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Walk the Wire

Written by: David Baldacci
Narrated by: Kyf Brewer,Orlagh Cassidy
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Publisher's Summary

Remember his name: FBI Agent Amos Decker is back in a thrilling memory man investigation from number one bestseller, David Baldacci.

A town with a secret.

A lone hunter discovers the remains of a woman in North Dakota’s Badlands. She appears to have had a post-mortem performed on her reminiscent of those only seen on TV shows – but this time, there was no slab, morgue or camera in sight.  

A victim without a past.

The reason why Irene Cramer’s death merits an FBI investigation becomes rapidly clear when key questions surface about her mysterious past. Little is known about this school teacher, where she came from or her true identity. She clearly had something to hide.

A hero with a unique skill.

FBI investigator, Amos Decker and his colleague, Alex Jamison, are summoned to seek answers in the local community of London, North Dakota, which sits at the very heart of the fracking industry. Enriched with oil money, jealousy and a deep-set rivalry lie beneath a veneer of glitz and opulence.

Decker soon realizes that the nearby ‘eye in the sky’, the Air Force Station, may hold the vital clues and that this town holds secrets so explosive that they could destabilize the entire country . .

Walk the Wire by David Baldacci is the sixth audiobook in the Amos Decker series. Continue the investigative thrillers with Long Shadows.

Once listened, never forgotten.

©2020 David Baldacci (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

Critic Reviews

A mile-a-minute read that proves once again why David Baldacci has readers the world over flocking for more (Jane Harper)
Alternately chilling, poignant, and always heart-poundingly suspenseful (Scott Turow)
David Baldacci is one of the all-time best thriller authors (Lisa Gardner)

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Bites more than it could chew

Story is full of unnecessary details and it’s just confusing. Full of cliché and story holes. The writing is poor this time around

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Poor storybook

Dissatisfied and disappointed with the story line. Baldacci has slipped this time he was good in earlier books. The plot is contrived

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Good old Amos Decker is back...

This book is good. Loved the plot which is set in North Dakota. The first book I read of David Baldacci was The Innocent and the main character of that is Will Robie and he's in this book which was a good surprise. The mystery of all the murders remained mystery until last few pages of the book.
I liked one of the scenes in the book which takes place in someone's bedroom and David Baldacci mentions Dean Koontz books being on the table.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-04-20

Wow

I actually just want to write that. However I need to write at least 15 words. Let me think.... Actually already more than 15 words:
I don’t know ho David Baldacci will top this in the future, but I will definitely waiting. Impatiently. Amos and Alex and the other two appearances seems like Christmas comes early for me !

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  • Mr. R. H. Hill
  • 28-05-20

The ultimate mystery!

Twist and turn that keep you spellbound! A read that take you on a journey you will never forget!

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  • Euan Thomson
  • 18-05-20

Never a dud with David

I love David Baldacci. His books are always fresh - even though most of the characters are now well known to the legion of fans. In this latest book, 2 of his main characters (and their offsiders) meet up to help each other get to the end of their respective cases. I didn't know who the villain was until the last few pages so I enjoyed this book right to the end.
Keep it up, DB.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-05-20

Exhilarating and encapsulating.

The research and thought provoking storyline keeps the reader engaged from the opening credits to the last line.

Evolution of characters are well worth following and this installment will not disappoint the avid follower of the series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-12-23

Predictable

Stale. Rote Amos Decker book. A lot of an idolized America that nobody recognizes. Felt sorry for the narrators. All the Amos Decker books has been written and this is just a mashup of all that came before. I hate it when I waste my money like this.

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  • Robbo42
  • 06-08-21

Such a disappointing read that i gave up.

I am afraid that this story is so poorly written, with extraordinarily banal dialogue that i could not finish listening and returned it to Audible. I can only imagine that the performers rolled their eyes as the had to speak the dialogue. When there are so many great writers in the Audible catalogue, i don’t want to waste time on this book.

