In Paradise, nothing is what it seems....
Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case - but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.
A picture-perfect town on Florida's Gulf Coast, Paradise thrives on the wealthy tourists and retirees drawn to its gorgeous weather and beaches. The local police have ruled his aunt's death an unfortunate, tragic accident. But just before she died, she mailed a letter to Puller's father, telling him that beneath its beautiful veneer, Paradise is not all it seems to be.
What Puller finds convinces him that his aunt's death was no accident… and that the palm trees and sandy beaches of Paradise may hide a conspiracy so shocking that some will go to unthinkable lengths to make sure the truth is never revealed.
©2012 David Baldacci (P)2012 Hachette Audio
His female dialogues are very awkward and Cassidy's rendition makes them sound so inane and trite.
Yes, when Mecco won the contest for Lampert's soul & body. Overall, it was his vindication and performance that made the book work for me.
Books like this really suffer when the protagonists are faced with too many crises and harrowing situations. Getting them out alive gets more difficult and un believeable as the book goes on.The transition from having the slaves in the warehouse to having them back on the platform in the Gulf was virtually instantaneous and done in too few hours compared to the pages of description used to get them ashore in small boats in the first place. There were too many shortcuts like this.
I have very much enjoyed a fair number of his books, but this one didn't make it.
No idea, I didn't read the book.
This book was great. I love the John Puller character. Great book with lots of twists and mini climaxes. Definitely recommend, but listen to Zero Day first (another great book).
I ended up staying up until 0300 hours because I couldn't put the book down.
Great book and great series.
Not on purpose
It's popular so I thought it'd be better
He was ok but she sounded like an answering machine recording
Anything with the main character in them
The background music was distracting and the dialog was juvenile. The storyline was very predictable and you didn't care about the characters at all. Listened to the whole book hoping that we would be surprised but we were just happy to be done with it.
very good read
It wasn't predictable
They are easy to listen to. They are two of my favorite readers.
Yes, it flows easily.
Ron has the right voice to make character sound real. I like having a female voice for the female characters.
Look beneath paradise for what you don't want to know.
The story was fine. The characters come to life, however I do not think all the killing was necessary to make the book interesting. A bit of an overdose on macho.
Intriguing , suspenseful , mystery
I like them together in this book
John puller is my hero and there should be more books with him , he's smart , tough and would make anyone feel safe
In the top 20
Its pace was good, nothing was overly obvious
No particular favorite
No, it held my interest.
yeah, this is a great story with a great plot and great action.
other Baldacci books and even books by authors Crais and Connelly
yeah, they do a great job...just not sure what I thought about the added sound effects
no, listened on my drive to and from work and while working out
I listened to the audio version of this book. First, it was a typical great story we expect from Baldacci. I am a fan of Baldacci and like most of his books and the characters from his books. This was the 2nd book for Army CSI guy, John Puller. There were great twists and turns and finding some of the "bad guys" was surprising. In the audio version we even got some sound effects, which was kind of funny at times but not sure what I thought of that part. As for the reviews saying this was like a Jack Reacher book, I'm not sure. I have only read a few of those so not a lot to go on but I do like Puller's character and after reading so many thrillers/mysteries over the years I'm bound to run into story similarities from time to time. This book does deal with the sad subject of human trafficking and slavery, which made me shudder at the thought. There was also a very high body count in this book but still a great thriller type book with lots of action that made for a fun one to listen to while driving to/from work.
Well written,McLarty & Cassidy are great team.
The Witness, my favorite by Baldacci
Great acting skills.
At the top of the list for listening involvement and suspense.
Yes. Never knowing what to expect next.
They give the characters more personality.
Some smiles, some violence.
Great car trip book. Just don't forget to stop for gas!
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