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Posted June 10, 2009
I did not read the first book in the series, Camel Club, and that did not stop me from enjoying this book. The double plot is nice. The stories are enough separate and enough connected that it is very entertaining and appropriate to the full story. Most action thriller books like this often bridge from the unlikely and improbable to the impossible. Baldacci is able to approach but not cross the line to the impossible. This makes the book much more satisifying. The characters seem too human to be immortal. I was suprised that they all made it through. The next book in the series, Stone Cold is even better.
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Much to the pleasure of listeners audio books are becoming more and more entertaining, largely by no longer limiting the narration to a single reader. Sometimes a full cast is used at other times a pair or trio of outstanding actors bringing the story to vivid or, in this case, thrilling/chilling life. Tom Wopat, well remembered for playing Luke Duke on The Dukes of Hazard TV series, and Maggi-Meg Reed are a perfect fit with voices that stir and totally absorb listeners as they render the Abridged Edition. He more than ably inhabits the personas of the members of the Camel Club while she gives Annabelle Conroy all the smarts and sultriness this character merits. While the Unabridged Edition isn't read by a full cast, it has all the impact of one when the narrators are L. J. Ganser, Aimee Johnson and Richard Mover. Ganser, the lead reader, has garnered a number of awards for his audio book work and deservedly so. This ensemble of actors raises the level of audio narrations to the top tier of entertainment, packing the story with drama and suspense. Little can be added to the praise already heaped upon author Baldacci who has penned 11 consecutive New Times bestsellers. He's an author with a seemingly bottomless well of scenarios. With The Collectors we again meet the members of the Camel Club, first introduced in the book of the same title. They're an outre group dedicated to discovering what is really going on in America and in the plans of our leaders. Headed by a man calling himself Oliver Stone they've erected a tent across from the White House. Nearby is a sign reading 'I Want The Truth.' The U.S. Speaker of the House has been assassinated. A member of the Camel Club, Caleb Shaw, a librarian, comes upon another death. It's a shocker for him as it's his boss, the Director of the Library of Congress's rare books room. The recently departed is found in a safe vault where he should have been protected. Cause of death? His heart just stopped. Stone doesn't buy that as this was a healthy man who had just undergone a physical. Naturally, the Camel Club joins forces (as questionable as they are) to discover the truth. Baldacci's in top form and so are the narrators - enjoy! - Gail Cooke
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Posted January 10, 2014
Love Carmel Club characters especailly Oliver Stone!! Love how David Baldacci includes NSA which is a hot topic right now!
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I am a fan of David Baldacci and have read the majority of his books
he is an excellent author and his books always keeps you in suspense
you never know what the outcome is going to be. I recommend reading
all his books.
Posted June 21, 2013
i read all the camel club books now my husband is reading them. he is loving the books, we wish tho that the series could have extended past the 5th book. love baldacci and read everything he writes.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 19, 2012
Very elementary writing - must be at least 5th grade! I am used to reading Harry Bosch (Michael Connelly), Mitch Rapp (Vince Flynn) and Scot Harvath (Brad Thor). David Baldacci falls short with this book. I know it 12 years old and that he has come a long way since then but this is not a quality plot and is the writing is sure not up to par.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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David Baldacci is a very creative author and generally comes up with some winning characters and story lines. This one is no exception! The Camel Club members are at it again!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.