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Total Control by David Baldacci

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  • I'm a huge David Baldacci fan, especially when it comes to the King and Maxwell series. When I saw Total Control as a recommended audiobook, I eagerly grabbed the opportunity to listen to it. Regrettably, Total Control falls into what is commonly known as a "sophomore slump." The story is so unrealistic that it becomes comical, the plot holes are massive enough to fly a plane through, and the characters feel like two-dimensional figures. For those who are devoted fans of Baldacci, you'll probably end up listening to this just to get your fix. However, if you're not already a fan, I strongly urge you to steer clear of this one. The book simply isn't worth it, and it might wrongly turn you off from Baldacci altogether. When he's at his best, his books are an absolute joy to listen to. Unfortunately, it seems that Total Control showcases Baldacci at his absolute worst.
  • I absolutely loved this book. David Baldacci has an incredible knack for crafting a gripping narrative filled with thrilling suspense at every corner. The plot had me completely hooked, with its constant twists and surprising developments that had me on the edge of my seat throughout. And let me tell you, Jonathan Marcos's performance truly brought the story to life in the most captivating way. I cannot recommend this book enough!
  • The story managed to hold my attention, although it lacked credibility. While it is true that the Federal Reserve Bank wields significant power in shaping financial outcomes, the book's explanations, although generally satisfactory, fall short in some regards. The extent to which the villain manipulates and profits feels like a bit of a stretch, especially considering my own professional encounters with former Fed members. In contrast, the depiction of high-tech elements was incredibly convincing. In terms of the narration, Marosz's delivery was lackluster and uninspired. His monotone and absence of inflection failed to captivate me.
  • This book, 'Total Control', has an extensive cast of characters, making it essential to pay close attention to their names and roles to fully grasp the intricate and captivating storyline. It takes you on a rollercoaster ride, with several plot twists that keep you guessing until the very end. The introduction of new characters adds a fresh perspective, leaving you uncertain about the ultimate outcome of the tale. The audiobook is narrated by a highly skilled individual who expertly handles the voices of the various characters, providing enough variation to easily identify who is speaking. While other books by this author often utilize two readers, one male and one female, with more noticeable differences in vocal tone, the solo narration in this case was still satisfactory, with the narrator's voice being quite pleasant. As someone who has read many of David Baldacci's books, most of which are part of a series, 'Total Control' stands out as a standalone novel. The story is well-crafted and makes for an enjoyable reading experience.
  • The two primary characters are, if we're being honest, quite sentimental and unintelligent, which is necessary to support this incredibly feeble plot. By the time I reached the concluding sections, I couldn't even bring myself to complete the book because my willingness to believe in it had been pushed to its limits. The narrator did a decent job, although it's a shame that the material he had to work with lacked depth.