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Total Control

Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (217 ratings)

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Summary

Jason Archer is a rising young executive at Triton Global, the world's leading technology conglomerate. Determined to give his family the best of everything, he has secretly entered into a deadly game of cat and mouse. He is about to disappear, leaving behind a wife who must sort out his lies from his truths; an air-crash investigation team that wants to know why the plane he was booked on suddenly fell from the sky; and a veteran FBI agent who leaves no stone unturned.

Soon the startling truth behind Jason Archer's disappearance explodes into a sinister plot involving the murder of the country's single most powerful individual. And Archer's wife, Sidney, is plunged straight into the violence, now faced with trail of dead bodies and shocking exposed secrets.

A breathtaking thrill-ride on a roller coaster of nonstop action and suspense from one of the world's favourite storytellers.

©2017 David Baldacci (P)1997 Books on Tape

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Shame About The Newsreader

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Generally, yes. Baldacci is a good story-teller.

Would you be willing to try another one of Jonathan Marosz’s performances?

No. He read it like a newsreader and made it very difficult to get into the pace of the narrative, as it just plodded on and on. Surely his producer/director should have corrected this.

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Wonderfully complex

I really enjoyed this story and listened to it almost constantly! A wonderfully convoluted plot. Well written and well narrated.

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to many just manages to dodge

its to long and too many at the last second or just manages to get free. not a bad story concept though.

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Enthralling

Absolutely amazing! Excellent Read!
A typical Baldacci thriller.
I wanted it to continue for a few more chapters.

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confusing!

Far too many characters in closing chapters, many not heard of since begining, confusing, could hardly wait to finish!

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never ending pressure

Chekhov said that the hero should have one after another disaster inflicted classic example here!

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Narration

I don’t know why but this narrator is really irritating. He seems to have a drone to his voice. It ruins a good story. Shame

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Classic Baldacci

A good story but with a slightly dissapointing ending. The body count is huge. I enjoyed it.

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Total Control - All the way!

Another great story from Mr B. Tension sustained twists and turns to the end. Excellent!

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very exciting

could not stop listening to It a good narrator. would recommend it to other listeners. David Baldacci is a very good author.

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  • Euan
  • 01-10-18

Truly awful performance

I want my money back. The reader of this story has a truly awful cadence, rising quickly and dropping his tone, oblivious to the natural rhythm of a sentence. Sometimes we get two cadences in a sentence for no obvious reason. It ruins the story. Don’t you vet your readers before you sell them to us?