I always like to listen to David Baldacci audio books on my long drives. Sometimes the plot lines are a bit thin but it is always entertaining to listen to ROn McLarty narrate the story line. The multiple voices and the sound effects pulls me to yester years when I used to listen to plays on radios. Keeps me focused on the story line instead of the long boring interstate highway!
Will be looking forward to the next one. I have read most of his collections.
Love their performance - this is what makes it such a good audio book to listen to.
If it is a good story, there is no reason for the sound effects. I find them distracting and pointless. Otherwise a good and engaging book.
I really enjoyed the twist at the end. I usually don't ready books with military stuff in it but I enjoyed this one
Family. Loyalty. Love.
This question can not be answered I love these performers!
The first book was a stand alone book...but I am so glad we were given this second book to enjoy. Glad our characters had another chance to "visit"with us some more.
YES!!!! Becuz I LOVE John Puller's Character! Much MORE so than Jack Reacher!! And I LOVEEEE "David Baldacci,s" BOOKS!!!!!!!!!
Oooooh YES!! the intriguing Story! and all the Twists & Turns in this Story!!
YESSSS VERY MUCH!!!! they do an AWESOME job with Baldacci's Novels!!
David Baldacci is an AWESOME Author!!!! I'm a HUGE FAN!!!
Love a good book that holds my suspense
This was a great book and it kept my attention throughout the story.
The big guy
How we saved them
This second installment in Baldacci's John Puller series delivers as expected with the nearly indestructible Jack Reacher analog doing great things in search of swift but ultimately noble justice. Sadly, the audio version here is blemished by Hachette's Audio's inability to let the story stand on its own. It's bad enough that they feel compelled to use a woman's voice for the female characters rather than letting the always reliable Ron McLarty simply read the words. Orlagh Cassidy is a perfectly good reader and I would be pleased to listen to a book that she read. However, her Southern drawl is indistinguishable between the two female supporting characters and thus, adds nothing to helping a listener keep them apart.
But, the worst is the incomprehensible compulsion Hachette has to overlay the book's narrative with cheesy music and comic-book sound effects. Why not leave the sounds of punches, kicks and gunfire to our imaginations--where they belong! I've witnessed fights. I've fired automatic weapons. I can supply the appropriate effects on my own, thank you. And, my imagination syncs up the sounds much more closely than do these ridiculous "oofs", "rat-a-tats" and "splats".
Hachette's cheap audio theatrics blemish an otherwise perfectly decent escapist adventure thriller.
Nothing. Beyond repair.
Vince Flynn's The Last Man.
They were mostly ridiculous.
All of them, especially the ones with erroneous military references. Puller is a Chief Warrant Officer, which is a commissioned rank, not enlisted, as his girlfriend General calls him. His father, a retired Lt. General, calls him XO, but Generals do not have Executive Officers, they have Chiefs of Staff. Etc, Etc, Etc.
I have jumped at buying Baldacci's books in the past. I will read the substance of the reviews in the future.
Mr Baldacci made too many mistakes in this one - his Florida needed more research and the story was hard to finish - although we listened until the thankful conclusion.
Not sure if I could listen to another, too much like a comic book.
First listen, the narration was OK for me although my wife did not like the voices.
First lemon, love the other books!
I loved the story itself however a narrator can completely ruin the story. Thankfully the female narrator had little to do with this for if she had had more of a part, I would have had to return the book. While her voice, tone and inflection is good, the speed in which she reads ruins the book and when she speaks this fast...her voice becomes quite annoying, similar to running your fingernails down a chalk board.
If it is possible, I would have Orlagh redo her parts or completely redo the entire book.
Her voice was grating and irritating. I think if she slowed down, it would improve greatly.
I think Orlagh has the potential to be a great narrator but not unless she slows down. This isn't a speed reading contest.