Not one of Baldacci's best. The plot in itself has potential, but ridiculous plot twists and totally implausible situations prevent you from buying into the story.
The narrator is decent, but it's hard to like anyone telling this preposterous story. At one point the narrarator reverses his male and female voices during dialogue between characters.
While I've enjoyed other Baldacci novels, I found myself glad to be done with this book. I would not recommend it.
If you were a fan of books like Absolute Power and Split Second....move on an continue being a Baldacci fan. I started it, stopped, started again, and finally gave up about halfway through.
The story is weak, the characters are cliched, and on top of that the narration is awful. Good audiobooks hook you and make you look forward to your next chance to listen. This book irritated me and made me turn it off several times to enjoy the silence.
This book has ruined other espionage novels for me. Every time I listen to it, I am disappointed when it ends. The author blends true historical events with a "what could have happened" behind the scenes look at history. The characters are well developed, and you follow them over nearly 50 years as the story develops.
My favorite audiobook. If you listen in the car like I do, you will find yourself looking forward to your commute.
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