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The Target (Abridged) Audiobook

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Read By: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Will Robie Series Release Date: April 2014 Format: Abridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781478952473

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

19

Longest Chapter Length:

33:52 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

21:48 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

27:34 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

89

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Publisher Description

The world's greatest assassins are on a high-risk mission for the President--but a powerful mastermind wants them dead in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller.

The President knows it's a perilous, high-risk assignment. If he gives the order, he has the opportunity to take down a global menace, once and for all. If the mission fails, he would face certain impeachment, and the threats against the nation would multiply. So the president turns to the one team that can pull off the impossible: Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel.

Together, Robie and Reel's talents as assassins are unmatched. But there are some in power who don't trust the pair. They doubt their willingness to follow orders. And they will do anything to see that the two assassins succeed, but that they do not survive.

As they prepare for their mission, Reel faces a personal crisis that could well lead old enemies right to her doorstep, resurrecting the ghosts of her earlier life and bringing stark danger to all those close to her. And all the while, Robie and Reel are stalked by a new adversary: an unknown and unlikely assassin, a woman who has trained her entire life to kill, and who has her own list of targets--a list that includes Will Robie and Jessica Reel.

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“Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy are a great team of narrators in this lightning-paced thriller. More exciting adventures and plenty of violence are in store for trained assassins Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel, even though some doubt their ability to follow orders. McLarty’s performance is heartfelt and empathetic, and Cassidy’s warm, low voice takes the hard edge off of Jessica’s character. Cassidy’s use of pacing and accents adds both drama and character to the wide variety of other female characters, including North Korean Min, who is ten years old, and her savior, Comrade Yie. Together, the narrators pull the listener into the plot’s many twists and turns. Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award.”

— AudioFile 

Quotes

  • “The assassination must be both successful and untraceable. Anything less would bring the president down and endanger the nation. To complete the mission, this meticulous chief executive turns to a team that he believes is unassailable: Will Robie and Jessica Reel. But this masterful pair has enemies, some of whom are dedicated to making this their very last assignment. David Baldacci’s The Target holds multiple layers of suspense and plot surprises.”

    — Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review
  • “In unsparing detail, Baldacci depicts the brutal conditions in the North Korean camp, in particular their impact on twenty-five-year-old Yie Chung-Cha, a prisoner groomed as a deadly assassin.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “Baldacci picks up where he left off with CIA assassins Will Robie and Jessica Reel in this no-holds-barred tale of perfidy and murder at the highest level…Robie and Reel fans will thrill to see their favorite spies back in action.”

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • Baldacci has been on a hot streak for the past few years, and The Target continues the trend. This isn't a garden-variety thriller or even a garden-variety Baldacci. It's among his most exhilarating books yet.

    — Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • Brilliant use of language...vivid supporting characters and numerous sudden and unexpected plot twists...[Baldacci] doesn't let the action sag at any point...In [Chung-Cha], Mr. Baldacci has created one of his most memorable characters.

    — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Robie and Reel are complex characters, and anything they do is a pleasure to follow...Baldacci knows how to get readers to turn the pages, and he's in top form here.

    — Associated Press
  • [A] no-holds-barred tale of perfidy and murder at the highest level...Baldacci's prose crackles with urgency...Robie and Reel fans will thrill to see their favorite spies back in action.

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • Baldacci deftly plots The Target so that readers can never get a firm grasp on what is going to happen next.

    — BookReporter.com

Awards

  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today bestseller
  • A #1 nWall Street Journaln bestseller
  • A #1 Chicago Tribune bestseller
  • A #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • An NPR bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller
  • An iTunes Top Seller
  • One of Barnes & Noble's Biggest Books of April 2014
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A Los Angeles Times bestseller

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About David Baldacci

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.