I came to crime fiction quite by accident and surprised myself about 2 years ago when i was looking for a new book and found THE FIFTH WITNESS by Michael Connelly. now I don't much want to read anything else.I found the Elvis and Joe series via Crais' SUSPECT, which I loved. I immediately bought the first three Cole/Pike-s. I have now been through most of them I was reluctant read the Pike-centric books because I am so wild about Elvis, but I now love the Still Zen quality of Joe. I hate guns. I am not so into this much violence, but I still really like the books. the Last Detective and LA Requiem are my favorites, but I like the whole series very much. not as much as Michael Connelly, but I like Crais enough to be wondering what will come next. To me, finding new authors is one of the great pleasures of reading.
I really love this story. Robie is cool. A little too nice to be a hitman, but cool nonetheless. The problem with the book is that the narration is just godawful. I think the narration was not done as a performance, but as two separate readers whose readings were then spliced together. At times, the conversation was more like a "Saturday Night Live" script than a conversation in a novel. That was really poor. I will finish the book, and go on to THE HIT. But I wish the production people would offer a better production for two really good readers. I really like Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy, but the producers did not seem to care much on this one.
Meanwhile, David Baldacci is one of my favorite crime writers.
I only recently discovered David Baldacci, and I must say I have really been enjoying his books. I discovered The Camel Club series a few weeks ago, and just sort of breezed through them. I love all the club members!
For me, the hardest part was getting used to the two narrators. I really like one narrator doing all the voices. I had to start over three or four times before I felt comfortable listening to the books. But by the end of the fifth book in the series, "Hell's Corner" I was totally hooked and hope that we will be seeing more Oliver Stone books soon. Baldacci has created true individuals. I only wish that Oliver did not sleep on a cot.
ps. David. Please work on your syntax. Some of your sentences get really garbled by the fact you end them with prepositions. And your subject/pronoun connections are off kilter. Shame on your editors for not fixing that stuff for you.
It moved too slowly. It was a nice story except that it did not keep my attention. That is all.
Yes. it really holds my interest
I'm listening to this in real time. Usually I listen at 11/2, but I want this to last longer.
I can't believe I waited so long to read this series.
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