The Sixth Man : King and Maxwell

  • by David Baldacci
  • Narrated by Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Series: King and Maxwell
  • 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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One of my favorite Baldacci Books

I usually always love David Baldacci books and this was one of my favorites. The only problem I had was the female narration of Michelle Maxwell's character. To me, she sounded like a whining, southern grandmother not the tough as nails charachter Michelle seems to be. I am not sure I ever got over the narration of her charachter (usually bad narration kills a book for me) but the story was good enough to get over this hurdle. I do, however, think they should look for someone with a more "crisp" no-nonsense voice.
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- Ronda Snyder

Another good book wrecked by terrible narrator

It seems that good narration is hard to find. Ron McLarty is great here, but this is really co-narrated with Orlagh Cassidy, who seems to be more interested in 'pronouncing' than in speaking. The overly affected dialects are very distracting and even jarring. It sounds more like an 'acting practice, vocal rehearsal, over-emphasize the vowels' session than a telling of a story. It's too bad that it couldn't be just McLarty reading. Sigh. One more credit wasted.
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- Dan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-19-2011
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio