The sound effects in the book of gun shots and worst of all of stabbings was ridiculously cheesey
Narrator would have been great without sound effects
The cheesy sound effects of stabbings and even the gun shots sound like someone went to a local radio station, pulled a sound effect CD and just mixed in really cheesy effects. It is crazy.
Yes. Very entertaining and suspenseful.
General Carson. Gave the army a real quality .
The bad guy going to Bulgaria in a box.
The character of John Puller is excellent. Just read Zero Day and loved it.
The Suspect due to the plot twists.
On the bus when the young girl handled her attacker.
The characters were an interesting combination.
Very good story, intriguing and well presented. While the plot is really a standard, the characters came to life as read by the narrators. No one was over the top.
When Julie realized that she had really lost her parents.
Down to earth narration. No extremes. Provides a "face and personality" to the characters.
No, but did want to return to quickly. I need a break from audio from time to time or my mind wanders.
Great start to a new series. Will look forward to other installments
A good read, the sound effects in the audible edition were distracting and amateurish... Characters were shallow and forgettable... A good beach read, that is about it!!!!
Nonstop. Exciting, Unpredictable.
I had read this book and I enjoyed it even more in the audible version.
I listened to the whole story....I liked it but I didn't. Maybe I just didn't find the story as gripping as other reviewers. I always enjoy multiple narrators. I feel they bring so much more to my listening experience.
Good Books Don't Promote Violence
Baldacci does it again! Believable hero with good supporting characters. Lots of action, a touch of romance, intrigue, suspense and good narration.
It kept me interested from the beginning.
When he realized that he was responsible for someone other than himself.
I don't know
I read some of the positive and negative reviews of this book, and found that most of the negative reviews I read found the story to be unrealistic and unbelievable. Unfortunately, these kinds of horrific acts happen more often than people seem to realize, and Mr. Baldacci has written a novel with a "what-if" type of drama. I quite enjoyed the book, and look forward to listening to the sequel, "The Hit".
I actually read it for a law class. I was so busy with other reading, I thought it would be refreshing to just be entertained for once. I would listen an hour or two each night to go to bed. -- It is addicting! The narration was great, and I have a very vivid image of the main character! Overall, as my first book read by Baldacci, I loved it!
The dramatic and surprising ending.. I can't give that away!~
A bit more inflection, I think my subliminal heard a lot of it as I was drifting to sleep. My ears were honestly sore from my Iphone earbuds the next day .. lol
Definitely, Finished in 3 nights.. easily. I looked forward to listening every night!
Can't wait to read the next!