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.
I cannot reccommend this pair (David Baldacci read by Scott Brick) enough!! The pace is fast, catches you from the first minute and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire story.
I really like this series but found this particular installment lacking. Michelle's character seemed especially weak and the normal "positive tension" between her character and Sean King is completely missing. I didn't mind so much what I thought were unnecessary plot turns although it did seem like it would never end at one point. What I did mind was the three hour "wrap up" at the end. Too many loose ends, too many plot surprises. I'm grading this with 3 stars because I am a Baldacci fan and like this series, but it was a disappointment. Not up to his normal quality.
While it's not necessary, I think it's definitely a plus to listen to Split Second first. It was a really good listen, but I couldn't put Hour Game down. Listened to the whole thing in 2 days. Scott Brick is my favorite narrator, the book was a great story, and it had enough plot twists to keep me guessing til the end. Highly recommend.
I am already fan of Baldacci. This was my first experience with audio books. Had a bit of trouble keeping my mind focused on the book at first. But as I listened it did get easier. Just have to learn to keep my focus on what is happening as I listen to the reader dialogue.
Started listening to audible books by accident and got hooked on King & Maxwell! Just loved it from start to finish, good movement, characters are excellent and well developed. Your interest is held through out reading. The narrator is superb!