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Total Control

Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Jason Archer is a rising young executive at Triton Global, the world's leading technology conglomerate. Determined to give his family the best of everything, he has secretly entered into a deadly game of cat and mouse. He is about to disappear, leaving behind a wife who must sort out his lies from his truths; an air-crash investigation team that wants to know why the plane he was booked on suddenly fell from the sky; and a veteran FBI agent who leaves no stone unturned.

Soon the startling truth behind Jason Archer's disappearance explodes into a sinister plot involving the murder of the country's single most powerful individual. And Archer's wife, Sidney, is plunged straight into the violence, now faced with trail of dead bodies and shocking exposed secrets.

A breathtaking thrill-ride on a roller coaster of nonstop action and suspense from one of the world's favourite storytellers.

©2017 David Baldacci (P)1997 Books on Tape

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Truly awful performance

I want my money back. The reader of this story has a truly awful cadence, rising quickly and dropping his tone, oblivious to the natural rhythm of a sentence. Sometimes we get two cadences in a sentence for no obvious reason. It ruins the story.

Don’t you vet your readers before you sell them to us?

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  • G P Forde
  • 06-11-17

Shame About The Newsreader

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Generally, yes. Baldacci is a good story-teller.

Would you be willing to try another one of Jonathan Marosz’s performances?

No. He read it like a newsreader and made it very difficult to get into the pace of the narrative, as it just plodded on and on. Surely his producer/director should have corrected this.

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  • Judith
  • 05-09-17

Wonderfully complex

I really enjoyed this story and listened to it almost constantly! A wonderfully convoluted plot. Well written and well narrated.

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  • weardalelad
  • 11-14-17

to many just manages to dodge

its to long and too many at the last second or just manages to get free.
not a bad story concept though.

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  • Iain King
  • 06-26-17

Enthralling

Absolutely amazing! Excellent Read!
A typical Baldacci thriller.
I wanted it to continue for a few more chapters.

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  • Sue Caplan
  • 11-12-19

Total Control - All the way!

Another great story from Mr B. Tension sustained twists and turns to the end. Excellent!

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  • Mrs M E Bywaters
  • 10-23-18

very exciting

could not stop listening to It a good narrator. would recommend it to other listeners. David Baldacci is a very good author.

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  • John McCluskey
  • 07-06-18

Could have been much better

Started well but lost its way and got boring and unimaginative. 16 hours of my life I wont get back unfortunately. It promised so much more....

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  • Carly
  • 06-20-17

Beware - this is a new release but not a new title

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I was excited by a new release but very quickly realised this wasn't a new book - talk of floppy disks got me digging and it's actually from 1997 so a lot of the technology is totally outdated (kind of amusing but also disappointing when you think you're listening to something fresh and it's 20 year's old!). The narration is the worst of any Baldacci novel i've listened to (intonation is repetitive) and the writing is average. It's entertaining & I'm continuing to listen to it but it wasn't what I was expecting.

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  • Gail freeme
  • 06-21-17

Total Control....loved it

kept me listening and concentrating the whole time. Great book! one of Baldaccis best.The characters real and believable.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-11-19

TOTAL CONTROL

narrator is not good on this.
story ok but the lack of delivery killed it for me. found it hard to keep going with it and it took twice as long as normal to get thru

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-09-19

Good read

Good book. Good characters. The story just rolled along quite smoothly. A couple of unexpected turns. Overall a good read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-27-18

I really enjoyed it

Great story and nice to have a fast moving plot. The narration is difficult to get into but it’s worth sticking with it. The end is a bit rushed - so many books do that though which is frustrating.

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  • Suzanne Tonkin
  • 09-29-18

great read

suspenseful and gripping story. Really enjoyed it. Lots of sub plots to keep you in suspense. Thankfully nothing left up in the air

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  • Peter Zeilic
  • 04-12-18

Poor Naration

Great story let down by poor Naration which was way too fast for a good story and poor emphasis due to the speed of naration on critical or mood points

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  • Rex
  • 12-20-17

Riveting

He has the ability to totally immerse you in the characters. The ultimate complement is that you are disappointed when you finish the story

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-15-17

Monotonous Reading

A well written story spooked by a monotonous reading with a boring, unengaged voice. Disappointed.

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  • Simon
  • 08-02-17

Sad

The anti hero should have been allowed to live, but over all it's a satisfying end, with a few unexpected twists!