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True Blue Audiobook

True Blue

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Publisher's Summary

A mysterious high-profile homicide in the nation's capital collides with the dark side of national security in David Baldacci's new, heart-stopping thriller.

Mason "Mace" Perry was a firebrand cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything - her badge, her career, her freedom-and spent two years in prison. Now she's back on the outside and focused on one mission: to be a cop once more.

Her only shot to be a true blue again is to solve a major case on her own, and prove she has the right to wear the uniform. But even with her police chief sister on her side, she has to work in the shadows: A vindictive U.S. attorney is looking for any reason to send Mace back behind bars.

Then Roy Kingman enters her life. Roy is a young lawyer who aided the poor until he took a high-paying job at a law firm in Washington. Mace and Roy meet after he discovers the dead body of a female partner at the firm. As they investigate the death, they start uncovering surprising secrets from both the private and public world of the nation's capital.

Soon, what began as a fairly routine homicide takes a terrifying and unexpected turn-into something complex, diabolical, and possibly lethal.

©2009 David Baldacci; (P)2009 Hachette

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    W Marina, CA, United States 01-01-10
    W Marina, CA, United States 01-01-10
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    "Boring"

    I disliked this one. I found the main character, Mace to be one of those snarky, loud chip-on-the-shoulder females authors are churning out these days. The mystery just didn't enthuse me, as did her relationship with the basketball player. Meh. There are better action novels out there. Avoid

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    David A. Williams 11-06-09 Member Since 2013
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    "No reason to care about the characters"

    This audio book was a struggle for me to listen to. I knew so little about each character that I didn't find reason to really care about any of them. I certainly didn't believe the bone-headed things they were doing. Disappointing.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    COL 12-07-12
    COL 12-07-12
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    "True Blue Baldacci"
    Would you consider the audio edition of True Blue to be better than the print version?

    Once again David Baldacci has witten an oustanding mystery that will keep you listening and want for more.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of True Blue?

    Motorcycle chase.


    Have you listened to any of Ron McLarty’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not that I recall, but he's AN EXCELLENT NARRATOR!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Can't think of one at the moment.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Othelda 01-04-10
    Othelda 01-04-10
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    "Baldacci does it again"

    Another good solid Baldacci novel. This was an easy "listen"; engaging, entertaining and enough intrigue to keep you going. Not my favorite Baldacci book, but still very good.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Doris 12-30-09
    Doris 12-30-09
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    "Massively disappointing"

    I've listened to other Baldacci novels but this is by far the worse. Halfway through I just wanted this thing to end. As others have commented the plot was weak and predictable, the characters are annoying, narration made it worse and the cliches never ended. I couldn't believe the number of times the main characters got themselves out of life and death situation via completely unrealistic and stupid methods. It got to the point where I was hoping the main characters would die to prevent any type of sequel.

    This wasn't my first Baldacci novel but it'll be my last. The quality of his writing has declined to the point where he's just dialing in the books for a quick buck.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lmmb. 12-27-09
    Lmmb. 12-27-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Painful"

    This was a painful story. Certainly not up to the standard I expect from Baldacci. I would give this story a "zero star" rating, if allowed.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Loretta Scottsdale, AZ, USA 12-11-09
    Loretta Scottsdale, AZ, USA 12-11-09
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    "Disappointed"

    I found the characters unbelievable and the adventures outlandish. Very disappointing.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin Austin, TX, USA 12-09-09
    Kevin Austin, TX, USA 12-09-09
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    "Not his best work"

    I usually enjoy Baldacci's works, however this book was sophomoric, with simple plot lines. Though a good premise was built, easy outs and simple solutions were abound. I'd not recommend this title.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy 11-14-09
    Wendy 11-14-09
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    "very silly but kind of fun"

    As long as you are willing to completely relax your standards of plausibility (and don't compare too closely to earlier books of Baldacci) this book is entertaining. Rather like a preposterous summer movie thriller. Cartoonish characters, ridiculous circumstances, but it moves right along.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Snoodely Santa Barbara, CA United States 10-31-09
    Snoodely Santa Barbara, CA United States 10-31-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Baldacci has pulled it off again!"

    How does he keep doing it? Once again, David Baldacci has given us another wonderful thriller set in Washington, D.C. He clearly knows the place and the political shenanigans taking place therein. This time he has created a believable female protagonist. Although sometimes I don't buy the female protagonists that male authors create -- they often try to attribute male sex drive to them -- in this case I liked Mace Perry and her sister Beth, even though they manifest as tough women operating in a man's world. Mace can kick butt better than any of the male characters! "True Blue" has everything a good story should have: complexity, good side plots, human interest, and character development. The golden voice of Ron McLarty alone almost justifies listening to "True Blue," although this time I noticed that he doesn't do quite as good a job of vocally distinguishing some of the characters as he usually does. All the same, if you like thrillers, you will enjoy this audiobook.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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