Maybe if they had to take a long flight.
The setup was a little over the top.
None really stood out.
Yes, this could probably get made as a movie.
I had never read anything from this author before this book. So glad I gave it a chance! Great thriller with lots of twists. I don't think I've listened to a book narrated by Scott Brick that I didn't like. I enjoyed this book so much that I bought the second book in this series as soon as I finished this one!
After listening for an hour or so to a narrator who puts an ironic lilt and a blasé tone in almost every other sentence I had to give up. Maybe that's not the way to describe it, but whatever the reason the narration just didn't capture me.
It could be the fact that I have just listened to 4 books narrated by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy - Zero Day, The forgotten, The Innocent, The Hit by David Baldacci - that made it hard for me to enjoy listening to Scott Brick. As those narrations really did grab me.
Though I did give the story 4 stars I haven't actually listened to much of the story.
I will probably buy the Kindle version to finish this book as I wouldn't want to miss out on what looks to me a very promising series.
I'm not sure whether the book allowed me to become distacted or not. I tend to blame myself but usually when I'm really into a book NOTHING can distract me. Maybe I'll return for a follow-up listen months down the road but all in all it's definitely worth the listen.
I've only become a Baldacci fan recently and I attribute that to audio books. The read didn't really catch me but the listen does. I definitely look forward to his books now.
The beginning sort of hooked me on the story. It started as an interesting premise. Later in the story the plot lost me. I found it at some point to get too far fetched.
The performance was okay, but not up to Brick's high standard.
depends on the actors. it could make a good movie.
The characters were good, the story line required some attention to follow, but it was a good read.
The meeting on the lake
I'd read it again.
The story I've read in paperback and it's a great story... David is an excellent author, one of my favorites. But this narrator RUINS it... I HIGHLY recommend ALL David Baldacci Audible books that are read by Ron McCarty... HE IS THE BEST... Wish he narrated all David's books!!!!
Ron McCarty... He's THE ONLY one I would would suggest!!!! Please consider having him narrate this book..
Disappointment that the narrator ruined a great story!!!!
The villain in the story was too whimsical for words. His plan for revenge was so elaborate that I had trouble suspending my disbelief at points in the story.
Near the end of chapters some music starts to play that is very dramatic. It's also totally unnecessary and does nothing for the story. Another audio snafu is the long silence between chapters. It's really long and quite noticeable.
The characters were the best part of the story. The chemistry between King and Maxwell is top notch. They were funny, rich, and well thought-out characters. As they grew to like each other in the story, you, the listener also grow to like them.
The bad guy in the story fell flat. He was vicious and intriguing at first but left himself open to be caught which took away from how scary he was supposed to be. A number of the clues/plotholes that could have covered up were simply explained by him saying "I just don't operate that way." That's just not very interesting.
Scott Brick was great. His southern accents were really cool, since every southern character still sounded quite different. He's one of the best out there.
Yes, if only to see King and Maxwell again. They're solid characters. Hopefully their next story is a bit more complicated and three dimensional.
All the main characters had the same personality--arrogant and sarcastic with something to prove.
The plot was implausible and ridiculous--which means the ending was unsatisfying.
I will avoid all Scott Brick books. He amplified the sarcasm, perhaps adding some where it was not intended. His cadence dripped with disdain.
Well...it finally ended.
The audible version was poorly produced. The scene often shifted without the narrator taking a breath. If I lost focus for a split second (pun intended), I had to shake my head and scramble for the rewind button. Very annoying.
Changed my thoughts on this book since I've realized it's part one of a trilogy; story = 4 stars.Wish Audible made this clear on their site.
I liked the characters, and the story until it got too unbelievable; the last chapter gave me a headache trying to understand who was who and what each characters did or didn't do. It was unnecessarily convoluted.