The Whole Truth by David Baldacci audiobook

The Whole Truth

By David Baldacci
Read by Ron McLarty

Grand Central Publishing 9780446195973

The Shaw and Katie James Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549150814

  • ISBN: 9781549102417

Runtime: 11.37 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

A powerful defense contractor, a reluctant intelligence agent, and an ambitious journalist race to contain and control an international crisis that could destroy the world in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller.


"Dick, I need a war."

Nicolas Creel is a man on a mission. He heads up the world's largest defense contractor, The Ares Corporation. Dick Pender is the man Creel retains to "perception manage" his company to even more riches by manipulating international conflicts. But Creel may have an even grander plan in mind.

Shaw, a man with no first name and a truly unique past, has a different agenda. Reluctantly doing the bidding of a secret multi-national intelligence agency, he travels the globe to keep it safe and at peace.

Desperate to get back to the top of her profession, Katie James gets the break of a lifetime: the chance to interview the sole survivor of a massacre that has left every nation stunned.

In David Baldacci's first international thriller, these characters face a catastrophic threat that could change the world as we know it.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

When Baldacci is on fire, nobody can touch him. Booklist (starred review)
High-stakes action, shadowy government agencies, and [a] neo-Cold War backdrop . . . Baldacci pushes his plot ahead at such a blistering pace. Washington Post
“Baldacci delivers twists and turns, characters, and quick pacing in this thriller with a global backdrop.” Boomer Magazine
Baldacci boldly steps into the arena of international thriller and may have created his most explosive and hard-hitting story to date. BookReporter.com
Delicious . . . [a] roller-coaster adventure . . . an utterly enjoyable escapist page-turner. Tampa Tribune
“Ron McLarty’s gruff voice enhances this fast-moving thriller as he takes the listener through barrages of deadly assaults featuring gunfire, knives, bombs, and hacksaws. He portrays Shaw, the unwilling secret agent, as weary yet tough. Nicolas Creel, who needs a good war to help sagging profits, comes across as appropriately cerebral and coldhearted...The sound track is comparable to a terrific cinematic score: darkly foreboding or quietly romantic when appropriate, raising this audio to an art form and enhancing the already gripping tale.” Publishers Weekly (audio review)
“McLarty’s reading is accomplished, and his precise tone alternates between quiet and measured and furious and fast paced. His strong characterizations make it easy to distinguish the players, and an echo tone effectively signals Shaw’s memories.” Booklist
“Ron McLarty’s excellent reading captures the excitement and suspense of Baldacci’s story and allows the listener to hear the unique personalities of each character…Highly recommended for all public libraries.” Library Journal (audio review)

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Author

Author Bio: David Baldacci

Author Bio: David Baldacci

David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author and one of the world’s favorite storytellers. In 2011 he was inducted into the International Crime Writing Hall of Fame. His books are published in over forty-five languages and in more than eighty countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. He is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 11.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English