me interested from the beginning.


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

    When he realized that he was responsible for someone other than himself.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ?

    Yes


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

    I don't know


    Any additional comments?

    I read some of the positive and negative reviews of this book, and found that most of the negative reviews I read found the story to be unrealistic and unbelievable. Unfortunately, these kinds of horrific acts happen more often than people seem to realize, and Mr. Baldacci has written a novel with a "what-if" type of drama. I quite enjoyed the book, and look forward to listening to the sequel, "The Hit".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christina PROVO, UTAH, United States 11-08-13
    Christina PROVO, UTAH, United States 11-08-13
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    "Went by quick! Love audioboooks. New fan!"
    What did you like best about The Innocent: A Novel? What did you like least?

    I actually read it for a law class. I was so busy with other reading, I thought it would be refreshing to just be entertained for once. I would listen an hour or two each night to go to bed. -- It is addicting! The narration was great, and I have a very vivid image of the main character! Overall, as my first book read by Baldacci, I loved it!


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

    The dramatic and surprising ending.. I can't give that away!~


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    A bit more inflection, I think my subliminal heard a lot of it as I was drifting to sleep. My ears were honestly sore from my Iphone earbuds the next day .. lol


    Was The Innocent: A Novel worth the listening time?

    Definitely, Finished in 3 nights.. easily. I looked forward to listening every night!


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to read the next!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis Blakeley 10-30-13 Listener Since 2004
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    Where does The Innocent: A Novel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    this book was the BEST book from David Baldacci I have listen too, the character called Robie, is a hitman I only wish the audio would Drop the sound effects of gun fire. I truly enjoyed this hit-man. I only hope Book 2 is just as good,


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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