I expected a little more from Baldacci. The story is a good one, but Balcacci's writing left something to be desired. Some of the dialog is a bit laborious, and not up to what I think is Balcacci's standards. It is nice to have a supper hero like the main character, but you have to retreat to your "engage disbelief" mode to keep it going. John Puller and interloper Mekko are just a bit too perfect. I guess that's how Balcacci does his stories, but I think he could have done better.
I do not recommend books to friends, anyway. Their tastes are usually different from mine.
Plummer was the main, and favorite character even though he was a little too perfect.
To me the book was worth the time spent because I could listen to it in bed to help me sleep.
Near the top as far as fiction is concerned. I've read some great non-fictions too i.e.Unbroken, The Secret Race. Forgotten uses real places and events but cleverly disguises it in a rather unlikely story. Suspending disbelief was no problem since everyone knew it was fiction.
The Innocent; anther Baldacci book. Same kind of fast pace, not sure who to trust, kind of story.
They were fabulous. I liked the way they could both imitate several kinds of characters all at the same time.
No. It's hard for me to react that way to fiction.
I don't know if I would listen to the entire book again, but I certainly enjoyed it the first time
I liked the morality concerns, the surprises and the ending
When a book holds your interest by getting you to avoid attending to other pressing issues, you have to give credit to the writer. It's not a literary work for the ages. It's like attending a movie you found enjoyable.
No stupid sound effects, there should be a warning label. Why do you need a woman to do the women's voice. I would have preferred a woman reading the entire book rather than having a women's voice pop up out of nowhere. It's not a movie or even a radio show. It's one person reading a book out loud as best they can. Made it very hard to loose myself in the story.
This was an excellent read and follow-up to the first Puller book. If you like Baldacci, you'll really like this book.
It is a pleasure to see that at least this Tier 1 author continues to write his own novels rather than get others to do them under his name and just editing their basic work.
Unless you're a Baldacci fan, skip this one. The story is predictable, the characters right off the shelf of action stories. Not much original. Read a David Baldacci that I liked a long time ago. Tried him again and swore off. Then I made the mistake of looking at the four star rating while looking for a page turner. Very disappointed. Looking for action? Try Lee Child's stuff.
Turned me off from David Baldacci.
McLarty was good. The story had to rely on sound effects to enhance it. Didn't help, though.
It was just another of this fine author's novels that flow well with an intriguing result.
John Puller, the main character.
Yes and this one was comparable to the others.
narration always plays a big part.
pretty edgy...had a few unexpected surprises
I can't remember.
no extreme reaction...laughing or crying was not applicable to this book.
Always like a Baldacci read, oops - listen
Yes, the book has a great story line, not very predictable and keeps you entertained
Lee Child's Jack Reacher is very similar to this style, story and plot
yes, other David Baldacci books and they are really great together
yes, but that would have been impossible