yeah, this is a great story with a great plot and great action.
other Baldacci books and even books by authors Crais and Connelly
yeah, they do a great job...just not sure what I thought about the added sound effects
no, listened on my drive to and from work and while working out
I listened to the audio version of this book. First, it was a typical great story we expect from Baldacci. I am a fan of Baldacci and like most of his books and the characters from his books. This was the 2nd book for Army CSI guy, John Puller. There were great twists and turns and finding some of the "bad guys" was surprising. In the audio version we even got some sound effects, which was kind of funny at times but not sure what I thought of that part. As for the reviews saying this was like a Jack Reacher book, I'm not sure. I have only read a few of those so not a lot to go on but I do like Puller's character and after reading so many thrillers/mysteries over the years I'm bound to run into story similarities from time to time. This book does deal with the sad subject of human trafficking and slavery, which made me shudder at the thought. There was also a very high body count in this book but still a great thriller type book with lots of action that made for a fun one to listen to while driving to/from work.
Well written,McLarty & Cassidy are great team.
The Witness, my favorite by Baldacci
Great acting skills.
At the top of the list for listening involvement and suspense.
Yes. Never knowing what to expect next.
They give the characters more personality.
Some smiles, some violence.
Great car trip book. Just don't forget to stop for gas!
Retired high level IT manager with the Federal Government worldwide. Love to travel and do photography. Have lived on 6 continents. Love to listen to audiobooks while we are driving.
Always wondered where the next turn would take us
Excellent narrators, good emotion in their voice
I spend a lot of hours on the road and love audiobooks. I also love Mitch Rapp books. Having heard all of them numerous times, I decided to try something different but in a similar vein. Other books I have enjoyed are nonfiction military stories and spy novels.
This book was such a disappointment. I didn't mind the sound effects (broke up the monotony) or the narration. The problem is the story. The author clearly has no military experience, nor would he stoop to asking a military person to advise him. There is a character that is a Brigadier General in the Army, and never lets you forget either of them. NO ONE in the military talks like that! Do some research.
The story drags on with very little to say. I realize that this is the unabridged version, but that does not excuse this rambling. It is as if the author wrote a perfectly cohesive and enjoyably captivating story and the publisher said, "What's this? 400 pages? Make it 2300 and you've got a deal. Oh yeah--be sure to leave unanswered questions like 'Lost'."
My recommendation to anyone interested is to start with Vince Flynn and skip this.
I've not been a big fan of Baldacci from previous book days. But since I've been audiobook reformed I have enjoyed what I've listened to. This one I enjoyed.
One thing audiobooks can do is put personality into what would be a slow starter. I think that's the case with this one.
Was just an all around great book to listen to. Good story that is well written. Characters are are well developed but not overly done. I like this series and cant wait for another!
I have listened to them in Zero Day and I enjoyed them very much in both books. I know others have talked about the sound effects in the book being a negative but I actually very much enjoyed them being used. And having the 2 narrators made things even more enjoyable. I will be looking for more of the work that these 2 have done!
I have bought every Baldacci book just based on his name and I usually enjoy his books, but this one, ugh. It is actually hard to get through. The dialog is awful and the plot weak. I do like when there are two readers, but they added "sound effects" that are just distracting. I have gotten to the big fight scene and still may not choose to finish it. I'm tempted to return it, but .....
Just bad, and disappointed in Baldacci.