the plot of this novel is convoluted. The characters are not fleshed out enough to distinguish one from another. the NARRATOR is AWFUL. She keeps the same tone, pitch and pronunciation for each character.
well written, good character development
least interesting is that it covers 10+ months of a person in captivity... excruciating but very powerful
The last few chapters seemed very deus ex machina
the author attempted to be Tom Clancy including very long, very detailed, very boring descriptions of long distance flight (including every button the pilots pushed). The intricate details just got to be too much very quickly.
A Ken Follet.
Narrator was a bit marble-mouthed but definitely tried to keep the listener listening
I thought it would be a mystery from this author. Instead it is a melodramatic story about a woman and a dog
Yes, because I know this author does write good mysteries
I have listened to many Louise Penny and have found them to be an easy listen with a cozy feel. This one is soooo cozy that it is really difficult to follow. A real snoozer and definitely not worth the effort
No, her other books set the scene in the little Canadian village quite nicely, and described the characters well too. I wonder if adding this guy Ralph is the problem. I never thought that L Penny's books could get sleepier but this one did. Her other novels did entertain.
Rank it solidly in good novels
The professor who is a recluse and morbidly obese and his latina housekeeper
really liked the relationship between Arthur and Yolanda
Baldacci's protagonist is exactly like a softer Reacher. He somehow knows the time of day all the time, armed services, very tall and very strong, walks into small town and saves the day.
To make matters worse, the plot must have been written by a computer. Boy goes to small town, meets girl (cop), investigates strange murders, digs deeper, more murders, some heroics thrown in for laughs, discovers an absolutely unrealistic situation and then disarms a nuclear weapon with his girlfriend the cop.
I stopped listening. What a waste of my time.
I have read lots of baldacci. I always enjoyed them. Good characters, good plots. He has fallen off a cliff.
Don't buy this book
Baldacci is too clever for himself and the reader with this one. The book starts out leaving the reader totally confused -- one does not know who, what, when, why, where, and the facts take forever to surface. By the time they do surface and the reader starts to figure out what's going on, the character names are confusing and the entire book gets blanketed by unnecessary fog. Too "precious". I like most of his work. This one was just plain annoying.
I thought it was a novel when I read the description. I really abhor science fiction and felt like I was fooled into purchasing this book. Hated it, stopped reading after it was clear.
Tried and true, Lawrence Block delivers one of his basic hard boiled stories that entertains and keeps one listening.
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