No matter where you go, there you are.
I'm surprised the lawyers are not flying in from all over to impeach Mr. Baldacci for this blatant rip off of the Lee Child series. Reacher, Puller, Hitter, Shooter, has he no shame.
I have tried Baldacci several times and cannot for the life of me see what people see in his writing. Never been able to withstand more than a few chapters. It is mechanical and boring, and now felonious.
It is a very uninterestingly long way to go for a parody. The guy just does not write very well. Or the population has dumbed down to such a degree that this tripe passes for interesting.
Even Child's ability to keep it going at a high level has flagged in the last few books, but this is just too much. While Baldacci was killing off essentially the entire cast, he should have included Puller (sic) and perhaps considered backing away from this career.
Ignore the naysayers who claim this is a rip off of Lee Child's Jack Reacher character. John Puller is far more believable than Reacher, a West Point graduate who travels around with nothing but a folding toothbrush. Puller is human, vulnerable, and realistic.
The plot was riveting. It sort of rushes to a conclusion but it is very interesting
I though Orlagh Cassidy did sister
Not if I had to, I wouldn't
sure, if it was free
I think what I disliked about the book was the special effects.
As always David Baldacci has written a book that keeps you listening. After listening to the entire Oliver Stone series I hope that we are in for a John Puller series.
McLarty and Cassidy are some of the best narrators I have listened to and I look for them in other authors as well.
Yes. I wish I had been able to listen all in one sitting, however baking cookies with friends I had to
I love every one of Baldacci's books. This was not my favorite of his but it is a great read.
Story needed more focus; too many extraneous factors made the plot ridiculous.
Figure out what this story line was going to be before he started the book.
OK, terrible southern accent
Too much liberal propaganda about coal mining--everyone knows it's bad, but so much time spent on the hazards detracted from the flow of the story. Putting terrorists in at the end seemed to be an afterthought--Oh let's have a terrorist angle without any development-- terrorists are a serious matter and should be treated as such.
I usually get these books at the airport and they are good for a day flight--light but with a decent plot. This book was a real disappointment. I think the author needs a rest.
No. The use of Orlagh Cassidy would prevent me from listening to this book again and will keep me from others with her narrating. I would much rather Mr. McLarty read the women's parts. She is terrible and completely unnecessary.
Ron McLarty is a very good narrator. Orlagh Cassidy is terrible, distracting and unnecessary.
The story was interesting and exciting. I am from WV and I really appreciated the fact that the characters weren't all ignorant rednecks. Some were just rednecks.
I have bought several audiobooks , this was my first David Baldacci book. I loved it, the story line kept you wanting for more along with being very believable. The narration by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy were excellent, now two of my favorite narrators.
It seemed to have something new at every turn and kept it hard to imagine what was coming up next.
They were both excellent. I could almost imagine what the players looked like by the sound of their voices and descriptions. They have become two of my favorite narrators.
Towards the end when one of the main players died unexpectedly, it realy had you feeling for them.
The main charector would be a great person to do a series of books on, I hope thats what David had in mind.
Baldacci is a solid and reliable writer who delivers with the intricacies of the classic procedural plus the excitement of the classic thriller. Ron McLarty delivers a compelling narration. The problem I have with this production is this: we don't need the bumper music--trust me, the narration is more than enough to keep us engaged and involved. The music is merely distracting and, frankly, insulting. The other complaint I have is with Orlagh Cassidy's voicing the female characters. Orlagh herself is great--I like her voice and would welcome her narration as a standalone of any appropriate novel. However, the addition of a second, female voice is nearly as distracting as the bumper music. This is an audiobook--not a radioplay. I am perfectly content with a male voice reading female dialog and vice versa. Just not necessary.
I know alot of you thought this was a Reacher knock off but I dont agree. I enjoyed the book and the characters. The narration was easy to listen to also. I am not someone who listens to a book to critique it. This is one I liked and hope there will be more with Puller in it!