While I did not turn this one off and move on to another...a vague disappointment was present throughout.... definately not the caliber of Last Man Standing which was very good. The guy was just a little too handsome and wealthy -- the girl just a little too perfect -- and the story line just unplausible......and it was just too predictable. Having said that it was well read - great tone - maybe a good one for the summer hammock and a lazy day.
This is a entertaining "listen", fast paced and the plot held my attention. Not being a writer, author or critic I can just say what I think. Buy it!
I'm a Baldacci fan, but this story had too many holes in it. I began to wish it would end and put me out of my misery.
I stopped listening at 1h 50m when Joan stripped down to her panties at breakfast, threw all the plates to the floor, jumped on the table, lay on her back and spread her legs. Shawn just turned and walked away telling her, “I’d appreciate it if you would clean up this mess.” A gentleman wouldn’t disappoint a lady like that and the reader was already disappointed by that time.
Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 11-year-old daughter.
I enjoyed this book but felt like I was out of the loop because there was little chance to deduce whodunit when the author revealed things late that were germane to figuring things out. On the positive side, the character development was excellent and the author did a good job of giving the listener a sense of the scenes that took place. Scott Brick delivered on the narration as he normally does. This is my second Baldacci listen and I'll likely go for a third.
The story and plot were engrossing, but Scott Brick is one of Audible's most annoying readers. This is the second book read by Scott Brick that I've bought. In both books he reads every sentence as though it were dripping with sarcasm. He seems unable to deliver even a straight descriptive narrative as simply "straight descriptive narrative." It's always hammy and sarcastic. Very distracting from the plot.
Slow story with way too much conversation attempting to decipher clues. Once again, starring a leading man with great looks and psychic skills in his ability to Leap from clue to the right answer. Once again, in touch with a gorgeous, athletic female (this one earned a medal in the Olympics) hopelessly drawn to him. New characters were constantly introduced as suspects leaving me asking "who is this one??". Many conversations are filled with "what if...." and "maybe he....." and "how about it....." and basically showing off amazing guessing skills. I enjoyed this Baldacci book the least of those I've read. I found Scott Brick's performance to be annoying. Remember Robert DeNiro's voice when asking "you talkin to me??". Scott Brick has this habit of ending each characters voice with this Brooklyn upswing. For a better Baldacci experience, try "First Family".
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
Meh? Or maybe just a hair above that. . . because this book does have a somewhat intriguing plot. But the narration (with apologies to all Scott Brick devotees) was so dramatic/theatric that it was just over the top. Good solid plot. . .compelling ending, but still, just an average read in my opinion.
This was my second audio book by the author and will be my last. This story line is chopped up, hard to follow, the narrator is monotone and not someone who garners your attention. I found myself sitting in the car and wondering what part of the book I was listening to.
Sadly this was a waste of my money and for my preference so bad I can not finish it.