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  • Chisik
  • 02-07-21

another excellent book by David Baldacci

loved this book it had all four of my favourite characters in David Baldacci books it was great to see their interactions

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-04-20

Too many "saids"

There are too many times Decker said...Jamieson said.... More variety of dealing with conversation needed e.g. ..... replied Jamieson or .... was Jamieson's response or Jamieson queried Decker's comment. Would make the story flow better and not feel so stunted.

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  • Terry
  • 28-04-20

Strange mix of narration and dramatization

As another reviewer has said, too many 'she said's. That reviewer thinks changing the narrative verb would help but my query is: Why have a different voice? and still have 'she said'. Very disturbing. Just couldn't get past that.

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  • Mobro
  • 29-04-20

Disappointment

Having enjoyed the previous books featuring Amos I was very disappointed with this latest one . There was no sign of his wonderful powers in this book and considering his partner was a FBI agent she came across as stupid. She was constantly asking inane questions.
Will not be purchasing any more books featuring “The Memory Man”







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  • clifford
  • 21-04-20

too far fetched

waited for a new Decker book. disappointing as so far fetched and tries to do too much in one book. beara le but not great.

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  • LobbyLud
  • 19-04-20

Can this get any better?

Baldacci simply gets better the presentation almost perfect I think two small errors.
I highly recommend this audio.

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  • Alison
  • 09-07-20

Very disappointing

Very complicated very disappointing
Story just stupid and anticlimactic
A big effort to finish
The background just soppy
I liked most of his books but not this one

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  • Mr. S. M. Elliott
  • 03-07-20

You can't go wrong with this series.

The story of Decker and James on just keep evolving. The characters get better and the narrative deepens with each book. The story revolving about just the 2 of them without the team investigating helps with the expansion and growth.

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  • Daniel
  • 17-06-20

Did not like as much as the rear of the series.

I have listens to the rest of this series, and enjoyed. But I found it difficult to get into this one and stay with it.

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  • L M Brown
  • 23-08-23

Excellent

Very good but complicated! Lots of action, the usual twists and turns. Look forward to the next one!

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  • Elaine Sadler
  • 31-07-23

Intrigue beyond

The intrigue was beyond the story the twists and turns were not just clever it was amazing as were the characters and the story tellers.

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  • Kinseyviews
  • 10-01-21

Tag Team narration

A just in time police procedural, with some intriguing plot twists and turns. Not so keen on the tag team narration, wasn't quite natural.

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  • Christopher H
  • 22-05-20

Didn’t grab me this time

I have read all the books in this series and for me the story crossed the line between implausible fiction and plain silly. The whole airforce base thread was undeveloped and incongruous with the main story. People were dropping like flies for no good reason. The narration was a bit too exaggerated this time which did nothing to improve the overall experience.

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  • tammie
  • 12-02-23

On the edge to the very end

Great story. Soo many layers. Thoroughly loved this book. Best in series. Can’t wait for the next one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-12-22

A bit too far fetched

A bit too far fetched. A reaspnably good performance of an average story. Not one of Baldacci's good stories.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-12-21

Great story awesome narration

Great story with plenty of twists. Awesome. narrators bringing it to life. Highly recommend

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-10-20

perfect again

I absolutely loved this book especially bringing Will and Jessica into it great story line,I through I had it couple of times but I didn't

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  • Shalleycat
  • 01-06-20

Tangled Tale Tests Memory Man

This is not the best Decker, though still intriguing. Balducci continues to use the model of a man who can't forget, combined witha form of synesthesia to solve mysteries. It would be great to see side-kick Jamieson's character develop into more than a Greek chorus.

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  • Anne Lloyd
  • 19-05-20

Brilliant as usual

Another riveting book by David Baldacci made even better by excellent narrators. Love Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy. They could narrate the telephone book and make it sound interesting. Thankyou David from a very grateful Australian reader.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-05-20

too complicated and implausible, Decker not using

too complicated and implausible, Decker not using any of his synaesthesia or charm from previous

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  • LYNNE CEPROW
  • 05-05-20

Great book

Really enjoyed this book and the narrator’s were fabulous..... so many twists and turns and you can picture yourself in the story. Another one to listen to next year

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