This was a painful listen, which surprised me because I enjoyed Baldacci's John Puller series - even though it had the same annoying sound effects. Seriously, if I wanted sound effects, I'd watch a movie. Stick to the narration, please. The story was just a bit too predictable in my opinion. This was the first audio book that I came close to not finishing.
I enjoy both of these narrators and have heard them many times before. Same with the author. I simply cannot stand the ridiculous sound effects taht are present in many Hachette recordings now. Others may care for this, but for me it detracts from the story and I find myself having to go back to reread/listen to parts of the story again because I am so distracted and annoyed by the sound effects. I have tried listening to this three times, and still I don't have a sense for what the book is about. I haven't returned it yet, but am sorely tempted. I am disappointed, annoyed and....so very irritated to have yet another book ruined when I was so looking forward to it. Can't you offer a "plain version" to those of us who just want serious narration minus the stupid sound effects????
The story was good but my imagination can come up with significantly better sound effects than the handful that appear in the last few Baldacci audio books. The sound effects are distracting and irritating.
No. I can do without all the sounds of gunfire and explosions. And I prefer to have 1 narrator. I like this author and the book was good but, given a choice, I would have read the book.
I'm usually a fan, but this story is too hard to believe and way too violent made far worse by the horrible audio gun fights and shootouts.
When I buy an audio book I'm looking for the reading experience without investing the exclusive time that reading requires. I'm not looking for a radio drama. I enjoy this author's books, characters and story lines. The narrator, Ron McLarty is excellent. I didn't stay with the book enough to hear Ms Cassidy, but multiple narrators make me concerned that the narrator(s) will be acting rather than reading. Added sounds like music and sound effects take away from the my imagination. I find ricochets, gunfire, etc distracting to the point that I decided to return this book.
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Good story. Suspenseful and complex. And the male narrator is good but the woman was irritating because she added accents to most characters that were contrived. Her lead role was done in a terribly distracting NYC or NJ accent and her secondary ones often with Southern accents.
It didn't help that the female lead character was also a bit annoying because she treated lead male as an ex boyfriend rather than a newly met Partner.