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.
I am a retired Child Psychologist who delights in her three grandchildren to whom I passed on the love of reading. They read vociferously.
The story line and its narrator.
That the bad guy got his just desserts, although I don't believe in cruelty as such, I would have preferred that he be taken care of in a more humane way. He was a cruel, despicable, evil, man, but we don't have to act in kind.
Near reality, because of their voices and intonation at appropriate times.
Yes, but I could not.
No, it was a very satisfying read.
I have listened to 100 audiobooks and this was my favorite
I liked it better than his first Puller book
I kept trying to make my dog walks longer so I could keep listening.
Introducing the numerous characters in the audio edition a real plus.
The last chapters as the questions are answered.
Ron's voice at times was hard to listen to.