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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....

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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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    Matt OVERLAND PARK, KS, United States 03-24-13
    Matt OVERLAND PARK, KS, United States 03-24-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Bravo"

    This was my first Baldacci book. It was a pleasant surprise. I grew up loving James Bond; the Roby character reminds me of 007. I too hope there is a sequel, but in the meantime I intend to check out some other books by this author.

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    Ed PATASKALA, OHIO, United States 03-21-13
    Ed PATASKALA, OHIO, United States 03-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Outstanding Story!"
    What did you love best about The Innocent: A Novel?

    The suspense ... at times ... it was intense!


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

    Yes. I kept trying to figure it out ... was always behind the plot ... that's a good thing.


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

    The voices were realistic. I could picture the characters in my mind.


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

    Yes. I found myself listening whenever possible throughout the day.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book. One of my favorites. Intense and an incredible story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    angie 03-10-13
    angie 03-10-13
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    "Excellent listening !! I recommended"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes it was very good and suspenseful , I did recommend this one to friends , they loved it


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Robbie , he is also a smart and tough guy


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

    Yes and they are good together


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

    A suspense that will keep u wondering!!


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't care much for the little girl in the book , at 14 she seemed a bit to cocky and knowledgable at that age

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Daphne Highland Village, TX, United States 03-09-13
    Daphne Highland Village, TX, United States 03-09-13
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    "Great book."

    Another great Baldacci story. He never disappoints. Looking forward to more stories centered on Will Robie. Enjoyed the narrators.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Damon 02-26-13
    Damon 02-26-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Solid Listen"

    Baldacci is always a good listen for me. The Innocent delivers a fast-paced, interesting story that satisfies from beginning to end. He develops interesting characters, a mysterious plot, and well described setting. He does it all without boring the crap out of me for hours. This is important since my listening time and attention span is limited. Sorry though; five-star rating is reserved for "I can't wait to get back to my audiobook".

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    mmmmmmmmmm 02-19-13
    mmmmmmmmmm 02-19-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Story way too unreal and slow to develop"
    What was most disappointing about David Baldacci’s story?

    Compared to other spy or assassin stories this was just too unbelievable. I was tempted to give up on it within the first half hour but stuck through until the end.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael A. Anderson LAGRANGE, GA, US 02-10-13
    Michael A. Anderson LAGRANGE, GA, US 02-10-13 Member Since 2012

    Car Guy

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    "Lots of twists"
    Would you listen to The Innocent: A Novel again? Why?

    I would. as usual in a Baldacci book there are several stories developing as the book progresses and i like to go back and see if I missed a turn, twist or theme.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Julie, just a lot of fun and a different character.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Bus


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

    yes, however I cold not


    Any additional comments?

    Listen and get hocked on Baldacci

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Harsh Rego Park, NY, United States 01-31-13
    Harsh Rego Park, NY, United States 01-31-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A good read"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was okay. There were too many plots intertwined and the core plot seemed to get lost. Then it picks up again and then loses steam. There was intrigue more because of the narrator.


    Would you be willing to try another book from David Baldacci? Why or why not?

    Yes because I have read his books and he is good.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Initial interaction between the girl & Robie till they settle down. The akwardness and respect for each other and knowing that there is no third person to watch their backs was well performed.


    Could you see The Innocent: A Novel being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No I do not see it as a movie or TV series


    Any additional comments?

    I liked "The Forgotten" better than "The Innocent"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Edward C. Cox Seattle 01-30-13
    Edward C. Cox Seattle 01-30-13 Member Since 2014

    Mr. Ed

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    "One of my Favorite EVER !!!!!"
    Would you listen to The Innocent: A Novel again? Why?

    Loved it...woulod love to hear parts I mkay have missed, and feel the excitment again...


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

    A few of the "Jack Reacher" books.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The encounter on the Bus


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

    It kept me on the edge of my seat...wherever I was at the time


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ralph Hollister, North Carolina, United States 01-14-13
    Ralph Hollister, North Carolina, United States 01-14-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Great Book! Anxious for Sequel."
    Would you listen to The Innocent: A Novel again? Why?

    Yes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The teenage character was a nice addition.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my 15th listen of books by Baldacci and this may be the best one yet. I hope this is the first in a new series for Robie, Julie, and perhaps Vance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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