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Split Second Audiobook

Split Second: King and Maxwell, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Split Second is the first in the gripping King and Maxwell series by best-selling author David Baldacci.

When something distracts Secret Agent Sean King for a split second, it costs him his career and presidential candidate Clyde Ritter his life. But what stole his attention? And why was Ritter shot?

Eight years later Michelle Maxwell is on the fast track through the ranks of the Secret Service when her career is stopped short: presidential candidate John Bruno is abducted from a funeral home while under her protection.

The similarity between the two cases drives Michelle to reopen investigations into the Ritter fiasco and join forces with attractive ex-agent King. The pair are determined to get to the bottom of what happened in those critical moments.

Meanwhile, high-ranking members of the legal system and key witnesses from both cases are going missing. King is losing friends, colleagues and clients fast, and his ex-lover, Joan Dillinger, is playing curious games - she wants Sean back, but she also owes him for something....

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

©2003 David Baldacci (P)2003 Time Warner AudioBooks

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    Philip 29/04/2017
    Philip 29/04/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Log awaited unabridged"

    I loved the abridged version, got me hooked on Baldacci books. I have been wanting this version for a while 😊. The Story is amazing characters well made good and bad guys. King and Maxwell are a great team.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Banstead, United Kingdom 17/08/2017
    Mark Banstead, United Kingdom 17/08/2017 Member Since 2010
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    "What an annoying narrator"

    I'm only a few chapters in but the narrator's voice and style are driving me crazy. I would listen to another book by Baldacci but not if read by Scott brick. He has an annoying voice and most of the time I can't tell if it's the man or women talking. They both sound the same.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    derbyfile58 05/05/2017
    derbyfile58 05/05/2017
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    "Baldacci at his best"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this story which was fast paced. Was listening to it while working in house and found myself sitting down to listen to the story rather than switch it off in order to vacuum. Narration good and to me it was Baldacci at his best.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    kenneth 25/05/2017
    kenneth 25/05/2017
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    "great story less than great performance"

    the story itsslef was really good however the narrator's performance left a lot to be desired.
    he sounded bored and had no get and and go for the book. as well as that the editing left choppy areas and a lack of audio every now and then.

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    chris 24/09/2017
    chris 24/09/2017
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    "Skips sooo much"

    Very disappointed. This had the potential to be a great books but had to many skips. Refund please.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    N. Burns Oxford. UK 17/09/2017
    N. Burns Oxford. UK 17/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "bit of a slow burner"

    first of all, I found the narrator of this book quite full, but to be fair that's down to personal opinion. partly because of this , and party due to the lack of action, I was tempted to give up on this book on numerous occasions. the core story was quite good but until the end not too much happens... has it put me off of King and Maxwell? possibly. I feel it could be a good series of the narration was more sparky and more action is added throughout the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    oAjCo 04/09/2017
    oAjCo 04/09/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"

    Fantastic, intricate, thrilling and compelling story. Scott Brick is one of the best narrators. I have listened to many of his and disturbed that previous reviews have expressed the opposite. can't wait for the next book.

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    Judith 13/05/2017
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    "Convoluted"

    I am a Baldacci fan so am maybe not the best critic. I loved this book which is the first in the Maxwell series and puts into context how they came to work together. The plot is extremely convoluted but comes together well at the end, always a bonus!

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    clifford 20/10/2017
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    "poor.performance spoils the story"

    poor performance spoils the story, which is too far fetched to be credible. muddled due to dull oration completely lacks emphasis

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    Jo 15/10/2017
    Jo 15/10/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Far-fetched plot, shallow characterisation"

    Not for me. Clichéd and lazy writing, no depth to characters, turgid dialogue. And "lightyear" is a measurement of distance, not time, David Baldacci and your lazy editor!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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