• Deliver Us from Evil

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (4,739 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Locked in a battle of nerve and wits, a mysterious intelligence operative and a vigilante agent race against time to take down a greedy businessman bent on destroying millions of lives in this number one New York Times best-selling thriller.

Evan Waller is a monster...

He has built a fortune from his willingness to buy and sell anything...and anyone. In search of new opportunities, Waller has just begun a new business venture: One that could lead to millions of deaths all over the globe. On his trail is Shaw, the mysterious operative from The Whole Truth, who has tracked Waller to Provence and must prevent him from closing his latest deal. But someone else is pursuing Waller: Reggie Campion, an agent for a secret vigilante group headquartered in a musty old English estate - and she has an agenda of her own.

Hunting the same man and unaware of each other's mission, Shaw and Reggie will be caught in a deadly duel of nerves and wits. Hitchcockian in its intimate buildup of suspense and filled with the remarkable characters, breathtaking plot turns, and blockbuster finale that are David Baldacci's hallmarks, Deliver Us From Evil is one of the most gripping thrillers you'll listen to this year.

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    4 out of 5 stars

Why Not Five Stars?

Baldacci is back with a taut thriller, a welcome return to his usual style, unlike his last book. The plot is tight, and you want to keep reading. Shaw is developed further as a character, as is his relationship with Frank. The narration is top notch.

Why, then, didn't I give it a five star rating?

Because there's too much graphic description of the gruesome torture Waller enjoys inflicting. There's a lot of it, and some of it is stomach turning. It felt more than just a bit unnecessary. Those who are sensitive to graphic descriptions of the horrors that can be inflicted on the human body and the instruments by which it is done, should perhaps think twice about purchasing this book. Or, fast forward past those sections; nothing will be lost.

Despite that, it's a terrific book and I recommend it with the caveat.

67 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars

Gory Without Point

Hmmm. I usually love David Baldacci, but this one was just a bit too gory for seemingly no reason except justifying that the bad guys are really bad, beyond imagination bad, so the good guys are justified in doing morally ambiguous things. I liked Baldacci better when he stayed inside the DC power corridor.

24 people found this helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars

Not Baldacci's best, but still pretty good

I agree with some of the other reviewers that "Deliver Us from Evil" may not quite rise to Baldacci's usual standard of excellence; but it still delivers plenty of thrills, excitement, and entertainment. If anybody else had written this novel, we would all probably be giving it high marks. We have just come to expect more from David Baldacci. All the same, he has come up with the intriguing plot device of having two highly secret black-ops organizations -- one American and one British -- closing in on the same bad guy, and, unknowingly, interfering with each other's operations. Ron McLarty -- one of my favorite readers -- has a wonderful voice -- or, rather, a wide range of wonderful voices -- and excellent acting chops. I recommend "Deliver Us from Evil" to all thriller lovers. Yes, it may sport slightly cartoonish characters -- especially the bad guys (ooh, so bad!) -- but it none-the-less also features Baldacci's good writing; and it will keep your attention and entertain you.

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Disappointing

From the description I was anxious to become involved but there was nothing here to applaud.
I listened to this in line with Matterhorn, The Big Short, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Che Guevara, A Mighty Fortress and a couple of other's on a 3 week bicycling trip to Acadia. This was the only one of those I would give less than 3 stars.
Maybe it's just me but I can't recall anything about this story that is worth recall.

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    1 out of 5 stars

Incredibly boring

Possibly the most boring book he's ever written.

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Is this really a Baldacci book?

If someone gave me this book and asked me to id th author, never in a million years would I have picked David Baldacci. I am a huge fan. But he really phoned this one in. Cliche after tired cliche. "Tipping point" - really? I used to buy his books sight unseen. His books are usually more intelligent. This was a huge disappointment.

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  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

deliver us from evil

Held my interest until the end -Author seemed to be in a hurry to get this book written and to print. As a reader, I want to be surprised by the outcome, but was rather disappointed in the ridiculous way in which a madman would kill his tormentors. My wife agreed with me, which did surprise me.

11 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

Dissappointing narration

I always enjoy Baldacci books and this one doesn't disappoint. Shaw first showed up in the Whole Truth but this book is a better told story. But Ron McLarty (who often does Baldacci's books and does them well)really missed the mark this time. His attempts at accents were pitiful and he flipped back and forth with the same character having an accent and then 2 minutes later not having an accent. He would have been much better off just reading it straight. It took something away from the book but its still an exciting read nevertheless.

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  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars

Disappointed

I couldn't put his other books down and looked forward to this one. I was really disappointed. The extreme violence was a big negative for me and I didn't think there was much suspense. It was a hard read (listen) for me. I am glad it is over.

10 people found this helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars

very formulaic

I accidentally started the 2nd section of the book first, but the plot was so formulaic, and predictable, I didn't notice until it cut off abruptly at the end of the section. I looked for the rest of the book and discovered the hanging ending of the section was really the end of the book, the first half ended up not adding much of anything to the storyline or the characters, I was hoping for more.

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