This was a GREAT story but would have been MUCH better read by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy. I love Baldacci's stories but they really come to life with McLarty and Cassidy. I was Not at all impressed with Jonathan Marosz.
I really can't say
I love audio and ebooks but only give them a 5 if they hold my attention. An avereage story gets a 3 . Thrillers & Crime are my favorites.
I am a big fan of David Baldacci. This book was solid as well. It starts out with a husband, Jason Archer, being killed in a plane crash that kills over 200 people. His death is reported to his wife Sydney in the middle of an intense business meeting.
Shortly after, she finds out her husband is a suspect in the plane crash to hide the fact that he was not actually on the plane and he is also suspected of committing fraud and selling corpoarte secrets.
The following story focuses on how Sydney and an FBI agent prove Jason's innocence and track down the real guilty parties. The story is pretty fast paced. Some of it is a bit over the top but definitely a worthwhile listen.
The story has potential, but I couldn't finish the story because the performance was bad
The story is told in a manner as if the narrator is a person reading you a story and not as if the narrator himself is the main character and your going thru his life with him. Whats even worse is narrator is constantly emphasizing words at the beginning of each sentence which is annoying and painful to listen to.
Jonathan Marosz the narrator
I never review items, but this book compelled me to do so. Waste of money do not buy, wish I had mine back.
I love the outdoors and the warm weather!! And I never leave home with out my I-Nano. It should be surgically placed into my ear. I live and breath for books.
Baldacci has written a roller coaster ride of a book. A professional couple get caught up in a conspiracy. Sidney Archer a criminal attorney and her husband Jason Archer a young executive at Triton Global. Become the escape goats for stolen money, murder, and selling company secrets. If you are a technology geek, you maybe disappointed. The technology used in the story is a bit outdated. Ex: (Some of the characters are using pay phones).
Where I'm from the are almost non-existent, except for airports :) and using floppy disks. I don't know when was the last time I've seen one of those.)
If you don't mind that the book is a bit outdated with tech terminology, then you will enjoy the book.
The narrator Jonathan Marosz was okay, I think Scott Brick or Ron McLarty would have been a better choice.
Over all I still enjoyed the book.
HAVE TOO... missed a couple of chapters....
OMGosh...that's what I kept say... OMGosh... OMGosh...
not sure whether it was the "elevator".... the "Car"... or in the house while she is running the bath water....
Oh yes... I listen to it at night... have to continually go back... if I slip into sleeping
yes, with the caveat that they know it isn't a new book and the narrator was not very good
Yes, i love his books
Hard to specify, but he has the habit of reading each sentence as a separate sentence, instead of placing it in the context of the story. Hard to explain, but very apparent when you listen to it. I will be making sure he doesn't narrate anything else I buy...very, very annoying.
yes, only to get to the end of the story though
Need something to read, this is OK. The story has holes, things happen that make you say to yourself, Really? Baldacci (or whoever really wrote it) stretches out the story longer than necessary, I skipped the last few chapters, cut-OUT another needless chase and got to the end.
The story starts lacking believe-ability. Goes on to long, got bored with it..
Not the greastest narrator
not read the next Baldacci book
It would be great to see Baldacci get back to his original quality of writing.
I LOVE David Baldacci stories, but I had to stop this recording after an hour because the performance was so bad. He mixed up the character voices, used strange cadence and inflections - I could not follow the story and the voice would have put me to sleep if I was not so frustrated. I'll just move on to another book with a different narrator.
The story is such old technology. 3.5" floppies??? Vintage Baldacci that should have been left to collect dust. Very miss-leading new release from the archives.
No. I usually like the author's work.
Not at all