Friday, July 24, 2009

First Family - David Baldacci


I've been a fan of David Baldacci from the beginning and have read all of his novels. This was the first time I've listened to one. First Family did not disappoint!

Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, Secret Service Agents turned private eyes, are contacted by the First Lady - Jane Cox. Her neice has been kidnapped. The FBI is heading up the investigation, but Cox has dealt with King in the past and trusts him. She wants an extra set of eyes looking that report to her alone.

This was an excellent story, told from both the viewpoint of the kidnapper and those looking for him. The reasons behind the kidnapping are slowly and deliciously eked out, keeping my interest piqued. The character development is excellent as is the secondary plot line involving Michelle.

Ron McClarty was the reader and he did a phenomal job of bringing the characters to life. His voice is rich and pleasant to listen to. Each character was easily defined with a different voice. His inflections conveyed the emotions and nuances of the plot extremely well.

I knew I would enjoy the story as I knew the author, but honestly I think I just might listen to the next one as well.


11 comments:

Jeanne said...

I listened to an audiobook by this author on my commute last year and liked it, so I'll look for this one.

Myckyee said...

Sounds very good, I'm going to put it on my mountainous TBR list.

clenna said...

I would love to read or listen to this book.

Carolyn @ Book Chick City said...

I have just received this book from the publishers to review, and after reading yours I am really looking forward to it. :)

bermudaonion said...

I love David Baldacci's work too! I can't wait to read this one!

kalea_kane said...

I just love David Baldacci! This sounds wonderful. It is just the kind I like to read or listen to. Thanks for sharing it!

Bingo said...

I also have discovered the audio book and must say I never thought I would like them but they are great! I also loved this Baldacci one!

pinkflipflops said...

Sounds like my type of read.

Danni said...

Sounds like a thrilling read! Thanks for the great review. :)

Patti V. said...

I've only read one book by this author, but this sounds very good.

Anna said...

I haven't read anything by this author, but I see posters of his books on the subways. I'll keep this one in mind.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric