The Guilty : Will Robie

  • by David Baldacci
  • Narrated by Kyf Brewer
  • Series: Will Robie
  • 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Will Robie escaped his small Gulf Coast hometown of Cantrell, Mississippi, after high school, severing all personal ties, and never looked back. Not once. Not until the unimaginable occurs. His father, Dan Robie, has been arrested and charged with murder.
Father and son haven't spoken or seen each other since the day Robie left town. In that time, Dan Robie - a local attorney and pillar of the community - has been elected town judge. Despite this, most of Cantrell is aligned against Dan. His guilt is assumed.
To make matters worse, Dan has refused to do anything to defend himself. When Robie tries to help, his father responds only with anger and defiance. Could Dan really be guilty?
With the equally formidable Jessica Reel at his side, Robie ignores his father's wishes and begins his own desperate investigation into the case. But Robie is now a stranger to his hometown, an outsider, a man who has forsaken his past and his family. His attempts to save his father are met with distrust and skepticism...and violence.
Unlike the missions Robie undertook in the service of his country, where his target was clearly defined, digging into his father's case only reveals more questions. Robie is drawn into the hidden underside of Cantrell, where he must face the unexpected and possibly deadly consequences of the long-ago choices made by father and son. And this time there may be no escape for either of them.


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A fabulous next installment, Robbie &Reel are back

It's been a while since the last installment in one of my favorite series. In this novel, Robbie has performed a hit that has unintended consequences which setup his ability to execute on the story-line of interest. A storyline that includes his father. I really like the that we are getting more information and background on Robbie and Jessica in this book. Baldacci continues to deepen our understanding of the characters. In the last novel,circumstance was a touch contrived, not in this novel. The fiction was very believable.

Kyf Brewer is a new reader, a departure from the last four novels. I am alright with the performance. Perhaps I gave it one star lower because I object to this change. The judicious use of music to heighten the moment I find interesting and I appreciate.

This novel is less about the CIA than about Robbie and his background. Anyone enjoying thrillers will find this book interested. Will Robbie get his ju-ju back? What will Reel and he do? I give this a big thumbs up, it is worth the twelve hours of listening.
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- G. House Sr. "I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction."

Who in the hell is rating this book 5 stars?

What did you like best about The Guilty? What did you like least?

Robie and Reel are now completely indistinguishable from King and Maxwell and I don't mean that comment to be flattering.

Would you ever listen to anything by David Baldacci again?


Which character – as performed by Kyf Brewer – was your favorite?

All the stereotypical Mississippians that say things like "yo herah 'cause of yo daddy?"

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

If you think Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a good actor then you will probably think this is a well written story with interesting characters.

Any additional comments?

The first few books in this series were pretty good. This is garbage. Robie has completely lost his edge and I find it absurd that the finest black-ops operators that the CIA employees are running around the deep south barely escaping encounters with everyday citizens. It's a cliche story with cliche characters. I was aggravated and couldn't wait till the book was over.

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- Justin Messer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-17-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio