The Hit is a big hit. It has great characters that are defined and developed to continue the Roby series. It captivates from beginning to the end, a must read. I couldn't put it down and I hated it to end. Roby's character is well defined and made more human without taking away his edge. The plot was different, intense and riveting.
Ron McLarty is vintage as Baldacci's reader and Cassidy is growing on me. The editor have gotten the sound effects to fit well with the authors intent without being overbearing.
I wasn't sure how he would close it but but he blindsided me and without giving anything away was justify fitting and unusual. While I'd like another dose of The Camel Club, I'll take Roby a few more times.
OK but not as good as his books usually are. Good narrator.
Nothing stands out.
Not that I would watch.
I have always been a big David Baldacci fan starting with Absolute Power and since have read everything he has written. Unfortunately he has strayed a long way from his earlier books and this last one was really nothing but a lot of shooting and blowing things up. There was very little actual story and consequently I felt very little if anything for the characters. Now I don't mind a bit of violence as long as there is a good story that goes with it but come on, give us someone to care about!
I do realize there are some that like that sort of thing and I guess DB has decided to appeal to those people but I for one long for the stories of Oliver Stone, Absolute Power, Wish You Well, etc, etc.
The readers were quite good and the sounds impressive sadly, that's about the only good thing I can say about the book.
Listening to books is the way I separate from the stress of being an attorney. I enjoy fiction, mystery thrillers, an occasional romance, and books about cutting edge medicine and science. I was a History major so that is always interesting too.
Yes, but I cannot explain. It lacked "umph."
Hard to say again, because their voices were not distinctive enough between characters.
Yes, but not by much.
This book is for people who like a lot of action and sound effects.
I guess there is a plot line but it's all about the weaponry. I'd like more of a story and less ammo talk. I didn't even finish the book. I don't care if they all die.
Narration was spot on. Great voices.
The best part was the narration.
Avid listener of mystery thrillers. Love John Sandford, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, James Lee Burke and James Patterson.
Kept me interested start to finish. Thankfully audiobooks allow me to still get things done while I listen or I would have been useless until I finished this one. Excellent writing. I hope David Baldacci continues the Will Robie series. Excellent narration too. Both narrators brought the characters to life.
I always enjoy Baldacci reads. Of course they strain credibility at times, but that's expected in this genre. I don't care for the sound effects at all....just find them distracting and pointless. Also don't really care for Cassidy's portrayal of the female characters. I do like these characters and hope he will continue the series.
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
Right from the start this book jumps right in and is fast paced throughout. A great story of two top, government assassins, Will Robie and Jessica Reel, who are pitted against each other. They are all business and when it comes down to kill or be killed they are more than capable, but there is certain amount of respect between them that makes things a bit muddled. When suspicious activity starts within the agency Will starts to wonder to whom his allegence belongs. The agency or Jessica?
At the same time they are trying to kill each other, (or not), there is an "unknown" who is trying to kill both of them, as well as anyone else who gets in the way of a widely hidden agenda. When more questionable evidence starts to develope they decide to fall off the grid and start their own investigation. Because of some oddly familiar covert groups that keep trying to get at them, their attention is redirected toward upper levels of the government for some answers. "Who can they trust"? All of the agencies start pointing fingers at each other. Conspiracy and counterintelligence provide many twists and turns.
The narrators did a good job and there were occasional sound affects that added to the story. A good, fast read with intriguing characters.
David Baldacci has always been sentimental about his characters, the good in his all-good vs. all-bad universe. Back when he debuted "The Camel Club," it was forgivable, but now its simple-minded and heavy-handed literalism is impossible to take.
Plus, I don't like multiple-voiced narration. Ron McLarty is fine on his own. And Jesus, the music to add drama drives me crazy. Here, we even have the sound of bullets pinging off hard surfaces.
I keep thinking I'm going to like something David Baldacci writes, and I keep being wrong.