I began this book because my wife raved about this series, and she never raves about anything--including about me. The story line is completely ridiculous except it draws you in immediately and entertains with every word written. This book will put the reader/listener in a great mood. Also, it is a terrific murder mystery, that has wonderful plot twists.
Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.
I just liked this. Jonathan Marosz is an actor(s) who creates a compelling ensemble. But Harlan Coben... Whoa! This is the first of his stuff I've read. I'm going off to buy more. this story is fine... energy filled story arc. Lots of nifty (nifty? did I write nifty?) twists. the dialogues OTH – internal and external – are crisp. For what you want in a mystery... you get here. Oh... BTW... I almost didn't buy it when I saw that Myron Bolitar was a sports agent, and since I'm not mesmerized by sports, thought it would be a cultural reach.
But... but... it wasn't. Coben uses Myron Bolitar's profession as a device to cement together a zany group of characters. And.. and.. you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll like it. Enjoy.
I like the appeal of the type of hero cast in Myron. Complex, conflicted, but strong of purpose and a web of supporting characters that are also admirable. I like Harlan Coben anyway for a great read, but am especially looking forward to more stories that include Myron.
I really enjoyed the story and liked the narration. This was my first Coben book. I definately want to read more Myron. The writing is witty and had me laughing. I didn't like the ending though. It seems as if there are a few better ones out there.
I didn't expect much from this book but it was surprisingly ineteresting, humorous and entertaining.
I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)
I liked it. I didn't have high hopes for it after reading the blurb - I'm not usually interested in "sports themed" books, but this one was not... yeah, the main character is a sports agent, but that's about the extent of sports-oriented activities.
The mystery is decent, there are a couple minor sub-plots to keep your interest, and there are a few occasions that Myron and Win have to sort things out with a bit of "justice by toe of boot" - I even liked the snappy wisecracks of Myron and the "invincible" attitude of Win. All in all, it's a decent book and I'm certainly going to be reading more books by Coben.
The only minor negative is that the book might be a bit dated (it is nearly 20 years old, of course)... but that shouldn't be an issue. It is the first in a long series with the same characters, but the plot is complete within the book so you're not left hanging. The narration was very good.
I liked the main character Myron. Funny, smart, honest and an all around good guy.
It did have its twist and turns.
He is a very good narrator. Kept the right pitch and pattern. Not a sharp barking voice like Scott Brick.
First in the series, will try them all. Best of all, I found most of the series at my local library.
Will be able to use my credits for those on my wish list.