Not great. But good. Would not revisit this book. Once was enough. Not sure I enjoyed the sound effects which occasionally presented themselves. I wonder if the words didn't create enough drama. ??
I have a hard time believing this was written by a seasoned author. It was absolutely corny. I will give the next book a try.
Add suspense by it at least hinting toward what gets revealed in chapter 95
Not sure. Pretty let down. Gotta spend my credits wisely.
Fitting for characters
Yeah as long as the screen writer re writes it to add in the other side of story.
Could have been so much better.
The first few books of Baldacci were amazing. Now anytime I try to get back into his writing it seems a little too cookbook. Narrator was good for the type of book and having two narrators were even better. I was hoping for a leap to the past to his original books. This was note quite it. Not bad though and if you love espionage genre this will be better than most. Just not good enough for me to go to another Baldacci book. Off to another author.
I enjoyed it immensely, but The Camel Club is my favorite.
Puller, of course.
I feel like they are old friends since I've listened to all their Baldacci stuff! Orlagh probably hasn't spent a night in West Virginia, but she did a credible job with her characters.....not quite a southern accent, but not quite mid-west sharp enough for me.....
I loved the interplay between the brother and sisters. So much unspoken love.
I"m so glad for this new series and I hope there are many more to come!
The relationship between Puller and Cole.
This is a tense thriller that kept my attention while long distance driving!!
No. The female narrator is distracting and detrimental to overall narration.
I am going to finish listening but will not buy more with the Cassidy narration.
This question may be the crux of my whole review. It is just a little too complicated for listening. This story requires an understanding of the characters and their relationships to each other. Everyone in the book is a complicated and flawed individual and there are just too many of them to keep track of. The story takes place in small town rural America. The back story is one of the demise of the town and the coal mining industry. In previous generations coal and coal miners were revered as those that kept our lights on and our houses warm. But in today's society that is not the case. Coal and miners are thought of as institutional polluters who perpetuate the myth of "Clean Coal," while continuing to spew filth into our air. We learn much about these individuals and in the end, it really does not matter. During this extended character study Baldacci ALSO is introducing us to John Puller. Puller's backstory is terrific and it is clear that Baldacci wants to continue this character in more books. He has the same attitude to his job that Will Robie has in his books. The problem is that Puller's entourage of characters are all encumbered and can't really be woven into more plots. If I owned this in print rather than Audible, it would be a quick reference for future Puller books.
This is my third Baldacci book and I will read many more.
Yes, and as I said in my title, they save the book. Ron and Orlagh have the rare capacity to make subtle changes to their voices to make totaally different characters. In "back and forth" dialog this makes all the difference. Their characters take on an individuality and thereby make the story come alive!
No, it took about 5 days of spare time listening. Much of the book needed to be gone over several times if I was listening while multitasking with another activity.
Despite a TOTALLY unreal experience in the last few moments of the book (for which I penalized the review by a full star,) this is an excellent listen and should not be missed.
Not having the time to actually sit down & read (I do a lot of driving on my job), audio books are perfect for me. This is a superb book!
The story has a lot of twists & turns... just when you think you have it figured out, you realize you were mistaken.
Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy personalize the story... I hope they always are the readers of this series!
I did!!! I listened a few weeks ago and had to share with my husband, so listened again on a road trip!
Love John Puller!!! They really made his character personable.
Enjoyed so much will probably listen again! Want more books with Puller...