recommend as a hardcover and not audio book. I believe that the recording detracted from the story. Not the best audio performance too away from Baldacci-one of the best author in our time.
yes. I believe in a single performer who can maintain the multitude of characters.
Gets high marks because NO USE of PROFANITY. Books can be written and engaging without the use of profanity.
Maybe Baldacci, but not McLarty.
I couldn't finish the book it was so bad.
Not at all.
Horrible, bad, couldnt understand him.
Say something about yourself!
I like a good series, no make that I love a good series. And this new series from David Baldacci ranks right up there with his Camel Club series. He brings us Will Robi, an assassin for the government, who does not fit the typical assassin profile, as if I know what that is. Baldacci paints his newest hero as man with not only with a conscience but also as human and over the trilogy we see Robi become more human and less robotic in manner.
Will Robi is the hardened assassin in The Innocent that America calls on when others are not able take on. Robi doesn't question his orders until one night he goes against orders and refuses to kill a woman and her young child. Fleeing the scene of the crime, Robi makes the acquaintance of a teenage girl who is fleeing the scene of her parents deaths. As Robi learns more about his young companion, he believes that she is at the center of a massive cover up that reaches to the highest levels of the U.S. government.
This book is a good read if you are on a long road trip or at the airport slogging through a delay.
Thoroughly inprobable but highly enjoyable romp. Kept us engaged for many long hours on the road.
Great performance, great direction. Enjoyed the extra sound affects. I downloaded the second book before completing the first.
Will and Julie
Great read about "SPOOKS" with the added "WHO DON-IT."
First time I've listened with 2 narrators but found it really worked. I'm currently listening to the next book in the series.
The Innocent's story line is similar to the movie Leon: The Professional. The story line is a bad-ass hitman meets a precocious yet cheeky teenage girl, who happens to be involved in deadly, international drama. The two develop a bizarre but solid bond while surviving unbelievable situations. The difference is, well that would be a spoiler. Having loved the movie, I wasn't sure when the similarities started that I would enjoy this book. However, what it took was to listen to it as a screen play for a US, espionage, action block buster instead of a tender tale on the fragility of human life and the ability of even the most jaded to find love (see book 3 for that). The other element that makes this a good read (listen) is teh narration and sound effects. Yes, that's right sound effects. The narration is excellent. It's a perfect match for the character(s) and is read with elegant pace. At first I was shocked at the sound effects and thought this would be a total waste of money. I felt it was the cheesiest thing I'd ever heard, but by the end I couldn't imagine listening to the book with out them.
Great detail of the plot and characters.
This is the first time I've heard Ron Mclarty or Oriagh Cassidy and I am very impressed
They are a reason I would listen to just one more chapter.
I would recommend this book and the entire series. Each book gets better and better.
I couldn't stop listening to this book! There is murder, twists and turns, new relationships, sorrow, loss, and triumph. A great storyline.
Ron McLarty and Oragh Cassidy bring the intended personalties and expression to life.
I gripped by the recollection of the child whose parents were murdered; and how street savvy she was to aide in finding the killer.
Read these books in order. These readings should be presented in a way that the listeners will know about the series. I purchased the books out of order because I didn't know there was a series.
audio books are Theater of the Mind when done right. They lift words from a page written by an author and transport you into another world
They are the same I never like to compare as they are both great in there own forms.
The whole will Robie series which we now have 3, but also the McBride series by Andrew Peterson I would say is also very good
I have and I love them, and in this series they are at there best. I loved the voice and tone Orlagh gave Julie the 14 year old girl that witnesses here parents being killed and flees for her life. Ron does an amazing Will Robie.
I would say there were a few parts, I think Will helping Julie and some of the moments he has with here as she is trying to understand how her life was forever changed and Will trying to figure out the same in his own
A great Series by by David Baldacci Narrated by Ron McLarty , Orlagh Cassidy. Will Robie series is a must for action and thriller lovers a like