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
I was disappointed by the narration.
I have listened to other books by this author, but don't remember them having sound effects.
The narration seemed clipped and abrupt . The pace was stacotto (sp)
I could not get past the narration I felt I was listening to an old radio performance
I need to be able to check out the sound before buying and my sample of the book won't download for me . I DO NOT like sound effects in my books.
I barely made it thruogh thhis book.. The sound effects drove me crazy. guns banging, bodys splashing, etc. Not only were the sound effects annoying but they were very poor also.
The story and descriptions had so many loopholes that I wanted to hang myself in one of them.
Good story. Good characters. I have not read a lot of Baldacci's books. I read 2 camel club books and I am 50-50 on them. Okay, but not dying to read more as I am with some other authors.
I will definitely look for more John Puller stories, however.
They were great. I don't believe I have listened to others done by them.
Story was good. Reader was good. But the sounds effects were unnecessary and distracting. I listen while driving. The initial opening sound effects had me turning off my stereo wondering if my car of the neighborhood was having problems.
Sound effects in movies are appropriate - they are appropriate for audio books.
Loved the characters and the story line. Lots of action and some romance...really enjoyed the book. My next credit will be used for another Baldacci.
It is action packed and on a topic that seems to be in the news (Human trafficking).
The story around human trafficking was interesting.
I have read too many detective stories I think! The indestructible male hero is getting a little old and ludicrous.
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.
John Puller Junior continues to amaze you throughout the story which is laced with mystery, humor, action and an ending to the case. I really loved the way this story was narrated.
John Puller Junior when he shows how much he wants to help the underdog while at the same time trying to solve his aunts murder, despite the fact that the police list her death as natural.
When he impressed the officer at Naval Intellagence with his steadfastness when the officer tries to call him on the mat.
I was especailly moved when he called the general for help and she said "Call Me Julie!"
One good narrator and no SFX
I will pay more attention to the production next time but will try.
Just him. No second voice. No sound effects.
I could not finish it, it irritated me too much.
I am glad I did not accept the critical thoughts of others and bought this book. I liked the sound affects which were perfect in my opinion and in the proper places.
This is the fourth book I have read by author -David Baldacci and the narrating team of Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy was absolutely superb.
This reading was so close to 5 star that I had to give it a five star rating ( the first time I have)
Definitely going to read more. He is starting to be one of my favorite authors.
yes. Engaging story line and good character development.
Ron McLarty has done a great job reading the books before with no sound effects or female reader. I found these distracting and wish that he could have just read the book as is, himself. The story has enough integrity in itself not to be "enhanced" in these ways.
The ending...a great way to wrap up the hard to hear story and realize that it could possibly still be not just fiction.
Orlagh Cassidy, really hit the voice of the General! Spot ON!
Baldacci, is top of my list in his story lines. Makes you really look at the world around you with different eyes.
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