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3.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 5 3.91 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Baldacci Narrator: Francis Cassidy, Frances Cassidy Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781611139945
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THE DREAM
She is twenty, beautiful, dirt-poor, and hoping for a better life for her infant daughter when LuAnn Tyler is offered the gift of a lifetime, a $100 million lottery jackpot. All she has to do is change her identity and leave the U.S. forever.

THE KILLER
It's an offer she dares to refuse...until violence forces her hand and thrusts her into a harrowing game of high-stakes, big-money subterfuge. It's a price she won't fully pay...until she does the unthinkable and breaks the promise that made her rich.

THE WINNER
For if LuAnn Tyler comes home, she will be pitted against the deadliest contestant of all: the chameleonlike financial mastermind who changed her life. And who can take it away at will... Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Baldacci has come up with yet another good one.”

    New York Times

  • “He’s hit the jackpot again…Baldacci pushes the pace pedal to the floor and takes the turns on two wheels.”

    New York Daily News

  • “Not since The Silence of the Lambs has there been a villain as hair-raising as the one that David Baldacci creates in his newest bestseller…A tight-knit piece of suspense, with enough sex, money, and murderous action to keep readers hooked all the way.”

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer

  • “A wildfire of a thriller…flat-out fun to read.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “This deliciously entertaining thriller has all the right ingredients: suspense, a strange but brilliant villain and a woman lifted out of poverty into privilege…Frances Cassidy’s narration is rich, sultry and powerful. Through degree of accent and inflection, she conveys the very different person LuAnn becomes, thanks to education and travel. Cassidy also perfectly captures both the streetwise Charlie…and the menacing Mr. Jackson. The suspenseful conclusion keeps the listener breathless, thanks to Baldacci’s plotting and Cassidy’s pacing and flawless emotional pitch.”

    AudioFile

  • “A kinetic extravaganza…A spunky heroine unafraid to go gun-to-gun with her evil antagonist, LuAnn Tyler earns the riveting attention of fans of Baldacci’s pedal-to-the-metal plotting.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine Rausch | 2/16/2014

    " Very entertaining. Kept me enthralled. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dustin Ebaugh | 2/12/2014

    " This is one of my favorites of his. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samanthajocampen | 2/12/2014

    " This book captivated me. It's highly suspenseful and a quick read. Made me think long and hard about the meaning of money and the consequences of having too much. How far would YOU go to win the lottery? Tough call. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jayce | 2/9/2014

    " I found the writing and the subject matter to be somewhat boring, so I couldn't finish this one. Maybe it's because I'd just read another novel set around the same time (1997) which caused it to feel dated. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melody | 2/2/2014

    " SO far I'm not a David Baldacci fan. I never became a fan... in fact, I couldn't finish this book and that rarely ever happens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Korbie | 1/29/2014

    " I loved this book and the heroine "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mohit Choudhary | 1/21/2014

    " awesome ! thrilling ! gripping ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 1/18/2014

    " This book is as intense as The Angel Makers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Martell | 1/17/2014

    " An likely lottery winner and the intrigue that follows is great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 1/16/2014

    " This was okay. Not one of my favorite Baldacci books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elise | 1/15/2014

    " fan-frickin-tastic "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Yury Averkiev | 1/2/2014

    " It started okay, but quickly became boring. I read about 3/4 of the book and just couldn't finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 12/31/2013

    " prob the only Baldacci I have read and I liked it very much "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke Bowen | 12/30/2013

    " One of the best mysteries I've read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jen | 12/27/2013

    " Someone made me read this. Why did I listen to that person? And I bought it in hardback. Idiot! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 11/17/2013

    " Love it. Great story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harley | 11/15/2013

    " A powerful thriller mystery. I heard the audio version. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gretchen Achilles | 11/9/2013

    " OK, I was trapped in a hotel with only the free cart of used mass market paperbacks to read. I guess I would describe this as the poorman's John Grisham. A somewhat fantastical and interesting plot concept marred by poor writing and cliches throughout "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey Wheeler | 10/7/2013

    " One of his earlier works. A good, entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Busch | 9/27/2013

    " Good action, good pace. As usual the heroin falls in love much too fast. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherri | 9/9/2013

    " Ever since I read that book, I never trusted the Lottery!!! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blake | 9/6/2013

    " I couldn't put The Winner down. I found it a very satisfying thriller. As soon as I write this review, I am going to download another David Baldacci book to my Kindle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Phil | 5/29/2013

    " Very predictable and reads like a movie. But still an enjoyable read if you are looking for some fluff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlie | 5/8/2013

    " I enjoyed this book very much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 5/3/2013

    " Great read. Couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele Finnell | 4/16/2013

    " An excellent and very suspense filled book... Kept me on the edge of my seaT1 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suze | 11/26/2012

    " Baldacci always keeps you interested. I have trouble putting his books down and this was no exception! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 11/3/2012

    " It was entertaining. Another good one from this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cara | 10/20/2012

    " Page turner. I loved the concept of the book and the twist and turns it took. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gerald Curtis | 10/15/2012

    " This was a fantastic story. I found it fantastic in characterizations, a progressing and increasingly complex plot of twists and turns. I thought John Grisham was the master, but I may be changing my mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Park | 9/2/2012

    " This is my favorite book by David Baldacci and also one of the very first by him that I read. He intelligently builds his characters and the suspense. Just try to guess what is going to happen next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aimee | 8/12/2012

    " One of my favorites... Read it twice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Kubiak | 6/5/2012

    " One of Baldacci's best, in my opinion. Best fiction writer I know. "

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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

Frances Cassidy is an audiobook narrator whose readings include David Baldacci’s The Winner, Michael Crichton’s Airframe, and Hellen Keller’s The Story of My Life, among others.