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.
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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!
I have just started reading his books and they are great. Once I get started listening I cannot quit until the end. I especially like the ones with Sean and Michelle in them. A great listen full of twist and turns.
I love Michelle Maxwell and Sean King. They have a very unique relationship. Michelle has all the qualities the modern wowan would like to have . She is feminine yet very strong and certainly can take care of herself and on occasion Sean. They make a great team. I was totally absorbed in the story line. All of the characters were so real
This book keeps you guessing right to the very end with all the twists and turns it take.
Scott Bricks' performance, as ususl, was brilliant. I am a huge fan of his. Listening to his narration is like having a movie running in your head. He is ABSOLUTELY the very best.
I hope David Baldacci will continue writing about these two characters. They are interesting, smart and very witty.
I think if there was someone else reading it would have been better, it moved to slow and very little excitement
Hard to say. I often do enjoy reading from a real book, but I do adore Scott Brick???s performances. This book might have been better read because of the extreme complicated plot so I could have taken it slower. But then again, I can still listen to it again. I am sure I will find things I didn???t notice the first time.
I like reading series for the character development and this series is great for this because Baldacci is taking his sweet time developing King and Maxwell. He doesn???t let everything go in one chapter. While doing this he also doesn???t neglect giving a great plot. I did figure out a few things before hand but I also got surprised. Other reviews were critical of the complicated plot but I think Baldacci wove it well.
This would make a great movie. It would be very difficult to cut down the book for an hour and a half movie though. You might need a miniseries for this one.
I enjoyed the further insight into King and Maxwell. The story line was different and held my interest.
I would have preferred Ron Mclarty.
No, but that type of reaction would be quite rare for me.
Looking forward to the next book in the series.
original, surprising and addicting in interest
A story that is one of surprises keeping the reader in suspense and a hard to lay the book down tale. A story that is quite original and with little blasphemous language.
I really liked Hour Game. At least I really liked the story, but it was really hard to stay focused on the writing what with the narrator, Scott Brick, treating every sentence as a dramatic reading. I had to keep backing up to re-hear passages since in my annoyance I would start thinking of how a normal person would narrate it. What a Drama Queen he is. Author and story were great though. I would have given more stars if it were a better narrator.
This is the third Baldacci book I read. It does a good job in setting the mood and describing characters, but it loses the pace at times. The binding of the characters to the crime are a bit far-fetched and a fair part of the plot gets bunched up towards the end of the book. Still it is a well-written book from an excellent author.