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3.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 5 3.79 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Baldacci Narrator: Jonathan Marosz Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9781611132090
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THE SIMPLE TRUTH
It's never what it seems...

Young attorney Michael Fiske broke the law when he took Rufus Harms's prison letter from the Supreme Court. But he also sealed his own fate. Suddenly everyone who has anything to do with Harms or his appeal mysteriously dies. Now Michael's brother John, a cop turned attorney, comes to Washington to find out why his brother was murdered--and what it had to do with a crime that Harms committed twenty-five years before. But the one man who can help John, the one man who knows what really happened more than two decades ago--and why--has escaped from prison and is running for his life.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “As with a scenic drive, the destination of a Baldacci cliff-hanger is less important than the route taken. Baldacci’s passengers, repeaters and new ones alike, will be clamoring to ride along.”

    Booklist

  • Baldacci ratchets up the suspense. People
  • A strong-boned thriller...captivating characters...vivid detailing of the Supreme Court behind closed doors--where the truth, apparently, is anything but simple. Publishers Weekly
  • Another wild Baldacci ride...fascinating...engrossing...more than just a fast-paced thriller...Baldacci is still one of the best thriller writers around, and that's the simple truth. Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • Top-notch...Baldacci writes thrillers that will keep you on the edge of your seat and guessing right up until the end...John Grisham has some serious competition. Southern Pines Pilot (NC)
  • “Compelling…Finely drawn…A page-turner worth losing sleep over.”

    USA Today

  • “It’s a truism that readers who like Grisham’s novels often take to Baldacci’s, but never has Baldacci’s debt to the more veteran author been so evident as in this strong-boned thriller…For foxy plotting, Baldacci is easily Grisham’s peer, and his characters are always captivating…Generously textured, distinguished by thoughtful delvings into family psychodramatics, a nicely rendered romance between two tentative lovers.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Baldacci’s novel continues to offer new surprises.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 10/8/2011

    " This was an amazing book. The storyline is gripping but Baldacci writes so well about the complicated, heart-wrenching emotions that bind families together and tear them apart. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Roger | 9/21/2011

    " Poor. Bad plot, bad characters, unreal situations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 9/20/2011

    " I didn't think a legal thriller would enthrall me at all, but I was surprised! It makes me want to look into his other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 9/15/2011

    " Average for Baldacci. Ending seemed too contrived. Still worth the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pradeep | 9/14/2011

    " A great read. I couldn't put the book down for the last 5 chapters. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 8/9/2011

    " Full of suspence and some sad outcomes to some people because others are covering up a crime and this colusion goes right to the top of tree. lots of twists and turns. "

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

    " Similar to John Grisham. Will definitely read more by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacob | 8/3/2011

    " A good- at times very good- legal thriller. This was my first read by David Baldacci and I look forward to reading more of his. A few unlikely turns near the end for the sake of making it more suspenseful but otherwise, it was a good, gripping read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 7/31/2011

    " It took a while for me to get into this book only because of all the Supreme Court/Justice information laid out but once started, could not put it down. I have read a billion books, not one has ever made me cry at the end until now. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 7/25/2011

    " why oh why did I torture myself with this? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 El | 7/23/2011

    " this one... you oughta read it and not just once but several time over
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nana | 7/2/2011

    " First few chapters introduced too many characters, very confusing, but stick to it! Would like to see some of these characters brought forward into a series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 6/20/2011

    " Started off a bit slow, but once it got going, it was great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 6/20/2011

    " Not a bad read. Good airplane or trip book. "

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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

Jonathan Marosz has narrated dozens of audiobooks throughout his career, including numerous titles by bestselling authors David Baldacci, Harlan Coben, and Tony Hillerman.