I was unable to stop listening! Now I've read all of the Camel Club series, but not in order, and this (the first i think) was on par with Devine Justice. Both were great stories and I enjoyed them immensly
I fell in love with the Oliver Stone character wish i first read a Camel Club novel. I think it's really neat when they 'type' a central/leading character who's over 40 years old. Just as in real life, many of us 'old codgers' aren't quite washed up yet.
Better dialog between the main characters, less expounding of the painfully obvious.
Probably not, I'm starting to think that he's like Paterson where he just writes lame, formula based action movies.
He was good- there's a lot of male characters, and you can easily tell them all apart. The accents didn't make me cringe, and the female voices are not just high whispers.
Half of the the dialog - just a waste of time. It's not like it gives you insight into the characters because thier background is just overplayed the whole time anyway.
Disappointing. I was looking for a good adventure/espionage story and this was just a really bad action movie script.
This book sets the stage for all the Camel Club books. I would definetly like to see more Camel Club books.
No. I listen in my car during my 35 to 55 minutes commute to work and same time frame from work.
I listen to books while running and walking my dog so on average about an hour day and like books that have a good pace to them.
I would probably not listen to this book again as i found it, despite some interesting twists, to be fairly standard genre fair.
Mr. Davis did a good job narrating this story but the frequent musical interludes offered nothing to the overall production.
Overall not a bad story, but many of the characters and plot points have been seen before. The reaction of the government at the end of the story was, at least I hope, overly dramatic and seemed out of proportion to the rest of the story.
I rarely give myself the time required to sit down and do nothing else except read a book. Thank goodness for Audible!!
The suspense, the characters, and plot twists and the ending.
Most of the time. Not knowing how a certain part would turn out or how the good guys were going to get out of a desperate situation, or wondering who was a sleeper bad guy and who wasn't.
I really enjoyed his delivery of the woman who is from Poland - hard to hear such a voice in one's head!
Not much in the way of humor. The characters, while rich in much of their development, didn't cause me to cry.
All said, it was terrific!
Just when I thought I had it figured out, I didn't. That's OK as I love it when the plot has twists and turns, enough that it takes a bit to figure it out. A great read. But be careful you may not be able to put it down until you have read the entire book.
I had read a few Baldacci novels before this. I found them entertaining, but not overly intriguing. I had given up, deciding I just didn't 'get' the angle. An older friend of mine brought up Baldacci in conversation. I explained my experiences. They challenged me to read "The Camel Club." I bartered for him to read one of my favorite books and agreed to give this one a try.
I am SO happy I did. The characters are rich and intriguing. The mystery was elevated, complex, and captivating. Their development was sufficient to get me invested in them, but not over done. I know there's more to each character, and I'm excited about getting to know them.
Not as technical as Clancy, not as mythical as Meltzer, but every bit as entertaining and capturing - ENJOY!!
Linda in Omaha
This is a story about a group of patriots who want to protect the country. They see the murder of a government agent and the perpetrators. From this point on, the tension rises as the perpetrators hunt down the witnesses and pursue their conspiracy to murder the president.
I liked it, but didn't love it, not because of any fault in the writing, but it just wasn't the type of book I'm usually interested in. Maybe because of the situation our world is in today, and the fear that something like this could really happen.
This was so well written and many interesting senerios and characters
Of course the four in the series, Charm School which by the way is not available on Audible, Word of Honor,
yes but I did not do that since I was reading the series
Greet Series and I loved the Change of Pace in the last book and showed depth to the Character.
I like David Baldacci's characters in this series, but had not read this one! It was a great "read". I enjoy having a voice to put to the character in my imagination.
The development of the relationships between the characters.