Audiobooks allow book nerds like me to venture out in public and keep "reading."
I didn't HAVE to pick up my iPhone and listen to this book like other books (The Lion's Game, a few Stephen King books) - but it was entertaining. I am a Baldacci fan - and I liked it. It seems to be a cathartic book for Baldacci...an almost over the top book based on true "divine justice." I liked it and would listen to it again.
I perservered until Chapter 27, hoping it would improve, before I gave up. The characters are cardboard, villains and heros, the pace drags, and the outcome is inevetible -- the bad guys will die, some of the good guys will die (but not the hero or heroine), a doomed love affair will ensue. David Baldacci can and has done better than this, but it's hard to believe he could do worse.
I love audiobooks but had to struggle to finish this one. About halfway through it became very gee gosh golly gosh about how tough everyone was and the descriptions got weak and cliched. The reading was good, but nothing could save this from the poor writing. Baldacci should take a break and get back in touch with his creative side.
I am an entertainer...so I spend a lot of time on the road. I take my audio seriously. I appreciate great writing and outstanding narration.
Don't know what has happened here: contractual obligation...or beige ghost-writer. But this is easily the worst from this author yet...and I am a fan.
Stupid plot twists -- flat and completely uninteresting characters and a story that just drones on and on and on. Had high hopes for this book...but it is a waste of your credit and your time.
Baldacci has a LOT of making up to do in his next release.
A completely ho-hum story that will leave you checking your watch and wondering if you've got ANYTHING else to listen to.
I'm with the rest of the reviewers: Who wrote this book? It doesn't rise to the level of anything previously written by David Baldacci that I have read or listened to. I hate to stop half way, but the book is driving me nuts. "Zero ten hundred"? That is supposed to be some sort of reference to military time? Find out who is impersonating Baldacci and call out the firing squad.
David Baldacci books are always worth their money, compeling, no way could I stop listening but the reader Ron McLarty was so bad at his pronounciation that I almost gave up!
Please next time get another reader, one that can pronounce French words properly especially!
I may have to skip purchasing any books now with this reader for fear of his voice spoiling it!
It's a shame the publisher did not review this before it was put out there for publication on Audible.
Audible take note!
Loved it - Baldacci continues writing fast-paced, exciting novels. The narrator does a terrific job also.
This was a thriller with twists featuring an ultra bad-guy and some complex "good guys". I listened to it driving up and down the East Coast and it made time go by quickly.