The Whole Truth: Shaw, Book 1 : A. Shaw

  • by David Baldacci
  • Narrated by Alex Jennings
  • Series: A. Shaw
  • 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"Dick, I need a war." With the world relatively stable, Nicolas Creel, a super-rich and super-powerful arms dealer, is losing money fast. And if a war won't start naturally, he is more than willing to help move things along.
Academic Anna Fischer is becoming increasingly curious about the strange twist in world events. When her boyfriend proposes, she couldn't be happier - but can she handle the truth about the man she loves?
Katie James, an award-winning journalist whose career is on the slide, will do anything to get back to the top of her profession. But can she keep her demons at bay long enough to get the story?
Shaw, a man with a mysterious past, reluctantly travels the world for a secret multinational intelligence agency trying to keep the world peaceful - and safe. He dreams of retirement and marriage, but will his employers ever let him go?
This terrifying global thriller delivers all the twists and turns, emotional drama, unforgettable characters, and can't-put-it-down pacing that Baldacci fans expect - and still goes beyond anything he's written before.


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I usually read this genre, am an avid fan of Lee Child, but as I have read/Listened to all, I thought I would give "The Whole Truth" a go.
Well read by Alex Jennings and a well crafted tale from the off.
Very modern in its inferences and very fast paced.
I think the abridged version gave enough of the back ground to embellish the story, which was believable most of the time!
Well worth a read: 5/5
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- Colin

Butchered abridged version

The story of a hit an that finds love and wants to retire for his love is a good one and overall the story is well written and enjoyable. Sadly, the audio version is horrible. It is as if they recorded a complete unabridged version and then just chopped out huge sections to make an arbitrary time limit. The jumps in continuity are jarring and upsetting. The recording artist does a good job and the overall audiobook is fine but with the poor editing it is hard to recommend this release.
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- Robert

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-07-2008
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.