Movie much better because it was more succinct. Just wanted it to end. Got the feeling Mr. Baldacci had fallen in love with his characters and couldn't let them go.
At the beginning of this book the author said he told publishers that they would not be able to put the book down after the first chapter -- I thought "sure all writers say that" but you proved me wrong. This first book of Baldacci is AWESOME!!!!!
I read this book years ago and now listening to it was even more incredible! The authors style of writing and detailing brings this prose to life and I would recommend it time and time again !
Plus the reader was the icing on the cake. His smooth voice and the way he changed for different characters male or female was mind blowing.
Well done !
Sandy in Philadelphia
It was a page-turner!! I could not stop listening to it. He draws you into the characters lives so quickly and story is fast paced!
Scott Brick could read a take out menu and I would listen to it! His voice was the perfect choice for this thrilling novel! So pleasant and easy to listen to.
Reading with no hands!
Does the president of the US have the right to protection in every instance? Should that protection remove the consequences of his actions? Is an order able to be tempered with justice? Should we even have to ask these questions?
As the story unfolds, you're hit with one unbelievable scene after another. Straining credulity, the seemingly singular focus of some characters rankles. But, you know it could happen just this way. And, like a terrible scene from which you can't avert your glance, you keep plowing through the story to get to its satisfying conclusion.
Though the story is long, nothing is extraneous or gratuitous. Scott Brick offers the right tempo, tone and timbre for a full cast of players. I always expect and receive excellence when he performs. This was my first David Baldacci, but it won't be my last.