I just finished this sequel. I was on the edge of my seat, I laughed, I cried, I held my breath. What an ending! I highly recommend this great book and I am sorry I am finished with it.
I'm a Cardiac Anesthesiologist with two college aged children. I used 2 check my kid's books for appropriateness & now enjoy those books 2.
Being a West Virginia native I enjoyed the backwoodsy feel. This was a tad below my usual expectations of Mr Baldacci but I still liked the book. He as usual had all the right elements that make him a tremendous author. He could publish his grocery list and I would buy it and probably read it twice.
Actor/director/teacher. Split my time between Beijing and Seattle now. Listen to Audible on the subway and while driving or riding my bike.
There is nothing surprising or truly engaging about this book. It is a formulaic, good guy/bad guy trek through entirely familiar territory. Even the promising setting in an Appalachian coal village is wasted because the author has no particular talent for evoking the landscape of either the country or the culture. Worst of all for a thriller, I simply did not believe most of what happened. Baldacci places his highly skilled warrior in perilous circumstances and then has him drop his guard again and again in ways which are almost laughably inept. I found it a tedious listen.
Fine enough Baldacci yarn; perhaps a bit implausible but suspension of disbelief is part and parcel of suspense thriller fiction. What is NOT a part of it is spoon-feeding the listener by dropping an inordinate number of distracting sound effects (I know what a gun firing is supposed to sound like). McLarty delivers a more than fine enough performance--I'd like to hear his voice and not a ton of gun shots drowning him out.
My first and last Baldacci book. Terrible dialog and a ridiculous, impossible, plot suitable for 12 year-olds - maybe. No intention on my part to insult 12 year-olds.
I've listened to audible books for the past 4 years. I especially like spy thrillers. This was so bad, I had to stop listening! The dialoge was unbearable... the plot was going no where. Find something else!
This title was not up to the standards of the Camel Club. It was entirely too predictable and shallow. You will figure out the entire mystery in the first 20 minutes. Save your credits.
Baldacci hits the nail on the head again in this installment of the adventures of the Camel Club. It's got all the elements of a good audiobook: fast paced, good narration, well developed characters, and a heckuva plot.
It helps if you read the last book, but it's not de riguer. Divine Justice can stand on its own. For a while I was afraid I'd forgotten too much of the last book, and I was also apprehensive that I wasn't getting the plot. There was no need to worry, Baldacci wraps it all up in the action-packed ending.