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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Customer Reviews

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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

Somebody needs to be fired...

I'm not even 20 minutes into the book and I'm already fighting to continue. What on earth was wrong with Ron McLarty's solo work on David Baldacci's previous novels? Why ruin it with the horribly executed female character narration and not even mention said failed attempt before I paid for the audio book? I am disappointed. The only reason this gets three stars is because the story has me intrigued, however it looks like I'm going to have to wait to see if the local library's CD set is also ruined by this... this "experiment."

As far as the book goes, it is quite intriguing and worth a read... just not with this narration.
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- Anthony

Book Details

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