David Baldacci
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David Baldacci

David Baldacci has been writing since childhood, when his mother gave him a lined notebook in which to write down his stories. (Much later, when David thanked her for being the spark that ignited his writing career, she revealed that she'd given him the notebook to keep him quiet, because "every mom needs a break now and then.") David published his first novel, ABSOLUTE POWER, in 1996. A feature film followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 36 novels for adults; all have been national and international bestsellers and several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries, with over 130 million worldwide sales. David has also published six novels for younger readers.

David received his Bachelor's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, after which he practiced law in Washington, D.C.

In addition to being a prolific writer, David is a devoted philanthropist, with his greatest efforts dedicated to his family's Wish You Well Foundation®. Established by David and his wife, Michelle, the Wish You Well Foundation supports family and adult literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting literacy and educational programs. The Foundation also partners with Feeding America on the Feeding Body & Mind initiative to address the connection between literacy, poverty and hunger. Through Feeding Body & Mind, more than 1 million new and gently used books have been collected and distributed through food banks to families in need.

David and his family live in Virginia.

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Best Sellers

    • The Last Mile

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,967
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,933

    Following Memory Man, number-one NYT best-selling author David Baldacci returns with his next thriller featuring detective Amos Decker....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Baldacci winner

    • By Dawn on 04-21-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Fallen

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,944
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,116

    Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This was supposed to be a VACATION!!!!

    • By shelley on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • End Game

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,097
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,633
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,622

    Through every mission, one man has always had Will and Jessica's backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man. But now, Blue Man is missing....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Keep 'em Coming!

    • By shelley on 11-15-17

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Memory Man

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,067
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,104

    Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good plot BAD edit and mixiing

    • By Amazon Customer V on 04-30-15

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Fix

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,944
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,067
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,042

    Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best Baldacci

    • By ZiggyZ on 04-23-17

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Absolute Power

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,555
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,573
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,578

    In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping a burglar behind a secret wall....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Keeps you on the edge

    • By mhhorses on 10-02-10

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Long Road to Mercy

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Introducing a remarkable new character from number-one New York Times best-selling writer David Baldacci: Atlee Pine, an FBI agent with special skills assigned to the remote wilds of the southwestern United States who must confront a new threat - and an old nightmare....

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Innocent: A Novel

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,922
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,398
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,383

    Will Robie, a stone-cold hitman, may have just made the first - and last - mistake of his career....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disliked all the Sound Effects.

    • By Stan on 07-16-14

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Guilty

    • Will Robie, Book 4
    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,063
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,213

    Will Robie escaped his small Gulf Coast hometown of Cantrell, Mississippi, after high school, severing all personal ties, and never looked back. Not once....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Wanted Baldacci; got a bad Grisham impersonation

    • By Robb on 04-23-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Hit

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,768
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,912
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,925

    From David Baldacci - nimber-one best-selling author and one of the world's most popular, widely read storytellers - comes the most thrilling novel of the year. Will Robie is a master of killing....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Baldacci Plays by the Rules

    • By A. L. DeWitt on 08-14-13

    Regular price: $28.50

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