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Zero Day Audiobook
Zero Day
Written by: 
David Baldacci
Narrated by: 
Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
Zero Day Audiobook

Zero Day

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From David Baldacci - the modern master of the thriller and number-one worldwide best-selling novelist - comes a new hero: a lone Army Special Agent taking on the toughest crimes facing the nation. And Zero Day is where it all begins....

John Puller is a combat veteran and the best military investigator in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigative Division. His father was an Army fighting legend, and his brother is serving a life sentence for treason in a federal military prison. Puller has an indomitable spirit and an unstoppable drive to find the truth.

Now, Puller is called out on a case in a remote, rural area in West Virginia coal country, far from any military outpost. Someone has stumbled onto a brutal crime scene, a family slaughtered. The local homicide detective, a headstrong woman with personal demons of her own, joins forces with Puller in the investigation. As Puller digs through deception after deception, he realizes that absolutely nothing he's seen in this small town, and no one in it, are what they seem. Facing a potential conspiracy that reaches far beyond the hills of West Virginia, he is one man on the hunt for justice against an overwhelming force.

David Baldacci is one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 110 million copies in print. He is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at www.DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at www.WishYouWellFoundation.org, and to look into its program to spread books across America at www.FeedingBodyandMind.com.

©2011 David Baldacci (P)2011 Hachette

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    Seniormediator 08-25-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Ron and Orlagh save this Audible"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Zero Day to be better than the print version?

    This question may be the crux of my whole review. It is just a little too complicated for listening. This story requires an understanding of the characters and their relationships to each other. Everyone in the book is a complicated and flawed individual and there are just too many of them to keep track of. The story takes place in small town rural America. The back story is one of the demise of the town and the coal mining industry. In previous generations coal and coal miners were revered as those that kept our lights on and our houses warm. But in today's society that is not the case. Coal and miners are thought of as institutional polluters who perpetuate the myth of "Clean Coal," while continuing to spew filth into our air. We learn much about these individuals and in the end, it really does not matter. During this extended character study Baldacci ALSO is introducing us to John Puller. Puller's backstory is terrific and it is clear that Baldacci wants to continue this character in more books. He has the same attitude to his job that Will Robie has in his books. The problem is that Puller's entourage of characters are all encumbered and can't really be woven into more plots. If I owned this in print rather than Audible, it would be a quick reference for future Puller books.


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

    This is my third Baldacci book and I will read many more.


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

    Yes, and as I said in my title, they save the book. Ron and Orlagh have the rare capacity to make subtle changes to their voices to make totaally different characters. In "back and forth" dialog this makes all the difference. Their characters take on an individuality and thereby make the story come alive!


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

    No, it took about 5 days of spare time listening. Much of the book needed to be gone over several times if I was listening while multitasking with another activity.


    Any additional comments?

    Despite a TOTALLY unreal experience in the last few moments of the book (for which I penalized the review by a full star,) this is an excellent listen and should not be missed.

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    Ed Kingsley, MI, USA 08-18-13
    Ed Kingsley, MI, USA 08-18-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Baldacci Does it Again"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Zero Day to be better than the print version?

    Not having the time to actually sit down & read (I do a lot of driving on my job), audio books are perfect for me. This is a superb book!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Zero Day?

    The story has a lot of twists & turns... just when you think you have it figured out, you realize you were mistaken.


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

    Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy personalize the story... I hope they always are the readers of this series!


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    Kerry 08-16-13
    Kerry 08-16-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyed the storyline"
    Would you listen to Zero Day again? Why?

    I did!!! I listened a few weeks ago and had to share with my husband, so listened again on a road trip!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Love John Puller!!! They really made his character personable.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed so much will probably listen again! Want more books with Puller...

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    Sonny Huntsville 07-28-13
    Sonny Huntsville 07-28-13 Member Since 2015

    I am a retired Wealth Manager,husband, father and Christian grandfather. I hunt, I fish, I play, I read.

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    "Not the greatest Balcacci but still great"

    A new character.
    Very well researched.Baldacci does a great job finding out about Military intelligence,agencies etc. At least i'm fooled. I enjoyed it very much.

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    J. 07-26-13
    J. 07-26-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Good not great"

    This story was good - not the greatest. Characters were difficult to follow at times but I did enjoy seeing that the main character was able to show some emotion.

    Certainly do like the narrators Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy.

    Overall it was good.

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    Judith 07-24-13
    Judith 07-24-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Very Entertaining"
    What made the experience of listening to Zero Day the most enjoyable?

    The story line was plausible, fast paced and the performance really brought the characters to life.


    What other book might you compare Zero Day to and why?

    I would compare it to "The General's Daughter" by Nelson DeMille in that they both had very strong and interesting male and female lead characters.


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

    Having readers that not only read the author's words but interpret them helps to let you become a part of the story.


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Madison, MS, United States 07-20-13
    Steve Madison, MS, United States 07-20-13 Listener Since 2010
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    "Fabulous book and super narrators"
    Would you listen to Zero Day again? Why?

    This is an extraordinary book and the narration and special effects were spot on! Awesome.


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    Carl West Palm Beach, FL, United States 06-24-13
    Carl West Palm Beach, FL, United States 06-24-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun but Character very wooden"

    Some compare this to a Reacher novel but really only in that they are "men novels". The character is tough, can kill easily, can stand up to almost anyone, is cold emotionally, and lives only to help others or his country. In other words a super hero without all the faults, insecurities, lusts, and so on that limit us mortals.

    The character is different than Reacher because he is not a homeless drifter but a professional. Reacher doesn't have to stay in shape to stay strong, only changes his clothes every 3 days but never smells, never reads it seems yet is always well informed, and runs into evil instead of being sent by the army to investigate it.

    Both characters are fun when a guy, like me, wants an adult version of a super hero and in that way the novel works. Reader was excellent.

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    Ellen United States 06-04-13
    Ellen United States 06-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved This Book"
    What made the experience of listening to Zero Day the most enjoyable?

    The use of different people reading the book made it seem more real and interesting. The mystery was fun to try and figure out.


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    Povl H. Cupertino, CA, USA 05-28-13
    Povl H. Cupertino, CA, USA 05-28-13 Member Since 2009
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    "As always, feels slow"

    The narrator speaks a bit slow, and it is in some way taking the tempo of the Baldacci books down. But it might be the best way to get the atmosphere of the remote villages he likes. I really like the way you feel you get to know the places and people, but compared to the other action thrillers, Baldacci is slow moving.

    Story starts off interesting, and accelerates all the way, with a cooldown after the major action half an hour before finish.

    I enjoy the Baldacci books, they feel a lot deeper than Brad Thor or Vince Flynn.

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