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
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.
I can not even listen to this due to the loud distracting background "music"
Who ever chose to put music on top o an audio book should be fired this is the worst audio book production I have ever heard.
I will be asking or a full refund so I can get a real audio book.
The Innocent was a great book to listen to on a very long trip home and back. There are lots of twists and turns, as is typical for a Baldacci novel. At first you don't know who's the 'good guy' or the 'bad guy' and it can be a little confusing, but we were able to catch on quickly. The characters were engaging, and we liked the reader's style of narration. We'd recommend this book.
This is a thoroughly engaging story. Not particularly original, not serious literature, but an enjoyable story that keeps the listener's attention. I am not a fan of the sound effects that were sporadically added, and think it might have benefited from a couple of additional voices for the various characters, but all in all, a good listen I would highly recommend.
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