Memory Man (2020)

Memory Man David Baldacci Orlagh Cassidy Ron McLarty Memory Man Parts hours minutesAmos 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 go pro B
  • Title: Memory Man
  • Author: David Baldacci Orlagh Cassidy Ron McLarty
  • ISBN: 9781478986157
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Audiobook
Memory Man David Baldacci Orlagh Cassidy Ron McLarty 11 Parts 13 hours 16 minutesAmos 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 go pro 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 for good, and left him with an i11 Parts 13 hours 16 minutesAmos 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 go pro 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 for good, and left him with an improbable side effect he can never forget anything.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.
Memory Man David Baldacci Orlagh Cassidy Ron McLarty

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  1. Emily May

    1 1 2 stars What is extremely impressive about this book is how David Baldacci has managed to convince thousands of readers that this kind of shit is not only good, but something shiny and new.First of all, Amos Decker is a gasp memory man , meaning that an injury gave him the ability to never forget ANYTHING You got that, right He remembers everything he has experienced Literally everything Isn t that completely unique and never heard of before So weird how no mystery crime author has thought t [...]

  2. Patrice Hoffman

    There seems to be no shortage of the troubled hero who s family are brutally murdered in the worse way Yes, these characters make for an interesting story at first It s no secret that this hero can often be redundant, boring, and overdone David Baldacci attempts to break this mold by introducing us to Amos Decker with an unusual ability to remember everything I mean EVERYTHING Memory Man begins with Decker, then a detective, stumbling upon the brutal, senseless murder of his brother in law, wife [...]

  3. Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)

    This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life.4 Stars This ended up being a book that I liked quite a bit but I didn t love it I have never read any of David Baldacci s work which is actually quite surprising since I have been a big mystery thriller reader for a very long time Even though I had a hard time getting into the story initially, this book really kept me guessing I must admit that I tried really hard to figure out the direction the story was going There was a lot of excitement [...]

  4. Alex is The Romance Fox

    Whew this was pretty intense Memory Man is the 1st book in David Baldacci s new thriller series and introduces one of the most offbeat characters, Amos Decker, whose injuries suffered in a football game ended not only his career but also resulted in him developing hyperthymesia and synesthesia disorders, which gives him the ability to see time as pictures, able to count in colors and to forget nothing in his head.Coping with these abilities as best he can, his life is shattered when his wife and [...]

  5. Phrynne

    My first ever David Baldacci book and what a good one it was I sat and read it all in one day because it was basically unputdownable The main character who is an ex cop is made extra interesting in that he is a savant and has the ability to remember everything This of course is a great asset in a murder enquiry and by the end of the book our ex cop is looking forward to much greater things This is marked as book one in a new series and I look forward to reading the next one I also intend to make [...]

  6. PattyMacDotComma

    2.5 The book blurb sets the scene As a young man, Amos Decker suffered a colossal blow to the head when playing gridiron he died he was resuscitated his brain rewired itself so that not only does it remember everything, it can replay memories for Amos to re experience, whether he wants to or not.Years later, he s a cop with a wife and daughter who are brutally slaughtered along with his brother in law mistaken identity At the same time, someone shoots a bunch of people at Decker s former high sc [...]

  7. Jonetta

    Originally posted on The Book NymphoI opted to start this book without first reading the premise so I won t summarize it here It begins with one shocker and doesn t really let up throughout the entire story.There are several events that are seemingly unconnected but logically should have some relationship Amos Decker, a man who has an unfailing memory, is assisting the investigation and all you can do as a reader is follow along and try to keep up This was one of the few times where I failed to [...]

  8. Ed

    Reads like it was thrown together over a long weekend and phoned in with stretched out scenes and cartoon like characters jumping the literary shark in a been there, done that serial killer hunt I liked the authors last book The Escape very much but this book 1 of a new series read like it was written by someone else entirely.

  9. *TANYA*

    Wow Amos Decker is the man Riveting from beginning to end I must move on to the next book in this series.

