I barely made it thruogh thhis book.. The sound effects drove me crazy. guns banging, bodys splashing, etc. Not only were the sound effects annoying but they were very poor also.
The story and descriptions had so many loopholes that I wanted to hang myself in one of them.
One good narrator and no SFX
I will pay more attention to the production next time but will try.
Just him. No second voice. No sound effects.
I could not finish it, it irritated me too much.
Good story. Good characters. I have not read a lot of Baldacci's books. I read 2 camel club books and I am 50-50 on them. Okay, but not dying to read more as I am with some other authors.
I will definitely look for more John Puller stories, however.
They were great. I don't believe I have listened to others done by them.
Story was good. Reader was good. But the sounds effects were unnecessary and distracting. I listen while driving. The initial opening sound effects had me turning off my stereo wondering if my car of the neighborhood was having problems.
Sound effects in movies are appropriate - they are appropriate for audio books.
yes. Engaging story line and good character development.
Ron McLarty has done a great job reading the books before with no sound effects or female reader. I found these distracting and wish that he could have just read the book as is, himself. The story has enough integrity in itself not to be "enhanced" in these ways.
Overall a good book..........will probably go back and read the first one in the series. A bit impausible in spots.............a General participating in a "breaking and entering" to help out a friend????
Sound effects were annoying but most of all, the female voices were beyond irritating. Each one was worse than the last one. I have heard other narrations by Orlagh Cassidy where she is using her natural voice and they are fine......obviously she has a problem with multiple characters.
Made the characters not seem like superheroes
Did not care for characters
Asked what in the world Baldacci was thinking.
Can't believe I listened to book thinking it wouLd get better. It did not. Wasted my time.
Love this new series from David, great story line, great performances by both narraters. I recomend this book to listen or read, can't wait until the next book.
Loved the characters and the story line. Lots of action and some romance...really enjoyed the book. My next credit will be used for another Baldacci.
Of Baldacci's two new series and heroes, I definitely prefer Roby (starting with The Innocent). However Puller is a very interesting character and I enjoy him and his family interactions. As has been pointed out before, he has a lot of similarities to Jack Reacher, and it's hard to believe he didn't copy Lee Child's character a bit. In an amusing few scenes, Puller even says that he needs to stop drinking coffee, which is almost certainly an attempt to separate him more from Reacher.
I just don't think the plots so far have done the character justice. I think one of the best aspects of this character that he's still in the military. That gives him a big difference from Reacher, only so far most of the plots happen out in the civilian world, which eliminates his best opportunities to be different.
I liked this book less than the previous book in the series. It was a lot more sex than I expected or wanted, partially due to the subject matter. The plot also had a lot of cliché elements in it that I am really starting to recognize from the thriller genre. Baldacci needs to focus on better plotting or on his other series, moving forward.
This is a slower paced book by Baldacci. The story was interesting, enjoyable, and had some fun plot twists...but its pace was slow and the story didn't really hit its stride until late in the book.