The Guilty

  • by David Baldacci
  • Narrated by Kyf Brewer
  • 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Will Robie is the government's most professional, disciplined, and lethal assassin. He infiltrates the most hostile countries in the world, defeats our enemies' advanced security measures, and eliminates threats before they ever reach our shores.
But now his skills have left him. Sent overseas on a critical assignment, he fails, unable to pull the trigger. Absent his talents, Robie is a man without a mission and without a purpose.
To recover what he has lost, Robie must confront what he has tried to forget for over 20 years: his own past.
The Guilty
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.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Way under par quality. Total disappointment.

The Guilty starts off with Will Robie returning to his childhood home in small town Mississippi because his father, with whom he has been estranged for years, is in jail for murder. He finds that he now has a step-mother and half-brother. There are interesting local characters and the plot is okay for the first half of the book. From there it goes down-hill. People start dying at a rapid rate, the plot takes impossible turns, and I began to wonder if it was written by Baldacci or a ghost writer.

The ending was far-fetched and ALL in the last chapter where the villain is revealed and the pieces are tied in a bow that is not so neat and totally unbelievable. I don't mind a surprise ending if you can look back and see how the threads came together but this is not the case.

The book was a total disappointment.
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- Bonnie

Good story but too much production

Don't need a male and female playing parts or all the sound effects for gun fire. It's just too much and distracts from a good story. Other audio books do very well with one performer for all parts. Past this an enjoyable story.
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- Lloyd

Book Details

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