No Time Left

Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 35 mins
4 out of 5 stars (693 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An original short story by New York Times best-selling author David Baldacci.

Frank Becker is a highly sought after, expert assassin. When Becker takes a mysterious job, he has no idea that it will force him to delve deeply into his own past. Undeterred by obstacles, he is determined to complete his assignment. But he may realize too late that his success will permanently alter his future.

©2011 David Baldacci (P)2011 Hachette

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I don't understand how people feel ripped off

If a book, or short story in this case, costs less than $2 and you used a credit on it instead of just purchasing it you are a moron no matter how good or bad it is since credits cost more than $2. If a book costs less than a credit you should always purchase it instead of using a credit. Also, it clearly states that it is a short story, so again, if you feel ripped off you are a moron. People are always looking for someone else to blame for their own stupidity.

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Scott Brick is incredible, as always

The ending to the story is somewhat foreseeable, but Scott Brick a tour de force! He was one of the first narrators I ever heard in Audible, and I still think he is among the greats! His reading is so superb, he actually makes the story better than it might have been. He is completely believable as the character.

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Doesn't sound like Baldacci!

This 35 minute gem of a short story was released in 2010. It's a superb little story with great narration. No Time Left was first released in 2010 as an add on to the audio recording of Absolute Power by David Baldacci. Absolute Power was released in 1996 and was Baldacci's first novel, but the audio version was released in 2010. I've read or listened to every book Baldacci has written and No Time Left is not typical of his works.

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Wonderful Short Story

This is how a short story should be written. Great plot and amazing storytelling. David Baldacci and Scott Brick make a wonderful team.

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Surprising expected ending

Where does No Time Left rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The story started out really well. Once the time travel condrum was played out the ending was, well predictable.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Blah

Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First performance I heard and it was fine.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Go back in time and kill it.

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Good read, too short

Where does No Time Left rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not # one, but still a good listen.

What was one of the most memorable moments of No Time Left?

I can't say without ruining the book for others, but it was great

Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

Becker

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

when he was explaining how he wanted to be able to blow smoke rings like his father, it was funny to me.

Any additional comments?

I know this review is sort of vague, but with this being a short story, it's kind of hard to comment on it without ruining it for possible buyers. It is a very good book though.

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a tad short and predictable, but well written

This is a VERY short story. That's okay; I guess authors don't have to make every idea into 16 hours of listening. Maybe it's that they get these "what if" ideas, and it's a wise author who recognizes that the idea is not worth a full book.

So as not to give anything away, let me just say that I had the story figured out at the moment the strange thing happened to the protagonist. But knowing the end doesn't always ruin the story. After all, we know the end of Romeo and Juliet, and Titanic, and yet we still go to see the movie, or read the book. The tale is in the telling, as has been said. And Baldacci is a story teller. I think it could have been fleshed out a bit more, because it ends a bit abruptly. I would like to know more, perhaps more stories, about the mysterious secondary character. But then again, I picture it as an oral tale by a fireplace on a cold and stormy night. It should work really well there.

The narration is okay. There's not really enough there for a true reader to sink his teeth into. Maybe Orson Welles or Keith Szarabajka (Heft) would give it the tension it deserves.

It's a fine little piece, but not worth a credit, maybe not more than $2, but it should make a good addition to a collection of similar tales.

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No Time Lift

Absolutely the most surprising short story I have every listened too. I have given this title to every audio listener I can.

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What the heck?

This could have been a great book....even a series. Not even worth the buck fifty. Don’t waste your time. Disappointing Mr Baldacci. I have read all of your series except Camel Club. That one not appealing to me personally, but, the rest are slam dunks and loved all. Memory man the best. This one......so disappointing.

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Super story to spin your mind!

An excellent story filled with twists and turns and a very mind bending ending.

Excellent story!! Because it is so short, I can't say too much because it would ruin the end for readers.