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The Simple Truth Audiobook

The Simple Truth

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Publisher's Summary

David Baldacci's novels have been called "sizzling" (USA Today) and "superior" (Houston Chronicle). Now Baldacci is back, with the story of a death row inmate, a Supreme Court clerk, and a crime that is costing people their lives.

Michael Fiske broke the law when he took Rufus Harms's prison letter from the Supreme Court. But he also sealed his own fate. Now Michael's brother, a cop turned attorney, is coming to Washington to find out why his brother was murdered - and what it had to do with a crime that Rufus Harms committed 25 years before.

In his new novel of corruption, romance, family, and justice at the heart of the American republic, David Baldacci takes us on a journey of harrowing conspiracy - and proves once again that in the realm of suspense, he is in a league of his own. The simple truth... it's never what it seems.

©2001 David Baldacci (P)2011 Hachette

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    Milton L Pippenger Manhattan, KS United States 01-17-15
    Milton L Pippenger Manhattan, KS United States 01-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Outstanding book"

    The author kept me listening right up to the. There were many twists and turns. This book prove Baldacci is one of my favorite.

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    johnebeck 11-12-14
    johnebeck 11-12-14 Member Since 2015
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    "listening hell...."
    Would you try another book from David Baldacci and/or Jonathan Marosz?

    I've listened to many books by Baldacci but this is the first book by Marosz and honestly I hope I never have to listen to him again.


    What didn’t you like about Jonathan Marosz’s performance?

    monotone and boring, no excitement at all and it made it very rough to finish the book but because I like Baldacci I toughed it out.


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

    maybe


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    Suzanne Grace 06-07-13
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    "Riveting!"

    I bought this book a long time ago and it sat in my library. Finally I started reading another Baldacci book and couldn't get enough I've enjoyed all of them and look forward to reading more in the future.

    This book kept me interested from start to finish. With lots of different plot lines and possibilities, I couldn't wait to hear what would happen next and who was involved. The book was hard to stop listening to because I wanted badly to find the answers to all the questions hanging in the air.

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    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 05-19-13
    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 05-19-13
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    "Caught my attention with the first sentence"

    And held my attention throughout the book. Definitely interesting and a roller coaster ride. Rufus Harms is a great character along with the "supporting cast". Pictures of The Green Mile popped in my head when I started but no flies on Harms.

    I really enjoyed this and would definitely recommend it.

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    Amazon Customer San Diego, CA, United States 04-22-13
    Amazon Customer San Diego, CA, United States 04-22-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Solid Story"
    What did you love best about The Simple Truth?

    Kept me interested with a little bit of everything. Murder, Legal, political, and romance.


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

    Slightly. I was worried about who might get murdered next. Also wanted to guess who might be the other bad guy.


    What does Jonathan Marosz bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Good solid narration. Not a distraction as some can be.


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

    Yes


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    Joy Annapolis MD United States 03-12-13
    Joy Annapolis MD United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Narration takes some getting used to"

    David Baldacci is one one my favorite authors and I will buy anything he writes. So I was surprised when I was searching the library to see if there was a book I had not purchased and found this one. Early on I must have been swayed by the ratings but didn't pay attention when I finally purchased this book. It took 4 attempts of getting into this book before I forced myself to just listen for the story's sake. In typical Baldacci, the story was good, engaging and entertaining. But, the narrator certainly killed my overall enjoyment. If you really enjoy David Baldacci, then weather through the narration for the story's sake otherwise, save your credit

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    angie 03-10-13
    angie 03-10-13
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    "Excellent !!!"
    If you could sum up The Simple Truth in three words, what would they be?

    Suspenseful and well worth reading


    What other book might you compare The Simple Truth to and why?

    None


    What about Jonathan Marosz’s performance did you like?

    Yes I liked him very much !!!! He puts emphasis in the right places


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

    Yes I could have very well sat and listened to it all the way thru but due to work that isn't possible


    Any additional comments?

    I liked all the characters in this book !!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Van Salem, OR, United States 01-07-13
    Van Salem, OR, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Decent Entertainment"
    What made the experience of listening to The Simple Truth the most enjoyable?

    Narration was decent, and had a reasonable flow, and I would have rated the story higher but it was to predictable.


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    Linda LOVELOCK, NV, United States 12-13-12
    Linda LOVELOCK, NV, United States 12-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Baldacci rocks"
    What did you love best about The Simple Truth?

    Love the twists and turns. Very well written as are all of his books.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Marosz – was your favorite?

    Attorney


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    Janet C. Niemeyer Haskell, OK 09-15-12
    Janet C. Niemeyer Haskell, OK 09-15-12

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    "An all nighter"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Simple Truth to be better than the print version?

    Actually, yes I would. In the audio version, the characters really came alive for me,


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Simple Truth?

    The closeness of Rufus and Josh warmed my heart, They are such authentic characters and their willingness to give their lives for each other was amazing. When Josh was wounded, all Rufus could think of was getting him to safety. Very touching.


    What about Jonathan Marosz’s performance did you like?

    While he didn't sound like a woman, something about his voice gave life to all the characters, including the female characters.


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

    I couldn't put this book down. I ran out of battery and couldn't wait for my Kindle Fire to recharge. I stayed up until 3 a.m. to finish the book. I laughed and cried. I fell in love with the characters, especially Rufus. I wanted so badly for him to be free and happy, and for the men who shot him full of drugs and tried to kill him to be punished one way or another.


    Any additional comments?

    Baldacci books are always good, but The Simple Truth is exceptional. I've read it twice and listened to it three times. It's excellent.

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