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Author: David Baldacci Narrator: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Audio Length: Series:The John Puller Series Release Date: November 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781478982838

Publisher Description

Special Agent Puller's brother is the country's most wanted criminal, but his conviction points to a cover-up--and a dangerous enemy bent on burying the truth in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller. It's a prison unlike any other. Military discipline rules. Its security systems are unmatched. None of its prisoners dream of escaping. They know it's impossible...until now. John Puller's older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller must bring in his brother to face justice. But Puller quickly discovers that his brother is pursued by others who don't want him to survive. Puller is in turn pushed into an uneasy, fraught partnership with another agent, who may have an agenda of her own. They dig more deeply into the case together, and Puller finds that not only are her allegiances unclear, but there are troubling details about his brother's conviction...and someone out there doesn't want the truth to ever come to light. As the nationwide manhunt for Robert grows more urgent, Puller's masterful skills as an investigator and strengths as a fighter may not be enough to save his brother--or himself.

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  • “In bestseller Baldacci’s clever third John Puller thriller, the chief warrant officer faces his most difficult and most personal assignment yet. Puller’s older brother, Robert, a former major in the USAF, is a convicted traitor serving a life sentence in Leavenworth…The Puller brothers are in deep trouble, and it will take all their ingenuity and skills just to survive. Baldacci handles the complex plot with consummate ease as the Pullers navigate nearly endless surprises.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy are a tried-and-true team, having already narrated a number of Baldacci’s books together. With Cassidy delivering all the female dialogue and McLarty reading everything else, their voices dovetail seamlessly…Action is fast, and, as the plot twists and turns, excitement ratchets up, heightened by subtle sound effects. Cassidy keeps the listener guessing with her characterization of Veronica Knox. Is she helping Puller, or policing him? An enjoyable stand-alone thriller.”

    - AudioFile
  • One of the most compelling characters in David Baldacci's thrillers is John Puller, a crackerjack investigator of military crimes...Twists and turns come fast and furious in the best Baldacci tradition. The Escape is much more than a thriller. It's a moving tale of two military brothers and their father, a retired Army general and fighting legend now suffering from dementia. Emotionally intense, The Escape is Baldacci's best to date.

    - Associated Press
  • [In his] clever third John Puller thriller...Baldacci handles the complex plot with consummate ease as the Pullers navigate nearly endless surprises.

    - Publisher's Weekly
  • A heck of an opening chapter, guaranteed to jettison readers into hours of addictive reading...Baldacci's last few books have been among the best in his long, busy career, and The Escape stands near the top for sheer adrenalin-fueled entertainment. It's alarmingly topical, too, taking us into the intelligence community and raising questions about privacy rights in the age of government surveillance and other buzz-worthy issues (no spoilers here). Indeed, the crime at the center of The Escape could have been pulled from recent newspaper headlines. Who says thrillers have to be the stuff of escapist fantasies?

    - Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • Highly entertaining...The Escape is a terrific read.

    - CT News
  • A phenomenal read, as usual, from David Baldacci--don't miss it!

    - BookLoons.com
  • David Baldacci has never been better than in 'The Escape.'

    - Providence Journal

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A 2015 GoodReads Readers’ Choice Best Mystery & Thriller Book Award nominee

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I really liked this book; the storyline kept me guessing the entire time and the narrators were both top-notch. I'm a David Baldacci fan now for sure. "

    - Nate, 3/15/2018
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " puller series book 3 rises above the first two. the story line is awesome. orlagh Cassidy is brilliant as agent veronica knox. "

    - craig, 5/21/2017
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " this was an awesome book a great example of David's ability to make great characters and be unique. I look forward to more of this series. "

    - Scott, 4/28/2016

About the Author

David Baldacci is one of the world’s favorite storytellers and a global bestselling author, with twenty-one of his novels making the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. 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.

About the Narrators

Ron McLarty is a veteran actor of television, film, and stage as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He has more than 100 television appearances to his credit, including as a series regular on Spencer for Hire and Law & Order. His film career began in 1977 with a performance in The Sentinel and continued with such films as The Postman, Flamingo Kid, and, most recently, How Do You Know? His stage credits include Broadway and other productions. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, earning nine Earphones Awards and recognition by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense in 2009 and 2010. He has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Awards and then won the award in 2001 for Best Mystery Narration. He is also an accomplished playwright and an acclaimed novelist.

Orlagh Cassidy, an American actress of stage, television, and film, is an audiobook narrator who has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, as well as many AudioFile Earphones Awards. She is a graduate of SUNY at Purchase and a recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation Scholarship. She has been seen on and off Broadway and in films, including Definitely Maybe and Calling It Quits. Her television credits include roles in Law & Order and Sex and the City and as Doris Wolfe on Guiding Light.