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The Forgotten: John Puller, Book 2 Audiobook

The Forgotten: John Puller, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Murder in paradise: Military criminal investigator John Puller is drawn closer to home when his aunt is found dead in her house in Paradise, Florida. The local police have ruled the death as an accident, but Puller finds evidence to suggest that she may well have been murdered. On the surface the town lives up to its name, but as Puller digs deeper he realises that this town and its inhabitants are more akin to Hell than Paradise. His belief is confirmed as evidence of strange and inexplicable events come to light. And when Puller learns the truth about what is happening in this once sleepy town, he knows that his discoveries will impact far wider than Paradise.

©2012 Columbus Rose, Ltd. (P)2012 Hachette Audio US

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    mollyeyre 27/12/2012
    mollyeyre 27/12/2012
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    "ok story, but irritating background"

    Every time there was any 'action', there were sound effects .... namely gun shots, fights, an explosion. This was just SO annoying. On top of that there was a 'frantic music' soundtrack that I assume was supposed to create a tense atmosphere. I nearly stopped listening because of this, but held on and saw it through to the end. The story wasn't bad, but my enjoyment, and impressions are coloured by the irritation factor.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. S. A. Lynch Leeds West Yorkshire, UK 23/11/2012
    Mrs. S. A. Lynch Leeds West Yorkshire, UK 23/11/2012 Member Since 2015
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    "The Forgotten"

    I love this second book in the Puller series and do hope that there will be more about this character.



    The book is responsible for much missed sleep as I read it in two evenings it was a good storyline with many twists and turns and I found the characters engaging and the narration was a good match for me.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Roy SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom 21/11/2012
    Roy SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom 21/11/2012 Member Since 2016
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    "Okay but not great"

    The content itself is okay, but nothing spectacular, plus the womans voice is very annoying and inconsistent - I cant tell the difference between the general, the child or the cop, and her voice lacks conviction. The guy however does a reasonably good job.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Purple Sandra 02/12/2014
    Purple Sandra 02/12/2014
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    "Annoying Background Noises"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes I would recommend this book, but not as an audio book. I have only just bought it, listened to 5 mins of it and was going to return is as there was something wrong with the sound - an annoying low humming in the background. I put it on to another chapter to see if it continued all the way through the book and it doesn't. It was then that I figured out that we were supposed to hear the hum like we were on the boat. Not good and very very annoying!!!!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Forgotten: John Puller, Book 2?

    Not finished it yet - I was just so annoyed with the humming I had to write a review.


    What didn’t you like about Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance?

    Orlaghs voice is a bit annoying.


    Was The Forgotten: John Puller, Book 2 worth the listening time?

    Yes as it's a great story (read it a couple of years ago and wanted to 're-read' it which is why I bought the audiobook.)


    Any additional comments?

    Nope only the annoying humming in the beginning. I will write another review when I have finished it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    K. Stephen Oxford, UK 16/12/2013
    K. Stephen Oxford, UK 16/12/2013 Member Since 2015

    I read books with my ears

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    "Odd narrative style"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Depends on the friend


    Did Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    Well I suppose they did, but throughout when the male narrator's voice changing (according to the character) to the woman's voice, I found this a jarring shock. It should have been just the one person reading, like when you have a book read to you, that's why I like audio books. I avoid dramatisations as I do not enjoy them at all (often too much of the BBC Radio 4 screaming and baying and bing-bangings). I also found the background intermittent sound effects disconcerting, at one point I thought I was about to be run over by a bus in my garden... so a delivery style that leaves the wonderful, simple narrator format towards sounding more "dramatic" is a minus as far as I'm concerned.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Pauline Andover, United Kingdom 30/07/2013
    Pauline Andover, United Kingdom 30/07/2013
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    "Another winner, David!"
    Would you listen to The Forgotten: John Puller, Book 2 again? Why?

    Doubtful. I don't usually listen to the same book twice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Puller, of course. He is always so determined to get to the bottom of things, in his own, quiet way.


