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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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    Elizabeth 02-10-12
    Elizabeth 02-10-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Can't finish because of narrator."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I couldn't get past the first few chapters because the narration was so monotone and dull. Love this author, I guess I'll read the book.


    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 10-29-11
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 10-29-11 Member Since 2010

    Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.

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    "Disappoint? Balcacci? Not Likely!"

    As a plotter, Baldacci seems to be among the most playful thriller writers. And in the Simple Truth we all get to play his game. The point is that the book goes from point A to point END as if it's supposed to go that way. Too many authors in this genre seem to turn their endings into the last two minutes of an NBA game. You know, where all heel explodes and the preceding stuff was just there to get the fans through their beers and back-slapping. In the Simple Truth the entire story arc's got game. And you aren't left wanting another stopping place or wondering why there were so many parts left over as you pull the plot apart in backward glances. The simple truth is that the characters, feelings, and plot all work. Cool!

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Gary arvada, co, United States 11-15-11
    Gary arvada, co, United States 11-15-11
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    outstanding author...love to read him...terrible terrible narration stopped after 3 chapters.

    should get my money back

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Darryl Parker 10-29-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Bad bad narrator."

    The narrator greatly detracts from the book.  His cadence and rhythm never changes and it is maddening. 

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    Paul S. 03-23-17
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    "Good read. It will capture your attention & time"

    It takes time for the story to develop. Once the story develops it's a riveting story with twists and turns. I hated to see it end

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    "Great Read"

    This was such a great read, I hated when the story ended. Lots of action and intriguing!!!!

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    Esmine 03-08-17
    Esmine 03-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Heart Stopping!!"

    This book kept me up all night. I could not stop listening until the end. Heart racing good fun. Thank you David Baldacci

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    gregory 02-08-17
    gregory 02-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Complicated characters"

    I found the beginning quite complicated with the over whelming introduction of characters and story line.
    Once it got going the story flowed quite well.

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    Ezee3119 08-16-16
    Ezee3119 08-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "AWESOME"

    Loved it. Great reader. I wish the authors would write more books like this one

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    Dean 04-05-16
    Dean 04-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    good story, starts of slow then grabs you and does let go, another great book by Baldacci

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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