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4.00008412551527 out of 54.00008412551527 out of 54.00008412551527 out of 54.00008412551527 out of 54.00008412551527 out of 5 4.00 (11,887 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Baldacci Narrator: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781607885825
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After the #1 New York Times bestsellers Split Second, Hour Game, Simple Genius, and First Family, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell return in their most shocking case: a high stakes struggle where the relentless needs of national security run up against the absolute limits of the human mind.

THE SIXTH MAN

Edgar Roy--an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal Supermax facility-is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's attorney, Sean's old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins--en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered.
It is now up to them to ask the questions no one seems to want answered: Is Roy a killer? Who murdered Bergin? With help from some surprising allies, they continue to pursue the case. But the more they dig into Roy's past, the more they encounter obstacles, half-truths, dead-ends, false friends, and escalating threats from every direction. Their persistence puts them on a collision course with the highest levels of the government and the darkest corners of power. In a terrifying confrontation that will push Sean and Michelle to their limits, the duo may be permanently parted. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A complex puzzle…Baldacci is a master craftsman.”

    Associated Press

  • “Another surefire triumph.”

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

  • “David Baldacci’s longtime narrator of choice, Ron McLarty, teams up with Orlagh Cassidy to deliver one of Baldacci’s most exciting thrillers. Truly, they are a dynamic duo…McLarty and Cassidy handle the story’s tense moments extraordinarily well. Cassidy gives each of the four female principal characters a distinctive voice. The sound effects and engineering are superb. The last quarter of the book is riddled with explosive moments, with a new surprise every minute. Listeners won’t discern who the real villains are until the very end.”

    AudioFile

  • “Baldacci’s realistic plot blends patriotism and naked ambition, greed and paranoia and bureaucratic infighting…This novel is action-adventure, the plot ricocheting between isolated Maine woods and Washington power corridors, with stops in Virginia and New York…Authentic scenario, mystery piled on misdirection, and more double-crosses than a tic-tac-toe tournament.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shady | 4/25/2017

    " I really enjoyed this one. I'm a truck driver so I like the audio books and while listening to this one I had made my trip before I even realized it & that doesn't happen very often. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 4/28/2016

    " Hey listen to this twice one after another great reads great performance by the narrator's "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tami Tritch | 2/17/2014

    " Typical crime thriller but a couple interesting twists "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Saint-preux | 2/16/2014

    " I just like the author. Stories tend to run along the same lines of mass governmental conspiracies to be "conquered" only by disaffected governmental employees. But he's such a good writer! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joleen | 2/13/2014

    " It was entertaining but not his best work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 2/10/2014

    " I like this Baldacci series with the characters of Sean and Michelle -- it is a duo that always tries to do the right thing amongst bad guys. These political thrillers are a great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcia Adams | 2/8/2014

    " Even though it seems like Baldacci is spitting books out one right after the other, he is still a master story teller and the plot is exciting and filled with all kinds of wonderful twists and turns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick | 2/3/2014

    " Another great book by David Baldacci. It's the 5th in his Sean King/Michelle Maxwell series. Excellent story, lots of action, and many surprising twists in the plot as it develops. Baldacci seems to put out a new book every few months, but unlike John Grisham who really lost the touch over the past few years, Baldacci is as good as ever. Highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany Chandler | 1/8/2014

    " standard thriller. left me somewhat unfullfiled. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 1/2/2014

    " Really enjoy David Baldacci's books, and this one did not disappoint. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patti | 12/12/2013

    " This book finally got interesting around page 316. Not his best work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tulara | 11/3/2013

    " Fast-paced thriller - "ripped from the headlines" sort of stuff. If you are not paranoid, you are not paying attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 10/26/2013

    " Twists and more twists. Really keeps your interest. Great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mj | 10/26/2013

    " After reading The Death and Life of the Great American Education System, I was looking for something light to read. Baldacci's book fit the bill. It is filled with intrigue and action with lots of twists and turns. Great for something to read on the beach. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peg | 10/9/2013

