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Zero Day: John Puller, Book 1

Written by: David Baldacci
Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
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Publisher's Summary

John Puller is a former war hero and now the best military investigator in the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigative Division. He is a loner with few possessions by preference, but he has an indomitable spirit and an unstoppable determination for finding the truth. His father was the most decorated U.S. Marine in history, but now resides in a nursing home far from his battlefield glory. Puller’s older brother, also a military vet, is serving a life sentence in Leavenworth Penitentiary. Puller is called out to a remote, rural area far from any military outpost to investigate into the brutal murder of a family in their home. The dead husband was in the army and the wife worked for a Pentagon contractor. The local homicide detective, a woman with personal demons of her own, clashes with Puller over the investigation. What neither of them knows is what is waiting for them across the street from the murdered family’s home. It is something that will turn an already complicated case on its head. As Puller digs through deception after red herring, he realizes that absolutely nothing, and nobody, he’s so far seen in this small town, are what they seem. He is truly one man against an overwhelming force.

©2011 Columbus Rose, Ltd. (P)2011 Macmillan Digital Audio

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stop the music

well read but really need to get rid of the music. doesn't really help with the suspense and is very annoying.

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  • Michal Bojanowicz
  • 2011-11-12

Baldacci at his best

I've just finished listening to Zero Day. It's 5:16AM and I just had to finish! The story has really nice twist and keeps you engaged until the end. Highly recommended for all who like Baldacci/Child/Sandford.

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  • Nina
  • 2012-01-14

Zero Day, David Baldacci

Where does Zero Day rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This ranks in my top ten.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Puller, of course, we my favourite character.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

It was delightful that there were both a male and female narrators, but the male narrator did the best job of distinguishing his different characters.

Any additional comments?

Every Baldacci book is great. It was interesting to 'hear' one for a change. It made me really look forward to getting in the car every day to go to and from work.

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  • Michelle
  • 2018-09-21

Great performance

Good book well performed like the twist at the end didn't see it coming
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  • Mwenda Njoka
  • 2018-02-11

DAVID BALDACCI AT HIS BEST!

This is one of the best David Baldacci books and the writer does an excellent and amazing job of introducing Special Agent John Puller. I couldn’t stop myself from listening despite the fact that I had read the hardcover book some years back!

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  • Stefanie
  • 2017-04-11

omit the background noise

loved it. great story. lose the background effects. with a very good plot the music and effects are nothing but distracting.

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  • Sholto Forsyth
  • 2016-06-04

Can't wait for Puller's next mystery

I looked forward to my commutes and radio news simply went out the window. Characters were believable, the suspense was murderous and Baldacci kept me guessing to the very end. I gasped many many times.

I would snap up any piece performed by either of the narrators.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2015-05-16

most enjoyed audible book to date, performance bri

Would you listen to Zero Day: John Puller, Book 1 again? Why?

yes the two speakers and odd moments of music made more like a radio play and I because addicted to listening to it

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

yes, lots of twists

What does Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

for me the accents gave the character more life. as a non American I cant mentally attribute accents to the different states

Any additional comments?

I got up in the morning and had it playing load while I got dress and ate breakfast in front to computer listening

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  • SharonJen
  • 2014-05-15

Good but slightly predictable...

I liked the book, the story and characters and was entertained whenever I listened, but it didn't cause me to steal time from other pursuits for a quick blast and to catchup on story progress, it was just a little predictable and so less additive.

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  • Kim
  • 2012-11-27

excellent narration and a good story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, John Puller was a good no nonsense character and I enjoyed listening to both the male and female narrators

Who was your favorite character and why?

John Puller of course, cool under pressure.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I was always keen to get in my car and drive as this is where is listen to my audiobooks, I would find myself disappointed when I had arrived at my destination and lingering in the car to get to the end of the chapter.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2012-10-13

Good Thriller

What did you love best about Zero Day?

The performance. The two voices really brought the characters to life. The sound effects were there at important places and really made a good impact.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes.. had to stretch my listening sessions to get it complete when I came towards the end of the book as it got too exciting to wait.

What about Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance did you like?

Really Good.