Retired 35 year policeman from So CA, relocated with my wife to South Carolina with "Toby" our cat. I listen to two books a week
Solid story line that made it difficult to take breaks from listening and Scott Brick did his usual perfect performance. Really enjoyed this one.
You'll probably want to listen to it in one sitting just to find out what will happen next.
This is my second book in the King & Maxwell series. They never fail to get themselves into impossibly dangerous situations, but they seem to make it out of them as well... Another fast paced, exciting story from Baldacci.
The story involves many elements: A robbery where no one knows exactly what all was stolen, why the accused would get involved in such a big and complicated job after being on the straight and narrow for so many years, or why he'd be so sloppy, leaving many obvious clues behind; A rich, privileged, and troubled family somewhat like the "Ewings" of Dallas fame, with just as many complex issues driving their behavior; And finally, a maniac murderer who keeps killing people, leaving serial killer type clues behind and sending coded notes to the newspaper. Everyone is afraid because the killer doesn't seem to have any rhyme or reason with regard to how the victims are chosen. There are no identifiable victim types, no pattern or similarities between the victims, and no established relationship between victims from one killing to the next.
King & Maxwell better move very quickly to figure this case out because people just keep dying.
I ordered this book as soon as I finished Split Second. I love listening to a series and becoming more familiar with the characters. Scott Brick does an excellent job as the narrator, as usual.
Not much thought given to technical realities
Great given the material
Stay clear of this series
Not to have such a whimpy man as Sean , the leading lady Michelle overpowered Sean and he came off as whimpy , he should have been the one with all the ideas
Made Sean more manly
He was good but made Michele sound cocky
Disappointment in the female heroine
Ya leave the females as the sidekicks and not so cocky
It was a bit confusing, lots of moving parts. I found myself needing to go back a lot and follow what was going on.
Trying to understand what makes a killer tick. What forces a person to have such rage. The least was following the story with his family that gave little resaon for his actions and randomness of the killings.
Towards the end when the "whys" were being told.
Depends on the actors.
It got a bit borning in the middle, the many attempts on the cops life was a little silly, the end was good. I liked the readers voice, and could relate a bit to the family and the secrets within.
I have read (listened to) a couple of books in this series and enjoyed them, and the overall story in Hour Game is captivating. Lots of action, good characters, intriguing mystery, and some deadpan humor. But I want a good mystery to reveal enough clues to give me some hope of guessing at the solution and late in this book I realized that wasn't happening. If you don't mind having no chance to solve this mystery yourself, I recommend this as a rip-roaring story that will keep you listening. And Scott Brick does a fantastic job of narration. But for me it was a great letdown when at the moment of revealing the truth, the protagonist disclosed essential information I could not possibly have guessed at and I'm not convinced he could have either. Thus my 3-star rating.
Blind Vietnam veteran. Antique weapons collector. Outdoor enthusiast. Florida State University graduate with Business major. Owner of home health agency. registered nurse.
If you like to sit down with a who-done-it that has twists and turns and everything you need to have to make a good mystery thriller, this has got to be one of the best!