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Total Control Audiobook

Total Control

Sidney Archer has the world. A husband she loves. A job at which she excels, and a cherished young daughter. Then, as a plane plummets into the Virginia countryside, everything changes. And suddenly there is no one whom Sidney Archer can trust.
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Publisher's Summary

This classic Baldacci thriller from 1997 is finally back - in unabridged audio and available in CD and download editions!

Total Heat

Sidney Archer has the world. A husband she loves. A job at which she excels and a cherished young daughter. Then, as a plane plummets into the Virginia countryside, everything changes. And suddenly there is no one whom Sidney Archer can trust.

Total Danger

Jason Archer is a rising young executive at Triton Global, the world's leading technology conglomerate. Determined to give his family the best of everything, Archer has secretly entered into a deadly game. He is about to disappear - leaving behind a wife who must sort out his lies from his truths, an accident team that wants to know why the plane he was ticketed on crashed, and a veteran FBI agent who wants to know it all....

©2002 David Baldacci (P)2013 Hachette

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    Beatrice PLEASANT GARDEN, NC, United States 04-22-15
    Beatrice PLEASANT GARDEN, NC, United States 04-22-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Riveting story!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I found Sidney Archer to be intelligent, strong, & able to persevere with whatever she was thrown. I'm glad she wasn't a weeping willow who fell apart when the wind blew. I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone. On to the next one.

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    Dallas Wright 02-09-15

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    "Good story"

    The reader is a serious distraction. His style reminds one of Greg Gutfeld's sardonic reading of his monolog on Red Eye or his commentary on The Five. The Story itself is interesting, quite a few twists and turns.

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    Gregory Lambert 01-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Couldn't stop listening!"

    Plot was thrilling. Action pack and full of suspense. Baldacci never disappoints. You won't be disappointed. I promise you that.

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    JJ FRamingham, MA, United States 07-10-14
    JJ FRamingham, MA, United States 07-10-14 Member Since 2015
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    "I like David Baldacci"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes, too many characters... Too many to keep track of while listening.. I listen and do other things, so had to keep rewinding and still was confused.


    If you’ve listened to books by David Baldacci before, how does this one compare?

    I love David's books, I didnt' feel this one was as sit on the edge of your seat... OH no.. I have to turn it off kind of book... I finished it because I was hoping for some excitement. I realized it was one of his older books..


    What about Jonathan Marosz’s performance did you like?

    It was ok, not horrible but not great.. a little flat.


    Did Total Control inspire you to do anything?

    try and find another Baldacci book that I like to listen to..


    Any additional comments?

    I don't usually give negative comments, but this one was a bit flat for me.. may not be for others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LB 05-24-14
    LB 05-24-14

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Started slow but it quickly improved"
    Where does Total Control rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not my favorite but really good


    What did you like best about this story?

    How the second part of the book became really interesting and fast pace


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

    Sydney


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    Brandy Orange, TX, United States 01-23-14
    Brandy Orange, TX, United States 01-23-14 Member Since 2011
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    "by far the worst narrator I've heard"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If there was another narrator for this book, I might have been able to finish it. But the narrator was so bad, that I couldn't even finish chapter 2.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I love David Baldacci, but I will definitely pay attention to the listener reviews before I purchase again.


    How could the performance have been better?

    It would have been better if the narrator wasn't reading it like it was his first time seeing the book. It was very monitone, and the same tempo no matter what was happening. The narrator needed to put some feeling into it.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I don't know. Like I said before, I couldn't even finish chapter 2.


    Any additional comments?

    I greatly enjoy audio books and have been more than pleased with Audible, but if this would have been the first book I have ever purchased, it would have also been my last. Thankfully, I know that Audible has way better to offer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Houston, TX, United States 11-08-13
    Michael Houston, TX, United States 11-08-13
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    What did you love best about Total Control?

    Please go back to using Scott Brick. Many times I search for books that he narrates because I Know he reads only the best books. When I am troubled selecting a book I select based on the narrator. This guy was adequate but no one is better than Scott Brick


    What three words best describe Jonathan Marosz’s voice?

    nada


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

    no but I allways buy uncensored books.


    Any additional comments?

    I wait for your books to come out but sorry I was disappointed.

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    jennamullen Danville, WA, United States 09-11-13
    jennamullen Danville, WA, United States 09-11-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Floppy discs?"
    Any additional comments?

    not finished the book yet but if the guy was a big tech guy what was the deal with the floppy discs? what am I missing?

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    LAURA 08-25-13
    LAURA 08-25-13
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    "Narrator does not do David Baldacci justice"

    I've only listened to a couple of chapters so far but listening to Jonathan Marosz is driving me crazy. I love David Baldacci, in fact, I just finished Innocent and The Hit. It's just this narrator that I don't like

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    Jorjeana 07-23-13
    Jorjeana 07-23-13
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    "Good story, TERRIBLE narration."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Good plot, compelling characters. Had it not been for these two things, I would have stopped listening after the first paragraph. The narrator seemed completely amaturish, pausing in the wrong places, inflection displaced throughout the entire reading. I felt like I was listening to my 10 year-old nephew read. I truly wish I had just purchased this one in print.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Really good plot and decent twists and story development. A little predictable and some of the characters were overdone.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jonathan Marosz’s performances?

    NO, It was terrible all the way through. I will avoid his performances.


    Was Total Control worth the listening time?

    I suppose.


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