Detail was a bit much but I think it spoke to the precision necessary in the character's life/profession - miss it and die - I guess. My frustration came with the ending, I felt like Baldacci ran out of inked ribbon and had to stop typing.
Great story. It will keep you guessing. There are some surprises at the end you won't believe. Well worth the time!
Not a bad story, lots of action, good detail. Falls far short of genius. Can't imagine how 143 reviews average over FOUR stars!
So very obviously written by a man. "He touched her chest." No woman ever thinks of that part of her anatomy as her "chest"! They're her BREASTS, you idiot! The man obviously, all through the book, has no idea of a woman's point of view. At another point, he says he "caressed her hair" - what was he doing, petting her hair, running his fingers through it? What does one do to "caress" a woman's hair?
But, for me, I could have forgiven all that - if the ending hadn't been such a DOG! It's like the author got tired of writing! Again, a little too obvious - a lead-in to his 'next' book, I'm sure.
Well, one thing for sure, I'll remember the author's name - but, just to make sure I don't buy ANOTHER of his books!
If you don't mind all the details of weapons type, organizational policy, and human instincts then this is one of the best books written on the subject of how the FBI works. David Baldacci did a super job. (Just skip by the details if they bore you) :-)
This is one of the best books I've listened to since joining one year ago! The story was great, I couldn't stop listening. Narrator did an excellent job! Great characters, not one boring moment!!!
YOU WILL LOVE IT IF YOU LIKE DRAWN OUT, NOTHING TO THE IMAGINATION PREDICTABILITY. AND THE NARRATOR SPOKE SO SLOWLY NO WONDER IT WAS 20+ HOURS LONG. NOT WORTH IT.
As a longtime fan and consumer of "crime/law enforcement" fiction I was extreemely disappointed in this offering. The plot, from the start, is not believable, even granting liberal dramatic licence. As the story continues the plot becomes more strange and I could no longer suspend disbelief. This ended any expectation of enjoyment from a book I downloaded as crime drama. I'm not a big fan of farce. Adoring discriptions of "ordinance" and armament and how the heroes treat their favorite guns becomes tireing as you progress through the book. Add to all of this a reader (performer) who speaks like he was hired to take his subject matter even further off the tracks and you wonder why they even bothered. "Last Man Standing" was a waste of money.