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.
I am enjoying the Puller series by David Baldacci. It has interesting and, mostly, believable characters. This novel is a bit of a stretch from a jurisdictional sense. John Puller, being an Army CID agent, has no jurisdiction in a civilian murder in Florida, yet he plays a key unofficial role in an investigation. I would note that the female narrator is just not that great. Not terrible but they could do better. Some of her voice acting for certain characters is simply not believable. Also, this audiobook publisher using a A LOT of cheesy sound effects. Occasional, well-placed, subtle sound effects can enhance an audiobook but machine gun fire, punches, etc. especially as done in this novel, take away from the experience.
This was a good story. Very enjoyable and entertaining.
When he rescued the children.
It was well done.
no. heard it once and never listen to story and 2nd time
no too long
Baldacci was on form with this one. I am a fan.
Yes. Ron McLarty was wonderful as usual. Orlagh Cassidy was new to me, but did a nice job.
No extreme emotions.
This is a very nice listen.
Margaret in the Mountains
Having more than one narrator, both of whom were great. Also liked having a sprinkling of sound effects.
The general. She was smart, assertive, thoughtful.
I don't know if I've listened to these narrators in the past.
I don't know.