Split Second is a must read if you like detective suspense stories. Didn't know who the bad guys really were until the end. Honestly, hated putting it down; morning coffee, exercising, driving. Had to keep listening until the very end, then wished there was more.
This was a good read for my drive and treadmill listening. Good characters, lots of twists and turns and really holds your interest until the very end when it goes over the top with fantastical last minutes saves, split second timing, etc. A bit much. but nonetheless enjoyable listening.
On the one hand, the writing was very good, the pacing kept me interested, and I found myself listening to this book at every opportunity. So, why isn't it a 5- or 4-star? Because, especially towards the final half of the book, my disbelief was stretched too thin. In the end, I found myself rolling my eyes and saying "get real." The plot just didn't hold for me.
Real good mystery story. Not quite on the same level with Absolute Power but that one will be a monster to top. The narration was fantastic, of course. This novel is more of a who-done-it mystery than an action story and the author does a great job holding the reader's attention. Baldacci also gets the reader to care about the main characters. I'm looking forward to following their adventures in the sequel to this book, Hour Game.
The outcome was a bit contrived and if you can suspend your disbelief, then you may actually enjoy it. I liked the twists and turns, but in the end I was like, "Get real".
I was interested in the characters, but Baldacci chose to keep them more 2 dimensional.
Scott Brick, in my opinion, is not a very strong narrarator, if you aren't giving it your full attention (i.e. driving) you may lose track of who is speaking because he doesn't have enough differentiation between characters.
I like this author's plot twists and turns. Always intriguing. The female characters a little predictable, but still a good listen.
The genre was a little different and the action was acceptable. The characters held my interest and sympathy. The story twists were diverting and interesting. The book was entirely entertaining and exciting. Get it!
This story kept moving and Scott Brick was just right for the task of narrator. Story had many interesting twists which all came together at the end.
I found the book very involving, enjoyable and couldn't wait to continue listening due especially to its excellent narration by Scott Brick.