The Winner

The Winner

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Overview

The Winner by David Baldacci, JoBeth Williams

He cemented his reputation with the blockbuster Total Control and now David Baldacci brings us another thriller that grabs hold and doesn't let go. It's the story of a rags-to-riches heroine. LuAnn Tyler is tough and smart, but she's plunged into a realm of corruption that will make readers think twice the next time they buy a lottery ticket.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570425578
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Edition description: Abridged, 4 Cassettes, 4 hours
Product dimensions: 4.12(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 130 million worldwide sales. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at WishYouWellFoundation.org.

Hometown:

Northern Virginia

Date of Birth:

August 5, 1960

Place of Birth:

Richmond, VIrginia

Education:

B.A. in Political Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1982; J.D., University of Virginia, 1986

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The Winner 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 225 reviews.
ChadAaronSayban More than 1 year ago
David Baldacci proved his mastery of the modern thriller with Absolute Power and Total Control. The Winner was released in 1998 and looked to continue the Baldacci brand of storytelling. Destitute waitress LuAnn Tyler lives a ramshackle existence with her newborn daughter in a poverty stricken southern town. At least that's the case until she is approach by a man named Jackson who promises her the unthinkable - a certain win in the national lottery of $100 million dollars. Her conscience tells her to say no, but before she can, events conspire to make Jackson's offer the only hope for LuAnn and her daughter. At the time, Jackson's conditions are acceptable, but ten years later, LuAnn decides to defy those conditions to take back her life with the hopes that the seemingly invincible puppet-master Jackson will be none the wiser. The Winner drags a bit early on as it tries to flesh out every thought of every character, but once the action gets going, it is intense and fun. You will root for LuAnn, but just like her, you won't always know who is on her side. Baldacci is at his best when he is putting his characters in deadly situations where they don't know where the trouble is coming from and they need to find that one hole to squeeze through to safety - and The Winner offers that up more than once. The story could have been a bit tighter and there were moments where the plot stretched believability to the edge. However, this is frankly when Baldacci is at his best. Baldacci's stories are like McDonald's Big Macs - you know they aren't fine dining, but you love them for what they are. All in all, Baldacci provides exactly what should be expected from his novels - a thrill-ride of a story that keeps the pages turning.
Jan Rives More than 1 year ago
Exciting, fast moving, and thought provoking.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first David Baldacci book I ever read - wow! What a great, original story line and page turner. I have since recommended it to several friends who also agreed that it is a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best reads in quite some time. Highly recommended..
danreader54 More than 1 year ago
Rags to riches in a very unexpected way. However like every thing that seem too good to be true there are strings attached but the "Winner" is not to be underestimated. A good ride with a good ending.
Cheryl Spicer More than 1 year ago
if i remember right...this was the book that got me started reading ALL David Baldacci books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book i've read in a while. Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First time reading a David Baldacci's book. The book was exciting, could not put it down. I would highly recommend it to all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GREAT READ! First audiobook I listened to. I'm still waiting on the movie. On a scale of 1 - 10, I rate it an 11.
Carl Berg More than 1 year ago
Best book I have ever read!! Why isnt a movie?
Guest More than 1 year ago
loved this book 628 pages of pure page turning suspense. this book kept me going strong for three days loved the characters, plus the storyline
Guest More than 1 year ago
As I started to get deeper and deeper into the book, it struck me 'The Winner' was written as if it were meant to be made into a movie. Nothing wrong w/ books being turned into films, except when, as in 'The Winner', some of the characters and situations come across as contrived.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books i have read!
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I gave it only 3 stars because what started to be a good book got ridiculous, unbelievable and predictable about 2/3 the way through.
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Joni69 More than 1 year ago
As usual, David Baldacci wrote a real Winner!!! I love his books. This one is a real page turner and will keep you up way past your bedtime reading!
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TerribleTed More than 1 year ago
After a bit of a long beginning introduction to all players with a bit too much detailed descriptions it turned into a magnetic book I didn't want to stop reading. The characters continued to provide action and the question, "What would I do if I was in that position?". As the story progressed, the guessing game continued as to who can be trusted. Then who will survive, right to the end. David Baldacci does it again. One of the best authors!
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