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Peter

Geelong, Australia | Member Since 2013

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  • The Innocent: Will Robie, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (40)

    Will Robie is an assassin with a mission. But whose side is he on?

    Back in DC after successful missions in Edinburgh and Tangier, assassin Will Robie sees his latest assignment, to eliminate a US government employee, go badly wrong. What had she done? Or what did she know? Robie is now a wanted man. But it seems that he’s not the only one on the run. Young teenager Julie Getty is devastated by the inexplicable murder of her parents. Robie and Julie meet when he saves her from an attempt on her life as they are trying to leave town....

    Peter says: "Monotonous monotone by narrator Ron McLarty"
    "Monotonous monotone by narrator Ron McLarty"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The audio book started with "Sound Effects", something I absolutely hate. It is an insult to the narrator, showing his/her voice will not carry the story.I have looked at other reviews of this book. The story line should interest me. But, I gave up after listening to Ron McLarty's voice for 30 mins.I want a refund for my wasted time and money.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Nothing read by Ron McLarty. Nothing from Macmillan Audio Books


    What didn’t you like about Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance?

    Ron McLarty's voice is better suited to the 30 seconds of scary advertisment to the next big horror movie block buster. Ron also sounds like he is a 3 packet per day smoker.Orlagh Cassidy. Only heard her voice for a few seconds. No opinions.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Innocent: Will Robie, Book 1?

    Only got 5% into the audiobook, before I gave up. Cut the narrators, and start again.


    Any additional comments?

    I have also purchased the next book in the series "The Hit". It will not be listened to either. I am now even more annoyed at spending money on thse two audio books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hit: Will Robie, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    When government hit man Will Robie is given his next target he knows he’s about to embark on his toughest mission yet. He is tasked with killing one of their own, following evidence to suggest that fellow assassin Jessica Reel has been turned. She’s leaving a trail of death in her wake, including her handler. The trap is set. To send a killer to catch a killer. But what happens when you can’t trust those who have access to the nation’s most secret intelligence?

    Kim says: "GREAT BOOK , GREAT NARRATION!!"
    "Probably a good book, but spoilt by narrator"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This is the second book in the 'Will Robie' series. I gave up on the first book after just 30 mins. I flicked thru a couple of minutes of this book. The same boring scary monotones of 'Ron McLarty'.Other book reviewers suggest that this is a great read from David Buldacci.It is the narrator that brings a book to life, and 'value adds' to the experience. Ron McLarty does NOT have this skill.P.S. I absolutely hate "Sound Effects". Save that stuff for the movies and the big screen.


    What was most disappointing about David Baldacci’s story?

    This is the second book in the 'Will Robie' series. I gave up on the first book after just 30 mins. I flicked thru a couple of minutes of this book. The same boring scary monotones of 'Ron McLarty'.Other book reviewers suggest that this is a great read from David Buldacci.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    This is the second book in the 'Will Robie' series. I gave up on the first book after just 30 mins. I flicked thru a couple of minutes of this book. The same boring scary monotones of 'Ron McLarty'.Other book reviewers suggest that this is a great read from David Buldacci.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    This is the second book in the 'Will Robie' series. I gave up on the first book after just 30 mins. I flicked thru a couple of minutes of this book. The same boring scary monotones of 'Ron McLarty'.Other book reviewers suggest that this is a great read from David Buldacci.


    Any additional comments?

    It is the narrator that brings a book to life, and 'value adds' to the experience. Ron McLarty does NOT have this skill.I will make sure that any future purchase does not involve him.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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