Love the author, love the series, love the book, HATE HATE HATE the narrator!!! It was so horrible that it would have been comical if it were not so embarrassing. And then to find out it was the author? Are you kidding? Is that some kind of strange narcissism? If so, step away from the microphone and get back to the computer, which is where your gifts are!
Avid audio book listener with over 1600 books in my library!
I was a fan of Harlan Coben until...this book. He should leave the narrating to the professionals. I emailed Harlan Coben with a question about the book and the response was sooooo rude I was mortified. I will NEVER listen or read another one of his books again.
The story is great! Well written and in typical Harlan Coben, Myron Bolitar style (which I love). However, the author's narration is pretty horrible. Sorry Mr. Coben, keep writing and please, don't narrate your work for publication again!
My husband and I are both huge fans of Harlan Coben novels, the Myron Bolitar stories and the stand-alone novels. We will usually save one to listen to together on a trip, but we had to stop this one 1/3 of the way into the story because Mr. Coben's reading was killing the story for us. We went and bought a printed version, mourning the loss of Jonathan Marosz and his wonderful inflections. This is a good Myron Bolitar story, but too painful to listen to.
I love Harlan Coben books especially the Myron Bolitar series. I have enjoyed listening to every book until this one. Coben's narration of Promise Me leaves much to be desired. It actually ruined the book for me. Please Mr. Coben, stick to writing and leave narration to those who can narrate.
I am a huge fan of Harlan Coben's stories but he should never, ever again read his own stories. The book felt rushed, lacked emotion and was totally disappointing. I really struggled listening to the entire story.
I didn't know who was narrating until the closing remarks. Then it made sense why he was reading. Could barely finish the book even though Mr Coben is one of my very favorite authors. I finally got used to the straight narration but he really missed the wise cracking Myron and Winn was unbearable. Sorry but let others narrate.
Retired systems analyst; Lover of music, art, travel, technology, birds, Caribbean, scuba; Favorite audiobook genres: mystery, biography, travel, humor, fiction
I have listened to all the Coben books on audible and enjoyed them immensely but PLEASE HARLEN hire a narrator next time...I listened to chapture one 3 times to get into the story because the narration is so distracting. Words are slurred and contracted. Narration like authorship is a talent and an author does not neccessisarily have both. I guess no one at Brillance Audio had the nerve to tell him.
I love Harlan Coben's books and really did enjoy this one, but I felt that it would have been much more enjoyable if there was a different narrator. Sometimes he runs his words together and he sounds like he is just reading the book out loud, without adding different character nuances. However, I loved this book and will be eagerly awaiting his next novel. Just hope someone else narrates it!