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The Last Mile Audiobook

The Last Mile

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Publisher's Summary

Memories can be a real killer.

Melvin Mars awaits his fate on death row. He was one of America's most promising football stars until, aged 20 years old, he was arrested and convicted for the murder of his parents - just as he was due to begin a very lucrative contract with the NFL.

When Amos Decker, newly appointed special agent with the FBI, hears the news that Melvin was saved in the final seconds before his execution because someone has confessed to the killings, he persuades his boss to allow him to carry out an investigation into the Mars murders. There are facts about the case which don't add up, and as the investigation deepens, Decker and his team uncover layer upon layer of lies and deception rooted at a time in American history which most would rather forget, but some seem keen to remember.

There is someone out there with a lot to hide and a secret that everyone is looking for. A race against time ensues, because when revealed, that information threatens to tear apart the corridors of power at the very highest level. The case proves to be life-changing for both Mars and Decker in ways that neither could ever have imagined.

©2016 Hachette Audio (P)2016 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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    wendy sauer 11/08/2016
    wendy sauer 11/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Fabulously fast moving"

    really excellent book expert execution of plot loved it loved the characters narrative excellent

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christine 02/06/2016
    Christine 02/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "great book "

    very well composed and read it was thrilling suspenseful right to the end. Great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin 23/05/2016
    Kevin 23/05/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Enthralling from the very first."

    Well developed with unexpected twists and relationships. On occasions you may expect a development which then has a twist, there is a time line development to surprise.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Anneke Putter
    5/09/16
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    "Another Baldacci masterpiece!"

    Excellent read, definitely worth it! Amos Dekker is definitely becoming one of my favourite characters!

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  • Simon
    Waterlooville, UK
    22/04/16
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    "Baldacci's Decker Full of Aces!"

    The first book in this series was a good one but with The Last Mile Baldacci moves smoothly into top gear. While the opening volume was slower due to the need to setup the characters and background this one feels perfectly paced. It delivers an entertaining story smoothly with the author showing increasing confidence in his characters. Gone is the need to explain Decker's complex background and medical condition, that aspect is now limited to small and occasional reminders.

    The dual-aspect narration is more smoothly produced and Kyf Brewer is a more upbeat male voice which further boosts the tempo. The opening scenes on Death Row are one of the highlights of the book.

    With these improvements this promises to be a very successful series with the potential for longevity should Baldacci so choose. This story is a similar mystery to the first where the devil is in the detail and the smallest of clues turn out to be important.

    So, if you enjoyed the first book you may well find yourself liking this one even more. The story comes to the fore over the character backgrounds and leads up to an exciting conclusion. If you haven't read the first book then I wouldn't advise jumping straight into this one as you will miss out on the carefully constructed back stories for the characters.

    In summary, a five star thriller all the way!

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Janet
    7/10/16
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    "Brilliant"

    Baldacci is an amazing storyteller and Amos Decker definitely one of his best characters! More please.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Graham
    3/06/16
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    "Baldacci @ his best."

    Well narrated, as done badly it's very off putting.
    Interesting story that keeps moving, more than worth a listen.
    Keeps listener entertained @ all times.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dana
    United Kingdom
    3/05/16
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    "Couldn't suspend my disbelief long enough to enjoy this"

    Judging from the other reviews, I'm the only one who didn't quite enjoy this :/ After loving Memory Man to death, I was fully prepared to love The Last Mile as well. Sadly, there was an element to the plot (why Melvin really ended up in prison) that I just hated and found very unbelievable, despite the explanations in the book. It was an entertaining book but a bit disappointing.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Tony
    29/11/16
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    "WHAT A READ!"

    Twists and turns, danger and disappointments. - then triumph another great Baldacci book. I was gripped from start to end. THank you

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jake Gray
    20/11/16
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    "Amos Decker... You can't not love the guy!"

    It took me about 5 sessions to finish this book! David Baldacci, I don't know how you do it, but you make me feel happy, sad, angry, chilled and want to cry tears of joy in about a 12 hour span!

    The Last Mile is a fantastic continuation to the Amos Decker series! I cannot wait to hear what happens next!

    I felt something for every character! They all have a special connection with Decker who, in turn, has a special connection with you! It's a special thing when an author can do that!

    Major props go to Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy! Cassidy is her usual great self, but Brewer is on another level! Not a single character sounded similar! Everyone was identifiable, to the point where it's as if Brewer recorded all of a characters dialog in one chunk as to not lose the voice! If this is not how he recorded them, then majorly huge props to the guy!

    Also, I dare you to listen to the final scene and not cry! Impossible! 10/10 WILL listen to again!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Darren Evans
    28/10/16
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    "Baldacci pulls it out of the bag again. "

    Fantastic story! Well worth the wait for this
    second installment in the Amos Decker series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Russ
    United Kingdom
    24/10/16
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    "Confused by chapter numbers"

    Great story with lots of twists and turns. Great narration. However each audible chapter consisted of at least 3 chapters from the book itself. As someone who regularly uses sleep function to end of chapter I found this annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul Woolf
    4/10/16
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    "Excellent"

    Fantastic story and great reading that brought the plot and characters to life

    Strongly recommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • malcolm
    Winslow
    29/09/16
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    "brilliant book, well narrated"

    the narration was excellent I never found it hard going. Thrilling storyline with twists and turns that kept the interest. would listen again .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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