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.
Baldacci delivers again and this one might be my favorite or at least one of them. The narration is also excellent.
Give me a break! Starting out with a 95 year old Nazi... Talk about pandering, Geez!
It's puts Baldacci into the catagory of draging up old buaboos, Just lazy thinking.
He could have a lest tried a little originality IE the Japanese; were they honor these animals in war shrines
Normally I love Baldacci but this book was a bit disappointing. The violence in the torture scenes were painful to read. I almost couldn't make it through. And the relationships between characters never really got off the ground. It wasn't terrible but it wasn't great. Just okay....
I have now lost track of how many Baldacci's books I've read. I was so looking forward to this one because the plot seemed very interesting at first. I confess that several times I thought about not even finishing the story, but I stuck until the end. Clearly I cannot recommend this book to anyone.