There really isn't much to like about this book - but it is so likeable! You know so much of what happens is a real flight of fancy, but it hangs together so well, you just got to have more. This is candy for the action junky. The characters are people you'd like - and would want to spend some time with. Now I'm waiting for the next in the series.
Don't know. I have hundreds of books
McLarty is great. Cassidy is a fine actress, but the voice is wrong for a younger heroine. You're thinking a 35 year old and Cassidy's voice makes you picture a 50 plus year old office manager. This is NOT the role for her. And the southern accent, for every female voice drove me nuts. I kept thinking "make it stop!"
As usual, a wonderful book, great plot. Baldacci is one fine story teller.
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Another great book by Baldacci! Only he could make a government hit man such an interesting and sympathetic main character. He also makes the females in Robie's life both diverse and interesting. Lots of suspense, not too much gore.
Reading is so fulfilling!
As good as any of the spy stories I've heard.
Plot definitely kept me on the edge. It wasn't completely predictable and the dynamic between the two main characters was great.
They seem to really understand the characters.
About the same, I would guess, which is a compliment to the audio version.
The politics was best, the relationships least interesting
A little colloquial.
The narration especially by the woman was poor.
I have been a fan of Baldacci in the past but this story line was so confused and unbelievable that it was a struggle to just get through it to the end. I think he has just made my do not buy future books list.
The female voice was twangy with a contrived accent but the script she had to read from didn't help her performance.
I do not recommend this book to anyone especially those that have been fans of Baldacci in the past.
Found the plot hard to believe as it seemed to involve hundreds if not thousands of co-conspirators to succeed. The characters have always been good though, a big plus. He's at his best when the focus is on the characters.
This is the weakest, thematically, of this series. It lacks depth - this character needs a stronger back story.
Everything. The performance is fantastic. I love that team.
It's a decent representation of the genre, but for me, the weakest of the series.
I couldn't put the book down, it alway's kept my interest, and especially the last part of the book.....a book you won't be sorry you got.
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.