ELLE aka PlantCrone of the Great Pacific Northwest. I enjoy almost every genre-S/F, Action, Biographies and Histories & Romance
A poor plot combined with unnecessary sound effects make a hard to stick with listen. From the first (where we hear the sound of a boat) to the end this is full of the kind of sound effects I remember from the old radio days...but not done as well.
The plot drags on and on and isn't helped by the narrators. It took me days to get thru this-I like to finish the books I buy but this novel--gawd--it isn't worth buying.
I usually enjoy Baldacci novels-though this and the first novel in the series are the first books I've bought as audio....I can't decide if it's the pacing of the plot or the terrible add ons of music, the ocean, the speed boat, guns shooting etc etc.
I wish producers would read reviews and understand that most of we readers dislike the sound effects.
I can't recommend it...not worth a credit.
I was disappointed by the narration.
I have listened to other books by this author, but don't remember them having sound effects.
The narration seemed clipped and abrupt . The pace was stacotto (sp)
I could not get past the narration I felt I was listening to an old radio performance
I need to be able to check out the sound before buying and my sample of the book won't download for me . I DO NOT like sound effects in my books.
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.
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.
It is action packed and on a topic that seems to be in the news (Human trafficking).
The story around human trafficking was interesting.
I have read too many detective stories I think! The indestructible male hero is getting a little old and ludicrous.
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.
John Puller Junior continues to amaze you throughout the story which is laced with mystery, humor, action and an ending to the case. I really loved the way this story was narrated.
John Puller Junior when he shows how much he wants to help the underdog while at the same time trying to solve his aunts murder, despite the fact that the police list her death as natural.
When he impressed the officer at Naval Intellagence with his steadfastness when the officer tries to call him on the mat.
I was especailly moved when he called the general for help and she said "Call Me Julie!"
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.
I am glad I did not accept the critical thoughts of others and bought this book. I liked the sound affects which were perfect in my opinion and in the proper places.
This is the fourth book I have read by author -David Baldacci and the narrating team of Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy was absolutely superb.
This reading was so close to 5 star that I had to give it a five star rating ( the first time I have)
Definitely going to read more. He is starting to be one of my favorite authors.
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.
The ending...a great way to wrap up the hard to hear story and realize that it could possibly still be not just fiction.
Orlagh Cassidy, really hit the voice of the General! Spot ON!
Baldacci, is top of my list in his story lines. Makes you really look at the world around you with different eyes.