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. 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 Forgotten

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,962
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,097
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,111

    Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case - but this time, the crime is personal....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really liking PULLER

    • By Diana on 11-30-12

    Regular price: $28.50

    • 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 7,986
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,126

    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
    • I couldn't Stop Listening

    • By Rodney on 05-24-13

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Long Road to Mercy

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Kyf Brewer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • 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

    • Zero Day

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,429
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,261

    From David Baldacci comes a new hero: a lone Army Special Agent taking on the toughest crimes facing the nation....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Big fan of David Baldacci, not a fan of Zero Day

    • By William R. on 11-22-11

    Regular price: $28.50

    • 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 10,197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,289
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,244

    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

    • 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 20,594
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,640
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,574

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not the usual production quality

    • By Maris on 05-01-15

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Split Second

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7,763
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,535
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,526

    Michelle Maxwell has just blown her future with the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • not a bad read

    • By David on 11-14-03

    Regular price: $19.38

    • The Escape

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,128

    It's a prison unlike any other. Military discipline rules. Its security systems are unmatched. None of its prisoners dream of escaping. They know it's impossible. Until now....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Agonizing

    • By Bobby on 01-15-15

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Target

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,092
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,184
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,143

    The president knows it's a perilous, high-risk assignment. If he gives the order, he has the opportunity to take down a global menace, once and for all....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun thriller, gets better as it continues

    • By Mark on 12-31-17

    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 14,172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,616
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,602

    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

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