International best seller David Baldacci pens the stunning conclusion to Cahills vs. Vespers!
David Baldacci is the author of 23 books for adults, each of which has become both a national and international best seller.
©2013 David Baldacci (P)2013 Scholastic Inc.
Over all the books I've ever listened to, this book is on average.
I totally love Amy, she is so much like my self.
Didn't have a favorite
So I was always going to read this book, I loved the whole series, but I read the reviews that said this book stinks. But I loved it! yes, it ended too quickly, but on the whole this was a totally great book. I was well pleased with the reading and with the story.
David Baldacci recovers the storyline from a disappointing book 5. Fantastic action, lots of unexpected twists and a truly mesmeric crescendo in a dramatic finale. As always David Pittu puts in another stunning performance. Bravo.
As a standalone book, no. As part of the series, yes. With reservations.
A bit more depth, less rush. The historical aspect that made the previous books so enjoyable was virtually absent. What there was felt like a token effort. I'm not sure what constraints Mr. Baldacci was working under and how they affected the end product, but I wouldn't have minded a longer story that took the time to develop things more. There were other events in the story that seemed either token or...well, convenient...but as I can't go into those without giving away plot details, I'll refrain.
Amy. And David Pittu has done an outstanding job with both series. Each of his characters is distinct and original.
Yes, I think reactions, emotions, and consequences need to be demonstrated. Perhaps more ebooks by Clifford Riley to bridge the gap between now and the start of the next series this fall.
I'm puzzled as to why Chapter 40--which is in the ebook version I have--is missing from the audio version. The narration goes directly from the end of Chapter 39 to bonus material and literally left me hanging. It was very jarring and disappointing. I thought I'd accidentally hit my player and advanced forward. Can or will a corrected version be made available?
Personally, I felt this book (especially where it is in the series) needed a different author, a different ending and better consistency of characters. Baldacci douldn't seem to effectively juggle the number of characters involved the series, so he either re-wrote them, killed them or created new ones to fit his whim. Did he even read the series before writing this book?.
I must be missing a chapter or or two... The ending, to me, felt rushed and left me scratching my head trying to figure out what Vesper kidnapped the author and wrote the final book! It failed in consistency of characters, continuity of storyline and lack of new character development. Too many unnecessary holes were created/left, not in anticipatory way either.
David Pittu, was the saving grace of this book. He has been the one thing that remained most consistent through the series. Thankfully, he is gifted and brought the characters to the best light he could despite the author's limitations. For this book, I would have to say Pittu's performance best served Dan.
Yes, hopefully to correct the fallout of Baldacci's work. Scholoastic already announced another 39 Clues series later this year.
Also this book didn't seem to have nearly the depth of historic element as the rest of the series. The item used in this story contained less material than the Smithsonians page dedicated to it. That was one thing I always appreciated about the series, walking away with a greater appreciation/curiousity of history. No mystery for us to solve here... more like riding a train that stops in the tunnel... Leaving us in the dark ;-o
Yes, everything Audible has in stock.
Baldacchino ruined a delightful series
Baldacci obviously had other things on his mind while writing this book. I am disappointed and frustrated scholastic employed him to write the final story of this wonderful series. It would give me great joy if a different writer rewrote a final book.
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