The book is quite compelling. It is complex, absorbing, and really interesting. The problem is with the narration. Scott Brick does well enough when reading conversation. But ordinary descriptions of places, or weather, or people, or random activities - sound either mawkishly sentimental, or falsely dramatic and ridiculous. It is often nauseating to have to listen to him. I will never again listen to a book read by Scott Brick.
This book was like the movie in the fact that the characters were named the same - oh and the title was the same. This book is MUCH better than the movie. 4 stars from me is like 5 from someone else. I really enjoyed the book and looked forward to listening to it - which is a good measure for me.
This is up to this author's usual well written literary standards, with a good reader, plot, and story. It is, unfortunately, entirely believable, given our recent (and known long past) political history. Hopefully, this plot will always be (have been) fictional; though something tells me that there is more to the fiction than fiction, either now, or in the past or future.
I felt like I was listening to someone reading a eulogy. This book is an action story. It's not supposed to make you depressed. The narrator's intonations always end like Eeyore was reading the story. "Thanks for noticing." Terrible performance. Almost couldn't finish the story!
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There is ONLY one thing wrong with this book is that it ENDED!!!! It did end at good place but I wish it had gone on & on & on!
Great characters, great story, & and an excellent read by Scott Brick! No deed to say more BUT give it a try....!
This is a very good read and you will enjoy it from the beginning. It is typical of the writer but worth your time and money. Buy it.
As are most of Baldacci's books, this is a good one and if you've seen the movie, it's interesting seeing how they extracted the movie from the book. It's not a great book, but it keeps your interest. It's well read too. A bit longer than it needs to be ... but that's a quibble. If you are looking for a fast paced novel with a high body count -- and at least one really evil bad guy at the center -- and you don't mind that the plot is predictable, it's a good read.
Great book! While we saw the movie years ago, this book captured your attention from moment one. The level of detail and intrigue made me anxious as to when I would have the opportunity to get back and listen again! I hated to stop! Sorry it is over, Baldacci never lets you down.
This is an excellent novel by David Baldacci. I read it many years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it; however, with the excellent narration by Scott Brick, I was able to enjoy it in a whole new way! This book is suspenseful from its opening chapter as it intricately combines sex, law, business, politics and murder! I highly recommend!
I loved the book. I could not listen to Scott Brick, He is my least favorite narrator. So I had to read the book the old fashioned way.