The Innocent Audio CD – Audiobook, Unabridged
|New from||Used from|
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.
"A complex puzzle . . . Baldacci is a master craftsman."-- Associated Press on The Sixth Man --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
David Baldacci lives with his family in Virginia. He and his wife have founded the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. He invites you to visit him at www.davidbaldacci.com and his foundation at www.wishyouwellfoundation.org.
Inside This Book(Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this thriller by David Baldacci. He manages to add nuances to the usual clichés in the genre to craft a different kind of story where a government assassin finds himself facing ethical and emotional issues that he doesn't expect. While it's hardly a deep-character-development novel, Baldacci succeeds in making his characters interesting and attractive enough to keep you turning the pages.
While all thrillers are a bit near the top, if not over it, I found that this one contained elements that made it seem more realistic at times than most of the genre. That was due to careful plotting that I admired while reading the book . . . and even more after finishing it.
I also liked the way the plot twists were designed to reveal new clues concerning what is really going on.
If you've liked any earlier David Baldacci books, I think you'll like this one.
The book begins by establishing the solitary work of Will Robie in getting rid of the bad guys under difficult circumstances. After you are well into that, he comes to a hit that surprises him . . . and leads to some unexpected events. In the course of those events, he meets a runaway girl who attracts his protective instincts. In a role reversal, he ends up trying to look out for her while taking care of his own precarious business. It makes for some amusing scenes and sequences that humanize the thriller and increase its appeal.
Will Robi is a complex man. He is a stone cold killer, who has spent the last dozen years traveling the world, carrying out “sanctioned assassins” for a clandestine agency in the US government.
Will wasn’t born a killer but we never learn how he became one. Still underneath it all, he does have emotions and feelings that he seldom lets surface. When he is given an assignment to take out his next victim, something doesn’t feel right about it, and when he arrives at the apartment he realises that his hit is a woman with a child. He does not kill her.
Then Will Robi, the Assassin, becomes the target for assassination. Eventually he realises that he was always the target, part of a much larger scheme. He has no idea who he can trust, because it becomes clear that moles have infiltrated all government agencies.
The Innocent is a spellbinding read—also the story of a ruthless group who will stop at killing no one—even the Innocent.
I loved the book and will read The Hit and The Target when time permits.
Baldacci has done a good job of masking the story enough that you don't really know what's going on or who the real bad guys are. With about 100 pages to go I was able to start guessing where things were going. But, like with all action adventure novels it is the unraveling of the plot that makes it interesting and The Innocent unravels at a furious pace.
There is a little character development but this is not a sentimental novel nor are there political or religious undertones. The reader knows just enough about the characters to care about their fate with out getting bogged down in detail.
This was an exciting book with the perfect mix of character development, action and romance.
Will Robie may have just made the first — and last — mistake of his career.
It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie refuses to kill his target, and then becomes a target himself. His protection of a teenage girl, who is a run-away from a foster home and whose parents have been murdered are linked to the murder of several people. With the assistance of a DCIS detective, whose life is also at risk through association, they not only try to make some sense of the evidence, but also protect the life of the girl.
Most recent customer reviews
A government hitman balks on the job; something just doesn't feel right.
His former handler disappears and the hit was determined a setup. But why? Read more
my son-in-law really enjoyed this book - this was his first David Baldacci bookPublished 7 months ago by Valerie Ritchie
Loved all the action - not super sophisticated but definitely enjoyable - recommend to anyone who wants a light read - well writtenPublished 7 months ago by G Case
it was pretty good - but the rope in the dumpster was just too convenient for me. it suspended my belief.Published 7 months ago by Linda Barry
This was an excellent book - kept me guessing until the end.Published 8 months ago by Sandra Creiger
I see why he's a number one seller. Page turner. First time reading a Baldacci novel. Well written, great description and I saw the characters well, but a bit predicable at times... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Dean P Kitching
I'm confused. Perhaps I need to re read but I don't recall what all of those former soldiers knew that caused them to be executed. Read morePublished 11 months ago by John Kersley
This was a great book . Unable to figure this book out . Always enjoy your books . Keep writing & give his these great reads. KathyPublished 12 months ago by Kathleen Bousada
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Audiobooks > Audio CDs > Authors, A-Z > ( B ) > Baldacci, David
- Books > Audiobooks > Audio CDs > Literature & Fiction > General
- Books > Audiobooks > Audio CDs > Literature & Fiction > Unabridged
- Books > Audiobooks > Audio CDs > Mystery & Thrillers
- Books > Literature & Fiction
- Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Suspense