I've enjoyed the Camel Club stories and I especially enjoyed this one. I've never written a review on any of the books I've listened to, but I loved the multiple narration. I like hearing a woman who actually sounded like a woman and not a man trying to sound like a woman. While these things may not happen in real life, it was entertaining. One just needs to remember that it is fiction.
This wooden Baldacci mystery is filled with cliches and hackneyed, dated stereotypes. The three-voiced dramatization is a big minus, unfortunately, especially as the sole female has to bring multiple characters to life, and she is simply not equal to the task. All of her voices sound like a 1970s throwback to a 1940s tough broad. The men fare a bit better, but have little to work with, as the dialogue is weak and the story is absurd. Not an agonizing time-waster, but a time-waster all the same.
I have enjoyed most of Baldacci's books,however the Camel Club series, while taking awhile to take to the theme, are my favorites.
I really enjoyed the Camel Club and have recommended it highly so I was excited for the return of the characters. However, this story gets annoying at times and doesn't seem to flow.
I've found David Baldacci's books to be engaging and great for long car rides. My low rating does NOT reflect on the book itself, but rather on the narrators. I may have high standards (e.g.,Scott Brick & Patricia Kalember) but this narration just didn't work. Having a primary male narrator with other voices is distracting. The female character would speak and the male narrator would add, "she said with a sigh." I tried twice to listen to this book but this back-and-forth reading style was so fragmented that I have chosen to buy the actual book and read it myself!
Great follow-on to a fantastic book! Really can't wait for the Camel Club to come back and see what happens!!! The ending left me wanting the next book now! Come on David, write fast!