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The Simple Truth Audiobook

The Simple Truth

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Publisher's Summary

David Baldacci's novels have been called "sizzling" (USA Today) and "superior" (Houston Chronicle). Now Baldacci is back, with the story of a death row inmate, a Supreme Court clerk, and a crime that is costing people their lives.

Michael Fiske broke the law when he took Rufus Harms's prison letter from the Supreme Court. But he also sealed his own fate. Now Michael's brother, a cop turned attorney, is coming to Washington to find out why his brother was murdered - and what it had to do with a crime that Rufus Harms committed 25 years before.

In his new novel of corruption, romance, family, and justice at the heart of the American republic, David Baldacci takes us on a journey of harrowing conspiracy - and proves once again that in the realm of suspense, he is in a league of his own. The simple truth... it's never what it seems.

©2001 David Baldacci (P)2011 Hachette

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    Peter 12-23-11
    Peter 12-23-11
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    "Great Characters"

    Another Great novel from David Baldacci. The characters are compelling and the plot moves quickly. The action parts are exciting, but not overly drawn out.

    The one thing that was frustrating at first was the narration. Particularly at the beginning, Jonathan Marosz draws out vowel sounds in random words for what seems like an eternity. It sounded as if he were a poet reading his own poetry rather than a thriller novel narrator reading prose. Fortunately, this was less noticeable as the story progressed. I was glad I hung in there because the story itself was well worth it.

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    Nancy Macs Virginia Beach 05-12-17
    Nancy Macs Virginia Beach 05-12-17 Member Since 2014
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    it was a good story. However it was a little preachy and awfully predictable. the performance was very enjoyable and it was an easy listen

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    "Good story but narrator had an annoying rhythm"

    I think I would have enjoyed the story, if the narrator enjoyed telling it.

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    dennis 12-28-15
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    Struggled all the way to Ch14 and couldn't take any more of the narrator.I would like to listen to it read by someone else

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    IzzyT 12-13-15
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    "Amazing thriller."

    Wonderfully told and a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

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    Sabrina yuma, AZ, United States 09-21-15
    Sabrina yuma, AZ, United States 09-21-15 Member Since 2006
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    "Page turner"

    I didn't want the book to end. He's a gifted author. I will recommend this to my friends.

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    Ken 07-28-15
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    "Poor narrator, good story"

    Narrator was more tolerable at 1.25 times normal speed. After that I enjoyed the story.

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    Kindle Customer Manhattan, KS United States 01-17-15
    Kindle Customer Manhattan, KS United States 01-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Outstanding book"

    The author kept me listening right up to the. There were many twists and turns. This book prove Baldacci is one of my favorite.

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    johnebeck 11-12-14
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    "listening hell...."
    Would you try another book from David Baldacci and/or Jonathan Marosz?

    I've listened to many books by Baldacci but this is the first book by Marosz and honestly I hope I never have to listen to him again.


    What didn’t you like about Jonathan Marosz’s performance?

    monotone and boring, no excitement at all and it made it very rough to finish the book but because I like Baldacci I toughed it out.


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

    maybe


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    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 09-01-14
    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 09-01-14 Member Since 2012

    Enjoying one good listen after the next!

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    "Oh Mercy How the Truth Escapes Us!"

    Baldacci has provided legal-drama addicts with a good one here. The characters were terrific and of course, the various lawyering doings were excellent as usual. Enjoyed this one from start to finish!

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