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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,907 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Baldacci Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The King and Maxwell Series Release Date: April 2007 ISBN: 9781594839054
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In a world of secrets, human genius is power.
And sometimes it is simply deadly . . .

Near Washington, D.C., there are two clandestine institutions: the world's most unusual laboratory and a secret CIA training camp. Drawn to these sites by a murder, ex-Secret Service agent Sean King encounters a dark world of mathematicians, codes, and spies. His search for answers soon leads him to more shocking violence-and an autistic girl with an extraordinary genius.

Now, only by working with his embattled partner, Michelle Maxwell, can he catch a killer...and solve a stunning mystery that threatens the entire nation.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brick reads in his usual crisp, dramatic manner, although he reveals his softer side when he changes pitch and tone while reading passages that explore Michelle’s mental instability and Sean’s deep concern for her. He seems invested in the plot, almost as if he cares about the outcome. Brick injects personality into the protagonists, whose strengths and weaknesses complement one another.”

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  • “There’s nothing simple about Simple Genius, a complicated novel involving murder, geniuses, and the CIA…Scott Brick captures the excitement of this thriller with his unique pacing and style, which are perfect here. Brick even manages to sound somewhat feminine when he needs to be, and his voice for the Southern black gentleman is classic…There’s a lot of heart in this work.”

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  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diane | 2/20/2014

    " Read 375 pages before the story got a little bit interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TJ | 2/19/2014

    " A good read. One of Baldacci's better written series. Thrilling and a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 2/18/2014

    " Pretty engaging, but like most of his books, I find the endings disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 1/31/2014

    " Baldacci is one of my favorite authors. He never fails to keep the tale moving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gale Haithcock | 1/29/2014

    " A combination of espionage, science and suspense. A fairly quick read but this book moved along quickly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 1/28/2014

    " This is another fast paced mystery book. I've been enjoying David Baldacci's writings, however I did not enjoy this book as well as the first two I have read. The story itself was interesting however I did not enjoy the characters. The characters felt just too fictional to me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dana | 1/23/2014

    " Simple Genius was not one of the best books written b y David Baldacci. The plot of the book seemed to just drag on and never really get off the ground. However, I will continue to read his books based on how much I enjoyed the other ones that he has written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kshitij Amar | 1/21/2014

    " Deciphering ciphers,historical secrets,suspense,thrill...if you like any of the above...you definitely would love this book...i'd recommend this book to all the cryptologists out there..! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fredrick | 1/20/2014

    " Now with their own private investigative firm, King and Maxwell have to deal with the reson for Maxwell's violent meltdown and a series of murders in rural Virginia. An excellent read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela Walter | 1/8/2014

    " Book 3 King and Maxwell (Former Secret Service Agents) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meloraslc | 1/6/2014

    " Continues to produce pretty good quality books that have a historical base "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 12/23/2013

    " I could not put this book down. Fun and quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelbie | 11/24/2013

    " Another great page-turner for summer, with mystery, action, and a hint of a love story... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 11/19/2013

    " Entertaining on the road. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karenm | 11/9/2013

    " It was a slow start, but it was quite good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chantelle | 11/1/2013

    " This was not one of David Baldacci's best, but still quite enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shirley | 10/27/2013

    " I like David Badacci's books. I listen to them in the car. They are fast paced and keep me interested. They are good for travel.I have read seven of his books and I think this is one of his better reads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chery | 9/30/2013

    " I gave this a 5 because it was just a great fun read that I could not put down, not because it was any great literature. Just enjoyed!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 2/21/2013

    " I really liked this book till the end. The end just seemed a too far fetched to me. But if you are looking for a good, fun, easy mystery to read this is a fantastic book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 8/30/2012

    " Added this a few years after reading it. Don't remember anything notable other than what's in the description. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mom (Tash) | 5/15/2012

    " The two-star rating says it all - it was o.k. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 K1d2 | 5/11/2012

    " Had already gotten to know the main two characters in the book from an earlier book, so was able to jump right in. Story moves at a quick pace and is hard to put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeffrey | 2/25/2012

    " Even though this was not an action packed story (at least until the end) the book had good flow. I would probably read another Baldacci novel he did a nice job with molding the elements of the story together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda | 1/9/2012

    " This book is good, but it has taken a while to finish. I am not sure it had to do with my hectic life or the story. It is slow at times then picks up speed. I like the suspense factor but I think it has been a bit drawn out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlis | 9/8/2011

    " We listened to this and it was so exciting that we sat in the car in the garage to hear the end of a section. If I had read it, I would call it a "page turner." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alba Ribera | 8/14/2011

    " genial, del tiron, muertos, intrigas y ritmo trepidante, como una pelicula de accion... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Parson | 6/16/2011

    " fun read- action packed "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffeny | 6/4/2011

    " I always like David Baldacci (except the Christmas Train, which sucked!). This book was my least favorite of the mystery's he's written so far, but I still liked it pretty good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fredrick | 5/30/2011

    " Now with their own private investigative firm, King and Maxwell have to deal with the reson for Maxwell's violent meltdown and a series of murders in rural Virginia. An excellent read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 5/30/2011

    " Good stuff - really enjoying this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karenm | 5/27/2011

    " It was a slow start, but it was quite good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 5/2/2011

    " Great book... Had some "slow" spots but in general a great story.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathy | 4/22/2011

    " The only thing I liked about this book is that it was half-price at Audible.com. Come to think of it, I still paid too much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobbie | 4/18/2011

    " I really like Sean and Michelle - they get into some different situations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dino | 4/8/2011

    " The thing is this...Baldacci is a great writer. Even if sometimes the story is EH...he writes very well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamie | 4/8/2011

    " One can not really go wrong with a David Baldacci book, can they? The only thing I didn't know when I started this is that there are two more books featuring the main charagters that take place before this book. It was enjoyable anyway, and I'll probably pick up the other two at some point. "

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About the Author
Author David Baldacci

David Baldacci made a big splash on the literary scene with the publication of his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. A major motion picture adaptation followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 30 novels, all of which have been national and international bestsellers; several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries; over 110 million copies are in print worldwide. David has also published three novels for children. He has received numerous accolades for his writing; most recently, he was inducted into the 2011 International Crime Writing Hall of Fame and received the 2012 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.