Scott Brick as usual was spot on. The problem was with the editing. At the end of each chapter (just guessing) there is enough "dead air" that I thought my player had stopped playing until it happened enough that I sort of got used to it. Very bothersome.
The story was good enough to try the next one in the series. I kind of enjoy the new King and Maxwell TV series so will peruse this a little further.
Needs to design a better difference when changing characters. I would find myself lost and wondering what character we were on.
YES! Want to read about the new "agency" and get the sexual tension out of the way. That or keep jumping into cold water..
Enjoyed the story line. Was not impressed with the villian motive. Suspense and drama was just enough.
This is the first book in the King and Maxwell series by David Baldacci. I haven't listened to any of the others yet but the story line in this one was great so I'm definitely giving the next one a try. My only complaint is with the recording. Scott Brick does an excellent job with the narration but there are five to 10 second gaps in the story. I'm guessing they represent the end of a chapter but its almost painful the way it pauses. The pause was long enough that I found myself checking to see if the audio book was still playing which was very annoying particularly during the more tense moments of the storyline. However, I would still recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery.
I have not listened to Scott Brick for awhile, and I forgot why. He has a great voice for narration and can read well until he comes across a interrogative in the dialogue. Nine out of 10 times, he turns the question into an interrogatory exclamation, as if the answer is obvious. This habit is very distracting to the narrative, which is one reason why I can't finish listening to the book - although I will read it in print.
Another irritation is Brick's occasional regional (Bronx?) accent that crops up in the dialogue spoken by three of the book's main characters. Tne fact that the accent is not used consistently is what's irritating and distracting from the narrative.
For as long as I could focus on the narrative, I thought the book was well written.
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.