Murder in paradise: Military criminal investigator John Puller is drawn closer to home when his aunt is found dead in her house in Paradise, Florida. The local police have ruled the death as an accident, but Puller finds evidence to suggest that she may well have been murdered. On the surface the town lives up to its name, but as Puller digs deeper he realises that this town and its inhabitants are more akin to Hell than Paradise. His belief is confirmed as evidence of strange and inexplicable events come to light. And when Puller learns the truth about what is happening in this once sleepy town, he knows that his discoveries will impact far wider than Paradise.
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"Very good performance on a good to average book"
Good popcorn book, whilst not one of the authors better story it is definitely worth a listen when you want to be taken out of the humdrum, but do not want to engage your brain or emotions to any great extent - you will like it, but if you have any pretensions you'll probably hate yourself for doing so
As others have mentioned very similar in tone and texture to both vince Flynn and Lee Childs, not a bad thing in itself
Characters can appear slightly one dimensional at times but the action is present, well thought out and scripted as with these other two authors
The Undeafeatable hero, the nod to legality and the justice system, and then the complete disregard for both of the above, and then victory supplied at the end
Initially the performance did seem slightly dry, but as the book progressed the use of the two person performance and the nature of the written word came together in an effective way which did help to raise the audiobook above what it could/should have been
Not a book to be listened to for an emotional journey, a book to be heard when brain is turned off and you just want to be entertained
Worth a listen, and the author is definitely worth investigating esecially his earlier works, which to me are an improvemnt on his later stuff
"A worthy successor"
I enjoyed book 1 in the John Puller series and this one did not disappoint. You don't have to read them in order but it does help you understand the characters. David Baldacci writes a cracking thriller. The narration is excellent and I like the use of a female to voice the female characters
"Kept me listening"
Up there near the top
Any Lee Child book but not quite as good
Thought the narration was too American ..okay if you are American of course but a bit heavy for me...also not keen on the music effects that kept coming in
Overall quite exciting, and I wanted to know how it ended. Glad I had listened to the first Puller book as it kept referring to things that happened in it
"A typical American story"
My first Baldacci book, fairly well plotted
It felt like a radio play
No over a couple of weeks
"Like Dirk Pitt but with too many weapons"
Goof fast flowing tale, but though I can usually suspend belief the characters just had bullets bouncing off them all the way through. Fun, but I wont read it again, or any other of this author's books.
"John Puller Rides Again!"
If you like Action thrillers like Jack Reacher then you will enjoy these books. I read all sorts but find that books like this are best for me when running. As others have said John Puller is very much in the Jack Reacher mould, pretty indestructible and smart at taking out the bad guys. The two readers work really well and I enjoyed it.
Whilst some snobs might say its not high brow fiction it isn't intended to be - its just really good escapism.
"brilliant as usual"
Love david baldacci. There is something special about his books. Ron mclarty makes this even better. His voice is very relaxing.
Start from the beginning and work your way through his books im order. Some are linked to the next one. The maxwell and king series are brill!
My replacement for jack reacher, more of this character please. This book was exciting and pacey and hard to put down
I love this books, great story, keeps me in tension and great narration. This story convinced me to buy two eBooks by Baldacci.
The characters are full of life, interesting and link together very well.
The story develops and is exiting along the way.
A great book to listen if you enjoy action stories.
"Very irritating production"
I thought there was a fault with the file when I listened to the first chapter until I realised it was supposed to be the sound of a boat engine. Every time there was a gunshot this was also featured in the background along with several other pointless and distracting sound effects. I never want to hear another audiobook treated this way.
The book itself is OK but not up to Baldacci's usual standard. This is the third book I've read or listened to in the past three months featuring the trade in illegal immigrants. The main character is too much like Jack Reacher.
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