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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 37 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

    • Redemption

    • Memory Man Series, Book 5
    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,676
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,302
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,272

    Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he's approached by an unfamiliar man. But he instantly recognizes the man's name: Meryl Hawkins. He's the first person Decker ever arrested for murder back when he was a young detective....  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like cordwood the bodies stack up...

    • By shelley on 04-17-19

    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 13,199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,014
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,951

    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 23,077
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,900
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,826

    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....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Most annoying narration ever

    • By katherine wolfe on 04-21-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Long Road to Mercy

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Kyf Brewer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7,987
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,275
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7,230

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Damn, Baldacci is good!

    • By Wayne on 11-14-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Split Second

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8,520
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,215

    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 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 15,063
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,653
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,604

    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
    • Even better than the first in the series

    • By Michelle Harder on 04-21-17

    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 11,549
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,523
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,487

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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Where is Ron Mcclarty?

    • By jason adams on 04-28-17

    Regular price: $30.79

    • One Good Deed

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    It's 1949. When war veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he is sent to Poca City on parole with a short list of do's and a much longer list of don'ts....

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Whole Truth

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,855
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,079
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,069

    Pender Associates is a shadowy organization that specializes in managing seemingly impossible situations for its clients....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining Action Story

    • By Stephen on 08-03-08

    Regular price: $22.80

    • 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 6,467
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,899
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,876

    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

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