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Memory Man

Written by: David Baldacci
Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)
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Memory Man is the latest release from best-selling crime author David Baldacci and is a hair-raising unabridged crime thriller audiobook narrated by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy. Listeners are kept hanging on to every word as Amos Decker, once professional football player now police detective, embarks on a mission using a very unique gift and exceptional detective skills to find the person responsible for brutally murdering his family. The twisting plot in this audio makes it utterly absorbing. Listeners will be searching for clues as much as Decker himself. Available from Audible now.

Publisher's Summary

The next novel from the best-selling crime author David Baldacci. Amos Decker is a former professional football player whose career was ended by a terrible hit. Now a police detective, Amos is still haunted by a side effect from the accident he can never forget.

One night Decker comes home from a stakeout to find his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law horrifically murdered. Obviously scarred and nearly broken, Decker has to use his skills as a detective and his unusual brain capacity to try to catch the monster who killed his family.

©2015 Columbus Rose, Ltd (P)2015 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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Performance was terrible and distracting.

I'm working hard to get through this audio book because the reader's voice is difficult to listen to. It sounds like he's struggling to move his mouth, to enunciate his words, and even to get enough breath. Does he need to clear his throat? Have some water? I want to finish the story but this horrible narration is completely distracting, and I will now listen to the sample before any future audiobook purchases. Boo.

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Audio Recording, meh...

Loved the story.
I didn't enjoy the noticeable overdubs, they were distracting.
There were a few words that were mispronounced.

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Love the narration

I could listen to Ron McLarty read the phone book. So it’s a bonus he’s reading a good story!

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  • Lia
  • 2018-05-22

Never Forget A Thing

In a time when memories begin to vanish at the drop of a hat, we seldom consider that the antithesis can be equally devastating to the human mind. In this gripping story, the reader is catapulted into the mysterious realm of not being able to shut off their mental rewind of their life. Survivors are victims; victims are survivors; and truth is tangled in the webs of mental histories that defy logic.

Non-stop mysteries of the mind lead to unrelated murders, unlikely criminal investigations, and seemingly disconnected deaths. The human mind houses mysterious motives and unlimited opportunities as it replays crimes of passion to achieve justice.

This book is well crafted and spins multiple stories as each crime is investigated. It moves at a rapid clip & is difficult to put aside as the plot unfolds. Characters are well developed, but they don't become your best friends.

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  • helen
  • 2015-05-09

Brilliant Story

Amos' terrible tragedy comes two fold, once with his football injury and then the devastating death of his family. The story is well told and page turning. His mental capacities are amazing and I'd love a fraction of those abilities. Amos is a character I would love to see more of.

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  • Danny
  • 2018-05-28

great story, annoying sound effects

The story is interresting and easy to follow. The voice is good. The sound effects are annoying and distracting. They add nothing to the audiobook. Please stop without the audio effects.

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  • Tammy
  • 2017-07-31

Memory Man

The authors imagination coupled with the narrators passion for the story, keeps the listener riveted. It was a very believable story and I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait for another book to come out.

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  • Mending_Echoes
  • 2019-04-15

The ridiculous sound effects ruined this for me

I never leave reviews, but in this case I have some constructive criticism to share. This would have been a fine recording had they omitted the cheesy sound effects. I found them to be an unnecessary distraction, and so loud they overwhelmed the narration. The story was interesting enough. The narration alone was fine. It is a shame, but I will chose to read this title instead. I hope the following titles in this series do not suffer the same noise as this one did.

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  • Karen
  • 2018-07-30

Really enjoyed it!

I really enjoyed it! It did get a little slow here and there, overall a great story.

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  • mojodale
  • 2018-06-10

Amos Decker rocks. Enthralling crime/mystery

Loved the main character, Amos. Great detective work. Good character development. Suspense filled. At 10 hours, the perfect length.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-07-14

I can't wait to read the next book in the series!

This is my first book of David Baldacci and I look forward to reading "The Last Mile", book number 2 in the Amos Decker series.

The narration and minimal sound effects throughout the book certainly added to the enjoyment of the book overall. I liked the characters, found the story easy to follow and was eager to see how everything all fit together in the end. I did manage to figure a couple things out about the "who done it" along the way and although some of the story was a bit far fetched, I thoroughly enjoyed the entire book!

If you enjoy this genre of books, I really don't think you will be disappointed with this one! I can't wait to start the next one.

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  • Vanshikha Kanojia
  • 2017-03-20

end could have been better

end could have been better. over all the story line is good carried out well but the male and female voice switch was not seamless.

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  • TimboP
  • 2017-01-02

Enjoyable but somewhat cheesy in parts

Memory Man has an interesting concept, and as a whole, the story is quite good. The speakers were pretty good and helped capture the mood.

Unfortunately, there are some places where the dialog and writing gets cheesy. The last chapter of the book is particularly bad and could almost have been lifted from many pilot episodes on TV.

Nevertheless, it was fairly enjoyable, though I think it's unlikely I'll listen to or read any of the authors books.