sterling, VA, United States | Member Since 2006
I thought this book would be a departure from what I normally read. It seems to have a good story line to it. I am 4 hours into it and am still waiting for this book to actually start. Spoiler Alert... after becoming "infected" they are still arguing about how to devise a PLAN on how to deal with the situation. wow... If I pulled this at work I would have lost my co-workers 3 hours ago.
I suppose this is a Classic Nora Roberts formula? There is no real story. No twists, no real suspense. 12 hours of setting up the back story. I kept expecting some real action, something to read TO. But in the end it was "Heroine is running, 12 hours of why, falling in love, blam over". Boring.
What happened to the coke can with her finger prints? Couldnt the Volcovs come after her. What about them? What happened to the organization? What about Blake? All that and "...he went to jail" so anti-climactic.
I finished this book wanting to slap Ellen, the main character across the face! Talk about selfish and uncaring. She completely lacks empathy for anyone but herself. Has she completely lost sight of the fact that she adopted this child? That there are other people with feelings for this boy? Maybe his birth parents? The "twist" at the end just made me angry.
I enjoyed the book, always have liked Baldacci. Unfortunately I found myself trailing off because I was distracted my the narrators voice. It was as if the emotion of what was happening didnt fit the intonation of his voice. Awful. I debated stopping the book but I needed to get to the following books. Consider not using this narator again.
The narration on this story is half panicked and half emotionless. It’s very strange. It’s as though everything is a question or an emphatic statement. The story is ok but Im having a hard time following it. Not as great as Envy, which was fantastic, but ok.
I finished this book in one day because of some good plot twists. That being said the storyline is absurd. There is no way the main character would be able to pull this off. The story unfolds quickly which kept me interested but the plot was completely unrealistic. The ending seemed rushed, weak and obvious. The characters were not fully developed either. I love James Patterson’s work but I would save your money and rent it at the library.
I really enjoyed this book, but found I had to rewind several parts because I would tune out to the naration. Pity.
I loved this book and have not stopped raving about it to my friends. I listened to it at work, in my office with the door closed while doing autocad drawings. Twists and turns, love and infidelity, friendship and deceipt, murder and salvation this book has it all.
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