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  • The Guilty

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460

When Special Agent Will Robie gets the call to make his first visit home since he was a teenager, it's because his father, the local judge, has been arrested for murdering a man who came before him in court. The small, remote Mississippi town hasn't changed, and its residents remember Robie as a wild sports star and girl magnet. He left a lot of hearts broken and a lot of people angry. Will and his father, Dan, are estranged, and his mother left years ago.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Read, But Not Baldacci's Best.

  • By R.B on 16-02-16

Has this book been written by a different author?

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-02-18

What was most disappointing about David Baldacci’s story?

I have the first three Will Robie books. Excellent reads with believable characters and punchy stories.

This book on the other hand seems to have been written by somebody else! Robie is no longer the lone assassin with a heart, he has been turned into a whining love sick private detective who hasn't got a clue! Jessica is now a one dimensional Terminator like character who appears part way through the book up a tree with a rifle saving Robie's life with a very poor explanation of how she got there or how she found him. She just appears out of thin air. Blueman seems to have morphed into middle management man.

The story is ludicrous with Robie and Jessica missing clues that Clouseau at his most bumbling would have picked up on. In fact at one point I had to pause the playback and go into the Audible app to check that Baldacci really was the author. It really is that bad. The villain was painfully obvious from halfway through the book and the ending had dialogue straight from the worst of Mills and Boon.

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

Absolutely none for me. A painful read made worse knowing how good Baldacci can be.

Any additional comments?

I have book 5 cued up and ready to go. Really hoping that book 4 was a mistake not to be repeated!

  • How to Believe In Yourself: A 7-Step Guide for Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt

  • By: Carmen M Parks
  • Narrated by: Grace Moses
  • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

Do you have goals but also experience doubt about your ability to reach your goals? Do you fear failing because of past failures? Do you have a tendency to second-guess yourself? Do you see obstacles standing in your way when you really want to achieve something? Do you find that you tend to have excuses instead of answers? This inspirational book will help you learn how to change your thoughts, create affirmations, and visualize your way to believing you can reach your goals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent little self help book

  • By Jerry on 03-02-18

Excellent little self help book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-18

Any additional comments?

Nothing particularly new in this but still a very helpful and well presented book. Narrator comes across as being genuinely interested in the subject. I have listed to it twice now and will listen to it again.