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.
Split second was spell binding. I did not know until the very end how your past can catch up to you and interfere with your life today.
Things didn't come together in the end. We didn't even know the bad guys well enough to suspect them; they were strangers. But it was a good plot and a good pace.
I thought the start was pretty confusing and couldn't figure out how all of it would be tied together. Good pace to the action.