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The Simple Truth

Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
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The Simple Truth is a tense courtroom drama with a fast-paced plot from best-selling author David Baldacci.

As a young conscripted soldier, Rufus Harms was jailed for the brutal killing of a schoolgirl. Yet after 25 hard years of incarceration, a stray letter from the US Army reveals new facts about the night of the murder - and the evil secret shared by some of Washington's most powerful men. Fearful for his life, Harms seizes his one chance to escape. But within hours the only people who knew about the appeal have been hunted down and eliminated.

As the unknown assassins close in on Harms, ex-cop turned criminal attorney John Fiske is drawn into the web. His younger brother is already a victim; the woman he loves is under threat. For the truth and the chance of a future, he will never give up the fight. But for both men, time is already running out. Their enemy is buried deep within the system and completely ruthless when protecting the truth....

©2017 David Baldacci (P)1998 Hachette Audio

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Great fan of Baldacci but found this one boring and very drawn out too over descriptive

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Great story

I enjoyed the book and the narrator was excellent. Up to the standard we expect from Baldacci. I challenge the reader ro guess the ending.

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  • Mark
  • 09-02-2019

Where's Myron?

Where's Myron? lol Narrator Jonathan Marosz immediately had me thinking Myron Bolitar would appear at any moment! Of course the book developed into the kind of high quality read we all expect from David Baldacci. With credible characters and enough twists and turns to keep me reassessing situations and characters while trying to solve the original crime and those that followed it. For quality and entertainment this one goes into the top tier of my library.

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  • Penny Lambert
  • 12-08-2018

Dyslexia, the Simple Truth

The Simple Truth was an OK book. Not in David Baldacci’s Best Book file, but OK. The reason given for a not so guilty guy being in prison is not correct. Not according to my sources. My brother suffers from Dyslexia. People who experience Dyslexia would not behave in an uncooperative manner or not follow orders simply because they have Dyslexia. I believe David Baldacci got it wrong & meant something completely different. Maybe a behavioural Disorder. Not Dyslexia. Dyslexia is a disorder that involves experiencing difficulty with the written word. That is, difficulty in reading, learning to read, interpreting words, letters & other symbols but doesn’t affect general intelligence or behaviour. People who have Dyslexia do not see a page of text like the rest of us. All the words merge together & move either in a sideway or downward direction. The concentration required to first, still the text & then to isolate each word before being able to read is extraordinary. Extraordinary is also their ability to actually learn how to read in the first place under such difficult circumstances.

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  • Smallbo
  • 18-07-2017

Lots of twists and turns

I enjoyed this book and the narrator definitely added to that.
It has stood the test of time fairly well

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  • Cynthia
  • 06-09-2020

Simply genius

Well written and perfectly narrated. I couldn't get any sleep until I finished the book. What a thriller! Good for anyone in a stressful job needing to switch off

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  • Martin
  • 16-05-2019

Book number 21, love David Baldacci..

First audible book experience. Great Narration. loved the experience. Still prefer the auld paperback. Thanks.

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  • barry holloway
  • 21-05-2018

Fantastic

Another fantastic Baldacci novel with all the twists and turns you expect from this superb author.

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  • Mae Pearl Tan
  • 07-10-2020

Always enjoy Baldacci

Another Baldacci book I've enjoyed listening to. The reader is also very good with the voices, accents and speech nuances.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-04-2020

One of the best from Baldacci

An excellent and intriguing story with deep and interesting characters. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Erla Thorolfsdottir
  • 19-11-2019

A good book.

I am a fan of David Baldacci. Of all the books I have listened to, this one was the least of them. I liked the story though, but the reader was a bit dry.

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  • Andrea Edan
  • 07-10-2019

Baddies are very bad and goodies believe in God

This book is for people who like a clear difference between the baddies and the goodies. It is made clear from the start which is which so there are very few surprises except towards the end when the author may have thought that it was a good idea to turn one of the baddies into a goody. It also became clear that to be good, it is important to believe in God and know your bible well. A small bit of sex was added to spice things up but it was, generally pretty predictable. If you like your stories without too many surprises, this one is for you. The narration was OK but sometimes moved from one character to another without pause so took a few seconds to realise that the scene had changed. Unchallenging but possibly OK for a long flight or holiday read.

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  • Juliet
  • 27-09-2019

Awful narrator

The narrator is unvaryingly serious and monotonous. On the other hand, if you have insomnia, he's your man.

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  • Ruthie
  • 27-08-2019

Didn’t see that coming...

Haven’t been able to put this book down. The beginning was a little slow but it soon became evident why because of the background story It soon speeds up and boy what a ride. One of my favourite authors!.