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Hour Game Audiobook

Hour Game: King and Maxwell, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

David Baldacci's heart-stopping Hour Game is the second fast-paced thriller in the King and Maxwell series.

Following their collaboration in Split Second, ex-Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have gone into partnership and are investigating the robbery of some secret documents at the residence of the incredibly wealthy Battle family. It seems like a straightforward case of domestic burglary, but soon they begin to suspect links to larger, more terrifying events now shaking the prosperous town of Wrightsburg....

The unidentified corpse of an attractive young woman turns up in the woods; two high school kids, one shot in the back, the other in the face, are found dead in their car; a successful lawyer is discovered stabbed to death in her own home. A serial killer is on the loose. The murderer kills in the manner of famous killers of the past but takes care to leave a stopped watch at the scene of each crime - corresponding to the victim's position on his hit list.

As the killing spree escalates, it seems that the fractured Battle family are somehow involved, and Maxwell and King suddenly find themselves racing to solve an intricate puzzle, one that is full of tantalizing clues but barren of solid evidence and one that is leaving even the FBI confounded. And all the while, the body count is rising....

Hour Game is followed by Simple Genius, First Family, The Sixth Man and King and Maxwell.

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    Resham D Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK 21/06/2017
    Resham D Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK 21/06/2017 Member Since 2009
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    "David Baldacci and Scott Brick do it again"

    Good story as always and excellent narration. Pity Book one in the series is damaged in the recording.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Fadnywg 18/02/2018
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    "Very, very...... very disappointing"
    What would have made Hour Game better?

    A better and more tied together plot. There were loads of holes in the plot and it all seems very amateurish.


    What will your next listen be?

    Not David Baldacci. Michael Connelly more than likely - he's a different class.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He's is a fairly good narrator. He made the best of a very bad book.


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

    No - I couldn't recommend any aspect of it.


    Any additional comments?

    Like some of the other reviewers of this book I am astounded that this went to print... it's as though DB wrote this when he was a teen and needed to get a book out quickly! Very sloppy plot evolution - loads of holes, seemingly last minute plot fill-ins to make things tie together... really frustrating to read/listen to.

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    Stephan 10/02/2018
    Stephan 10/02/2018
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    "To end a tale, or not"
    What did you like best about Hour Game? What did you like least?

    It is a really good who-dunnit, with an excellent cast of potential murderers and enough information and misinformation to keep the reader interested, involved and keen to keep reading.


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

    This story should have ended shortly after the apprehension of the villain. Thereafter it is mainly downhill and forced. And the chase-scene, where the "nimble" Lexus convertible manages to get away from the giant SUV on the straights, just to get hunted down through the tight corners, is simply poor.


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    Fleetwoodboy 05/01/2018
    Fleetwoodboy 05/01/2018 Member Since 2015
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    "Never trust anyone in a murder hunt "

    Really good intricate and absorbing story. Never slowing down the action was fast and furious with enough twists and turns to make you dizzy. Very enjoyable like Baldacci’s other books this author is top class . Highly recommended

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    John H. 30/10/2017
    John H. 30/10/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Worth spending time with Baldacci keeps it moving"

    Good complex story, Brick is easy to listen to. lots of twists and turns. The finish suggests a sequel.

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    Dr. J. Crawford Ely, UK 13/10/2017
    Dr. J. Crawford Ely, UK 13/10/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Completely absurd"

    The worst Baldacci book I’ve come across. Maxwell and King are hotshot Private investigators. In fact King does all the clever deducing helped by the author repeatedly resorting to referencing things which hadn’t been mentioned previously. All the athleticism is Maxwell’s otherwise gender stereotypes prevail throughout. Add in the cliched array of incompetent keystone cops and you have it.
    The plot is totally implausible and completely overwrought. Basically it concerns a serial killer running amok in a small community. The cops are useless and deputise our heroes to do their job. King figures it all out. Maxwell is continually asking “What’s going on Sean?” being completely unable to keep up with the pace of his deductions despite her much vaunted IQ. She’s got his back though and rescues him a couple of times and the favour is returned. The book has a couple false endings before finally collapsing in a totally laughable denouement.

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    Rogue 02/10/2017
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    "Great Characters, Great Story."

    loved It. I was engrossed from page one until the very end. the performance was top class too.

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    oAjCo 13/09/2017
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    "Excellent Comprehensive Thriller, Mystery"

    Fabulous writting, Fabulous Narrator, can't get any work done ready for number three ......

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    Z. Lambe Edinburgh 23/07/2017
    Z. Lambe Edinburgh 23/07/2017 Member Since 2018
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    "Amazing!"

    Well written and narrarated and kept me interested and in suspense to the very end. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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    Richard London, United Kingdom 22/06/2017
    Richard London, United Kingdom 22/06/2017 Member Since 2018
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    "Story good narration grates"

    The story is as riveting as the first two books but the narrator is beginning to grate. Napoleon may well have been a grumpy individual but the "Frenchified" voice used becomes increasingly hard to listen to. This is always a danger. When I read a book I don't put on accents. I began to long to get back to hearing about Arthur.

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    "Triple E! Excellent, excellent, excellent."

    Great story, characters and narration. You won't be dissapointed. Classic whodunnit that can match any of the greats you heard before. Had me hooked from beginning to surprising end.

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