Yes, I've listened to 3 others and enjoyed them much more
They added a second narrator for the female parts. She's horrible! It ruins the entire performance.
Barely due to the aforementioned duel narrator disaster.
I have only read two of Baldacci's books, both are great! This one is fast pacing, with plenty of action and suspense. A really good story very well narated. I recomend it.
I am writing this review because I am so glad I did not read the reviews first. The book was entertaining and had a high level of suspense. I think some readers were too critical. I read for entertainment and this was a great story and held my interest as all Baldacci books do. I did not find the narration distracting, never even gave it a second thought. The average ratings are four star, so that tells you someone liked it besides me !
I have always enjoyed the King Maxwell series. Ron McLarty has a very good narrating style.
This narration was tedious at best because of the addition of Ms. Cassidy. It was choppy, and her southern accents were terrible. She made the characters sound like backwoods hicks! Perhaps she should actually visit the south and hear what a real southern accent sounds like.
The female narrations almost caused me to stop listening. I had to rewind numerous times to hear what I had missed due to the distraction of Ms. Cassidy's voice. Wish I had saved my credit and bought the ebook! Then I could have imagined the voices as they should have been as I read it.
Probably not, because the narration was so bloody distracting. Various voices and accents were not even consistent within themselves.
A more realistic story line would be a good start. Then just one narrator. Stopped after an hour, just refused to waste my time. I have not found this series / these two main characters particularly worthwhile: plots just too unrealistic for my tastes.
I couldn't get through the first chapter and I love Ron M. The female narrator was so bad I had to shut it off and delete it. What a waste of money and probably a good story.
Switching between male/female narrator was distracting and annoying. The female narrator overplayed the characters and was inconsistent in her portrayals. McLarty did a fantastic job on the previous book and didn't need a co-pilot - especially one as frustrating to listen to as Cassidy!
I have to say I do not like the addition of a female narrator. Ron McLarty doesn't need it. My favorite narrators are the ones that I don't even notice their voice changing. Like Len Cariou and Dick Hill. Even though I could return this book for a credit I will keep going because I like Baldacci and so far story not so bad.
Although I think this story sounded a little familiar, it was enjoyable. But the narration was problematic. Mclarty too old for Sean King, Cassidy not quite right for MM. They are both good narrators, but not for this series. Bring back Scott Brick!