Memory Man (audiobook)

The Amos Decker Series, book 1

13.3 hrs • 11 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 04/21/15
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#1 New York Times bestseller

A 2015 GoodReads Readers’ Choice Best Mystery & Thriller Book Award nominee


With over 110 million copies of his novels in print, David Baldacci is one of the most widely read storytellers in the world. Now he introduces a startling, original new character: a man with perfect memory who must solve his own family's murder.

MEMORY MAN

Amos Decker's life changed forever--twice.

The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good, and left him with an improbable side effect--he can never forget anything.

The second time was at home nearly two decades later. Now a police detective, Decker returned from a stakeout one evening and entered a nightmare--his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law had been murdered.

His family destroyed, their killer's identity as mysterious as the motive behind the crime, and unable to forget a single detail from that horrible night, Decker finds his world collapsing around him. He leaves the police force, loses his home, and winds up on the street, taking piecemeal jobs as a private investigator when he can.

But over a year later, a man turns himself in to the police and confesses to the murders. At the same time a horrific event nearly brings Burlington to its knees, and Decker is called back in to help with this investigation. Decker also seizes his chance to learn what really happened to his family that night. To uncover the stunning truth, he must use his remarkable gifts and confront the burdens that go along with them. He must endure the memories he would much rather forget. And he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

MEMORY MAN will stay with you long after the turn of the final page.

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David Baldacci's latest thriller is not only highly relevant, it is also well timed. And the details seem so real that it's hard not to wonder if the author is an insider; the tone is that authentic. An absolute page-turner, King and Maxwell is Baldacci at the pinnacle of his game.BookReporter.comBaldacci has crafted another terrific tale with two great protagonists. Just when the story line seems to veer into familiar areas, Baldacci steers it into another shocking direction. This is the best book yet in the series.Associated Press on King and MaxwellIts pace is relentless, and Baldacci's reworking of his perennial theme - absolute power corrupts absolutely - gives the book a sense of urgency and cultural relevance that many thrillers lack.Richmond Times-Dispatch on The HitThe best Baldacci novel in years...What makes The Hit live up to its title is the payoff at the novel's end. By then, Baldacci has planted an emotional hook that remains long after readers have turned the last page of the book.Associated Press on The HitBaldacci is a master when it comes to writing about small-town conspiracies and a lone hero who fights against all odds to clean up corruption. The narrative moves slowly, so the reader has a chance to solve the case along with Puller. It might seem straightforward, but the final reveal will surprise even hardcore thriller junkies.The Washington Post on The ForgottenAnother fast paced page turner that will keep you glued to the couch...by an author who continues to standout in the increasingly crowded thriller field.Examiner.com on The ForgottenBaldacci has been on a hot streak for the past few years, and The Target continues the trend. This isn't a garden-variety thriller or even a garden-variety Baldacci. It's among his most exhilarating books yet.Richmond Times-Dispatch on The TargetBrilliant use of language...vivid supporting characters and numerous sudden and unexpected plot twists...[Baldacci] doesn't let the action sag at any point...In [Chung-Cha], Mr. Baldacci has created one of his most memorable characters.Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on The TargetRobie and Reel are complex characters, and anything they do is a pleasure to follow...Baldacci knows how to get readers to turn the pages, and he's in top form here.Associated Press on The Target

“It’s big, bold, and almost impossible to put down…Decker is one of the most unusual detectives any novelist has dreamed up…I called this novel a master class on the bestseller because of its fast-moving narrative, the originality of its hero, and its irresistible plot….Highly entertaining.”

Washington Post

“Baldacci has written another thriller that will have readers engaged from the first page…Amos Decker is an amazing character. Reading how Decker journeys from hitting rock bottom to finding ultimate redemption is nothing short of rewarding.”

Associated Press

“Compelling…David Baldacci has definitely hit a home run with Memory Man."

Crimespree magazine

“[A] strong first in a new thriller series…Baldacci supplies a multitude of clever touches as his wounded bear of a detective takes on a most ingenious enemy.”Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly

“Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy share narration duties, with the former taking the principal role and the latter giving voice to the full range of female characters. Two key relationships are between Decker and strong female characters. The successful pairing of the narrators, with both voices being equally engaging, ensures that the dual narration works. McLarty and Cassidy have been cast for several of Baldacci’s series—Will Robie, John Puller, and King & Maxwell. Both McLarty and Cassidy demonstrate a natural talent for characterization and pacing, which make this investigative thriller especially engrossing.”

AudioFile

“Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy do a fine job bringing the characters to life with clear and engaging narration…Recommended for all Baldacci fans and listeners who enjoy psychological mysteries and thrillers.”

Library Journal

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    • 5/5

    MEMORY MAN - Baldacci's AMOS DECKER: intriguing new SERIES: a surefire WINNER!

    April 27, 2015
    Doc Aloha from Naples, Florida

    MEMORY MAN (#1; Amos Decker, NEW series) - by David Baldacci

    4.5/5 *s - Doc Aloha Reviews 4/26/2015

    Amos Decker, the main character in this interesting , action-packed new series by Baldacci, is not a typical member of law enforcement. Decker has a unique skill, the result of an almost fatal tackle on his first and only play of his very brief NFL career. Memory processing (and other) areas of his brain were damaged beyond repair, resulting in an incredibly rare condition: Amos remembers EVERYTHING. In solving crimes and apprehending criminals, this skill is a formidable weapon. In his personal life, however, it results in mental torture.

    In DECKER, Baldacci has created a truly unique character, one I found likeable and with many possibilities for development as this new series is introduced. The action and overall pacing was tight and just right. I didn't find any loose ends, and the story flowed such that had I had the time, I would have consumed this in one "meal".

    I'm eagerly awaiting the next book, wondering where Baldacci decides to take Decker, as the options are practically limitless. In a genre that has many memorable protagonists and talented authors, I believe Decker combined with Baldacci's talent for writing gripping thrillers will be a winning combination. For fans of thrillers who seek something a bit different in the typical thriller hero, pick up a copy of MEMORY MAN. It's the literary equivalent of driving a muscle car, pedal ALMOST to the metal, down the highway; top down with the wind blowing through my hair. (Perhaps in #2, I'll find myself on the Autobahn, shades on, and tunes cranked as well? I see great potential!) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    - Doc Aloha Reviews - 4/26/2015
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