As an active / outdoor guy, I love listening to audiobooks while trail running, hiking, etc.
A better plot? The underlying premise here is so weak and unrealistic for the 21st century - it was insulting at times how ridiculous the plot was
The main character was perhaps the biggest wimp / baby / man-child you could possibly imagine. He's supposed to be 30, not 12.
I do like Scott Brick - a great reader I've admired for years
the main character - but then the story would fall apart
Perhaps some of his other books are better, but it was a chore to get through this one. I think Brick saved the book - I would have abandoned this earlier if not for him.
Yes - this was a truly fun "listen!" The narrator was terrific, the characters well-rounded, believable and unpredictable, and the story was just plain fun!
The plot was believable, evenly-paced and unpredictable.
Scott Brick was terrific - listening to him early in the morning during my walk with the dogs was a joy - even when I didn't feel like getting out, it was worth the effort just to catch up the next few chapters.
No - I like the fact that the 14+ hours kept me intrigued until the end.
Hope there are many more books in the series to come!
I greatly enjoyed a previous Meltzer book (The Millionaires), and Scott Brick is one of my favorite narrators. This weak offering discourages me from future Meltzer books.
The vocal range was good, but a tendency to "over-emote".
The book had an interesting setting with the National Archives, and could have been greatly improved in the characterization. Reactions were dragged out, unlikely, and very few characters generated a sympathetic connection with the reader. The plot unfolded like a fish out of water flopping around, lacking cohesiveness as well as credibility. The ending came without a number of major story lines being resolved, as if the author didn't now how to wind up all the parts. I came very close to bailing on the book, and wouldn't have missed anything if I had - disappointing.
Say something about yourself!
At this point and time No. Scott Brick is the best reader in the business so yes for Scott.
Some of these story lines are getting old so I would really have to be desperate for a read.
The 20 chapters after the book was over.
Some points of history real or made up were kind of neat. What disappointing was we have a president who is a not very good person and nothing sticks to him.
It had me hooked only few pages into the book. I call this genre "nerdventure". It is smart and fun.
Author of Passion Surrender, which was released in January 2015. I enjoy reading, writing, traveling and spending time with my family.
Brad Meltzer is and excellent writer and researcher who pulls lots of great details into a story, which captures your attention from start to finish.
The details are excellent additions and creates much interest.
Scott Brick is a fabulous narrator and gives the characters life.
This book has a contrived setup, and so far is mostly a breathless monolog about a painfully naive "archivist", who given half a brain would have done everything thus far completely differently. I am sorry, but I can't stand for my thriller heroes to be nitwits.It may get better, but I can't bear to listen any more.
No. See above/
breathless, panic from the start.
Would have been better if it were completly different.
No, I already know what happens...... Why would you even ask that question?
Early America secret spy ring, secrets hidden in the most un-loved of attractions in Washington, A-hole politicians getting exposed for what they are, what’s not to like.
It was an engaging story with fun characters that did not necessarily keep you at the edge of your seat but definitely kept your mind racing to try and figure out who was good and who was bad. I looked forward to the chance to listen every day.
First kisses are never as good as you remember them to be.
You will enjoy it.
It was boring, inconsistent and unbelievable. The protagonist should have been killed in chapter two. The antagonist, if you can ever find out who that is, should have died in chapter three. The climax and resolution (which never happens) should have occurred in chapter four. That way I would have only wasted 15 minutes on this piece of ... Instead I wasted fourteen hours.
No. I could now read a Dan Brown book backwards and be satisfied.
The warbling voice was perfect to make a bad story worse.
I found the "Limestone Mine" chapter particularly dreadful. It was offensive to all the limestone miners in America. Those brave men and women who sacrifice life and limb going after that precious stone, limestone, You know the stuff they make cement from.
I'd put it up there with Nelson Demille, one of my favorites
Scott Brick is phenomenal, always puts my brain to work. I see his characters, feel their love, pain, and joy and angst! One of the Best readers ever. I especially like how every character has their own way of speaking, giving them depth pulling me further into the story!