If you are looking for action you will find it in this book. The way it is written it could be a movie script. The only thing I found objectionable are the sound effects and back ground music. The Duo of McLarty and Cassidy work well together but that does take a bit of getting used to. For me this was classic Baldacci and held my attention even if some of the dialog betweeen the One Star and John was a big corney at times. An enjoyable read.
His female dialogues are very awkward and Cassidy's rendition makes them sound so inane and trite.
Yes, when Mecco won the contest for Lampert's soul & body. Overall, it was his vindication and performance that made the book work for me.
Books like this really suffer when the protagonists are faced with too many crises and harrowing situations. Getting them out alive gets more difficult and un believeable as the book goes on.The transition from having the slaves in the warehouse to having them back on the platform in the Gulf was virtually instantaneous and done in too few hours compared to the pages of description used to get them ashore in small boats in the first place. There were too many shortcuts like this.
I have very much enjoyed a fair number of his books, but this one didn't make it.
No idea, I didn't read the book.
This book was great. I love the John Puller character. Great book with lots of twists and mini climaxes. Definitely recommend, but listen to Zero Day first (another great book).
I ended up staying up until 0300 hours because I couldn't put the book down.
Great book and great series.
Not on purpose
It's popular so I thought it'd be better
He was ok but she sounded like an answering machine recording
Anything with the main character in them
The background music was distracting and the dialog was juvenile. The storyline was very predictable and you didn't care about the characters at all. Listened to the whole book hoping that we would be surprised but we were just happy to be done with it.
very good read
It wasn't predictable
They are easy to listen to. They are two of my favorite readers.
Yes, it flows easily.
Ron has the right voice to make character sound real. I like having a female voice for the female characters.
Look beneath paradise for what you don't want to know.
The story was fine. The characters come to life, however I do not think all the killing was necessary to make the book interesting. A bit of an overdose on macho.
Intriguing , suspenseful , mystery
I like them together in this book
John puller is my hero and there should be more books with him , he's smart , tough and would make anyone feel safe
In the top 20
Its pace was good, nothing was overly obvious
No particular favorite
No, it held my interest.
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.