Audio Review: Last Man Standing by David Baldacci

Posted March 1, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Audio Review: Last Man Standing by David BaldacciLast Man Standing by David Baldacci
Narrator: Jason Culp
Published by Hachette Audio Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Format: Audiobook
Length: 22 hours, 8 minutes
Source: Publisher
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four-half-stars
one-flame

Web London roars into a dark alley one night with his FBI Hostage Rescue Team. Seconds later, the team is ambushed and every man is dead-except Web. As the FBI conducts their investigation, the suspicion surrounding Web deepens. Now, he needs help from an unlikely ally in his desperate search for the killer of his friends, and finds himself up against a force determined to finish the job that began in the alley-killing the seventh and sole surviving member of Charlie Team, Web London.

 

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The intrigue starts at the opening page when Web London, a highly-trained sniper in the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team (HRT), proceeds with his team into an ill-fated operation. When the dust (and guns) settle, he’s the last man standing in the midst of some very strange circumstances. What follows next is Web’s struggle to not only understand what happened but to clear his name.

 
There are layers and layers of mystery and subterfuge, with a host of characters inside and outside of the Bureau along with some criminal elements and shady people. Understanding them, their connections and possible motivations made this an interesting and exciting experience. I looked forward to listening to this story daily and actually awakened in the middle of one night with the revelation of what happened to Web. And, I was right!

 
I also enjoyed the narrator who had the tough task of distinguishing so many characters. Jason Culp was excellent and enhanced my listening enjoyment. I’ll definitely look for more of his titles.

 
I enjoyed this story that’s classic Baldacci, even though the ending wasn’t quite what I needed. But, there was enough there for me to just use my imagination and finish it off.

 

 

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About David Baldacci

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David Baldacci published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. A major motion picture adaptation followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 28 novels, all of which have been national and international bestsellers; several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries; over 110 million copies are in print worldwide. David has also published four novels for children. He has received numerous accolades for his writing; most recently, he was inducted into the International Crime Writing Hall of Fame and received the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award.

A lifelong Virginian, David received degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia School of Law, after which he practiced law in Washington, D.C.

While David is involved with several philanthropic organizations, his greatest efforts are dedicated to his family’s Wish You Well Foundation®. Established by David and his wife, Michelle, the Wish You Well Foundation supports family and adult literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of literacy and educational programs. In 2008 the Foundation partnered with Feeding America to launch Feeding Body & Mind, a program to address the connection between literacy, poverty and hunger. Through Feeding Body & Mind, more than 1 million new and used books have been collected and distributed through food banks to families in need.

David and his family live in Virginia.

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2 responses to “Audio Review: Last Man Standing by David Baldacci

  1. Sounds like a great story. I’ve been watching a lot of shows about different branches of federal government and really enjoying them. Right now, I’m stuck on Criminal Minds. Add that to the different books that I’m reading with different types of cops and feds. This looks like something I would enjoy. Thanks for sharing.