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Author: David Baldacci Narrator: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy Publisher: Hachette Book Group Audio Length: Series:The John Puller Series Release Date: November 2012 Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781619691667

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In Paradise, nothing is what it seems.

Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the US Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case, but this time the crime is personal. His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.

A picture-perfect town on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Paradise thrives on the wealthy tourists and retirees drawn to its gorgeous weather and beaches. The local police have ruled his aunt’s death an unfortunate, tragic accident. But just before she died she mailed a letter to Puller’s father, telling him that beneath its beautiful veneer, Paradise is not all it seems to be.

What Puller finds convinces him his aunt’s death was no accident and that the palm trees and sandy beaches of Paradise may hide a conspiracy so shocking that some will go to unthinkable lengths to make sure the truth is never revealed.

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  • “Baldacci 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.”

    - Associated Press
  • “The Forgotten is a prime example of Baldacci at his action adventure best.”

    - Huffington Post
  • “A fast-moving thriller…The majority of the narration is performed by Ron McLarty, with Orlagh Cassidy handling the female characters…Overall both performers are strong and appropriate.”

    - Library Journal (audio review)
  • “Ron McLarty is masterful in his narration, using his rich voice and deliberate delivery to portray Puller, a humble but kick-ass soldier-hero. McLarty’s portrayals of the other male characters, especially Puller’s father, are also spot-on, with each being given a distinct voice and accent. Orlagh Cassidy’s portrayal of the various female characters is icing on the cake.”

    - AudioFile
  • “Another 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
  • “A solid thriller.”

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “The Forgotten turns its own pages. Be forewarned: you’re in for a wild ride.”

    - Bookreporter.com

Awards

  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • A Washington Post Bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller

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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. She has done voice work for commercials in which she is probably best known for her role as the mom in the “BFF Jill” spots for AT&T.