  10. Monnie

    What could be better than a new series by a favorite author Answer A little bit better story Don t get me wrong, though I enjoyed this one and absolutely will read the next one, and the next one, etc But I was hoping for a WOW kick off, and it fell short if only a tad.The hero of the series is a big guy named Amos Decker, a former police detective and football star in Burlington As with most characters like this, Amos comes with baggage loads and loads of it, in fact First off, his glory days we [...]

  11. Skip

    Wow Baldacci has a knack for excellent thrillers characters His protagonist Amos Decker was a marginal pro football player, whose career ended on his first play when he was KO d, literally scrambling his brain, resulting in perfect memory and synesthesia He becomes a successful detective, but his family is killed, destroying his life Then, there is senseless slaughter at the local school, and Decker is asked to help, only to find the same gun was used in both incidents Decker is aided by his for [...]

  12. Mike (the Paladin)

    I have read books by David Baldacci that I hate and books by David Baldacci that I like greatly This one falls into the latter category While the slightly contrived ending almost caused me to go down to 4 stars I decided that the book over all is a 5 I like it.So what do we have here Our hero Amos Decker is a man who can forget nothingally, absolutely nothing Well, at least not since he was hit by another player in his first pro football game He died twice on the field and when he awoke he remem [...]

  13. Michael

    A great beach read, a thriller to get your sluggish blood rushing The tale features Amos Decker, who got brain damage as a football and suffers a rare condition that makes it impossible for him to forget any experience And what he most would like to forget is memory of coming home from his job as a police detective and finding his wife and daughter slaughtered After nearly two years of a downhill slide into homelessness and poor self care, he finally is back at work as a private detective When h [...]

  14. Rajan

    My rating is 4.25 stars It is a very good thriller and mystery A real page turner and engrossing I love David Baldacci better than Patterson and Cornwell The premise of the novel is a mental condition called hyperthymesia which relates to near perfect recall of one s personal or autobiographical past The hero of the novel can not forget anything and it plays in his head like a DVR no matter how old the memory is Baldacci starts it from here and takes you on an amazing ride.The macguffin in this [...]

  15. Judy Collins

    A special thank you to Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review Top 50 Books of 2015 Best Audiobook tie , Best Baldacci Novel to date, Best new series Amos Decker.David Baldacci is at the top of this game , with his 30th novel, delivering a riveting and absorbing new series MEMORY MANa flawed offbeat hero Amos Decker, drawing you into his world of tragedy, loss, and complexity for hours of mind blowing intensity With a mix of crime, cop procedural, medic [...]

  16. Freda Malone

    Wow, where do I start Amos Decker A former pro football player, hit so hard by the other side that he died, twice The results, a mind that can t forget anything, no matter how trivial He uses it to his advantage and becomes a cop, a detective and thrives tremendously Gets married, has a child and then tragedy strikes His family is murdered and he can t forget it Much like DVR playing over and over again The emotions come with it, making his grief feel like it happened yesterday He loses everythi [...]

  17. Jim

    Quite a twisty plot a hero with a neat difference that was well narrated Decker s memory its side effects make for an interesting story all on their own Trying to solve a very complex, well thought out mass murder makes it even better Unfortunately, it was repetitive I often drifted off almost quit listening The same points phrases were told over over If the book had been half the length, I would have given it at least another star, but I doubt I could go to 4 stars because there were too many p [...]

  18. Kasia

    Mary Lancaster is the dumbest police partner for Amos Decker Baldacci could ve ever created I m half way through the book and Mary Lancaster did not utter a single one coherent sentence She just sits there hopelessly in the background of the story and ask idiotic questions Someone please give her one spare brain cell I hope she dies soon or gets fired or something Story overall is good but someone s got to go Me or Mary The answer is no brainer

  19. Paul O'Neill

    I m loving a good thriller these days With so many thrillers out there I m spoils for choice This was definitely one of the best I ve read yet This had me gripped from the start The main character, Amos, is unique in the fact that he can remember everything You d think that detective work would be easy with this but it is still challenging for him Memorable side characters, strong plot and excellent writing I will be reading Baldacci very soon.

