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Amos Decker, David Baldacci's unique special agent, who suffered a head injury that resulted in giving him the gift of a remarkable memory together with a condition called synaesthesia, takes on another case in The Fix.

Walter Dabney is a family man. A loving husband and the father of four grown daughters, he's built a life many would be proud of.

But then the unthinkable happens.

Standing outside the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, Dabney shoots schoolteacher Anne Berkshire in cold blood before turning the gun on himself. One of the many witnesses is Amos Decker, a man who forgets nothing and sees what most miss. Baffled by what appears to be a seemingly senseless and random killing, Decker is thrust into the investigation to determine what drove this family man to pull the trigger.

As part of an FBI special task force, Decker and the team delve into the lives of Dabney and Berkshire to find a connection that doesn't seem to exist. What they do find are secrets that stretch back a lifetime and reveal a current plot of impending destruction that will send the world reeling, placing Decker and his team squarely in the crosshairs.

©2017 Hachette US (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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Amos Decker

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, kept me intrigued throughout. Could listen to it again anytime.

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Baldacci does it again

Another great Amos Decker episode from David Baldacci and a top shelf narrating team who seem to go hand in glove with anything written by David Baldacci.

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Grateful for Baldacci and Audible!!

I used to have a love-hate relationship with suspense...actually, it was more like a hate-love relationship, so I had a tendency to stick with the feel-good-rom-com-type books. However, after having read 'Absolute Power' (gifted to me by my sister some years ago), I fell in love with Baldacci. Now, Audible has taken to telling me that it hopes my ears work on Monday since I've listened to 'Memory Man', 'The Last Mile' and 'The Fix' between Friday and Sunday. Being able to listen AND multitask, I just couldn't put Decker down. Although Ron McLarty's reading of Decker is my favorite, Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy really sell it for me as Melvin Mars and Alex Jamison respectively. I'm so glad Harper didn't die. Looking forward to more appearances from her. On to 'The Fallen'...thanks David Baldacci!!!😊

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Excellent read.

Great story. Lively narration and engrossing to the very end. I loved it.

Be prepared for the twists and turns.

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  • Mrs. S. A. Lynch
  • 04-23-17

David Baldacci produces an intriguing thriller.

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

I would very much recommend this book and in fact the whole Amos Decker series to anyone who enjoys a complex, well-written thriller with unexpected twists and turns in the plot and interesting characters.

What other book might you compare The Fix to, and why?

I think this book is like some of the Robert Crais novels with a central character who is both flawed but very likeable. It has the same well thought out plots and good descriptions of both people and places.

Which character – as performed by Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy – was your favourite?

I thought all the performances were excellent but particularly liked the portrayal of Harper Brown and Melvin Mars. Between the sharp descriptive text and the voice portraits drawn by the narrators, I could clearly see and hear these characters speak and interact in my mind.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I both laughed and cried at different parts of this book. The scenes with Joey at the Hospice are very touching and sad. The jealousy of Alex Jamison is quite amusing and Decker's reaction to it. Overall I kept listening and promising myself that I would turn the book off after the next chapter, but I was hooked and stayed up much too late listening to 'just one more chapter'.

Any additional comments?

It has been a real pleasure to see how Decker and those around him have changed and developed over this series. The plots are intriguing and entertaining. As with every different series by this particular author I am never disappointed. I am eagerly awaiting the next book chronicling Amos's journey.

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  • Mr STEVEN PEARSON
  • 05-25-17

The best story yet

I loved this from the get go. In his usual way, DB keeps you guessing about any new characters as the story winds it's way through many twists and turns and I must say that the main surprise was exactly that when it came.
As always the narrator's were excellent and add to the intrigue.
Thoroughly enjoyed and recommended.

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  • Simon
  • 04-23-17

Triple Decker!

The Fix is the third in the Amos Decker series and builds strongly on the first two. It's subtly different in that the mystery itself does not seem so personal to Decker and the other key characters. There is less in terms of building an ongoing tension and urgency, that rather comes in a more episodic form including a couple of interesting side plots.

