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Zero Day Audiobook

Zero Day

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Publisher's Summary

From David Baldacci - the modern master of the thriller and number-one worldwide best-selling novelist - comes a new hero: a lone Army Special Agent taking on the toughest crimes facing the nation. And Zero Day is where it all begins....

John Puller is a combat veteran and the best military investigator in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigative Division. His father was an Army fighting legend, and his brother is serving a life sentence for treason in a federal military prison. Puller has an indomitable spirit and an unstoppable drive to find the truth.

Now, Puller is called out on a case in a remote, rural area in West Virginia coal country, far from any military outpost. Someone has stumbled onto a brutal crime scene, a family slaughtered. The local homicide detective, a headstrong woman with personal demons of her own, joins forces with Puller in the investigation. As Puller digs through deception after deception, he realizes that absolutely nothing he's seen in this small town, and no one in it, are what they seem. Facing a potential conspiracy that reaches far beyond the hills of West Virginia, he is one man on the hunt for justice against an overwhelming force.

David Baldacci is one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 110 million copies in print. He is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at www.DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at www.WishYouWellFoundation.org, and to look into its program to spread books across America at www.FeedingBodyandMind.com.

©2011 David Baldacci (P)2011 Hachette

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    "Did Lee Child write this?"

    If you are a Jack Reacher fan you just might like John Puller, he's a toned-down version of Reacher.

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    kenny acevedo 02-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    the story is very good the performance amazing this is a must read or listen

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    Interesting story, great performance ... Readers with memories of recent military history will find relevant connections to the book.

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    I really enjoyed listening to this book. I've done audible books before but the production of this one was fantastic. I liked the female narrator, music, and sound effects. No other audio book I've listen to had that (which threw me off because I actually expected it). I'm looking forward to listening to more of them!

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    lots of action and twists. the characters were believable and likable. definitely worth the time and money.

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    donna Amarillo, TX, United States 11-11-15 Member Since 2012
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    "John Puller 1st book"

    I really like David Baldacci's books. He has interesting characters and John Puller is no exception. I will admit the detail he goes into about a lot of things goes over my head--in and out with a very brief stop. The books are good enough and the characters intriguing enough that it doesn't detract for me. The narrators were great

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    "Another protagonist, another winner by Baldacci"
    What did you love best about Zero Day?

    Coming late to the fan club, I really enjoy how Baldacci keeps me guessing, both with respect to which way an investigation will break and the outcome of the story overall. This could just as easily fall into the genre of fantasy due to absurdity of the what was being investigated that I found it enjoyable, unpredictable, and suspenseful. I enjoyed the characters in the book with a heavy lean toward the "good guys". Finally, I really enjoyed the witty, sometimes friendly, sometimes a little hostile, and ultimately a warm relationship between the two man characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character, John Puller, is my favorite character - no surprise there. He's another protagonist who knows almost too much; investigating crime scenes, ability to read the health of ppl just by observation, the ability to administer emergency medical care, and so on. He is professional, quick witted, not intimidated by rank or a person's status and does what he needs to do to get the job assigned to him done without compromising his morals and good judgment. He is NOT a knockoff of Lee Child's Jack Reacher (he is cool, too) - which I think would have made him and the story more interesting. For example, there aren't many fights and no 10 on 1 encounters in which he uses almost super natural strength and combat skill to come out on top (you will need Reacher for more of that). I like how Puller and the local female cop in charge, Samantha, grow in their respect and personal interest of each other. And Baldacci doesn't need them to jump in the sack to show how they really care for each other (again, see Reacher for this).


    Which character – as performed by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy – was your favorite?

    I really like McLarty and Cassidy, whose performance was very respectable. I cringe when a male narrator blows it with a female character's voice. Both narrators have great inflection and a range of character voices making it easy and enjoyable to follow (Lee Child uses Dick Hill, who also reads well but cannot do a females voice His "sighs" he injects into his narrative can become annoying as well). The question of which was my main character as performed be these narrators is somewhat strange. They both do a nice job with all the characters. I would like the overall performance more if they did without the simulated gun shots and bombs. This often catches me off guard and jolts me - LOL, like when someone cranks the audio and you are not using sound leveling.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes ...unfortunately, I cannot say what it was without spoiling it for others.


    Any additional comments?

    I disagree with those who say John Puller is a Jack Reacher knockoff. They are both protagonist but that's about it. Also, I like McLarty and do not understand why he is judged so critically. I do understand that this is my opinion and that personal preferences of narrators can really vary, so listen to the sound sample if this is a concern.

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    Think about this 10-15-15 Member Since 2011
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    "I like Puller and Reacher"

    So what if Puller is another Reacher character, I enjoy listening to both. I thought it was an interesting story, with a non-stop suspenseful puzzle to figure out, and it did have that super hero investigator, but so what? It's all for entertainment anyway. If I want believable, I'll read non-fiction.

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    Amazon Customer 10-10-15 Member Since 2017

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    "Very good and captivating"

    I enjoyed the whole story. The suspense mixed with action was enough to hold my attention. I would have given it 5 stars if it wasn't for the death of a certain person that I liked. I will not name that person because it may spoil it for you. I still would recommend this title.

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    Caleb 09-23-15
    Caleb 09-23-15 Member Since 2017
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    "One of his best yet!!!"

    David baldacci out did his self one this one!!! It's one of his best books!!

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