All the while, "Oliver Stone" and his quirky Camel Club stand by and observe as the genius of their collective perspective begins to connect the dots between these seemingly disparate events--and they realize they must act, and act quickly, before their country falls victim to a silent yet bloody coup.
©2006 Columbus Rose, Ltd; (P)2006 Hachette Audio
Not great. I had to stop listening to it so I wouldn't ruin the ending try it again when I'm not so busy. Couldn't keep up with the charactors. Are the Camel Club the good guys or the bad guys in this book?
Like all of David's audible books (I've listened to all available at Audible) this was very entertaining. Started a bit slow (seems to be his way) but had an exciting ending...you just have to get through the slow start.
Excellent Plot. The 2nd edition of the Camel Club was great and look I forward with great anticipation to the next installment. I like any book that can put images into my head and this book did.
I gave up half way thru the book simply due to the constant switching of narrators. Very distracting. If you can handle that aspect, the story is intriguing.
The book itself (so far) is fair, though cliched, but the way it is produced is horrible, and I'm struggling to finish it. As others have commented, the main narrator blurts out phrases like "she replied" which he must have read as a long list, totally detached in tone from the lines that precede or follow. It's pretty poorly produced.
I was disappointed with this book. As others have said, the narration is very distracting (the character reader will say a line in this low whisper, then the narrator will suddenly shout out: "Oliver said." Very grating).
Baldacci's never been known as a stylist, and his writing here is typically bland. What usually saves him are his characters and plot twists. But here, the characters emerge more wooden than in the Camel Club, and the plot twists defy belief. Skip it.
Unlike other reviewers, I was pretty much neutral on the multiple narrators. It just didn't make any difference to me. I guess the story was simply good enough to quash any negative reactions to it. Historically I've not been a fan of the industry's stabs at multiple narration.
This novel was great. There's two distinct plot lines at work here. Fantastic pacing and plotting. I listened with rapt attention throughtout. The abrupt ending frustrated me at first but as I thought about it, there can only be one explanation. Baldacci's planning another novel in this series. There's just no other way to resolve the loose end. I'm certainly looking forward to it. I'd also like to see Hollywood pick this up. This series reads like it was intended for the silver screen.
Insult intelligence! It's only a story and a good one at that. The narration was wonderful, especially the female voice. This was the first book my son listened to and he was in awe and he usually likes SF. He wanted to listen to more books with 2 or 3 narrators. I would recommend this book to anyone that wants an enjoyable listen. I give this book 5 stars because it was worth a second listen on a long trip because of the humor and mystery.
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