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.
I like to listen to adventure stories and funny stories. I have a real preference for travel tales and sometimes even enjoy a good mystery. I love fiction, but also like to learn facts. I like all kinds of stories. Follow me, if you do too!
I agree with some of the criticisms given in other reviews, but here's the bottom line for me - it was entertaining and it held my interest (albiet maybe a little slow -going at first!). I LOVE Baldacci and will continue to read his stories. He does not disappoint!
I have always felt that imagination is better and more frightening than descriptions, all the more so because each of us creates a personal scenario. Normally I like Baldacci, but I had to stop in the middle of this one because of the graphic torture description.Isn't there enough in reality? Is this really necessary to sell books? It certainly wasn't necessary to the plot or the story, in my opinion. I will have to really think about choosing another of his books.