Yes. I have enjoyed other Baldacci books, but this was a major disappointment.
The story was so contrived. The lead characters would be brilliantly clever in one paragraph and near morons the next. And his "disposal" of the Parks character was absurd. It was like he had run out of time to finish the book--so, this character who had been clever enough to deceive everyone for decades, get's caught crossing INTO Canada. P-L-E-A-S-E!?!?!?!?
I guess the NC Police Chief, he was clueless from start to finish--at least he was consistent.
Potter in NC. Intense books allow for creative freedom. Busy hands+distracted brain=free forms.
If you listen piece meal , as I do, it is
hard to keep up with who is who.
Pretty good but I realized that I wasn't engaged enough to keep track of all of the characters.
I have enjoyed David Baldacci, but I struggled with this book. The narrator narrated every sentence overly dramatic and made each sound like an over used cliche.
Maybe not this book. It is entertaining and an easy read; however, once I have read it.........move on.
other similar books .
I am not certain. I enjoy listening to books when I travel.
No extreme reactions just a good book.
I would recommend to others who enjoyed reading mysteries.
Yes, but only if the genre is courtroom based
he was good but the characters all sounded the same
Wow. This was fantastic. So many pieces of the puzzle to put together, so many people in danger... Some great twists and red herrings. This was my first conspiracy/thriller novel, and I can't rave about it enough. Politics, Murder, and Kidnapping, oh my! While the plot was so intricate and clues so obscure that it had me guessing and on the edge of my seat throughout, the sensational characters are what sealed the deal for me. I loved how Baldacci drew his agents/investigators - each great individuals in their own right, opposites in habit and operating styles, but with the potential to be complimentary when they put their heads together. . . Or butt heads, as the case may be. They play off of one another extremely well as both characters and investigators, something I very much value. And the secondary players were masterfully depicted too, from Joan and Kate to the professor and other law enforcement. There was a lot of wit and intelligence, and I loved King's cynical sarcastic humor. Sometimes I didn't know which witnesses, which observations to believe, but never lost faith in my new favorite former Secret Service agents.
The narration was great, only recall having voice-attribution trouble once or twice between dialogue and narrative. Character voices were sufficiently distinct, and the female ones weren't gaspy or too high pitched, he didn't force it like some male narrators I've heard.
I must admit, I had already watched the tv series on TNT about a year prior to trying the book, so my concepts of the characters were already somewhat developed, but didn't contradict the original novel versions overmuch. A pretty good adaptation, though it changed the circumstances of Maxwell's disgrace and their teaming up rather more than I'd have guessed.
Over all a great read that I didn't want to put down. I look forward to more great cases in this series.
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This is an exciting debut to a very good series. I have read 2 others and they are par with this first instalment. The two lead characters are very different in every way imaginable. However, when working together, they are like a well oiled machine. A fun and exciting read performed by Scott Brick, my favorite narrator.
The author has a sense of humor. King and Maxwell are a fun couple of character to meet. This is the their first meeting and the book just takes off. I really hate spoilers, but the twists keep coming and coming. A fun read, and it made the miles just go away.