The Camel Clubis no great book, not even for an adventure novel, it is however just perfect for playing during commutes or on a road trip. Momemtary distractions along the way won't cause you to miss anything important.
I guess the best thing I can say is I liked it enough to get another read in the Camel Club series for my daily commute.
The story is OK, doesn't measure up to the hype/tv commericals. As a story it is hard to follow, you know who the majority of the "bad guys" are from the beginning but it takes at least half the book to figure out what they plan to do.
This is the first David Baldacci book I've read and it just doesn't cut it.
As an audio book the narrator is good. From time to time unneeded music is in the background. The music is frequently out of place and has nothing to do with what is going on with the story.
Jonathan Davis does a great job at reading this novel. The plot is quite fantastic - and not necessarily in a good way. However I really like the very balanced perception this book provides about Islam. Finally a thriller that does not blindly resort to stereotypes and even holds the mirror in front of the perceptions that many of us have,
I thoughly enjoyed this book, it is really grabbs you and you do not want to stop listening as you want to find out what is going to happen next
I highly recommend it, if you are a Baldacci fan then you will really want to add this to your collection
I'm a big Baldacchi fan - have read and enjoyed most everything he's written. This book fell way short of that. First of all, the terrorism thing to me is just more than I can handle for "enjoyable" reading. I thought this was going to more political intrigue than an explanation of the Muslim cause. Secondly, the names were confusing, there were too many characters to keep track of and the story line didn't come together until near the end. Guess I should have read more closely what the book was about. What I did was see "David Baldacchi" and ordered the book - my bad.....
This is a great listen, the plot was entertaining but way too much narration and detail as well as politics...
I am a real Baldacci fan. I have read most of his books. This book started out very slow. It was still slow halfway through the book. I continued to hope it would pick up and get exciting as I expect from David Baldacci. Two thirds of the way through the book it took off. The last third made up for the first two thirds. I recommend this book if you like Baldacci. Just don't give up on it too soon.
A fascinating read. The way details and plot are slowly revealed throughout the story makes for an compelling story and makes you want to hear it all in one sitting. I could have done without the obvious political propaganda on behalf of the author. He could have communicated his political views without a sledgehammer.
Your squib on the website needs work. It misnames the characters and even the role of the lawyer.
I know fiction is fiction. However, this book was a little far fetched. If you like Vince Flynn, then avoid this book. It is horrible by comparison. This book has characters doing the most absurd things with the most absurd abilities. One man killing a group of people with his bare hands. Also, a national guardsmen forced to go to Iraq because they didn't know he resigned. Seriously Baldacci, you just make things up to fit into your schema of reality in the U.S.
I have been an avid fan of David Baldacci since Absolute Control. This one is a little different, and I was somewhat skeptical through the first few chapters. It appeared that The Camel Club was going to be primarily a vehicle for a negative political statement about our current situation in regard to foreign policy.
While it does make a statement, one that I do not totally agree with, it does so in a way that encourages reflective thought rather than defensive reaction. And all the while you are immersed in a typical Baldacci edge of your seat, can't put it down, page-turner.
I liked it, and would recommend it.