I greatly enjoyed the first 4 books in the Camel Club series.
Hell's Corner was a serious bore! Terrible plot with ridiculous twists and turns that the characters just narrated what was happening. But the dialog was what really killed it for me. Plodding and pedestrian. They all sounded so dumb, he ruined my image of the characters that I had grown fond of.
Stop listening with Divine Justice (4th book) and you'll be happy with the series.
I love David Baldacci and particularly the Camel Club. It is easy to follow and extremely interesting. I did assume one person accurately, but no one else.
This has to be the worst ever. I may never buy a Baldacci again. Sophomoric, unbelievable, and 'padded' to make it longer. I so wish I'd taken the time to read the reviews (I usually do). I truly believe most listeners could do a better job. Mr. Baldacci should be embarrassed as he takes our money to the bank!
I have to agree with the other reviewers who have given this book a bad rating. I kept waiting for the book to get better, but it never did. It was all I could do to stick with the story - hoping that it would improve - but all I got was a lame story that retreaded every tired cliche from Baldacci's previous Camel Club novels. Nothing original in this latest addition to the series. Don't waste your credits.
This book is outrageously horrible. Trite conversation, unbelievable characters with no character development, no editing for grammatical errors. I think Baldacci must dash one of these into a tape recorder and off directly to the publisher whenever he needs a little money. He can do so much better (e.g. Simple Genius). Give this one a miss...if there were a choice lower than one star, I would have chosen it!
I was reluctant to order this since I felt DB was going down hill w/ the Camel Club. I chose to give him another go based on his previous works (and the fact that my selection window was about to close). This book is not much more than a Marvel or DC comic! Some of the reading is good, but some is dry and without any relationship between characters. The female British agent must have called in her part from across the pond. I am only half through the first part and don't know if I can go on! Sorry but don't waste your time or money.
I rushed to give my rating to a very subpar book, but I see that many readers beat me to the punch. First, the Camel Club plays an almost cameo role, which was disappointing. Second, the plot seemed to be forced. Third and most annoying was the second reader. Each time the female reader came in, it appeared as if she was inserted poorly by the recording studio. It was so irritating that I nearly stopped listening, but stomached the entire book. I really can't believe that that got by quality control. And Fourth, I had to suspend my imagination to be satisfied with the plot and the climax.
Don't waste your credit.
I love all books by Baldacci that I have read and I have read most of them. If his name is on them I usually buy and enjoy. This book did not measure up- it was long and the plot was so slow you almost lost where you were. I was glad when I finished the book which says- this was not up to his standards. Personally I was disappointed and kept thinking it is going to get better but it didn't. Hope he is not losing his wonderful writting ability- I would miss him - he is a pro.