joe the shmoe
Typically I love Baldacci and McLarty but the story was so cliched. I imagined that Baldacci wrote it on a dare to be trite.
Yes, but my impression of him has gone way down. I would be very choosy.
Ron rocks, as always
It attempted to answer the question of how many bad guys would make the mistake of given our heroine one last word.
Goofy premise, absurd plot, ridiculous details.
I'm new to David Bladacci and was blown away with Absolute Power. This was my second book and it was very, very disappointing. It was just bad the whole story line, plot -- so bland.
A new adventure by Baldaccci and a new "hero"? I'll wait till the next book before I'll commit myself to this character and storyline. Needs better development and a "believable" storyline. We'll see.
I didn't think to read the reviews before purchasing, because I'm a Baldacci fan -- until this book. I gritted my teeth through the first chapters, thinking I was being too critical and maybe I should just suspend my disbelief for awhile until I could get into the book. I finally gave up somewhere before Part 1 of 2 was finished. The main character is so contrived and the whole situation of one rogue person being able to outsmart an entire police department is so ridiculous, and well, in the end, I couldn't look past the unbelievable situations and characters piling on top of each other. I won't bother listening to the rest. Really, it is just awful, and it seems like Baldacci had to churn out something to fulfill a contract or something.
If you were a fan of books like Absolute Power and Split Second....move on an continue being a Baldacci fan. I started it, stopped, started again, and finally gave up about halfway through.
The story is weak, the characters are cliched, and on top of that the narration is awful. Good audiobooks hook you and make you look forward to your next chance to listen. This book irritated me and made me turn it off several times to enjoy the silence.
True Blue was an average listen. I didn't find the characters compelling or believable. The sisters are just plain illogical in most of their actions. If they were a bit more eccentric, I could understand. Baldacci should get back to writing Camel Club books and stop with these poor diversions.
I'm a Baldacci fan period. If he writes it, I buy it. This was not in my normal great job book section. Plot OK, Theme OK, just never grabbed me.
I am amazed this book ever got published. It is so predictable it is almost laughable until I realize that I paid for this! One new thing I did learn, however, was to start reading the reviews of future purchases.
this book started out great, went along fine, but fizzled at the end... i enjoy his books as a rule, so all in all worth the read...