I really enjoyed the short-lived King & Maxwell tv series and decided to give the books a try. I was not disappointed. The story, or parallel stories, of Secret Service security details gone wrong were intriguing and the characters were interesting and likeable (the good ones anyway!). I've already purchased the next two books in the series.
I've listed to a number of books narrated by Scott Brick. He does an terrific job of voicing characters with one tiny little oddity that I don't understand. It is fairly common to hear what a dear departed Jewish friend of mine used to refer to as the 'Jewish mother voice' upturn to questions. It certainly isn't anything that would deter me from listening to book narrated by him, I am always happy to find him narrating a book I am interested in, but I find it curious.
Did NOT disappoint!!!
Funny, mysterious, thrilling well narrated book. Interesting, original story line with great twists if you don't pay attention.
But, I am a Baldacci fan. I would argue not biased in the least, lol.
Good story, but too much of the mystery unravelled at the end and it was difficult to follow all of the pieces.
overall I'd say the narrator makes an audio book and this one did a stand up job. fairly typical Baldacci book so if you like him you'll like this one. only reason for holding out on the fifth star is the sometimes frustrating element of the narrator lacking much inflection change between male and female characters.
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The book had a good storyline with several plot twists. A classic suspense or action type book.
I think that the end was good. The plot twists all came together to make a clear and concise ending, and it was a good set up for the series.
The character development in this book was adequate. Many character traits cross between characters, but this is assumed being that the characters are in the similar professions.
No, narration was especially annoying. First time listening to Brick; he sounded phonily snarky--hard to listen to him.
Probably not. Pedestrian plot. It was easy to spot the plot point where the author is misleading us. Oy.
I will be more careful choosing in the future. Disappointment? Definitely.
I have never read Baldacci before--perhaps this is just not one of his best (every serial author has them), but the narration made the listening experience 10 times worse.