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Hour Game Audiobook

Hour Game

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Publisher's Summary

A woman is found murdered in the woods with a very special watch on her wrist, and what seemed a simple case soon escalates into a nightmare. The criminal methods of some of the most infamous killers of all time are being replicated by a new predator who stalks and strikes victims with a cunning brilliance. No one can understand the murderer's motives or who the next victim will be.

Drawn into this violent affair are two Secret Service agents turned private investigators, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell. Both have been hired to prove a man's innocence in a domestic burglary involving an aristocratic, if dysfunctional, family. Soon, stunning secrets will lead the partners into the middle of a frantic search for a killer unlike any they've confronted before.

As the Hour Game barrels forward, Sean and Michelle face a macabre puzzle and uncover one horrifying revelation after another. Nearing the truth, they will find that their own lives are in danger. And then they're hit with the biggest surprise of all. When you play the Hour Game, you have to play to win. But time is running out...for all of them.

In Hour Game, best-selling master storyteller David Baldacci has created his most mind-blowing and satisfying thriller yet.

©2004 Columbus Rose, Inc.; (P)2004 Time Warner Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Utterly absorbing, complex mystery-thriller that spins in unexpected directions....A snappy surprise ending will have Baldacci's many fans remembering why they love this author so much." (Publishers Weekly)

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    M. A. Gilbert 09-12-13
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    "Scary stuff"

    A well developed story where nothing turns out as you expect it to. Baldacci keeps the suspense going right to the end.

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    Adam TURTLE CREEK, PA, United States 09-10-13
    Adam TURTLE CREEK, PA, United States 09-10-13
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    "I love this Author..."

    Every Book I read By this author I love... I have Read 4 of his books and every time I can not put it down.

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    James Long Beach, NY, United States 08-23-13
    James Long Beach, NY, United States 08-23-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Good from start to finish."

    Solid story line that made it difficult to take breaks from listening and Scott Brick did his usual perfect performance. Really enjoyed this one.

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    SKGinTexas Hillsboro, OR 06-08-13
    SKGinTexas Hillsboro, OR 06-08-13
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    "A fast paced story"

    You'll probably want to listen to it in one sitting just to find out what will happen next.

    This is my second book in the King & Maxwell series. They never fail to get themselves into impossibly dangerous situations, but they seem to make it out of them as well... Another fast paced, exciting story from Baldacci.

    The story involves many elements: A robbery where no one knows exactly what all was stolen, why the accused would get involved in such a big and complicated job after being on the straight and narrow for so many years, or why he'd be so sloppy, leaving many obvious clues behind; A rich, privileged, and troubled family somewhat like the "Ewings" of Dallas fame, with just as many complex issues driving their behavior; And finally, a maniac murderer who keeps killing people, leaving serial killer type clues behind and sending coded notes to the newspaper. Everyone is afraid because the killer doesn't seem to have any rhyme or reason with regard to how the victims are chosen. There are no identifiable victim types, no pattern or similarities between the victims, and no established relationship between victims from one killing to the next.

    King & Maxwell better move very quickly to figure this case out because people just keep dying.

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    Sharon United States 05-27-13
    Sharon United States 05-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great sequell!"

    I ordered this book as soon as I finished Split Second. I love listening to a series and becoming more familiar with the characters. Scott Brick does an excellent job as the narrator, as usual.

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    Philip La Honda, CA, United States 04-02-13
    Philip La Honda, CA, United States 04-02-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Technically ridiculous!"
    Would you try another book from David Baldacci and/or Scott Brick?

    Yes


    What was most disappointing about David Baldacci’s story?

    Not much thought given to technical realities


    What three words best describe Scott Brick’s performance?

    Great given the material


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Stay clear of this series


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    angie 03-10-13
    angie 03-10-13
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    "Great story !!!!!"
    What would have made Hour Game better?

    Not to have such a whimpy man as Sean , the leading lady Michelle overpowered Sean and he came off as whimpy , he should have been the one with all the ideas


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Made Sean more manly


    What three words best describe Scott Brick’s voice?

    He was good but made Michele sound cocky


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment in the female heroine


    Any additional comments?

    Ya leave the females as the sidekicks and not so cocky

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    burgerhillranch Texas 02-06-13
    burgerhillranch Texas 02-06-13
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    "Lacking"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It was a bit confusing, lots of moving parts. I found myself needing to go back a lot and follow what was going on.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Trying to understand what makes a killer tick. What forces a person to have such rage. The least was following the story with his family that gave little resaon for his actions and randomness of the killings.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Towards the end when the "whys" were being told.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Depends on the actors.


    Any additional comments?

    It got a bit borning in the middle, the many attempts on the cops life was a little silly, the end was good. I liked the readers voice, and could relate a bit to the family and the secrets within.

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    Richard Key Largo, FL USA 12-29-12
    Richard Key Largo, FL USA 12-29-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story, improbable solution."

    I have read (listened to) a couple of books in this series and enjoyed them, and the overall story in Hour Game is captivating. Lots of action, good characters, intriguing mystery, and some deadpan humor. But I want a good mystery to reveal enough clues to give me some hope of guessing at the solution and late in this book I realized that wasn't happening. If you don't mind having no chance to solve this mystery yourself, I recommend this as a rip-roaring story that will keep you listening. And Scott Brick does a fantastic job of narration. But for me it was a great letdown when at the moment of revealing the truth, the protagonist disclosed essential information I could not possibly have guessed at and I'm not convinced he could have either. Thus my 3-star rating.

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    JackMargo St Petersburg, FL, United States 12-06-12
    JackMargo St Petersburg, FL, United States 12-06-12
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    "Excellent Mystery Thriller"

    If you like to sit down with a who-done-it that has twists and turns and everything you need to have to make a good mystery thriller, this has got to be one of the best!

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