I have bought every Baldacci book just based on his name and I usually enjoy his books, but this one, ugh. It is actually hard to get through. The dialog is awful and the plot weak. I do like when there are two readers, but they added "sound effects" that are just distracting. I have gotten to the big fight scene and still may not choose to finish it. I'm tempted to return it, but .....
Just bad, and disappointed in Baldacci.
This book is impossible to describe well. Parts are very dark, but the story is compelling. The multiple readers are excellent. While I didn't always like the story line, I found I could not stop listening! Well derserving of the Pulitzer!
Nelson DeMille has finally teamed up his serial characteris of John Corey, Kate Mayfield and Paul Brenner (Up Country and The General's Daugher), to chase the next nasty terroist.
You can immediately imagine that something like this happens in the Middle East on a regular basis.
Scott Brick does his usual wonderful job reading.
Well worth the credit and the time spent listening!
Excellent story, excellent reader. Harry solves a 20 year old murder in his typical build the momentum off a small lead style. What is really nice is human side you see in him in his interactions with his daughter. Great mystery,
Nararator does a wonderful job. Overall I think the best combination of story and reader in the series.
The story itself was okay, especially when remembering that the what happened was factualy, Roddy Mcdowell as the reader was alright, but this not a Ken Follet written account like On Wings of Eagles. Ken Follet was the translator for the acutal French authors. Shame on any publisher and Audible for not making this abundantly clear! I'll buy and read anything Ken Follet writes, and I think I can recognize his wonderful style pretty easily, this was not Ken Follet. Even though I have listened and reviewed, I think I may for the first time try to return a story! While Audible and the publisher have probably done everything legally required, you would have to dig for any refrence to him as just a translator. To me this is all but false advertising! Shame on both!
My nephew had to read this over the summer heading into his freshman year in HS, I expected a book very suited to teenagers. I found a book, well suited to kids in HS, but that contained a wonderful thought provoking story, stocked with very believable characters put into a difficult situation by their government.
While this is a "kids" book, I think most adults would really enjoy it. Good story, well read!
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