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The Innocent: A Novel Audiobook

The Innocent: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

America has enemies - ruthless people that the police, the FBI, even the military can't stop. That's when the U.S. government calls on Will Robie, a stone-cold hitman who never questions orders and always nails his target.

But Will Robie may have just made the first - and last - mistake of his career....

It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable: He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.

Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a 14-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway - her parents were murdered, and her own life is in danger. Against all of his professional habits, Robie rescues her and finds he can't walk away. He needs to help her.

Even worse, the more Robie learns about the girl, the more he's convinced she is at the center of a vast cover-up, one that may explain her parents' deaths and stretch to unimaginable levels of power. Now, Robie may have to step out of the shadows in order to save this girl's life... and perhaps his own.

©2012 David Baldacci; 2012 Hachette Audio

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    Richard Hallum Tn USA 02-03-15
    Richard Hallum Tn USA 02-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Unbelievable! Not in a good way!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The whole thing was so ridiculous. Things just didn't add up.


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

    The characters are unbelievable. The story too generalized. No depth.


    What about Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance did you like?

    They were fine but I'm not gonna listen to a book based on the quality of people telling it. You can put lipstick on a sows face and it's still a pig.


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

    Laughter. How does this guy have so many books published if they resemble this piece of kindling?


    Any additional comments?

    Waste of money. Waste of time. You think anybody works for an agency where he doesn't know who he works for? There's so many "coincidences" and generalizations to mention. Our heroes go through all this effort to climb a building only to come back down the stairs? Why? What was the point?

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    jtwillie 02-01-15
    jtwillie 02-01-15
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    "Got us a couple of times."

    Cost hundreds of dollars to listen to this book as we drove from casino to casino. It was worth every penny.

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    Linda Y 01-31-15
    Linda Y 01-31-15
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    "Great story"

    Did not see the plot turn and guess the ending. Great read and story line. Portrayal of characters was excellent

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    Stephen Connor 01-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Best Baldacci yet!"

    I love David Baldacci books and I think this may be my favorite. His heroes are tough as nails, but vulnerable and deep at the same time.

    The story in The Innocent had me on the edge of my ear phones! By all means, dive in and enjoy!

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    jim 01-29-15
    jim 01-29-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Killing time"

    Enjoyed the book overall. Seemed dry at first but quickly grew to like the characters and the story line.

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    Ardelia 01-29-15
    Ardelia 01-29-15
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    "Baldacci does it again."

    I love this series, and the narrators are great. Sound effects are well placed and add to the storyline.

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    Joyann 01-29-15
    Joyann 01-29-15
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    "Love me some Baldacci!!"

    I loved it. David Baldacci tells a great story! He has gotten me back to books for enjoyment, after college.

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    Amazon Customer 01-26-15
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    "Too farfetched..."

    Unnecessarily complicated plot, so farfetched that it needed to be explained at the end. There's no room for self discovery ie. opportunity for reader to guess at the direction the story is going or why certain things happened. The author jumps from one impossible coincidence and farfetched plot twist to the next... Average.

    Narrator ok, as usual.

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    Richard A. Bachelor 01-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "top notch novel!"

    loved every minute of it! highly recommend this book and look forward to reading it again in the future.

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    David 01-24-15
    David 01-24-15 Member Since 2017

    Long commutes need something to remove the boredom! Love history, mysteries/thrillers, scifi and bios, but read a little bit of everything.

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    "Great start to a new series"

    And for me a new author. This is the first Baldacci book I have read and I couldn't be happier. Great plot line and characters. Excellent narrators. This story keeps you involved all the way through. My only complaint is that I figured out who the antagonists were relatively early in the storyline, but it didn't change my enjoyment of the book. Highly recommended.

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