I love Harlan Coben, and when I saw he was reading his own book, I thought this might be an extra bonus. However, it turns out Harlan is not his own best reader. He isn't terrible, but after listening to his books read by the masterful Scott Brick, Harlan would be advised to leave the reading duties to others.
This is a terrific story, or course, like all of his books.
Harlen Coben should stick to writing not narrating. I love his books but he should have a professional actor do the reading. His reading detracted from the story.
I love your stories, especially the Myron Bolitar series, but please please leave the narration to the professionals. If you have your own ideas on their performance, explain it to them, please, don't try doing it yourself. This was the least enjoyable narration I've listened to, especially after enjoying so much the narrations of Jonathan Marocz, who did an excellent job of establishing the characters in past books.
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.