Not unless I was desperate for something to read/listen to. This book had too many cringeworthy moments.
The genre is fine. Baldacci is just not a good writer.
As always, McLarty is an excellent narrator. His tonal quality and ability to change his voice just enough to let you know who is speaking without overacting make him my favorite. He does not disappoint here.
The story, however, is not Baldacci at his best. The story line is exciting, well-developed, and sufficiently intricate to make for an enjoyable "read". However, Baldacci seems to have gotten a bit lazy with this one. At too many points within the story line, Baldacci provides too much technical information and character background from a third-person omniscient perspective. I found these breaks from the otherwise compelling story line to be too lengthy and too frequent. I would have much preferred to learn this background information from the characters themselves where possible or in an abbreviated form where not possible, as Baldacci has done in most of his other works. I will not give up on Baldacci (yet), as I have read or listened to almost all of his other works, and I have not found this to be a problem with the others.
older listener -- enjoys books rather than california traffic. enjoys running while listening -- or is it the other way around?
a human superhero
finally somebody breathed some humanity into these guys that cannot be killed; always bed the girl; never lose; and never guess wrong... its about time!
No, I thought the story line could use improving. It was too predictable and didn't grab me the way Zero Day did. I was rather disappointed. Also I thought the narration was not as good as Zero Day.
It would have been better to have a female voice for the female roles. Also, his lack of British accents for the British characters was noticeable.
Just to be cautious when choosing books from this author. I like some of his work but not all of it.
The amount of time spent on the violence was way too long. I fast forwarded through a lot of it because not only was it sickening but I wanted to get to the story and find out what happened next.
Exciting storyline. Well read and easy to follow.
A Shaw but Katey is a close second because they are both tough but takr care of others too.
Probably frank, i could just see a little wheasel type charachter with the voice
Keep shaw and kate coming!
I love all of the performances by Ron McLarty that I have read and this one is just as great!
A regular David Baldacci novel with white hats and black hats and no gray hats. The white hats are however vigilante assassins. The black hats are mass murdering extreme torture guys. So Baldacci spends much time explaining to use why vigilante justice is OK, even if the murder of the bad guy is kept quiet leaving the rest of the world to think the the bad guy got away with it. Wouldn't you want to point out to the world that the mass murder got what he deserved to possibly deter future mass murderers? Nope that would alert your targets retard your murder rate. Really they used that justification in the book!!
Sorry it is just a bad book with a bad message and David Baldacci should be ashamed of himself!
David Baldacci's work is inconsistent' the Camel Club books, "Wish you well", and "Christmas Train" are among some of his best work. "Deliver Us from Evil" is one of his stinkers.
Toni in TN
I have read all of Baldacci's books and have never been disappointed.. Sure.. some are better than others and this one is quite long but I guess I'm hooked on "long" novels and it doesn't bother me...Well worth your money or credits..
His first few novels were among the most engaging I have read - but somehow his plots have a suspension of belief rather than of disbelief. I hope he gets back in the groove.