having read most of David's books, listening to them on discs enhances the stories, and brings them to life.
This book, as well others are very entertaining. I can hardly wait for the next three books(audios) in the series to arrive. It helps to read(hear) them in sequence, as most writers refer to charactors and events presented in previous books. I strongly recommend the Camel Club series. DB is very creative.
This is a botched production of good suspense novel. Why the absurd narration? The main narrator was annoying, the female narrator used the same voice for every woman in the story, as did the second male narrator with all his charactors. The result was a collection of voice amateurs messing up a decent David Baldacci yarn. The high note of The Collectors was the introduction of a great new charactor in Annabelle. The producers of this audiobook should have stuck with Jonathan Davis, the excellent narrator of The Camel Club.
Good book, once all the characters were introduced. Unfortunately, it took 2 CDs for this to occur.
By the 3rd CD the story has you. I couldn't wait to get back in the car.
Love me some Camel Club. These characters are so real, so well defined, so personal . . . and now Annabelle?
Another hit in this series. GREAT narration, wonderful story, even an ending that makes you wonder if we won't hear from darling Annabelle again.
A typical Baldacci novel, with several interesting subplots intertwined. The conclusion was not at all obvious. I looked forward to my drive into work just to listen.
I think it was another good book by DB.
Another hit! This is my second novel of this series. Davis never disappoints me!
As opposed to many of the other reviews, I liked the different narrators for male and female voices and I didn't have any trouble distinguishing the voices for each character. This whole series is a great thriller series with interesting characters. I highly recommend them but definitely try to read them in order if you can.
Interesting ... the story line moved quickly ... it kept my interest. I enjoyed the book. Despite having read all 3 books in the Camel Club Series in hardcover listening to it was a pleasure.
Having read the previous two reviews, I actually enjoyed 'The Collectors' better than 'The Camel Club'. I look forward to listening to 'Stone Cold' which picks up the story line of The Collectors.
I do agree with the reviews that the narration was annoying. Actually, the multiple voices were not as bad as the main narrator who followed the other voices' dialogue with "he said with remorse" or "she exclaimed excitedly". It would have been far less annoying if the same voice followed their own dialogue with the "he said" or "she exclaimed" descriptives. Towards the end of the book, I finally got use to these awkward changes in voice that occured in the same sentence ... mainly because the story line was so good.
I am giving this book only 4 stars because the first book in this series (The Camel Club) was so good that I kept comparing this book unfairly to the wonderful character development in the first book. Also,this was the first tiime I ever experienced three narrators and I couldn't decide if I liked the technique or if it distracted me. All in all though, I enjoyed this book and was not disappointed by finding out once again that Baldacci is an excellent mystery writer.
A good promising start to the novel gets you hooked. At times it seems to drift a little, jumping plots. You wonder if these plots will collide, and the middle drags a little. However, the finish is good.
This narrator sounds like he has an attitude. Also this was the first book I have heard where they use more than one reader, which results indifferent characters with the same voice - especially when all the women in the story had the same voice - and it becomes confusing, The story was good, although a little drawn out. I am certainly looking forward to the next installment.
While to story was interesting and unique, as expected with Baldacci, the narration was awful which made listening to this book difficult.
A strong sequel to the Cammel Club. If you liked CC don't miss out on the Collectors. A good story that draws strength from quirky characters, the plot includes a few twists that make it a bit less predictable than CC. DB also sets you up for his next installment. I'm looking forward to it.