Not one of his best, but it moves along and will keep most interested until the end. After reading several books by this author, I'm beginning to see similar characters and similar patterns of storyline. The leading men are always very tall and handsome and muscular and basically MacGyver-ish in their skill sets and Sherlock Holmes on steroids in their ability to figure things out.....with minimal clues. The women are athletically gorgeous and tough and sexy. Not a bad read if you don't expect to be wowed and on the edge of your seat.
preseverence, humility, teamwork
Insight into Puller's character.
Two of the most excellent narrators in the audio arena. Anyone can narrate, but these two bring the characters to life!
I hope this is a character Mr. Baldacci plans to keep around!
Entertaining, believable & the Good guy wins ...
Voices are very important. They can make an agerage book sound better.Great job!
Interesting. Action-packed. Informative.
The freeing of the captives.
They are good, but I don't find the woman's voice as pleasant.
It shows the horror of human slavery, in this day and age.
To Mr. Baldacci: Thank you and keep writing!!! Please.
The story had several twists and turns, always kept me on the edge of my seat.
I liked the building of the character (and that is was a character from a previous book).
I love that Puller shows his compassion for family and people while kicking butt! He never lost focus on his goal of finding out what happened to his Aunt Betsy; she would have been so proud of him. Even as an agent of military missions, Puller is all about family. His father, who doesn't seem all that likable, and his brother who is in prison for life, are still his contacts with reality. People are important to this man. Even when he tries to be solidly military, he doesn't forget the people around him.
I adore Baldacci's John Puller, but I have to give Ron McLarty credit for part of that. The narration pulled the characters into 'real life' with little effort - great performance. McLarty does the best play by play ever - his interpretation is edge of the seat good. Pairing him with Orlagh Cassidy adds a dynamic that keeps all the players delicously in character. I wondered how Badacci was going to tie the stories - which seems a little disconnected - but his mastery won the day. He wove a novel of conspiracy that actually works. There are a few threads tantalizingly dangling for the future, and I do hope there's a future for John Puller. He's not ready to retire yet.
I really loved this performance.
Paradise is Hell
Enjoyed the plot but not a big fan of the "just in time" moments.
Thought that they did a good job
Paradise can be Hell
I always prefer the mystery portrayed in a book more than imagined action scenes.
i did listen in one sitting, made driving 10 hours pass quickly
can't wait for book 3
The story content and line are exciting. The narration is excellent. It is a book you don't want to end.
Yes. Based on previous work alone. Though highlighting a current and important global issue, this one just didn't do it for me. With respect to two narrators (both excellent incidentally), somehow, I don't find it necessary.Gender doesn't get lost with a good narration.
The ending. A tad scooby-doo.