Baldacci has never really regained his story telling ability and I will never waste my time listening to one of his books again. It was absolutely torturous and as about as entertaining as driving across west Texas. This is not a mystery nor a thriller, just endless boring dialogue. The characters are not likable and the storyline is absurd. If you are have trouble sleeping, listen to this. It will put you to sleep right away. DO NOT waste your money. How this ever made it to the New York Times bestseller list is the real mystery.
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One of those books that once it got going I didn't want to put down. Although I figured everything out ahead of time, I was happy with how the author got me there. Also enjoyed both of the readers! I liked having two different readers.
This is another in the terrorist, evil doer government, moralist assassin genre. Unfortunately, the book is just silly and ridiculous. David Baldacci can churn them out. Spend your casual reading time with Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, or Thomas Perry instead. You will be glad you did.
A great spy/mystery novel. The twists and turns keep the reader off guard until about the last hour of the book. And even then, the "why" is still unknown. The only downside, and its not much, is that the wrap-up at the end is all a little too simplistic.
I've never been disappointed with a David Baldacci book
They both were the perfect fit for their characters. And there ability to give each character a different voice brings realism and clarity to the book. I hadn't heard of Oriagh before, but I've never been disappointed by a book done by Ron McLarty. I hope I hear from the duo again soon
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The plot does not hang together at all. I enjoy mysteries that leave you guessing until the very end but this one was quite farfetched. The male narrator is good. The female narrator has a tough time switching between adult and teenage female voices - they all sound the same. The main character Will Robie is your standard tough guy with a heart of gold (no flaws that make him human unfortunately). There is a lot of social commentary mixed in (plight of homeless, ill treatment of war veterans, sorry state of health care) that detracts from the cohesiveness of the story.
Another one of those thrillers which takes an unlikely path to achieve a tortuous but entirely predictable twist in the plot. The characters are interchangeable and the plot is irrational.
I have to disagree with those who thought the production of this book was annoying. I have to agree that at first the sound effects and two voices caught me by surprise as most books are not performed like this; however, as it went on I got used to it and it did not subtract from the story or the characters (the most important thing about a book!). The story was unique, not run of the mill who-dunnit, and kept you listening to find out what would happen next. I enjoyed the character of Julie and how she handled some very horrible circumstances. I also liked Robie who is not your run of the mill hit-man but one who could actually "think" for himself (in so many books they are portrayed like robots who just do as they are told). I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it!
No. Would not want to turn them off to Baldacci usually much better then this
Get rid of 14 year old, some background as why a hitman is also an investigator. Shallow forced story hard to fix that.
Womens preformance and voice did not help.
I have enjoyed almost all of Baldacci's books. This is one that I will listen to more than once. It ranks right up there with The Sixth Man and The Camel Club.