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.
The story was pretty good and the Narrator made it even better. As the story came to an ending, I don't know if it was just me, but I lost whose who and who did that before and why did this guy do that? A bit confusing, but maybe I was expecting a better ending.
I would recommend this one but keep the villians straight better than I did.
I couldn't wait to finish this book. Listening to it for a half hour or so at a time left me not remembering the characters or the myriad issues. Definitely the worst Baldacci I've listened to.
I lost a lot of sleep listening to the story. The plot and delivery of the story were very intertaining. I'll look for more Baldacci in the future.
No but I will now.
Don't Know but I would go to see it.
I don't think so. Maybe I wasn't in the right frame of mind. I'll give it another try at some point.....maybe.
I had no problem with the narration. It's the story that was confusing right from the beginning. One of those "we're going forward before we know the background."