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The clever and the not so clever agent
As always it’s fascinating to listen to Kyf Brewer as Amos Decker. Amos is really clever and solves it all. I’ve previously enjoyed the pair, Amos and his female partner as a team. In this novel however she is the not so clever sidekick. Her sometimes right out stupid questions is a change, a change I hope is a one off. It’s not credible when she apparently doesn’t understand how a robot works (kills her sisters husband). Anyway. The book is good but not anywhere close to Baldacci’s best Amos Decker stories.
A great and a very addictive story
I have read or listened to all the Jack Reacher stories and I put this book all the way at the top. Very tense and a good build up to the final climax. A good story all in all. I especially liked the switch between the story ten years back and present.
One thing though, which in a small way was annoying, was the constantly repeating sentence “I said nothing”. I didn’t count but it must be in the 100. That being mentioned I highly recommend this book. It’s great novel and very good narration! Thanks
Dear Lee Child. Why do you expose your otherwise great books to a under performing narrator? I have listened to literally hundreds of audiobooks, most of which with great or excellent narration. But Dick Hill? Am I the only one questioning his reading abilities? Maybe I’m spoiled or accustomed to excellent narrators, but my opinion is that Dick Hill should find another line of work. Sorry, I’d rather read the Jack Reacher novels than listen to Dick Hill.
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Mediocre performances, boring dialogues
I usually appraise these books featuring Amos Decker. However, after listening to this 3rd book I found myself getting annoyed by what I call boring dialogues. for instance when Amos is presented with his new living arrangements. More like children arguing than FBI agents.The story is good but the dialogue sometimes messes things up and I just lost interest.
the other thing is the acting. What's wrong with only one person reading this book?
I will consider whether to continue to by the audible version from now on, and just read the book myself
Predictable and boring
Sorry, burn the super hero Will Cochran is beginning to bore me. Involnerable, always restistant towards beautiful women and always the gentlemen. this is my third book and I think also my last. I'm longing for an English novel, bored to death by the word vehicle. what's wrong with car, lorry, truck? How many times is the word vehicle used in this book? To many!
A disappointment from beginning to end
After reading (listening) to the previous book in this series, a book I enjoyed, this book was a major disappointment. The lack of logic all the way through. Why Will would kill his sister the very same day he was supposed to pick up the twins and move. The total lack of taking his.moyive into the equation when hunting him (police) Why he didn't put forward the recording in the teddybear when talking to the investigators, and so on and so forth. I was hoping for improvement but it never came. Sorry but this was in my mind a drag.
Is this really written by Baldacci?
Not sure if it was the written dialogue or the narrators, or both. I think the dialogue was to a degree banal and juvenile. The narrators added in my mind to this. And the "Superman" psycho, lurking in the distance who eventually will be confronted by Puller? It was so predictable and annoying. Sorry, but I lean to that it was written by someone other than David Baldacci.
How stupid is a super agent allows to be?
This is maybe my 10th or 15th book by David Baldacci. I have enjoyed and sometimes been thrilled by them. But this book? Honestly, a more boring and predictable book I can't remember reading. Most disappointing is the lead character A.Shaw, with his juvenile and, in my opinion, sometimes stupid reasoning and behaviour. And the endless reasonings made by the bad guy. OMG. Please stop already. I will ask Amazon for s refund, that's how poor this book is in my opinion.
Extremely tense, great story
I'd give this book 5 stars if it hadn't been for Jack, after getting the key evidence (The letter opener), all of a sudden apparently looses all his intelligence and cleverness. Up to this point the book is extremely thrilling. I had a hard time taking breaks from this book. It is one of the best books I've read or listened to by David Baldacci. I really loved it, but as mentioned the moment whereas Jack all of a sudden goes from brilliant to not so brilliant, was in my opinion (although keeping the suspense up) a bit too much. But all in all this is a great book and I recommend it with all my heart!
Great debut (But it isn't is it?)!
This is a great book! Thrilling, tense, intelligent and it has pace. I was very surprised to find that R. Galbraith really is a pseudo for JK Rawlings. She is a great writer. And thanks for planning a number of books to come, featuring the Private Detective Cormoran Strike!
I can recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an intelligent written and fast moving thriller.
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