Decker is of course a quite different kind of hero. Dysfunctional detective /agent types are nothing new to the genre but with his accident-induced memory and personality conditions he is just a bit different and better explained than most. The mysteries he investigates are complex and multi-layered and I found the twists here genuinely interesting. Baldacci also manages to weave significant human interest and emotional touches into the overall tapestry. There were perhaps one or two cheesy moments in there but they were well done so I think they can easily be forgiven.

The joint narration works really well between Brewer and Cassidy. Some conversations between single female and male characters are given a much greater tempo as the two voices mean all the he/she saids are dropped without loss of clarity.

In all this is another good addition to the series. To me it didn't quite hit the impressive heights of the previous book but I'll definitely be following Decker and co to the next one.

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  • grumpylad22
  • 02-04-18

Really enjoyable listen from Baldacci

Amos is one of my favourite characters created by David Baldacci and this story is a really easy listen

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  • Roberta
  • 02-04-18

Enjoyable

I liked this. It was an interesting thriler with unexpected twists and well written. The narrators were excellent.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-08-18

Cleverly written and narrated

You really have to stick with the complexity but it’s well worth it.
Decker gradually grows on you although at times appears a little ‘cheesy’ (as does Brown.) Ignore that - it’s a great read!

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  • nevtrav
  • 09-23-18

Brilliant

Reading David Baldacci is always amazing. Amos Decker tackles a complicated plot. The pace , tension and writing style are awesome. A complete winner for me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-23-18

Another excellent Decker story...

Well read, great twists, another excellent Decker story... I've listened to all 4 and can't wait for number 5..

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  • Byron Kearns
  • 08-31-18

fantastic read

very good read full of twists and turns highly recommend this book keeps you focused all the way through.

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  • ann's Kindel
  • 08-02-18

The Fix

Fantastic read. Exciting and full of adventure. David Baldacci has done it again and kept me on the edge of my seat. I would highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-29-18

Great book

Really enjoyed the book. Entertained from the beginning. Amos Decker series a real winner for me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-21-18

Great story

I enjoyed this book, apart from the female narrator. I personally didn't like her at all, but persevered because the book was good.

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  • Dayella
  • 05-01-18

excellent

Narrator was a little slow and drawn out to listen to. The story was awesome and very hard to stop listening. kept me in suspense.

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  • Shalleycat
  • 11-07-17

Amazing Twists with Memory Man

Amos Decker 3 is exciting and puzzling to the last page. Kyf's narration supports this.

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  • Leonie
  • 08-03-17

Another great read from David Baldacci.

I'm a huge Baldacci fan and love this series. Amos Decker is a unique character and his interaction with the other members of his team and the world in general are always interesting and often amusing. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Jeffrey
  • 05-27-17

Another fantastic David Baldacci novel.

A complex story with touches of humour. It was wonderfully read which can make all the difference to the overall experience of the book.

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  • Angela McGown
  • 05-15-17

The Fix

Enjoyed this third book in the series. The narrators were excellent as usual and I look forward to the next David Baldacci book can't come soon enough.

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  • Lisa Deecke
  • 05-13-17

Good

For 2017, touching of very relevant topics. Good to see all the characters and development of their stories (ie Melvin makes an appearance).

More fast paced than previous 2 books in terms of crime-thriller. Overall, enjoyed the story and performance.

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  • Paula
  • 05-03-17

love it

love the characters, excellent story & performance. I can't wait for the next book by David Baldacci,

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  • Jazztyke
  • 05-03-17

Tight well written thriller

Excellent engrossing thriller, well written and perfectly dramatised by the Narrators.

Narrators can make or break a story and Brewer and Cassidy were spot on from the beginning of the book to the last page. I don't think I've ever been able to give any other narrator/s as glowing a recommendation as that before.

To the story......Spies, Federal Agents, double agents, foreign intrigue and a murder start the ball rolling. And the listener has to run to keep up with it from there to the end.

The writer takes us on a journey full of the ebb and flow of intrigue and suspense and I for one enjoyed every word.

Buy it! You won't regret it.