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The Sixth Man | [David Baldacci]

The Sixth Man

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....
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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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    Matt Charlottesville, VA, United States 09-14-13
    Matt Charlottesville, VA, United States 09-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Good story, terrible narrator of female part"
    Would you try another book from David Baldacci and/or Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ?

    Yes, I've listened to 3 others and enjoyed them much more


    How could the performance have been better?

    They added a second narrator for the female parts. She's horrible! It ruins the entire performance.


    Was The Sixth Man worth the listening time?

    Barely due to the aforementioned duel narrator disaster.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    jose MEXICO DF, Mexico 06-14-11
    jose MEXICO DF, Mexico 06-14-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent reading."

    I have only read two of Baldacci's books, both are great! This one is fast pacing, with plenty of action and suspense. A really good story very well narated. I recomend it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marlene Hubert, NC, United States 06-12-11
    Marlene Hubert, NC, United States 06-12-11 Listener Since 2004
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    "Great Listen !!"

    I am writing this review because I am so glad I did not read the reviews first. The book was entertaining and had a high level of suspense. I think some readers were too critical. I read for entertainment and this was a great story and held my interest as all Baldacci books do. I did not find the narration distracting, never even gave it a second thought. The average ratings are four star, so that tells you someone liked it besides me !

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lucinda United States 07-01-14
    Lucinda United States 07-01-14 Member Since 2011

    Love a good book and great wine!

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    "Always entertaining with plot twists!"
    Where does The Sixth Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is among my favorites right up there with the Camel Club


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Michelle and Sean what a couple!!


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

    These two narrators bring the book to life in my mind and it plays the "movie" in my head.


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

    I laughed at some passages and was very surprised at others.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Max A Davidson 06-25-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Very Good"
    Any additional comments?

    This is a great job done by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy. I really enjoy when they work together, so I respectfully dissagree with other Audible members on this. David Baldacci is becoming one of my favorite writers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tricia 06-22-14
    Tricia 06-22-14
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    "It's a great continuation of this series"
    If you could sum up The Sixth Man in three words, what would they be?

    tense, surprising, edgy


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

    Yes it did


    Which character – as performed by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy – was your favorite?

    Michelle


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was most surprised by the last two major events. They were a surprise but confirmed my suspicions I'd had all along.


    Any additional comments?

    I bought this book despite the bad review someone had done on it. I really liked the male and female voices for a change. It added to the story. Glad I took a chance and bought it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 06-02-14
    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 06-02-14 Member Since 2009
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    "I continue to enjoy the King and Maxwell series"
    What did you love best about The Sixth Man?

    The story never seemed to have a slow point so I just kept listening until the guy says " Audible hopes you enjoyed this program,"


    What about Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance did you like?

    The writing is good enough so the two of them seem to easily weave in and out of the story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I liked the last chapter and the ending


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-01-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Really tedious narration!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Sixth Man the most enjoyable?

    I have always enjoyed the King Maxwell series. Ron McLarty has a very good narrating style.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    This narration was tedious at best because of the addition of Ms. Cassidy. It was choppy, and her southern accents were terrible. She made the characters sound like backwoods hicks! Perhaps she should actually visit the south and hear what a real southern accent sounds like.


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

    The female narrations almost caused me to stop listening. I had to rewind numerous times to hear what I had missed due to the distraction of Ms. Cassidy's voice. Wish I had saved my credit and bought the ebook! Then I could have imagined the voices as they should have been as I read it.


    1 of 1 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 2011
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    "Great book with an unusual ending"
    Would you listen to The Sixth Man again? Why?

    Probably not, because the narration was so bloody distracting. Various voices and accents were not even consistent within themselves.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leonard Lewes, DE, United States 10-02-12
    Leonard Lewes, DE, United States 10-02-12 Listener Since 2007
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    "Not worth a credit"
    What would have made The Sixth Man better?

    A more realistic story line would be a good start. Then just one narrator. Stopped after an hour, just refused to waste my time. I have not found this series / these two main characters particularly worthwhile: plots just too unrealistic for my tastes.


    What could David Baldacci have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Better plot.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performances?

    No


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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