    What does Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    As with all their work, they really do bring the story to life. I find their voices so easy to listen to.


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

    No one particular emotion. I just enjoyed the whole book.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn 03/04/2016
    Carolyn 03/04/2016
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    "What's with the sound effects?"

    Reasonably good Baldacci story ruined by sound effects that seem to come from some 1970s cop show, awful and unnecessary. Didn't like the two narrator thing either, Ron McLarty OKish but Orla Cassidy lacked range in characterisation. If the production is the same for the rest of the series I will revert to old fashioned reading!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew Warman London, England 20/07/2015
    Matthew Warman London, England 20/07/2015 Member Since 2010
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    "Shame"

    I've got to quite like John Puller, he's an engaging and heroic character, but not quite the man Jack Reacher is. But what really diminishes him in this book is the rake of really cheesy sound effects. What were the producers thinking? If I was Baldaci, I'd be a little insulted, as if the writing can't adequately convey the drama. I'll listen to the next in the series but mainly while I wait for the new Reacher book to be released in September

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr BRISTOL, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
    Mr BRISTOL, United Kingdom 23/12/2012 Member Since 2012
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    "The new Jack Reacher"

    David Baldacci's second book in the John Puller stories. If you like the Jack Reacher novels you will love this book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mr Daventry, United Kingdom 18/11/2012
    Mr Daventry, United Kingdom 18/11/2012
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    "Forgotten"

    Baldacci does it again I never get tired of him. somthing happening on every page and many twists and turns you just dont want to put it down. and the narration is FAB.congrats to them they bring the story to life. A brilliant read.carnt wait to download his next book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Michal Bojanowicz
    Milanowek, Mazowieckie Poland
    19/12/12
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    "I just couldn't put down this book! It's 5AM here!"

    I love Baldacci, Sandford and Lee Child. If you are into those authors as well you won't be disappointed. Also duo Oralgh Cassidy and Ron McLarty works great building atmosphere and tension. I hope they will read together more and more books. The only part of the book lacking a little bit is the ending, but still I recommend this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • SharonJen
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    15/05/14
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    "Brilliant and addictive"

    My second Baldacci book and I'm going to find many more, the characters, story line and pace were good and I simply couldn't make this book last by only listening in the car...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • J.
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    "Keeps me on the hook"

    I like the voice of both narrators and i think the story is exiting. It keeps me engaged for a couple of hours at the time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gatambwa
    Dublin, Ireland
    16/11/13
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    "Good Book"

    This is a good book. I did not find it as good as the previous ones but still entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pedro Oliveira Jr.
    Sao Paulo, SP Brazil
    04/03/13
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    "David Baldacci in his worst moment until now"
    What would have made The Forgotten: John Puller, Book 2 better?

    I simple wouldn't write it. It seems in some moments that Baldacci is outsourcing his writing.


    Would you ever listen to anything by David Baldacci again?

    I suppose so. I like his books, but this one was awful.


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

    They are very good narrators and saved the book.


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

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope Baldacci returns to being himself. The characters of this books are so shallow I don't have any empathy with them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • DAVID
    Avoca Beach, Australia
    15/02/13
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    "Loved my first David Baldacci book"
    What did you love best about The Forgotten?

    The story was fast paced and I particularly liked the readers, Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy. I also enjoyed the sound effects , haven't experienced this before in an audible book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Forgotten?

    The ending was very exciting.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The shoot out on the ocean rig platform


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

    No I like my sleep.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the idea of two readers, doing the male and female parts. I also loved the music and sound effects throughout the book. Made it very realistic. I was very impressed with this production.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kim
    Port Macquarie, Australia
    30/01/13
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    "A shocking story, thank goodness it is fiction"
    What did you love best about The Forgotten?

    Although the premise for the book is a very sad one, the depth of the characters keeps you listening and rooting for John Puller to uncover the truth


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Puller , I can see why David Baldacci used him again


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

    This pair are my favourite narrators, I much prefer books that have male voices for male characters and female voices for female characters, you feel so much more connected to the characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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