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Publisher's Summary

In the field of popular fiction David Baldacci is far ahead of the competition. Continuing his string of New York Times best sellers, Baldacci presents his most electrifying story to date-a novel of nonstop action, vividly etched characters, and an astounding vision of the inner sanctums of our government.

Not far from Washington, D.C., in a wooded area of Northern Virginia, a small house at the end of a gravel road serves a secret purpose. With its sophisticated security apparatus and hidden miniaturized cameras, it is being used by the FBI to interview one of the most important witnesses the agency has ever had, a young woman with an incredible story to tell. But a few people know about the secret meeting. And for them, a violent drama is about to begin.

One man-a local private investigator named Lee Adams-has come to the house on the orders of his client. Another man, a hired killer, stakes out the house on orders from his powerful paymasters. And the witness, Faith Lockhart, is coming to tell the FBI everything she knows about the powerful lobbyist with whom she has worked, a man who manipulates U.S. government policy and who, in the process, made some very dangerous enemies. Then, before Faith can tell her story, the hit man pulls the trigger and the wrong victim falls.

Now Faith Lockhart is on the run-from the most dangerous people in America-with Lee Adams, a man she doesn't know, yet must trust.

A relentless chase novel that unfolds as both the FBI and a killer search for Faith and Lee, this is also a searing and utterly suspenseful tale of power gone mad in Washington, and of one woman's desperate attempt to break out of a web of corruption and terror that reaches much further than even she can know. In the hands of master storyteller David Baldacci, Saving Faith elevates the thriller to a new level and poses stunning questions about the rules we live by, the rules we are governed by-and what happens when some people make rules of their own...

©1999 David Baldacci (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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Disappointed.

What would have made Saving Faith better?

The dialogue debating FBI and CIA droned on and on. I was listening with my husband on a car trip, and finally had to turn it off to finish later. I was offended by the writer's obvious obliviousness about what constitutes rape, and made me question reading more Baldacci books. The "hero" is a rapist and the heroine thinks she deserves it. Very disappionted, and had a hard time finishing the book..

Has Saving Faith turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Kramer’s performances?

Yes. I thought it was the content that made it feel slow.

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

Very disappointed.

Any additional comments?

No.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

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This Book is 14 years old

Baldacci wrote this in 2000, and it is being packaged as a new release. Knowing that the more foolish among us (yes me) would take this to mean newly written as well. Well this is a rehash of a pretty good story Ill admit, but one I have already read and paid for. Baldacii is not the only author who does this but I wish they would all stop. Put the original publish dates on your audible page please! That would make it just a little less shady. I suspect I will get my money back.

162 of 177 people found this review helpful

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  • Stan G
  • Providence Forge, VA, United States
  • 04-12-14

Great story

Where does Saving Faith rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the pack. It is a good story. I had an issue staying with the performer's pacing. He was too breathy and took long, unnecessary breaks at periods.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It was Connie but switched to Brooke near the end. I identified with Connie but... Brooke carried the story.

How could the performance have been better?

Yes. I think the reader did not properly pace the story,

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

No. However, there were several parts where I was hooked and drove around or stayed in my drive way until they resolved.

Any additional comments?

Nope.

27 of 29 people found this review helpful

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Edcellent story!

Well plotted and compelling, but I was disappointed by the narrator. It was easy for my mind to drift from the book -- one of the few cases where I'll go purchase the large print version of the book so I can absorb it.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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good listen if you can get past the narrator

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I love David Baldacci stories, but this narrator is just HORRIBLE! I have listening to him. I am only in the beginning of the book and am just hoping I can tough it out and listen to the rest so I can hear the story. I don't even know how to describe his whiny, breathy, complaining sounding voice. It's just terrible. Every character sounds the same with the exact same inflections of the voice. I have heard the narrator in other stories and his voice makes every character in every book he narrates sound as if they are bored to death and cynical of everything. It' very hard to develop an emotional bond with a character and have any feeling for what happens to them with this narrator. PLEASE QUIT USING HIM! ok, end rant. I hope to come back and say it was a good story despite the narrator.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Michael Kramer?

Anyone other than him, he is the absolute worst choice to narrate any book. I have heard him narrate before and each time it is like listening to nails on a chalk board. I barely make it through the stories and have no emotional investment in any of the characters because if the cynical and whiny way he portrays them as if they care about nothing. Every sentence ends on a sigh and every though sounds like they are bored. I can't stand him. I loved the books that Ron McLarty narrated. He does a wonderful job.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, if I could get past the narrator with his breathy annoying voice.

41 of 47 people found this review helpful

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  • Rachel
  • Freeland, WA, United States
  • 11-17-15

Surely not by David Baldacci?!

This is just not up to David Baldacci's standard - made even worse by Michael Kramer's execrable narration! He "gasps" at the end of every phrase and his intonation and delivery is inappropriate 90% of the time. Very disappointing - I'm used to Ron McLarty's stellar performances but even he may not have been able to salvage Saving Faith!

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Missleading

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This book was released in 1999. I was very discouraged when I started listening and realized I had read this book a long time ago. It should be labeled as a re-release!!!

Has Saving Faith turned you off from other books in this genre?

It has made me very skeptical. Now I have to take the time to check and see if it is a re-release. It should be so labeled.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Michael Kramer?

Anyone. Ed M is great.

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

This book was released in 1999. I was very discouraged when I started listening and realized I had read this book a long time ago. It should be labeled as a re-release!!!

Any additional comments?

Any book that has been released before should be labeled as a re-release.

46 of 55 people found this review helpful

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Could the narrator breath any harder?

What made the experience of listening to Saving Faith the most enjoyable?

LOVED the story! David Baldacci is one of my favorite authors and, of course, he did a fantastic job on this book. The story is great and has some turns that keep you on your toes.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator did this heavy breathing thing for EVERY male character, it was so irritating! I can see it being done for the CIA guy, but it definitely took some getting used to for all the male characters. I almost turned it off and got the hard copy, but if you try and focus on the story, you can get past all the heavy breathing. I really hope they don't have this guy read another one of Baldacci's books.

24 of 29 people found this review helpful

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Not one of Baldacci's best efforts.

I worked at finishing it. Not compelling. It dragged in many places. Not worth the time.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Joe
  • Burlington, ON, Canada
  • 04-04-14

Worse reader I have heard in 20 years

Would you try another book from David Baldacci and/or Michael Kramer?

I would never get another book read by Michael Kramer. He reads like a rapid fire machine gun and then lets out his breath. So very anoying - I can't keep listening.

Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Kramer’s performances?

NEVER!!!!

23 of 28 people found this review helpful