    " Baldacci fans will be glad that the duo of Michelle and Sean are back, full of daring-do as ever. Fun tale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 9/13/2013

    " Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are hired by the defense to investigate the case of a security analylist accused of six murders. Bodies continue dropping all over the place and infighting among the security agencies is exposed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 7/3/2013

    " This was as good as any Maxwell & King novel I've read before. There is plenty of great twists and clues to help you find your way through this mystery! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lena | 5/6/2013

    " I love David Baldacci and this book was no different. This one was particularly good with an interesting premise for the intel community "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 2/5/2013

    " Ijust started it in Audio and love it already! Baldacchino is almost always a winner! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judy | 12/16/2012

    " The book was almost entirely dialogue, which made it a fast read, but which was annoying after a while. The plot was quite contrived. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 10/26/2012

    " Great read w/ a lot of twists & turns! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren Werner | 10/25/2012

    " My first Sean and Michele book. Really enjoyed this book. Full of twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 3/21/2012

    " Excellent twists and turns - all the way to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eydie | 3/21/2012

    " Good, but not his best. I do like the characters and have read the first five books up to this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 2/12/2012

    " I've read Baldacci books before but never King/Maxwell character books. This was a great government conspiracy book. Great premise, great "chase," and great resolution. Overall a really good thriller to read and enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleele | 1/31/2012

    " somewhat strange, but I like the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/15/2012

    " Parts became slow and other unexpected parts, but in general a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric Nissley | 11/25/2011

    " one of the better books i've read in a while. need to be familiar with the series to get most impact "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ace | 11/20/2011

    " Not Baldacci's best. It moves along pretty well, but the ending is muddled by too many fortuitous circumstances and liasons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 6/30/2011

    " What's not to enjoy about a Baldacci book? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 6/30/2011

    " Totally enjoyed revisiting Maxwell and King in this thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 6/27/2011

    " I have enjoyed almost all of Baldacci's books - and this was no exception. A great installment in the Sean and Michelle series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 6/26/2011

    " The Sean and Michelle books of Baldacci's are my favorite. I enjoyed this one of his more than the last several I've read. Fun summer trip reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty410 | 6/24/2011

    " Familiar investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are almost in too deep on this government bureau battle within the organizations and computer technology. Baldacci seldom disappoints and this was a thriller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judi | 6/23/2011

    " Every time a read a David Baldacci I say it't the best book I've read but this one really was the BEST. So may twists and turns and just when you thought you had it figured out he brings in something else. I would highly recommend this book. You won't be able to put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 6/23/2011

    " This book had so many twists and turns, and I tell you I couldn't figure out the twists until the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 6/21/2011

    " This book raises the hair on the back of my neck...could this type of intrigue really be true? Maybe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 6/21/2011

    " An entertaining and quick read. Predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 6/21/2011

    " Every thing you read a suspense novel for! Michelle and sean keep the pace all the way through I've given up on camel club but i will continue with these two good read. "

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

    " Another good Baldacci. Lots of twists and turns - got a little lost there for a while. Interesting view of US intelligence community and how it works - or doesn't. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim | 6/19/2011

    " The usual pot boiler, characters where poorly built and played like super heros. Story line was not convincing unless you are an over the top conspiracy theorist. Not recommended "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 6/18/2011

    " If you are a fan of Baldacci, you will enjoy this book as well. He has an annoying way of wrapping everything up with a bow in the last few chapters, and this book follows that pattern. There are a few minor suprises at the end to satisfy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 6/16/2011

    " EXCELLENT!!!!! Another wonderful thriller with a twisted ending. I thought I called, then second guessed myself and ala it was what I thought but certainly not predictable. Well written! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 6/16/2011

    " Great intrigue, great character development, great action filled plotting. Baldacci is at it again, even WITHOUT the Camel Club! "

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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 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 eight 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 is an udiobook narrator who has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, as well as fifteen 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.