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The Fix Audiobook

The Fix: Amos Decker, Book 3

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Amos Decker, David Baldacci's unique special agent, who suffered a head injury that resulted in giving him the gift of a remarkable memory together with a condition called synaesthesia, takes on another case in The Fix.

Walter Dabney is a family man. A loving husband and the father of four grown daughters, he's built a life many would be proud of.

But then the unthinkable happens.

Standing outside the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, Dabney shoots schoolteacher Anne Berkshire in cold blood before turning the gun on himself. One of the many witnesses is Amos Decker, a man who forgets nothing and sees what most miss. Baffled by what appears to be a seemingly senseless and random killing, Decker is thrust into the investigation to determine what drove this family man to pull the trigger.

As part of an FBI special task force, Decker and the team delve into the lives of Dabney and Berkshire to find a connection that doesn't seem to exist. What they do find are secrets that stretch back a lifetime and reveal a current plot of impending destruction that will send the world reeling, placing Decker and his team squarely in the crosshairs.

©2017 Hachette US (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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  • Simon
    Waterlooville, UK
    4/23/17
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    "Triple Decker!"

    The Fix is the third in the Amos Decker series and builds strongly on the first two. It's subtly different in that the mystery itself does not seem so personal to Decker and the other key characters. There is less in terms of building an ongoing tension and urgency, that rather comes in a more episodic form including a couple of interesting side plots.

    Decker is of course a quite different kind of hero. Dysfunctional detective /agent types are nothing new to the genre but with his accident-induced memory and personality conditions he is just a bit different and better explained than most. The mysteries he investigates are complex and multi-layered and I found the twists here genuinely interesting. Baldacci also manages to weave significant human interest and emotional touches into the overall tapestry. There were perhaps one or two cheesy moments in there but they were well done so I think they can easily be forgiven.

    The joint narration works really well between Brewer and Cassidy. Some conversations between single female and male characters are given a much greater tempo as the two voices mean all the he/she saids are dropped without loss of clarity.

    In all this is another good addition to the series. To me it didn't quite hit the impressive heights of the previous book but I'll definitely be following Decker and co to the next one.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. S. A. Lynch
    Leeds West Yorkshire, UK
    4/23/17
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    "David Baldacci produces an intriguing thriller."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would very much recommend this book and in fact the whole Amos Decker series to anyone who enjoys a complex, well-written thriller with unexpected twists and turns in the plot and interesting characters.


    What other book might you compare The Fix to, and why?

    I think this book is like some of the Robert Crais novels with a central character who is both flawed but very likeable. It has the same well thought out plots and good descriptions of both people and places.


    Which character – as performed by Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy – was your favourite?

    I thought all the performances were excellent but particularly liked the portrayal of Harper Brown and Melvin Mars. Between the sharp descriptive text and the voice portraits drawn by the narrators, I could clearly see and hear these characters speak and interact in my mind.


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

    I both laughed and cried at different parts of this book. The scenes with Joey at the Hospice are very touching and sad. The jealousy of Alex Jamison is quite amusing and Decker's reaction to it. Overall I kept listening and promising myself that I would turn the book off after the next chapter, but I was hooked and stayed up much too late listening to 'just one more chapter'.


    Any additional comments?

    It has been a real pleasure to see how Decker and those around him have changed and developed over this series. The plots are intriguing and entertaining. As with every different series by this particular author I am never disappointed. I am eagerly awaiting the next book chronicling Amos's journey.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Phillip
    5/15/17
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    "Lovely to listen to :)"

    Another enjoyable story by the legend David Baldacci, the ending was marvellous :) cannot wait to download the next one :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Born Villainess
    Scotland
    5/12/17
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    "Another great Amos Decker book by David Baldacci !"

    Once again, David Baldacci kept me glued to my ipad, listening. It was too long a wait since the previous Amos Decker book, and his continuing story, but well worth it. I'm not usually keen on audio with more than one narrator, but Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy are a fantastic match and give a great performance, just as expected. I hope it isn't as long a wait until the next Decker installment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Walton-on-the-Naze, United Kingdom
    5/3/17
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    "Chaaaapppptteeerrrrssss!!!!"

    You make an amazing birthday cake for your 8 year old daughter, cover it in perfectly smooth icing, wrap a bright ribbon round it - then think, ah sod it 3 candles will do. Can't be bothered to finish the job properly and put 8 on.

    That's what has happened here. Great book. Great story. Great narration. Can't be bothered to add sensible chapters.

    I can't be silly and rate it as a 1, but man this should be a 5. Only laziness on the production got in the way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Judith
    Dursley, United Kingdom
    5/3/17
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    "Great production"

    I generally don't like multiple narrators, but this worked well utilising the male and female narrators very well. I have really enjoyed this series and will definitely go back for more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spencer
    5/1/17
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    "Another stunner!"

    I really enjoyed this book, strangely still finding it odd that they changed the narrator for Decker even though I read the previous book!

    Loved the narrative and love the new characters and already looking forward to book 4!

    What on earth can I read next that I'll enjoy as much as this short series?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wayjor
    5/1/17
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    "Love Baldacci; Love Amos"

    I love this character and his "friends". Excellent story, plot twisting and turning, red herrings, the lot! Head down Mr Baldacci and bring us another Amos Decker book! Thank you for creating this wonderful character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ian
    Godstone, United Kingdom
    4/29/17
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    "An ok story set in a world with no sense of humour"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Difficult question to answer. Although I never felt the urge to give up on it, I found myself wishing it wasn't so long. I like the characters from the previous book and wanted to follow their development but ultimately it wasn't particularly rewarding.


    Would you recommend The Fix to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend it if they have read the first books in the series but I certainly wouldn't recommend it to someone who had not read the previous books in the series.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was fine although it suffered from the usual problem of two narrators ie. The dialogue was a little stilted because the parts of the conversation were recorded at different times.


    Any additional comments?

    It's an interesting concept which is adequately executed but I wouldn't spend a credit on this title if you haven't read the other books in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jking
    4/29/17
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    "The fix"

    David baldacci never fails to deliver in the third Amos decker Book
    Amos decker is one of my favourite character in derivative stories
    I like the way he out smarts the bad guys with his mind.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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