I loved them all until they changed the narrator.
Not anymore of his if he narrates or Steven Weber narrates.
It was horrible! Completely changed the characters. I couldn't get past the first hour.
Excellent book. I love all the "Myron" books and wasn't dissappointed. However... the narrator is different from all the other audio books in this series. It definitely made a difference. This narrator lacks the personality and sarcasim you love with Win and Myron.
I have been binging on the Myron Bolitar series and loving it -- until now. Mr. Coben narrated this one himself. He shouldn't have done that. The narrator of the first several books in the series was very good, having developed voices for the characters both in the literal sense and in giving them voice - a recognizable rounding out of each character's, well, character, especially as the series progresses. Mr. Coben's own narration wasn't terrible; it was just a jolt after a binge listener like me had come to know and embrace the previous narration. Mr. Coben sounds to me uncannily similar to the very sexually explicit comic Big Jay Oakerson and I couldn't get that out of my head during the entire book. I do love the stories. They're funny and thoughtful and have lots of twists and surprise endings.
This is one of my favorite books in the series. The story catches up with Myron and the crew a few years down the road. The tension is strong throughout and I'll bet you can't figure out whodunnit before the end.
This story is packed with great Myron and Win dialogue. The only problem is that the audiobook is read by the author. As I was listening I couldn't help but think how great this would have been if read by Maroz or really any good voice actor.
Could be better
While I love Myron Bolitar, I might have stopped reading tis book because the narration was so bad. It proves what I've always said--an author who is not a trained actor (like Rob Lowe or Alan Cumming) should never read his own work. After 7 books read by Jonathan Marosz it was difficult to get into the characters, Coben slurs, rushes, and stutters over some words. If I had not already had 7 books of Marosz, it might not have been so glaring, but glaring it was in this book. A great, great disappointment.
Kind of. The story wasn't Mr. Coben's best, but it wasn't awful, by any stretch.
No, not on the edge of my seat. It was pretty good, but not riveting.
No. As much as I appreciate his writing, I couldn't stand listening to him read. (Before I realized this was "narrated by the author" - about an hour in - I thought they got Colin Quinn's less literate brother to read it.) I didn't know what they had done with Jonathan Marosz, but I wanted him back.
Isn't this the same question as the 1st???
Apologies, Mr. Coben. I enjoy your work very much, in print. But please have someone else read it. Mr. Marosz's versatility lends itself well to your wonderful cast of characters.
I'm a big fan of the Myron Bolitar series, but this one had the smelly smell of something that smelled smelly. I understand that Mr. Coben is the real voice of all his characters, but he need not subject his public to his narration. Hire a professional for Pete's sake! I hope he never tries that again.
It would have if I hadn't been distracted by the narrator.
If you love this series, skip the audio version of this book. Get the dead tree version & use your eyes to read. This one almost completely ruined it for me.
I cannot listen to anymore Myron Bolitar books without Marosz
The book is OK but the narration is bad
It just didn't seem like a Myron Bolitar book without Marosz,