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The Sixth Man Audiobook

The Sixth Man

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Edgar Roy - an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal Supermax facility-is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's attorney, Sean's old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins-en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered.

It is now up to them to ask the questions no one seems to want answered: Is Roy a killer? Who murdered Bergin? With help from some surprising allies, they continue to pursue the case. But the more they dig into Roy's past, the more they encounter obstacles, half-truths, dead-ends, false friends, and escalating threats from every direction. Their persistence puts them on a collision course with the highest levels of the government and the darkest corners of power. In a terrifying confrontation that will push Sean and Michelle to their limits, the duo may be permanently parted.

©2011 David Baldacci (P)2011 Hachette Audio

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    tore sarpsborg, Norway 06-02-11
    tore sarpsborg, Norway 06-02-11 Member Since 2015
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    "A bad production"

    Please, Please, don't do modern things with the narration of books.
    Keep it simple with ONE good reader, and DON'T use several readers...
    'He heard a woman speaking behind him'... And then we hear a woman. totally
    out of character, and place,,
    Just manage to hear one hour of this.. maybe the book is good, but the production is BAD..

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    ePractical 05-29-11
    ePractical 05-29-11
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    "Great story, good naration liked added female read"

    I like a complex story and an author who enables the reader to use thier imagination as they listen. The author delivers well and makes it hard to stop listening. I appreciated the distinct female voice (enhancing a single reader experience) and wasn't distracted with the nuance of "accent".
    Perhaps the best in the King and Maxwell series.

    Wish Audible would enable Choosing and Filtering Reviewers like books.
    Finding useful reviews here is getting very difficult.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    laall 05-29-11
    laall 05-29-11
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    "Not my favorite"

    Good story, though a little far fetched. As others have said, the female narrator just didn't fit. I don't think she's a bad narrator as some stated, just not a fit for how I envisioned the character of Michelle.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    William R. SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 05-27-11
    William R. SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 05-27-11 Member Since 2016

    Author, rabid Audible listener.

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    "Completely ridiculous plot, great fun"

    Somtimes David Baldacci delivers a great book that just sends you past reality and sometimes he pushes things over the edge. This book did the latter for me and it was hard to suspend belief when you learn the significant role the 6th Man plays in this book. At the end of the day though, the characters of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are perfect together and I just can't get enough of them. In the 6th Man Michelle really is comic relief throughout with her love of guns and ammo above shoes and cute dresses which makes for fun entertainment. While I truly had a hard time with the actual plot, I did love the book overall and that is primarily because of Sean and Michelle. Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy are perfect choices for this book and I can't think of anyone that would be better. Enjoy the book but be prepared to just ignore how silly the plot actually is.

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    John S. Johnston Magnolia, TX 05-25-11
    John S. Johnston Magnolia, TX 05-25-11 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "My Fault"

    I was warned by other reviews and I did purchased it anyway. One hour in and changed to another book already. The only way I'll finish this book is to read it. Is their anyway they can remaster this and send it to us? Narration is very poor.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    r. 05-21-11
    r. 05-21-11
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    "Excellent book and reader"

    Loved the story, the characters and the readers. The southern accent is spot on and the woman sounds tough and smart.

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    Bill NOVA 05-19-11
    Bill NOVA 05-19-11 Member Since 2009

    Bill

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    "Gives a different view of big brother watching"

    Fast paced and introduces all to how national intelligence efforts have expanded. The intrigue and Government run amouk is good. Manages to hide the mole/bad actor until the end. And the description of the underlying technology is accurate and scary

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    Mark Huntington Beach, CA, United States 05-17-11
    Mark Huntington Beach, CA, United States 05-17-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Kept me on the edge of my seat"

    I really enjoyed this book. The female narrator was not nearly as bad as the other reviewers indicate. The story is quite interesting and intriguing.

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    B. W. Seal 05-16-11
    B. W. Seal 05-16-11 Member Since 2013
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    "who is the sixth man?"

    Do not listen to the abridged version, especially if you aren't listening with your full attention. One second off task and I didn't know who was talking or being talked about anymore. That combined with female narrator and sound effects made it hard/boring to follow. It seemed the protagonists went from one murder to another. Ironically, I was driving my car during the first set of gun shots. Was convinced (for a second) that my car had some horrible mechanical issue! I really like David Baldacci's books, but this one didn't (in my opiniion) live up to his usual standards. I had downloaded the unabridged version and then a friend gave me a birthday present of the abridged version. Wish I'd never opened it. So perhaps my review is unfair to the book overall.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Menands, NY, United States 05-15-11
    Thomas Menands, NY, United States 05-15-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Prepare to be insulted if you buy this!"

    If there a way to get my money back from Audible I would do it just on principle. The main reader is fine, but then they took his voice and tried to electronically synthesize it into the other main character, a womans voice. The voice sounds like 15 year old voice synthesis technology. If she were a robot the voice would be fine. What an insult. After a few chapters your ears just turn off the totally mechanical womans voice and you don't even hear what she says. It's almost like Audible never even listened to this before they sent it out. Don't waste your time. It is just uncomfortable to try to listen to. Smarten up Audible!

    TAC

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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