It was a pleasant diversion on a long road trip. But nothing more.
No. I'd be embarrassed if my friends knew I'd read it.
Yes, they read the previous book in this series. It was about the same.
No. It is already a follow-up, and much of the story was the same. That made it disappointing. There wasn't any real character development from one book to the next.
Don't waste your time or credits. Read the first one if you like this genre, but definitely skip the sequel.
The Story was well written and the Narrators make it even better. I DID listen to it twice
Obvious.. Puller. the General was not bad either
They coule tone down the sound effects a little. Narrators Make or break it, they provide a positive experience.. Well DOne
Compelling story, well- paced. Nice balance between character development and action. McLarty/Cassidy a great combination. Wish there were more books in the series.
Just one big cliché after another. The hero is VERY GOOD, the bad guys are VERY BAD, the local police are idiots who are not only incompetent but also biased against the hero for absolutely no apparent reason. ALL the women are beautiful and want to jump into bed with the hero. Oh, and of course, the hero is too nice a guy to take the women up on their offers.
The story is MUCH longer than it should be, giving details that are mundane and recounting clichés to make the hero seem even more ideal. Even the hero's supposed imperfections are enviable.
And we all know that the hero, Puller, is very similar to Lee Childs', Jack Reacher. All in all I feel the credit I used for this story was a bad choice, but at least I know that the author is not one that I will consider in the future.
McLarty okay, Cassidy irritating
Yes... Why? It is another great story by Baldacci.
The plot was pretty straightforward with only a few twists. It was the action that moved the story forward.
These two are so good that to pick a favorite is impossible they were all good.
A great book, a great story and great performances by McLarty and Cassidy!! The only thing that disturbed me and maybe it is just me, were the "sound effects" edited in to the narration. A goodly portion of the first chapter is immersed in some funky, quasi music (?) and then throughout there are annoying sound effects at the end of some chapters and even during the chapters. They were not bad enough to degrade the performance, again which was exceptional, but it was unnecessary. NOTE TO PRODUCER: Stop it already.
I am a big fan of Baldacci, and McLarty and Cassidy add great voices to this latest John Puller book. Puller is a typical Baldacci hero; strong, unbreakable, agile, smart and all-powerful. He is no nonsense and quick on his feet. Cassidy has plenty to do in this book, with two main female characters, both of whom are a match for John Puller. The story is action packed, complete with interesting and varied characters, and I am happy to plug in a Baldacci book and go along for the ride.
I am a retired high school computer teacher. After years of tech reading, I have given up reading for listening while I woodworking.
This is a great follow up to Zero Day. It will start fast and take you on a roller coaster ride with lots of curves and screams.
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.
This story about AJohn Puller is the best in the series so far. i find the author's story almost impossible to put down. This particular story broken into small chapters have you wishing for the next chapter to start before you are finished listening to the current one.
David Baldacci is a terrific writer but he has outdone himself with this one! only took less than a week to complete this book. thanks for a wonderful story.