  20. Barbara

    3.5 starsBurlington police detective Amos Decker spiraled into despair when his wife, daughter, and brother in law were brutally murdered 15 months ago He quit the police force and became homeless before moving into a cheap motel and becoming a private detective Once a football player, the 6 5 , 350 pound Decker is seriously out of shape He has a unique ability, however, acquired after a massive hit ended his football career Decker sustained a brain injury that gave him hyperthymesia a complete, [...]

  21. Dianne

    SEE COMMENT ADDED I can t say that this is a new series by David Baldacci because the book lists it as a standalone, but the author would be a fool NOT to make this a series It would be fresh and exciting with a ton of fascinating, quirky, hyper smart characters And with a mind like Mr Baldacci s and using this book as an example, the plotting and mysteries would be mind boggling.Added comment This is the start of a new series.As trite as this is going to sound, this book had me riveted from the [...]

  22. Lewis Weinstein

    The first criterion for a 5 rating is whether I wanted to keep reading I really wanted to keep reading this one The 2nd is whether I cared about the main character, which I did, despite his many serious flaws Amos Decker is fascinating, and several other characters were also quite interesting The plot line is a little stretched, but generally holds up, with some surprises along the way The main strength of the book, however, is how Baldacci portrays what goes on inside Decker s seriously disturb [...]

  23. Ali

    Great ReadDavid Baldacci is a great story teller His characters are always interesting This was a great story despite Amos Decker losing his family I m looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

  24. Lisa Jameson

    What a disappointment I have read most of his booksis one was a big disappointment Amos Decker is a former NFL player turned cop A hit on the head that ended his football career also altered his brain in such a way that he has a photographic memory His wife and family are brutally murdered and Amos falls apartuntil someone shows up at the police station 16 months later to claim responsibility for their deaths.The story has promise, but ended in a clustered mess The perpetrator who commits truly [...]

  25. Steven Walle

    I enjoyed this book David Baldacci takes us through a complicated ceries of murders The detective who is handling the case suffers from a brain injury from his days in the NFL He died twice on the field and when he was revived for the last time he was a completely changed man He now suffers from something called Hyper Thymaside which means is unable to forget anything he experiences and an other disorder which causes him to see things in colors and numbers While dealing with this he must figure [...]

  26. Rachel Hall

    As a Sean King and Michelle Maxwell groupie it was with the continuing appearances of The Camel Club that saw me end my relationship with David Baldacci, consequently it has probably been four years since I last read his thrillers I therefore had mixed feelings about encountering the eponymous Memory Man and the rather unique proposition that he poses On the basis of this first meeting with Amos Decker, a complicated but endearingly man who has had a raw deal in life and this enthralling outing, [...]

  27. Jb17112

    2.5 Ludicrous and ridiculous plot that gets worse as the book goes on Reminds me a bit of James Patterson not a compliment although he is a better as a writer.

  28. Milo (BOK)

    The Review Can Also Be Found Here thefictionalhangoutsite.wordpDavid Baldacci has always been an author whose work I have wanted to read of but he keeps putting out too many novels for me to stay on top of He s of the same breed of the likes of James Patterson, John Grisham and Lee Child, thriller writers who churn out at least one new book each year and you always know what you re going to be in store for, a fast paced, quick read that often than not, will be at the very least entertaining Wh [...]

  29. Marla

    I really enjoyed this book David Baldacci is one of my favorite authors and he did not disappoint me with this one I really felt sorry for Amos Decker His story made me stop and think about what really is happening with some of the homeless out there and why they are homeless The murders were brutal and there are some twisted and sick people out there Unfortunately Amos is one who has been affected be twisted people David does a great job of not letting the reader know who the killer is, he hide [...]

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