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The Winner

Narrated by: Frances Cassidy
Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (55 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

LuAnn Tyler is a single parent striving to escape a life of endless poverty. Then a mysterious Mr Jackson makes her an offer he thinks no one can refuse: a guarantee to be the winner of the $100 million lottery. But LuAnn won't do it.

Less than 24 hours later, she is fighting for her life and running from a false murder charge. Jackson's offer - and its condition that she leave the country forever - seems her only hope.

Ten years later LuAnn secretly returns to the United States to begin a new life with Matthew Riggs, a man whose origins are as murky as her own. But a canny reporter has picked up her trail, as have the FBI - and Jackson. Matt Riggs is the only person who can help her. But is help what Matt intends, or is he, too, closing in for the kill?

Suspense-filled roller-coaster action from one of the world's master storytellers.

©1997 Hachette Audio (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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Fantastic Book

Brilliant plot, fast paced and well worth it listening to. You won't be disappointed. A1

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Wishful thinking

I wish I could rig the lottery and get away with it. Becoming rich isn’t a unique dream but I’d still like to be rich anyway.
As for the book, it’s worth a read.

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Not a Winner

I am a David Baldacci fan have read most of hi books but didn’t like this one. It had its parts I enjoyed, finished it but wouldn’t recommend.

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  • Thonia
  • 06-02-2018

Pity about the narrator

The narrator was as bored with herself as I was. A real pity that a more interesting person wasn't used, such as Orlagh in the John Puller books.

The storyline was badly affected by the monotone and poor modulation of the narrator, unfortunately. I am a Baldacci fan, but I think you will do better reading this one, rather than listening to it.

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  • MRS A M CHADWICK
  • 05-05-2017

Bored narrator bored me

I simply couldn't get past the narrators flat, toneless delivery. Sadly spoilt it for me.

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  • Pauline
  • 02-12-2018

Not up to his usual standard.

As previously reviewed, the Narrator was incredibly boring and I stopped listening after the second chapter. Such a disappointment!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-05-2017

Don't bother!

Story started out with some room for optimism with beginning of potentially interesting storyline. However did not follow through, became predictable and frankly trashy. Just went on and on. The reader was incredibly irritating, sentimental, and I would avoid her at all costs. I gave it the stars I did for its ability to send me to sleep at night!

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  • Sue Caplan
  • 15-04-2019

Another gripping story from the master! Thank you Mr Baldacci

Another gripping story from the master!
Listening to a brilliant voice brought the story right into my home.
Who needs to see to read.
Thank you Mr Baldacci

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  • Cynthia
  • 16-01-2018

Excellent!

Don't pick this book if you have other things to do. You won't put it down. Extremely captivating

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-10-2017

Winning Story

I read this story in paperback about 6 years ago on holiday. It is a good holiday story.
I couldn’t remember the full story or the ending but had enjoyed reading it so decided to get it in Audio as I rarely read now since discovering audio books.
It’s fast paste and exciting but a little dated and the ending is very far fetched.
It’s the only story that I’ve enjoyed the book version best but the only reason for this is the narration it was shockingly terrible. My husband had also read the book version then listened to this and he thought the same.

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  • golfer
  • 16-08-2017

The winner

Excellernt. David baldacci at his most interesting. A great listen. He very second disappoints the listener.

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  • spanishgirl
  • 04-08-2017

Gripping Story

Entertaining & different from the previous books I've read of his. I would recommend this one.

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  • john
  • 22-05-2017

A disappointment

David David David !!!! What have you done !!!! This book is shockingly bad,sorry but it really is,the baddie is so unbelievable as to be embarrassing to listen to,the story line about the disguises is cringeworthy,pity before this I just automatically bought anything other your name on it,they were always great,again sorry, John

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  • Sandra A.Lambe
  • 16-05-2017

the winners winner

the crescendo and the heroine were awesome and I would read his books again and again