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.
I've given David Baldacci several chances but after this one I've given up. Baldacci writes the same mindlessly formulaic pablum of character series which sell but don't inspire. This one Baldacci must've phoned in while on vacation. Incredibly bland, improbable yet predictable plot. Characters as dimensional as a comic book. Terrible dialogue made laughable when actually said out loud. Oh, and by the way, whoever thought to make the occassional, stupid, distracting, sound effects should be sacked. Luckily I paid the bargain basement price for this dog and it took up only about a week of my commutes. I'd have really given a poor review if I'd paid a full credit for it.
I really love listening. I listen every chance I get. 10 minutes in the car, 3 hours at work. Seriously, any time I can.
I am really enjoying the plot of this entire series but the dialogue is so bad it really distracts from the story. The conversation seems so forced between characters and is very transparent.
Lots of action, well written and read
I am not sure when I will stop picking up David Baldacci thriller flicks.
Granted, this novel is well composed as usual and the writer analyzes it well and does not leave anything in the plot line to chance. However, for everthing else, it is like a spiced-up orange juice when compared to well-aged wine. And despite the writer's attempts at giving his plot some depth of meaning, it comes out flat and unidimentional (think "Those Who Trespass" as a dot, "A Prisoner of Birth" is bi-dimentional and "pillars of the earth" is, tri-).