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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

    I a man of principle, with a strong faith. I like action packed books that are well written.

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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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    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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    Judith 13/05/2017
    Judith 13/05/2017

    I am an avid multi tasker, I love to listen as I walk, ride, clean... Mostly love crime novels but have an occasional foray into other genre

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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!

    2 of 3 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.

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    Anne Ellis 22/07/2017
    Anne Ellis 22/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Good read"

    Baldacci does it again ! One president assassinated and another kidnapped. FBI charged with finding out who is behind the plots to do this

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    Amazon Customer 22/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "not his finest hour"

    a more preposterous plot would be hard to imagine. no threat no menace just a camp egotistical dullard as the supposed Mastermind. l will avoid this series. pity, some of his other stuff is moderately entertaining.

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    Amazon Customer 08/06/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Great read"

    Always enjoy a Baldacci, particularly the King and Maxwell series. Only problem was glitches in the recording - jumpy at times/repeated sentences. Good story though

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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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    Andrew Croydon,, United Kingdom 24/05/2017
    Andrew Croydon,, United Kingdom 24/05/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "had to go back a read again. it was so good"

    loved it. great story line from start to finish. have read most of David's book. excellent writer. ☆

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    Sue NORTHWICH, United Kingdom 21/05/2017
    Sue NORTHWICH, United Kingdom 21/05/2017 Member Since 2017

    Love to listen to books as well as read them. I like 'reading' while walking the dog.

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    "Boring."
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I was hoping to find a good series I could get into. I got up to chapter 99 and could go no further. The story is slow and mundane, the characters have zero depth and the narrator sounds so bored with what he's reading that it makes a boring book even more boring! The narrator also sounds slightly sarcastic which makes hearing the way the book is supposed to be quite difficult and if there is any depth in the book it would be hard to reach through his slightly camp, off-hand way of reading it.<br/><br/>In fact, it may be a better book than it sounds, but the narrator is so bad it is totally hidden by his sneering, bored tone.


    Would you ever listen to anything by David Baldacci again?

    Maybe with a different narrator.


    What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

    See above. Terrible.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Split Second?

    All the scenes seemed boring except one or two.


    Any additional comments?

    Would like to return this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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