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.
The main character Is like the James Bond of the military. Action, suspense and a great story. Baldacci gets you hooked as quickly as the story begins and never lets up.
The two adversaries finally coming together in the fight to against slavery. Both heros are each a dynamic force.
Of course, their voices....reading the story as if they too are in " the fight". Voices with the correct timber at all times.
I didn't think that any book from Baldacci could be as good as the heros in the Camel Club. It was an awesome, exciting listen.
The Forgotten was a very good story, plenty of action, and several well developed characters who are trying to stop horrific crimes in Paradise Florida.
While listening to The Forgotten, I was reminded time and again of the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child, as the two characters (Jack Reacher and John Puller of Forgotten) are similar in many respects. If you have enjoyed a prior John Puller book (Zero Game?) or a Jack Reacher novel, you will likely enjoy The Forgotten.
This is a great sequel -- Loving it from the beginning. As always the narrators are the best.
Don't think so, it's a mystery, so, once you know "who dunnit" it's over. Baldacci is a terrific story-teller, but that's about it, altho he does a great job setting the scenes. I definitely like his work enough to keep buying his books....will that work???
Gotta be the ex-baker!
TERRIFIC READING! Great job with the voices! The occasional sound-effects are kind of nice.
Good story-telling, excellent descriptive writing, as well...Baldacci can really "put you there."
Listening to books is the way I separate from the stress of being an attorney. I enjoy fiction, mystery thrillers, an occasional romance, and books about cutting edge medicine and science. I was a History major so that is always interesting too.
In some ways yes, mostly because of the partner who didn't get caught and the suspicion of who was keeping the secret keepers, secrets.
A nice contrast, although the female voices seemed very similar.
Enjoyed this one very much.