From the introduction until the final page, I couldn't stop listening. I have read many of David Baldacci books and I found this one the most enjoyable with non-stop action.
It usually takes me a week to listen to the books, since I only listen in my car. I had to buy a speaker for my I-Pod so I could listen everywhere.
Roby was really on his game. Scott makes him come alive.
Don't often get to see the soft side of assissins, but Scott pulled it off.
As soon as I finished this book, I had to go online and order another Balducci.
I enjoyed reading the book. It starts a little slow but midway it picks up and ends great.
yes, sometimes you miss some of the little things.
Sean, steady, thinks ahead and sounds like a perfert gentleman.
Sean, but Scott Brick is the best no matter which character he does. You can tell which character he is the second he changes his voice.
No, I love the digest what I've heard and then listen to a little more.
I usually love Baldacci's books, but this one was tedious and overly long without much being said. I've been listening to this series, but after this last book am wondering if I'm wasting my time. Don't bother with this one; even the wonderful narrator couldn't save it.
I will probably listen to this 2 more times by years end
The plot was a steady builder
Baldacci writes great series books just like Ludlem, Grisham, Follett and others
Scott Brick's reading was subpar. It felt as if he wasn't really well engaged, and there wasn't much complexity to his characters' emotions. I felt the story stalled at various points, and more than a little, it seemed like Mr. Baldacci was just filling pages needlessly. This is from a reader who doesn't mind slow-moving plots at all. King and Mitchell seemed too dense and unaware a few too many times during the story, and Mitchell's knee jerk anger was frustrating at times.
Holds your interest and keeps you on the edge. Not overly obvious in the with the end holds you right on the edge of your seat. Makes you wish the story could continue.
Someone who could bear listening to Scott Brick's annoying, patronizing style of reading. That person was NOT me.
It was very convoluted. I could never be sure that any of the many directions the story took would have any true importance. Some did; some...not so much. It wasn't just the story, however. The narration flat irritated me.
His manner of pausing in mid-sentence to put emphasis on one word in such a way as to attempt to make the character's voice more intense was extremely annoying. It fell completely flat and after six hours of it, I was ready to quit listening. It seemed that all the male voices spoke in this distinctive (and annoying) way, making it hard to follow who was speaking. If this style of speech was common, it might have been less irritating, but I've never heard ANYONE speak in this way. In Mr. Brick's world, nearly everyone does this.
As for his interpretation of the female voice... I hate to break it to the man, but all women are not soft-voiced, simpering idiots. A straight read, without inflection, would have sufficed-- without the silly theatrics.
Annoyance, mostly. The story had great potential but the person reading the book killed it. Because of my irritation with the silly theatrics of the reader, I had a harder time even following the story line.
I won't be listening to any more audio books read by Scott Brick--unless he can figure out how to do a more straight read without the silly theatrics and patronizing female voice. He has exceptionally clear elocution, which is great. His method of interpreting the character's voices and personalities, however... Yikes.