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King and Maxwell Audiobook

King and Maxwell

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Publisher's Summary

She's trained to kill. He's beaten the best. This time all bets are off. Former Secret Service agents turned private investigators, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell return in their most surprising, personal and dangerous case to date.

Michelle had chased many things in her life. As a track star and later Olympic rower, she had constantly pitted herself against others in races. As a cop in Tennessee she had run down her share of felons fleeing the scenes of their crimes. As a Secret Service agent she had been fleet of foot next to limos carrying important leaders. Tonight, though, she was competing against a long-legged teenager with the boundless energy and fresh knees of youth who had a substantial head start and was running like the devil was on his heels....

King and Maxwell encounter teenager Tyler Wingo when he has just received the tragic news that his soldier father has been killed in Afghanistan. But then Tyler receives an email from his father... after his supposed death. Sean and Michelle are hired to solve the mystery, and their investigation leads to deeper, even more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? Was his mission all that it seemed? Has Tyler's life been a lie, and could he be the next target?

It's clear that King and Maxwell have stumbled upon something even more sinister when those in power seem intent on removing them at any cost. Determined to help and protect Tyler, their search for the truth takes them on a perilous journey which not only puts their lives at risk but arrives at a frightening conclusion.

©2013 Columbus Rose, Ltd (P)2013 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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    Susan Gould 15/02/2015
    Susan Gould 15/02/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Riveting listen"

    As always David Baldacci keeps you enthralled from beginning to end. This is the second time I have listened and the enjoyment wasn't lessened.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs Macclesfield, United Kingdom 17/12/2013
    Mrs Macclesfield, United Kingdom 17/12/2013 Member Since 2016
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    "King and Maxwell"

    This is book 6 in the King and Maxwell series. They are all excellent reads and the narrators make the books even more enjoyable. Highly recommended!

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    M Lang 06/12/2013
    M Lang 06/12/2013

    Matt Lang

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    "Another great, fast paced easy read"
    What did you like most about King and Maxwell?

    Baldacci may not be the best writer of words, but he knows how to write great stories that make you turn the page. Combined with McLarty and Cassidy, hitting another home run with their great narration, this book will will keep you sat in the car listening to the end of chapters when you should be elsewhere.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of King and Maxwell?

    It's not the most high pressured book from Baldacci, but that leaves space for his two longest serving characters to breathe.


    What about Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance did you like?

    McLarty and Cassidy are a perfect fit for Baldacci. Their characterisations never get in the way of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't know if this is more of a US thing, but it's really odd to hear people talking about SMS texts as if they're a new invention.

    One character insists a teenager rings a friend instead of texting so that "they know that it's you". These days, a teenager not texting or messaging would be a sure sign that's something's wrong!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Roger Dunn Swindon, United Kingdom 01/12/2013
    Roger Dunn Swindon, United Kingdom 01/12/2013 Member Since 2016
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    "Other fine offering"

    A worthy sequel to "The Sixth Man", David Baldacci excels once more with a fast paced thriller that has plenty of twists and turns in the plot to keep the reader/listener's attention. All in all an enjoyable read where you don't have to think too much to understand it, just sit back and enjoy. As with his other books, the narration by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy is superlative and only enhances the listening experience. They really bring a book to life.

    There seems to be a never ending supply of excellent books from Baldacci with this series plus the Will Robie and John Puller books, perhaps he is now the king of this genre? Watch out Jack Reacher!

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    Brian United Kingdom 18/11/2013
    Brian United Kingdom 18/11/2013

    I am now 76 audible has been a life line for me since my ill health cancer and heart probs I am a Great Granpa to 1 an Grandpa to 8 am blesd

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    "Great read from the master"
    Would you listen to King and Maxwell again? Why?

    Definatley they are great together


    What was one of the most memorable moments of King and Maxwell?

    Maxwell & the President in the beast (car)


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

    Maxwell


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

    All of it could not take my earphones off


    Any additional comments?

    Lets have some more Baldacci Ron & Orlagh

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey STE MARIE DE GOSSEFrance 17/08/2016
    Jeffrey STE MARIE DE GOSSEFrance 17/08/2016 Member Since 2008
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    "exiting fast moving plot. good book."

    great plot keeps you on the edge of your headphones!! definitely recommend!. baldacci does it again.

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    Paul Loseby Leicester UK 10/10/2015
    Paul Loseby Leicester UK 10/10/2015 Member Since 2016

    Paul Loseby

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    "Thoroughly enjoyed the book and narration."

    An excellent book and the narrators were the best I've listened to. Thoroughly recommended - excellent

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    Mark 15/04/2014
    Mark 15/04/2014
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    "Disappointing"
    Would you try another book written by David Baldacci or narrated by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ?

    Far too many cliches in the plot and the dialogue. Very dull.


    Has King and Maxwell put you off other books in this genre?

    YEs


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performances?

    Maybe


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Just good enough to not return it.


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    AJ 26/02/2014
    AJ 26/02/2014
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    "A White House Experience!"
    Would you listen to King and Maxwell again? Why?

    Yes. The White House once again comes up trumps as a rich reserve for thrilling stories and David Baldacci proves his skill and talent by weaving an intriguing story. Add to this the rich voices of Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy who. Added a new dimensions to the story and allowed my imagination to run wild, as I listened


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    No doubt they have already made changes to the specification of the. Beast ! They need to ensure that it is equipped with an ejector capsule that would release the rear passenger compartment in the event discribed.


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    Matty 09/02/2014
    Matty 09/02/2014 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the best King and Maxwell"

    I just can't fall for the Baldacci books read by this male:female combo. They just come across as cheesy-American. The earlier Camel club and King and Maxwell books plus Wish you well were far better. Sorry I'm a big Baldacci fan but the last few are on a downhill curve

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    "Contender for Baldacci's worst book..."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    absolutely the worst book Baldacci has written with its trite characters and unbelievable plot. The story would be looked down upon the most derring do fifth formers.Can't think who would enjoy it. I must admit on name alone I listened until part 2 but in the 200 odd books I have chosen from audio books this is the first I have not finished.


    What was most disappointing about David Baldacci’s story?

    Just the absolute triteness of the oh too macho characters ,including Maxwell, and the heavy so-called humour of her slovenishness.


    What three words best describe Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s voice?

    Soap operaish


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

    Pity that such a good talent would put his name to this rubbish


    Any additional comments?

    No will not waste any more words

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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