It seemed like a lot of dialogue at times but still held my interest. I like that little bits of information would lead you in the wrong direction along with the main characters. It wasn't as exiting as a few other novels I had read, but I would still recommend.
I think it's fair to expect more of a writer on his 10th book as on his first -- or at least as much. This one is really bad. I think the narrator tried, but the writing is cliched, overwrought, and twice as long as it needs to be. I thought it would never end, even while I was hoping it would get better.
Save your money$$$$$$$
I have to say that this book was entertaining. There was very strong character development. However, I didn't care much for the main characters. I hate to say this, but they seem like busy-body private investigators with a holier-than-thou complex.
This book is filled with suspects. I enjoyed the character development of the suspects. They seem real and you hate to suspect them for these horrible murders.
I am very picky. I liked this story, but I don't think I'll be buying any thing from this author any time soon. I did finish the whole audiobook and it was entertaining, but I have heard better.
The characters are as improbable as the plot and full of clich?s, I figured out who the killer was not by deduction of the clues in the story but by the overt formula writing. Fast passed for a reason, if you stop and think it will not work???.
Finally! It is about time that one of the 'top' mystery authors has written a book up to the high standards that we (the readers) have come to expect. I have been generally disappointed by several of the latest books written by these literary pantheons.
OK: Without divulging too much of the plot, I offer this assessment. I came away from reading Hour Game with the impression that it is really two books. It is of the genre where the first part of the book could stand alone with one or two loose ends that either, 1) will be addressed in the author?s next book, or 2) will never be addressed, thus leaving its ultimate solution to our imagination. In my opinion, it is particularly difficult to write something wherein the body of the work is done so well that one does not mind filling in the blanks. I was ready to cue up my next book when, much to my surprise, I saw that there was still a lot of book left to read. David Baldacci done good!
By the way, I found the second half of the book to be as good as was the first part. My only criticism has to do with the segue that separates, yet joins the two partitions. Unfortunately, Baldacci seems to have given this section of the book too little attention, resulting in a transition that came across as being unfocused, somewhat aimless, and ultimately, a bit disappointing.
I can easily forgive Baldacci for that minor slippage because all-in-all he gave me a book that has all the other requisites for excellence, e.g., plot, character development, etc.
After reading this book David Baldacci now has made my list of author that I have to read. I found myself listening to this book late into the night. You think you know what is coming next, and find yourself in the dark once again. A must Read.