You have to stay with this story as it develops. At first, I was put off by the life style and characters of the southern California setting. But the story develops and the players take shape. You gotta love an ending like this one.
It is an OK read if your just looking for s suspense novel. Unfortunately the story loses believably. To much for the sake of sensationalism. You will find yourself saying "really" this is just stupid.
Are you looking for over dramatazation?
Do you like unrealistic conspiracy theroy stories?
Did you know it's easier to hack a 15 year old's email than say and adults?
Mr Baldacci, here's a hint. I have a better imagine than your sound effects, so stop with the occasional engine noises etc to give a "realistic" setting. It is a distraction. So are the different voices, just have someone read the book.
THe camel club was far fetched, I was hoping that the return ov King and Maxwell would be a return to the action, the Absolute Power. Didn't happen.
It's the Virgil we love. Interesting twists, not the darkness of some of Virgil's other books; but a great read just the same. Ignore the other comments to the contrary, get this and enjoy.
1st let's agree that George RR Martin is a brilliant writer. This series is well written and for the most part the story, sub plots and dialog is great. However, this story never wants to end. He keeps repeating the same sequences: Anyone who is honorable and good will be built and and then destroyed. Anyone basically evil he will either create situation to get you to like them or they will slip out of their dirty deeds. Early on is was interesting, but after happening to many times it just gets predictable. I just wanted the story to come to a conclusion. I am skipping chapters now and this will be the last for me.
Stay with this one, it starts slow but develops. Finally and sci-fi action with monsters and without the soap opera format. I looked forward to the times I spent reading as the story grew, hard to stop listening. This inspired me to read his other novels and I've found a winner. This guy has a Steven King imagine and great presentation.
Sci-Fi with a sense of reality. The lines of good and evil blurred, things were no always as they seemed, who was good and who was evil. Rolls reverse, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, from both sides. Correia does a masterful job of taking you on a journey, set in post WW1 where magic exists in the world and people, governments and businesses seek to understand what magic is, how to use and abuse it, some for personal gain, others for a perceived greater good. The story twists and not all goo is good or evil is evil.
Potential to be good, but the story gets boring because there is always one more gunman, one more unbelievable escape or rescue. About a quarter of the way through I just started saying to myself, really! The narrator, while he reads with goog diction, just makes the story sound like a game show.
to many action seens, tries to have to be an action adventure story
Sounded like a game show
Need something to read, this is OK. The story has holes, things happen that make you say to yourself, Really? Baldacci (or whoever really wrote it) stretches out the story longer than necessary, I skipped the last few chapters, cut-OUT another needless chase and got to the end.
The story starts lacking believe-ability. Goes on to long, got bored with it..
Not the greastest narrator
not read the next Baldacci book
It would be great to see Baldacci get back to his original quality of writing.
If you like fairy tails, go for it.
Probably not. The guy has talent, but the story got lost in the end.
Actually there wasn't anything bad about the performance, he is just guilt by association.
The second book! Throw it out and re-write. New story line, complete the plots. More conflict.
Get a better editor or better friends to steer you.
Most likely the narrator. Give the girl the strength she deserves. I got the feeling if I read the book I might enjoy it. This is because unlike the narrator who makes Catnice sound weak I picture a strong and self confident person, one with normal fears but strong enough to always survive.
Great story line. Give the characters more strength. Get rid of so much of the mellow drama.
Here is a girl, our heroin, who takes on the establishment yet the narrator makes her sound like a weak, ultra-over-dramatic looser. She takes the mellow drama to new levels. In fact, after 5 minutes I couldn't take it any more, I was litterally ready to stab myself in the ear with an ice pick! (how's that for over dramatic!) I'll have to read the book if I want to know what happens.
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