The way Mr. Baldacci weaves the roller coaster ride of intrigue is second to none!!
Absolutely! The non-stop twists that keep you guessing at who are the good guys and who are the bad guys is enough to drive you crazy!
Robie. As always, Mr. McLarty has the kind of voice that is both captivating and sexy all rolled up into one. He really does an excellent job at bringing out the manly characteristics of the people in the stories he narrates.
More authors need to employ Ron McLarty!!!
Yes, I actually adore Flynn, unfortunately this was not one of his better works. However, I will carefully read feedback comments before I buy again.
NO! The narrator failed miserably in depicting the persona of Mitch Rapp as well as Irene Kennedy. Instead of the competent, husky and sexy character who exudes confidence as well as a human side, this narrator made Rapp sound like a whiny whipped man who quit doing what he loves because of a woman. It was ridiculously cliche.He killed the excitement, attraction and intrigue of Rapp, and the confident strong character of Irene Kennedy.
The entire romance build up of Rapp and Anna was over the top. If I wanted a romance novel, I would have bought one. The character of Rapp was greatly diminished by his subservience to Anna.
I have read nearly every Flynn books and have come to expect a distint Rapp character. This book did not come even close, it was boring with way too many details and the narrator was too whiny.
Absolutely! The opportunity to demonstrate the power of change from a irresponsible drunk to a reformed law enforcement officer was prematurely eliminated. I won't ruin the story for others, but I am sure the author could have highlighted the protagonist not just in this story but in many more to follow.
I think the author could have once again made the protagonist the "hero" and once again demonstrate that justice will be served.
No. With what happened in the book, I believe it will be a buzz kill.
I fell in love with the Cody character because he showed that even when your life seems like it is headed in a disastrous direction, it can be turned around with the right motivation. I was very disappointed by the outcome of this book.
I think the only person who might enjoy this is the author.
There was absolutely no structure, no plot, no intrigue and no sense.
Have someone else read it. Honestly, the only reason I listened was because I paid for it.
Uuuummmm.... I would recommend the entire cast!
This book was not even close to the usual quality we get from Audible. It made no sense and was all over the place. You might consider reestablishing the high standards I've come to expect from Audible.
This book rates right up there with William Landy's Defending Jacob. Superbly written and narrated.
Everything! As usual, the narrator can either make or break a book. His performance was top of the line. He brought each character to life with their own personalities and the flow of each dialogue was perfect!
Absolutely!! And I did!!!!!
John Gilstrap and George Guidall make a dynamic team! Gilstrap's imagination combined with Guidall's ability to bring the story to life is second to none!
The beauty of audiobooks is how the narrator brings each character to life with their own personalities and voices. The downside is when every other word out of a character's mouth is profanity and the use of despicable words like "cu*t and b*tch repeatedly. It got to the point where I could not bring myself to listen to the entire book!!
I'll think I'll stick with the authors I know and love who write excellent books, filled with intellectually challenging twist and intrigue instead of f-bombs, sexual degradation and excessive profanity. The great ones are Baldacci, C.J Box, Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney, Michael Connelly, Michael Palmer, James Patterson, John Sandford, Jeff Lindsay, Vince Flynn and Chris Grabenstein.
Not much impressed by any due to the distraction of the excessive profanity.
Everything that had to due with the psychotic guy describing his sexual desires and descriptions of the old women he sexually assaulted. Such distasteful visualizations were very hard to listen to. I did not finish this book. I would also tone down the profanity.
If you want to be successful in winning over readers you have to play to more than one type of audience. The narrator was fantastic and could probably be ranked as one of the top female readers, unfortunately the unattractive terminology used in this book took away from her presence. Needless to say I'll be returning this audiobook.
Couldn't say, I did not read the print version.
Yes. It was filled with enough mystery that you simply had to keep listening. It was very tough finding a stopping point.
The last part in the court room when Finn had the epiphany...I'll leave it at that. :)
Sit back and enjoy the ride!
You might want to rethink Allissa's character. There is nothing wrong with having a tough, no nonsense female character however her excessively foul language is too unrealistic and takes away from her given character. I cringed with disgust every time she spoke.
Maybe one more depending on the storyline. I'd like to think all his books aren't as vulgar as this one turned out to be.
No. The excessive use of foul language detracted from the intrigue this story was intended to portrait. Being a Christian who enjoys a "who done it" mystery as much as the next guy, I expected a balanced visualization of plot and not a one-sided depiction of the perception that lower social economic status (SES) meant you where incapable of conversing without using vulgar language. The excessive use of God's name in vain and the seemingly unnecessary swearing gave me the impression that the author has a single-minded and unrealistic sense of how a persons SES impacts their life.
No, but it wasn't too bad. His child like voice was able to create good characters so all in all it worked out.
The measure of a man's ability to tell a good story is often measured by his words. The more senseless terminology ie..profanity, the less interesting the story. It truly does take away from the story because, when overused, it becomes very distracting.
Anyone who doesn't mind listening to a wondering, disorganized, hard to follow novel filled with pointless rambling and no distinctive plot.
No. He fails to provide each character a distinctive voice and persona, basically everyone sounds the same. His voice inflection is none existent and his monotone drone makes the book very boring to listen to. I could not finish the book.
Tommy. What exactly does she have to do with the alleged plot about finding a young boys story? It might have been more interesting if the focus was more on the boy and his history rather than Chase (Seth???) and Tommy's past and present situation.
The usual Corey sarcasm and humor was over the top. It took away from his charming wit. Also, there was too much arrogance in his character this time.
Disgust and disappointment
The story line did not make sense and painted the CIA as no better than the very terrorists they have been protecting US citizens from. There is realism, then there is ridiculous and unrealistic. This book fell in line with the latter.
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