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Split Second Audiobook

Split Second

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Publisher's Summary

Michelle Maxwell has just blown her future with the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight to comfort a grieving widow. Then, behind closed doors, the politician whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air.

Living a new life on a quiet lake in central Virginia, Sean King knows how the younger agent feels. He's been there before. In an out-of-the-way hotel eight years earlier, the hard-charging Secret Service man allowed his attention to be diverted for a split second. And the presidential candidate Sean was protecting was gunned down before his eyes.

Now Michelle and Sean are about to see their destinies converge. She has become obsessed with Sean's case. And he needs a friend-especially since a series of macabre killings has brought him under suspicion and prompted the reappearance of a seductive woman he's tried hard to forget.

As the two discredited agents enter a maze of lies, secrets, and deadly coincidences, they uncover a shocking truth: that the separate acts of violence that shattered their lives were really a long time in the making-and are a long way from over...

©2003 Columbus Rose, Ltd.; (P)2003 Time Warner AudioBooks

What the Critics Say

"Baldacci's new thriller is sustained by the pulse-pounding suspense his fans have come to expect." (Booklist)

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    Karen 02-08-16
    Karen 02-08-16 Member Since 2011

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    ""DEA Has The Nicest Stuff""
    If you could sum up Split Second in three words, what would they be?

    Fast, Intriguing, Captivating.
    Reader has really made this story jump off the pages. Many of the older mystery books have to be heard on new 1.25x to get the most out of the author's works. Not this one. Regular speed and I have been glued to my download.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sean with his quick smart mouth remarks and of course Deputy Marshall Parks for his hokey straight forward comments that go straight for the heart!


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Well, I am only on chapter 4 and I don't want this book to finish! This is my 1st listen from Mr Brick and I have already downloaded 2 other books he reads when I haven't even finished this book. WOW! Even his female voice is great.
    Other reviewers have sited his wonderful skills, since this author was on the 1st series sale, I decided to give Scott a try. Boy have I been missing out. He right up there with Victor Selezak/ Sandra Brown author, Jonathan Davis Sandra Brown Mean Streak, my all time fave readers.


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks audible for having the first in series sale.

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    Miranda 02-02-16
    Miranda 02-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Could never get into it"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would not recommend this book to a friend because the story just had too much going on.


    What could David Baldacci have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I do like the Robbie & Reel series that he wrote and I just feel like this book did not live up to the books in the other series. This book left me feeling doubtful about continuing ths series.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Scott Brick did a satisfactory job


    Do you think Split Second needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No.. The story was more than enough


    Any additional comments?

    The audio seemed to have long gaps in it for some reason which was distracting

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    wound nurse 143 01-31-16 Member Since 2010

    Working wife, mom, nurse discovered listening to books is relaxing, entertaining and fulfilling. I listen almost everyday.

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    "Split Second: Baldacci again read by Scott Brick"

    Good book and story, dragged a little midway but pjcked up and finish with a twist.

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    Patricia 01-24-16
    Patricia 01-24-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Needs better Rditing"

    Book pause way too long between chapters. Story line was good but very predictable.
    Otherwise a good although predictable storyline.

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    Klara Young 01-06-16
    Klara Young 01-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good"

    I was introduced to these characters through the short lived tv show and was disappointed when it was cancelled. I'm glad I can still catch up with their stories through these books. Overall a lot darker but still enjoyable.

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    rushnot 12-14-15
    rushnot 12-14-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Another good story from Baldacci"

    I enjoyed the story. and it kept my attention the entire way through. The presentation was a bit difficult to listen to at the beginning. The break between the chapters is so long I thought I had lost the audio. At other points the story line had a natural turn and the presentation ran the story lines together. Alll in all it was worth the listen.

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    Michele 11-23-15
    Michele 11-23-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Formula series."

    Lots of action but wildly improbable and formulaic. second one I've read and they are complicated but cookie cutter

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    Marc 11-23-15
    Marc 11-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Scott Brick"

    Scott Brick makes this story come alive! Maxwell & King books are great but it's the narrator that keeps me purchasing them.

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    troy HALLOWELL, ME, United States 10-17-15
    troy HALLOWELL, ME, United States 10-17-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Rather implausible plot"

    I generally enjoy Baldacci's novels but the plot in this was very convoluted and unrealistic.

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    Kat V 10-13-15
    Kat V 10-13-15 Member Since 2010

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Huge Disappointment"

    I usually enjoy David Baldacci's books -- but this one REALLY missed the mark with me BIG TIME. I truly disliked the female characters, the plot was very convoluted and the reader made almost everyone sound condescending and haughty. Will not continue with these two sleuths. BUMMER.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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