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 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!"
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.
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.
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.
Proud Canadian. Lakeside views. LOVE audio. Living with MS. Prefer male authors. J.K. fooled me aka Silkworm. Action, adventure, suspense!!
I wish I was forewarned about the subject matter. I could read the sordid events in the newspaper!
John Puller, the protagonist of the story, is a wanna-be Reacher. Army CID, big, brawny, sexy, tough. The storyline was OK - human slavery - but rather predictable and the writing was clunky. I finished the book, but have no intention of buying another of the Puller stories. The narrator was fine but the sound effects were a bit over-the-top. Bombs exploded, bullets flew through the air and knives pierced flesh. I'll be much more attentive to reviews that comment on sound effects.
I would definitely recommend the book to a friend. It was interesting and kept my attention.
I have listened to many of these narrators' other performances. They always do very well.
I have either read or listened to maybe all of David Baldacci's books. I love them. This one was good, not his best, but good.
I don't need to listen to The Forgotten again because I paid really close attention the first time! This book is fast-paced and a great "read" while walking my dogs.
I liked that Baldacci has intoduced a character who has a back story. I am familiar with Gen Lewis Puller, called "Chesty" by all. He was a Marine with a huge reputation and his son, Lewis Puller, Jr. wrote a book about his own life, Fortunate Son. Lewis Jr. gave up so much of his life in the Vietnam War and I loved that Baldacci used Puller as his character's last name.
As soon as I heard McLarty's voice I knew I was in for a good experience. I love, love, the Camel Club and all its members! I'm so glad McLarty and Cassidy were signed on for these as well.
I did find myself walking around the house still listening when I got back from my daily walk, but I don't think I'd have wanted to listen to it all in one sitting. The details need to be stirred a bit.
Thanks Mr. Baldacci for giving us another character we can follow. Don't forget about Oliver Stone, though. :)