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Memory Man

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Written By: David Baldacci

Narrated By: Ron McLarty

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: April 2015

Duration: 9 hours 0 minutes


This 'impossible to put down' #1 New York Times bestseller introduces Amos Decker, a gifted police detective with a perfect memory who must solve a mystery he wishes he could forget: his family's murder (Washington Post).

Amos Decker's life changed forever--twice.

The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to play in the NFL. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field forever, and left him with an improbable side effect--he can forget nothing.

The second time was at home nearly two decades later. Now a police detective, Decker returned from a stakeout one evening and entered a nightmare--his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law had been murdered.

His family destroyed, their killer's identity as mysterious as the motive behind the crime, and unable to forget a single detail from that horrible night, Decker finds his world collapsing around him. He leaves the police force, loses his home, and winds up on the street, taking piecemeal jobs as a private investigator when he can.

But over a year later, a man turns himself in to the police and confesses to the murders. At the same time a horrific event nearly brings Burlington to its knees, and Decker is called back in to help with this investigation. Decker also seizes his chance to learn what really happened to his family that night. To uncover the stunning truth, he must use his remarkable gifts and confront the burdens that go along with them. He must endure the memories he would much rather forget. And he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Memory Man will stay with you long after the turn of the final page.


  • VLB

    Outstanding read! I will read more from this talented author!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Mark Snodgrass

    Book was amazing. Reader was equally good. Highly recommend Memory Man.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Geoffrey H.

    Poorly contrived. Stupid.

  • Jan W.

    Baldacci is a wonderful author and as usual this novel did not disappoint. Highly recommend this book.

  • Anonymous

    I was able to listen to the entire thing. It's like the author was getting paid by the word, even if it was the same words and phrases over and over again. It could be that the more popular authors no longer feel that they need to avail themselves of an editor. As far as I can tell, they are all wrong. So very wrong.

  • Brenda Shaw

    I very much enjoyed this story. The ending made me want more. I didn't care for the male narrator. It sounded like his mouth was very dry and sometimes for some reason his words sounded a bit slurred. Or maybe that was my thoughts and the wine! Lol! I thought the female was very good. Did a good job of distinguishing between characters.

  • June Brown

    Really liked this one and you probably will too if you're a Baldacci fan. I love that the "hero" is a flawed human being who has experienced more than his share of hard knocks. I'm looking forward to reading the next one in the series, and hope for many more.

  • ed enos

    Good book in typical Baldacci fashion..... A little convoluted and predictable... McClarty and Cassidy are great readers!

  • Jack Guren

    Great pace. Very entertaining. Enjoyed the character-development. Loved the fat guy

  • Patricia Hoover

    I can always count on David Balducci to spin a good yarn. I love the way he turns of phrase and draws a picture with words. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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