I usually listen to David Baldacci's books, but they aren't the first book I buy when I'm choosing. This one shot Baldacci to the top of my list, however. He's clearly reached his form in this gripping tale of mystery and suspense. Highly recommended.
I was on my toes throughout the book!
The seduction of the old Nazi!
I also Ron's reading performance, easy to listen.
Have not read the print version... why would I waste my time listening & reading?
DB weaves a great story, and keeps it interesting throughout. McLarty is great on his books - always enjoyable.
Ron McLarty does espionage & thrillers so well. If he read the phone book and I would listen.
Enjoyable listening experience. I enjoyed this book.
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!
good solid plot, enjoyed the suspense of what happens next.I would high recommend this read/listen to everyone.