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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-02-18

Has this book been written by a different author?

What was most disappointing about David Baldacci’s story?

I have the first three Will Robie books. Excellent reads with believable characters and punchy stories.

This book on the other hand seems to have been written by somebody else! Robie is no longer the lone assassin with a heart, he has been turned into a whining love sick private detective who hasn't got a clue! Jessica is now a one dimensional Terminator like character who appears part way through the book up a tree with a rifle saving Robie's life with a very poor explanation of how she got there or how she found him. She just appears out of thin air. Blueman seems to have morphed into middle management man.

The story is ludicrous with Robie and Jessica missing clues that Clouseau at his most bumbling would have picked up on. In fact at one point I had to pause the playback and go into the Audible app to check that Baldacci really was the author. It really is that bad. The villain was painfully obvious from halfway through the book and the ending had dialogue straight from the worst of Mills and Boon.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Absolutely none for me. A painful read made worse knowing how good Baldacci can be.

Any additional comments?

I have book 5 cued up and ready to go. Really hoping that book 4 was a mistake not to be repeated!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-18

Excellent little self help book

Any additional comments?

Nothing particularly new in this but still a very helpful and well presented book. Narrator comes across as being genuinely interested in the subject. I have listed to it twice now and will listen to it again.

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