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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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    Lea Cincinnati, OH, United States 03-19-12
    Lea Cincinnati, OH, United States 03-19-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Complicated but I liked it"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hour Game to be better than the print version?

    Hard to say. I often do enjoy reading from a real book, but I do adore Scott Brick???s performances. This book might have been better read because of the extreme complicated plot so I could have taken it slower. But then again, I can still listen to it again. I am sure I will find things I didn???t notice the first time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hour Game?

    I like reading series for the character development and this series is great for this because Baldacci is taking his sweet time developing King and Maxwell. He doesn???t let everything go in one chapter. While doing this he also doesn???t neglect giving a great plot. I did figure out a few things before hand but I also got surprised. Other reviews were critical of the complicated plot but I think Baldacci wove it well.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    This would make a great movie. It would be very difficult to cut down the book for an hour and a half movie though. You might need a miniseries for this one.


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    glenwhitten Ada, OH, United States 02-28-12
    glenwhitten Ada, OH, United States 02-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent Story; Average Narration"
    What did you love best about Hour Game?

    I enjoyed the further insight into King and Maxwell. The story line was different and held my interest.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Scott Brick?

    I would have preferred Ron Mclarty.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, but that type of reaction would be quite rare for me.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the next book in the series.

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    Canon Francis world missions 02-12-12
    Canon Francis world missions 02-12-12 Member Since 2016

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    "great to the last minute"
    If you could sum up Hour Game in three words, what would they be?

    original, surprising and addicting in interest


    Any additional comments?

    A story that is one of surprises keeping the reader in suspense and a hard to lay the book down tale. A story that is quite original and with little blasphemous language.

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    Morgan Austin, TX, United States 03-01-11
    Morgan Austin, TX, United States 03-01-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story – terrible narrator"

    I really liked Hour Game. At least I really liked the story, but it was really hard to stay focused on the writing what with the narrator, Scott Brick, treating every sentence as a dramatic reading. I had to keep backing up to re-hear passages since in my annoyance I would start thinking of how a normal person would narrate it. What a Drama Queen he is. Author and story were great though. I would have given more stars if it were a better narrator.

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    Stefan LINKOPING, Sweden 02-10-11
    Stefan LINKOPING, Sweden 02-10-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Entertaining but a bit of a stretch"

    This is the third Baldacci book I read. It does a good job in setting the mood and describing characters, but it loses the pace at times. The binding of the characters to the crime are a bit far-fetched and a fair part of the plot gets bunched up towards the end of the book. Still it is a well-written book from an excellent author.

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    Patti Chittenango, NY, United States 01-17-11
    Patti Chittenango, NY, United States 01-17-11 Member Since 2017
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    "Thrilling"

    I cannot reccommend this pair (David Baldacci read by Scott Brick) enough!! The pace is fast, catches you from the first minute and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire story.

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    Kenneth 10-19-10
    Kenneth 10-19-10 Member Since 2014
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    "I'm A Fan, But . . ."

    I really like this series but found this particular installment lacking. Michelle's character seemed especially weak and the normal "positive tension" between her character and Sean King is completely missing. I didn't mind so much what I thought were unnecessary plot turns although it did seem like it would never end at one point. What I did mind was the three hour "wrap up" at the end. Too many loose ends, too many plot surprises. I'm grading this with 3 stars because I am a Baldacci fan and like this series, but it was a disappointment. Not up to his normal quality.

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    hal 04-20-10
    hal 04-20-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Wow, great book"

    While it's not necessary, I think it's definitely a plus to listen to Split Second first. It was a really good listen, but I couldn't put Hour Game down. Listened to the whole thing in 2 days. Scott Brick is my favorite narrator, the book was a great story, and it had enough plot twists to keep me guessing til the end. Highly recommend.

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    Joan 01-22-10
    Joan 01-22-10
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    "Great as all Baldacci books are"

    I am already fan of Baldacci. This was my first experience with audio books. Had a bit of trouble keeping my mind focused on the book at first. But as I listened it did get easier. Just have to learn to keep my focus on what is happening as I listen to the reader dialogue.

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    Leeann Roanoke Rapids, NC, United States 09-09-09
    Leeann Roanoke Rapids, NC, United States 09-09-09 Member Since 2016
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    "New to Audible"

    Started listening to audible books by accident and got hooked on King & Maxwell! Just loved it from start to finish, good movement, characters are excellent and well developed. Your interest is held through out reading. The narrator is superb!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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