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I usually enjoy reading Baldacci's novels-but can't recommend ZeroDay as anything but an average knock off of Jack Reacher as the army cop. Puller is even built like Reacher!
The plot was fair but the presentation was irritating...music during what was supposed to be suspenseful parts, sound effects and poor southern accents on the part of both readers made this listen hardly worth buying. Sadly I bought both books in the series on the authors name alone, without reading the reviews....
I really wish producers would read the reviews-when there is complaint after complaint about the sound effects and music, one would think they would pay attention and let the reader simply read the novel sans enhancements.
Not particularly recommended.
I've liked other Baldacci books in the past so I will probably try another one.
Heck no, two readers with little chemistry killed the flow of what little plot there was.
I wanted to like this book,but the sound effects plus poor performance made it tough to get into.
I am getting to know this author better.
My friend recommended it!!!
Needlessly to say-, i am hooked to his style of writing.
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In "Zero Day", we come face to face with ramifications of the Cold War and the inept actions that a government will take to hide a very dark secret. A secret that leads to the deaths of of a high-ranking Army officer and nearly a dozen other innocent people who stumble upon the truth Warrant Officer Puller's mission is to find the killer of the Colonel and, in doing so, puts together the bizarre discovery that led to the murders of so many residents in this tiny West Virginia coal mining town.
McLarty and Cassidy are not just readers. They are actors, bringing life and an image to every character they voice. The listener is treated to Regional "drawls" and coloquilisms that draw a visual picture of each character. Sound effects and subtle musical infusions enhance the verbal performance and help develop a "movie in the mind".
The plot was excellent- the narrators were also really good. But there was weird music and sound effects- some that fit the story some that didn't. While I'll probably still listen to the next Puller book, the music didn't add anything but to be hokie.
Good character development and a story that will keep you engaged. I plan to listen to it again in a couple of years.
This was my first listen of David Baldacci and I really enjoyed it.
Puller is an interesting character and I would like to listen to more of his story.
The narration is superb. I was a bit hesitant about listening to 2 different narrators however it was seamless and works much better than I imagined. The background music also worked really well to add to the suspense.
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.