This was an ordeal to get through and the narrator tried to be too dramatic so that you were continually messing with the volume and replaying sections (after hiking the volume) to figure out what he said. While I normally like the unabridged versions, I found this one too long and wished I had downloaded the abridged version.
I really enjoyed this book--it got me hooked on Brad Meltzer. And, as always, Scott Brick's narration was superb. Don't listen to the nay sayers... this one's a keeper.
Being a Meltzer fan, I bought this book on his name alone. It was a big mistake.
The guy who read the book was fine, it was strictly the material I have a beef with here. It becomes more and more obvious with each passing day that there is very little truly new in literature. Everything is simply reworked and reissued with slight twists and turns. That old saw probably doesn't apply to this book for one simple reason, no intelligent person would ever do half the things the main character in this book did. If it is totally obvious that you should do option A and totally idiotic to do Option B, the author ALWAYS chose option B. I forced myself to listen to the whole thing because I must be somewhat obsessive compulsive. A sane person would have run for the hills long before the obvious ending.
WHY BRAD WHY? You are too talented to put out this tripe! Maybe you had one of the fashionable ghost writers do the book and the editor forgot to put their untalented name in small print?
Don't waste your time, money, or book credits on this miserable piece of work.
This seems very similar to other Brad Meltzer books. There are more in depth characters, and the women tend to be villains, or not very nice. Some parts of the story touch on difficult or sensitive topics, but listing them would give away the plot. The actions scenes, like chases are too long. I drifted away from the story until people stopped chasing each other around. Narration was brilliant as usual.
The suspense and action in the story is consistent throughout. The inside descriptions of the White House provided great imagery. Finally, this is a book I can recommend to my teenagers, as it wasn't full of sex and profanity as many other authors' books in this genre. Thanks, Brad Meltzer, for sharing your talent!
I usually enjoy Brad Meltzer but this audio book drives me nuts. First the reader is difficult to distinguish between characters which makes it difficult to follow the story line. Maybe it would have been better if I read the book.
Love reading tech & business especially when it comes in a single book.
Well worth the time and price of the book. Also great insight into the inside of the White House both physically and historically.