I just finished Zero Day by David Baldacci. I lked thia one very well an started it on aTuesday evening and finished it a day later in the afternoon; so that should tell you that it kept me interested. If you where in the Military its even a better read. You will never be more suprised of the ending and it just doesn't drop it off on you like some books do.
People who enjoy shoot-em-up movies.
Yes, as long as it was produced and performed by someone else.
Interesting plot line and characters.
The background sounds - music meant to increase suspense and gunshots, explosions, etc - were, at the very least, distracting, at worst annoying and obnoxious. Having two narrators was also distracting. It's ok if multiple people narrate different chapters or sections, but carrying on a conversation is jarring when the voice skips over to one person for a word or two, then back. I almost didn't finish the book because of the over- production, though the story was interesting and I actually liked the two readers individually.
Narrators were fine - plot pretty unbelievable, story bogged down occasionally with overly detailed descriptions of appearances, clothing, etc. but all of that would still be ok except for the sound effects.....ruined the entire book.
When I write a review, it's fun for me but they are not considered very helpful.
All right, all right! I get it. They're the same but different. Pepsi vs Coke. So what? If you like this kind of stuff go ahead and enjoy.
Great character development....good story telling. The only thing I have to comment on is that I prefer a single narrator.
Very strong story with wonderful characters. The book flowed seamlessly with lots of twists and turns. A very good read (oops) a really food listen!
Like action, adventures, war stories, militay happenings, historical readings-fiction, & mysteries. Unabridged only! Reader IMPORT!
It seemed to be a very good listen for the first 75% then went into an old western type movie! Where the hero defeats the bad guy’s the lovely school “marm” (female stare) is killed BUT not to fear --- the hero does his good deeds & rides (drives) off into the “western sunset” with his fond memories & his trusty cat in search of NEW ADVENTURES … the end!
I have always loved David Baldacci, and really looked forward to this book.
It was a huge disappointment.
The story line was not remotely believable (and I am usually pretty easy going on this score). The characters were not believable. I didn't like the quasi dramatization (the occasional use of sound, eg gunfire). Worst of all was the preachy tone - anti mining, anti smoking. I do understand that surface mining = bad environmentally, but I don't need to be preached about it when I'm "reading" a book for pleasure. And the smoking lectures were a real turn off to this non-smoker who hates smoking.
I'm down to the last few chapters, and honestly, I don't care how it turns out or if he gets the "bad guys". I may not finish it, and this after devoting 10 painful hours already.
Just not exciting location or characters.
Yes , all of David Balduccu's previous novels
If you were on a long drive it would be somewhat interesting.