Monday, May 16, 2011

Book Review: No Time Left by David Baldacci

David Baldacci's No Time Left appeared as a New Release on Audible last night at the bargain price of $1.10. Always game for another Baldacci book, I made the purchase and listened on my way to work this morning.

The Audible Publisher's Summary:
An original short story by New York Times best-selling author David Baldacci.

Frank Becker is a highly sought after, expert assassin. When Becker takes a mysterious job, he has no idea that it will force him to delve deeply into his own past. Undeterred by obstacles, he is determined to complete his assignment. But he may realize too late that his success will permanently alter his future. 

"No Time Left" is a short story - more of a parable really - I think this is David Baldacci's first venture into this genre. As noted above the main character is a successful hit-man. The short-story was well written and nicely narrated - but also quite predictable. The predictability was not entirely unpleasant, but the overall effect was vapid and uninspired. My recommendation is to give "No Time Left" a pass - treat yourself to a "Tall" from Starbucks instead - or a diet coke (my preference).

No Time Left was written by David Baldacci and narrated by Scott Brick. No Time Left was produced by Hachette Audio with a release date of May 13, 2011. No Time Left has a run time of 35 minutes.

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