This classic Baldacci thriller from 1997 is finally back - in unabridged audio and available in CD and download editions!
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.
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
I LOVE David Baldacci stories, but I had to stop this recording after an hour because the performance was so bad. He mixed up the character voices, used strange cadence and inflections - I could not follow the story and the voice would have put me to sleep if I was not so frustrated. I'll just move on to another book with a different narrator.
The story is such old technology. 3.5" floppies??? Vintage Baldacci that should have been left to collect dust. Very miss-leading new release from the archives.
No. I usually like the author's work.
Not at all
Like many of the reviewers, I thought this was new release, meaning a new book. I had to look up the publish date about an hour into the book because I thought I missed something in the narration. “you have mail”, AOL, Modems, car phones (not cell phones) etc. Really!! Would have been a decent book when it was first published but it is way out of place if you want a relevant book to today’s technology. It made me squirm to listen to storing data on a floppy disc. Baldacci is a great story teller but you might want to skip this one.
No thrill ... no chill ... no real story ... very simply written ... very dated ...very poor narration ...
I love many Baldacci books! I will check things out more carefully.
no timing ... no drama ... no character development ... very monotonous ...
I am so disappointed! I feel cheated. It was a waste of time and money.
Shame on Audible. At best, this should have been a 99 cent special.
truck driver I listen while driving
next time if the book is over 10 years old please let me know so i will think about purchasing it
I am very disappointed in Audible.com for pre-selling this book as if it was a new offering. I could tell something wasn't right about this book from the very start. It seemed clumsy and the narrator was the worse I've ever listened to. The story was ok but I can go buy the paperback at a second-hand book store for a couple of bucks. At least then I wouldn't have to listen to it.
Certainly not one of the earlier ones. This one was written in 1996.
Not without checking into a lot more than I did this one. There is no one on the planet as illogical as the heroine in this book.
No. Every phrase starts high and winds down to blah. Few english speakers have such a pronounced sing song pattern to their reading.
All the ones where the seemingly super human woman made such super stupid decisions.
Don't waste your points on this one. Also, remember it is a technology-based book, written in 1996. Floppy disks were high tech.
The naration was a boring monotone. This must have been Baldacci's first novel because the annoying use of adjectives one right after the other was sophomoric. Baldacci's later work is much better
An intriguing story line with surprising plot twists. Some of the coincidences were implausible but once I got beyond the annoying semantics I did get caught up in the plot.
Anger at how many stupid choices the heroine made - placing herself and her family in repeated danger. Disappointment because of the naration and the maddening superlatives.
A rewrite with crisp editing would make this a very interesting story
I was unable to finish this title because the narration was so laborious and tedious.--And David Baldacci is one of my favorite authors! The cadence, tone and inflections seemed so at odds with the actual story that I found myself aware of every single slowly passing moment.
The narration was so distracting that I found it difficult to keep pace with the plot line.
Ron McLarty would have breathed life and suspense into this great read....Scott Brick would have been another good choice, but I guess they do need a break once in awhile.
Avoid all titles with this narrator.
Thank goodness Baldacci's "Camel Club" series has Ron McLarty's strong performance!
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