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Redemption

Memory Man Series, Book 5
Written by: David Baldacci
Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Detective Amos Decker discovers that a mistake he made as a rookie detective may have led to deadly consequences in the latest Memory Man thriller in David Baldacci's number-one New York Times best-selling series. 

Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he's approached by an unfamiliar man. But he instantly recognizes the man's name: Meryl Hawkins. He's the first person Decker ever arrested for murder back when he was a young detective.   

Though a dozen years in prison have left Hawkins unrecognizably aged and terminally ill, one thing hasn't changed: He maintains he never committed the murders. Could it be possible that Decker made a mistake all those years ago? As he starts digging into the old case, Decker finds a startling connection to a new crime that he may be able to prevent, if only he can put the pieces together quickly enough....  

©2019 David Baldacci (P)2019 Hachette Audio

What the critics say

"A star performance by Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy should push this audiobook to the top of every thriller fan's must list.... Brewer owns Decker's intensity. He gives the character great focus and a steely resolve... Cassidy tackles every female character with precision and care. Her take on Mary Lancaster, Decker's former partner, showcases her abilities with the pregnant pause and perfect pacing. Together they create a presentation second to none and provide supercharged entertainment." (AudioFile Magazine)

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Interesting

This book is full of intrigues. I couldn’t put it down. I continued listening until I got to the end of the book. There were too many murders. It had a happy ending.

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I love Amos Decker!

What a compelling detective series. Every time I think I have it all figured out, I find out I’m completely wrong. I love that!

If they ever make this into a movie, I hope Vincent D’Onofrio plays Amos - I pictured him all the way through.

I hope this isn’t the last Decker book. Please write him some more!

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Another great Amis Decker story!

I have throughly enjoyed each book in this series. The story pulls you in and keeps you guessing. I really hope there will be another book in this series!

Both narrators did a good job!

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Amos Decker Awesome

I Love this character Amos Decker best detective ever. Fantastic story keeps you guessing till the end.

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  • shelley
  • 2019-04-17

Like cordwood the bodies stack up...

This is the 5th book in the Amos Decker series. Each book can be read/listened to as a stand alone but I would suggest listening to book one first for background on Amos. Not necessary, just a suggestion.
This book begins with Decker visiting the cemetery where his murdered family is buried. A man Decker is responsible for getting convicted approaches. He's on the verge of death and wants to tell Decker one last time that he did not commit the crimes he was sent to prison for. This time Decker believes him. The man has no reason to lie at this point. When Decker goes to see him once more the man has been murdered. Why? He would probably only have lived another week if he was lucky. And so Decker's investigation begins. Unfortunately for Decker there's a major problem. Every time he speaks to someone who might have information vital to clearing the dead man and catching the person who actually committed the murders, that person winds up dead. More than once Decker is targeted and purely by chance the attempts on his life go awry. Because this is a personal crusade for Decker his partner in the FBI isn't allowed to assist him. Instead Decker receives help from a man who had been on death row for 20 years. Decker had known him from his football days and was able to prove his innocence for a long ago crime
This book is fast paced and completely captivating. There are quite a few characters with conflicting stories and almost as many bodies. I did not find anything about this book predictable. You think you know but then you don't.
David Baldacci continues to write books worth reading. I have been reading his books since he began his writing career and he continues to get better.
Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy make a great narration team.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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  • Wayne
  • 2019-04-21

Magnificant!

Memory Man Amos Decker is back for the 5th novel in the series. This is a detective series that cannot be understood without listening to the first novel in the series first. Now an FBI special agent Amos Decker is back in his Ohio home town seeking to redeem a mistake he made 13 years ago in sending the wrong man to jail. The bodies just keep piling up in REDEMPTION as the case become more and more difficult for Decker and his old detective partner. The outcome is near impossible to predict. Baldacci has another major winner with this novel. Kyf Brewer's narration is superb. Orlagh Cassidy is also an outstanding narrator who is great with accents, but she continues to use a Southern rather than Midwestern accent in this series.

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  • Fred S Hunt
  • 2019-07-07

Awful

Worst Baldacci book I've ever endured, it goes on and on and on and the on. I finished it only because I had so much time invested. Lost interest about chapter fifty, I pressed on to complete the 82 chapter marathon. It was awful. Baldacci has written some amazing books and I've really enjoyed them, This one however, is so overly complicated it's boring beyond belief.

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  • JP in Atlanta
  • 2019-06-27

Least liked of the series!

This was not the typical Amos Decker adventure. It was slow moving, and had too many characters to develop. What I liked about it was that Amos finally got in touch with his feelings and began to show compassion and empathy. But other than that, it really does not come close to the preceding books. It took me a long time to finish it and many times I felt like just stopping to read something else. I was very disappointed.

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  • Ronald Kibler
  • 2019-06-10

Dialogue Galore

Too much dialogue and no action. Not to my liking.
I’ve read every other Memory Man novel and liked them. But this one is continuous conversations, musings, flashbacks.

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  • JJC
  • 2019-06-04

Now do China

Except for the tiresome and wholly unbelievable “Russian meddlng” political sidetrack, a nice addition to this series. By the time American novelists catch up to the real external threat to the United States, we’ll be speaking Chinese.

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  • William
  • 2019-05-24

More of the same

I like Baldacci and I’ve enjoyed Amos Decker but the books are starting to feel a bit “formula”. It was a decent story that held my attention but it was not David’s best.

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  • Ryan Lawrence Jones
  • 2019-05-01

Unbearable Narration

Baldacci's books are great but Brewer and Cassidy are not good narrators. With all the great narrators on audible, why can't we find someone decent for these books?

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  • Carole
  • 2019-04-29

Terrible audio performance

I am not a fan of the multiple actor readings. And, this is one of the WORST! The women's voices sound like they are 'dropped in' --it doesn't feel like multiple actors in the same room. It's jarring and unpleasant to listen to. I couldn't get through the book--I bailed after the 5th chapter.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-04-22

More Orlagh Cassidy narration horrors

I will never listen to another audiobook involving narration of any of the characters by Orlagh Cassidy. The characters she narrates for are limited to some crusty old redneck woman who smokes but is of indeterminate age. And dialogue between her character and the main character is hackneyed and totally predictable in every occurrence. She has made the Memory Man series a no fly zone for me.

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