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A good solid book, not the greatest but far better than many. When the hunters become the hunted join forces to survive. The trail of blood seems endless on both sides, but ultimately doing the right thing and love wins the day
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Will Robie continues to play the unlikely role of protagonist in this series as a top-line hitman, who is now tasked with taking out his female equivalent, Jessica Reel. Branded a traitor, Reel is following her own agenda and is acutely aware that Robie is on her trail. But is she a traitor, or are things not as they appear? You'll have to read it to find out.
While I think this book is credit-worthy, I think overall it's just average. I keep hoping Baldacci will rediscover the magic he had when he wrote "Absolute Power", which was such a superbly written story, with rich characters and an inspired, suspenseful plot. I've read several of his later books and none of them have recaptured the brilliance of that novel.
That said, it's a moderately entertaining story with some surprising twists and turns, and the pacing is good.
Yes I would. The story is fast paced, there are nice story twists which I most likely will have forgotten after some time and I liked the performance a lot. The duo McLarty/Cassidy makes the Baldacci audio books come alive!
What really makes this book less than very good is the fact that it's TOO much like other recent Baldacci productions. No matter whether the characters are called "Oliver Stone (aka John Carr)", "John Puller" "A. Shaw" or "Will Robie" they all seem to be the same guy. So the loner agent/spy/killer/soldier stumbles into some conspiracy, partners up with someone even though he doesn't want to, saves a couple of people, rights some wrongs but in the end the government screws him over a little or totally. The concept still works but it starts to become a little too obvious. No harm done. The whole thing is quite enjoyable and you will have a good time if you liked other recent Baldacci audio books. So four stars overall but only three for the story.
This is an OK book, but the story has a number of loose ends. Also, it seems to jump from one place to another with little meaning or direction. The ending is weak. Also, the "villain" is not well developed - seems to have been picked out of the blue.
I would recommend that one look for another book.
Personal preference: I prefer one narrator.
It was a little hard to get through all of it.
This is my first Baldacci book and I found it to be an excellent pick, I will definitely get another one, kept me on the edge of my seat
I'm not sure, but the main character Will Robie is a very interesting character, hope he continues this series
Didn't like anything about the performance, there were points where I couldn't tell which character was talking because he couldn't change his voice, the woman had the same voice for every character
No,but it was excellent
Make this character and this book into a movie, Jennifer Lawrence as Jessice Reel and Jeremy Renner as Will Robie
I liked how the characters weaved in and out. I was not surprised of the relationship the leads developed. I thought the addition of the sound effects made the story better as did using two narators.
Always pretty well done
No to either question but it did keep me interested and I finished it in two days which is unusual for me.
Awesome!, Intriguing!, Captivating!
No other, Stands on it's own...!
LOVED the Whole Book!!!
No, But the Story kept me captivated thru the Entire Story!!!
PLEASE KEEP!! Ron McLarty & Orlagh Cassidy as Narrators!! LOVE THEM!!! Ron is Will Robie & John Puller!!
LOVEEEE THEM BOTH,,,,Will Robie & John Puller!!!!!!
I love to read espionage and criminal thrillers. My lifestyle doesn't allow time to sit and read so audio books is really an enjoyment.
This book had an espionage aspect to it that I really enjoyed
Every battle that Robie got into, he was always out numbered. He proved to do a lot of thinking on his feet all the time.
This was my first book of Ron's.
I really liked when Robie figured he needed to be in Canada instead of Ireland.
I think this story suffered from the lack of enthusiastic narration, the story is excellent, the narration left me feeling like I missed something. The characters are wonderful, admirable, but it just doesn't really ever take off. I enjoyed the details, the inner workings of the characters, but the narration did not do the story justice. I enjoy Baldacci, and will continue to follow his work, I think if I read this book I would have enjoyed it more.
Not what I have grown to expect from Baldacci. Almost didn't finish it. Only worth it if you get it for free.