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Would you try another book from David Baldacci and/or Ron McLarty?
I like Baldacci, but I'll stick with print. McLarty sounds half-drunk throughout, and there are poorly-spliced edits where he sounds completely different. And lest one think he did the whole narration himself, rest assured that Orlagh Cassidy is along for the ride, as usual for a Baldacci novel. I hate the disjointed nature of the dual narration. It sucks. I will stay away from the author until the narration changes.
Would you recommend Memory Man to your friends? Why or why not?
Yes, I would tell them to read the paper version. Narration is bad. Plot is somewhat interesting, but it's poorly constructed.
How could the performance have been better?
Use one narrator, and let McLarty ride off into the sunset. He sounds terrible. Cassidy is no real help. We're listening to a book, and I'm pretty sure we're all smart enough to know which lines are coming from a person of the opposite gender. It is very disjointed and jarring, since you can tell they weren't in the same recording studio.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
No. It's an OK story, but too many details just seem to happen when they're conveniently needed to fill in the plot. If the main character never forgets anything, then how is it that it takes him 75% of the book to remember who the villain is?
Any additional comments?
Stick with paper. Used. Or at a library. Baldacci took an interesting plot concept and then just mailed it in so that he (or his ghost writer) could start yet another series.
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What did you love best about Memory Man?
What other book might you compare Memory Man to and why?
All Baldacci books
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ron McLarty?
Anyone but Ron McLarty. His stop go method of talking was really irritating.
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