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Publisher's Summary

"Dick, I need a war."

With the world relatively stable, Nicolas Creel, a super-rich and super-powerful arms dealer, is losing money fast. And if a war won't start naturally, he is more than willing to help move things along.

Academic Anna Fischer is becoming increasingly curious about the strange twist in world events. When her boyfriend proposes, she couldn't be happier - but can she handle the truth about the man she loves?

Katie James, an award-winning journalist whose career is on the slide, will do anything to get back to the top of her profession. But can she keep her demons at bay long enough to get the story?

Shaw, a man with a mysterious past, reluctantly travels the world for a secret multinational intelligence agency trying to keep the world peaceful - and safe. He dreams of retirement and marriage, but will his employers ever let him go?

This terrifying global thriller delivers all the twists and turns, emotional drama, unforgettable characters, and can't-put-it-down pacing that Baldacci fans expect - and still goes beyond anything he's written before.

©2008 Columbus Rose Ltd (P)2008 Macmillan Digital Audio

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  • Colin
  • 03-22-09

Excellent!

I usually read this genre, am an avid fan of Lee Child, but as I have read/Listened to all, I thought I would give "The Whole Truth" a go.
Well read by Alex Jennings and a well crafted tale from the off.
Very modern in its inferences and very fast paced.
I think the abridged version gave enough of the back ground to embellish the story, which was believable most of the time!
Well worth a read: 5/5

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  • Robert
  • 06-04-13

Butchered abridged version

The story of a hit an that finds love and wants to retire for his love is a good one and overall the story is well written and enjoyable. Sadly, the audio version is horrible. It is as if they recorded a complete unabridged version and then just chopped out huge sections to make an arbitrary time limit. The jumps in continuity are jarring and upsetting. The recording artist does a good job and the overall audiobook is fine but with the poor editing it is hard to recommend this release.

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  • josie
  • 12-23-16

Appalling abridged version.

Unfortunately the only version of this is abridged on audiobooks. I do not understand the reason for this. In chapter three there are unfinished sentences. There are unlinked plot jumps which make for confusing and unpleasant listening, especially in chapter 5. Unprofessional and a waste of money.

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  • Lesley
  • 04-08-17

Poor editing

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Poor editing makes this abridged version "jump" enough to make me keep checking my device! great gaps in the dialogue spoils the story completely.

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

as long as they didn't cut important scenes

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  • Philip
  • 06-05-16

The Abridgement spoiled it

This is a very good story, typical of DB. Well researched and put together. Characters as always very strong. But the abridgement made it disjointed, with massive obvious gaps.

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  • Polly43
  • 02-28-16

Yet another implausible storyline

This review is clouded by the fact that the download skipped lots of sections. This is the third and possibly last book by David Baldacci that I will buy. I realise finding new story plots and twists must be hard, but I am surprised some of this did not get picked up by the editor.

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