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.
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.
Easy to Please
I read all of Baldacci's books and always enjoy Ron McLarty's narration (Orlagh-not so much). As a long time Audible listener, I rarely listen to a sample; I read the book's reviews and decide on that. Going forward, however, I will listen to samples before purchasing because the sound effects in this book were too distracting to finish. A couple times I paused the book, pulled out my earbud and looked around, thinking the noise was something going on around me. I will borrow my friend's hard copy to finish the story; and I won't listen to another Audible book with sound effects.
I would have preferred McLarty narrating the entire book.
No, only the second time in many years I didn't finish an Audible book. Not the story and not Ron McClarty's narration, but the the distracting sound effects.
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of red 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!"
You get into the mind of the main character quickly.
You don't want this guy thinking you are guilty of anything other than being stupid.
Keep the stories coming. I think this could go places.
Perhaps this deserves more than two stars for the story but --well, it's just a little over the top. I think the author got a little carried away. Even so, it was fun to listen to.
I'll buy a David Baldacci book without listening to the sample. The Forgotten was enjoyable and I had difficulty putting it down. If you enjoy Baldacci, you'll enjoy this story as well.
This may be my own personal taste, but I think special effects (noises and sounds simulating gunshots and blunt trauma, among others) is simply distracting. This was an over-produced book. More is not better. Just read the book please. Also, I prefer one good narrator rather than trying to cobble together two. Again, over-produced. The story was rather simple, the dialogue mundane and the characters unidimensional, but I did listen to the entire book.