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 love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Deal Breaker, first released in 1995, is Harlan Coben's third novel and the first in the wonderful 11 novel (to date) Myron Bolitar series Bolitar is an ex-college Duke University basketball All-American who was who had a career ending knee injury in his first professional basketball game with the Boston Celtics. He is now a sports agent who frequently gets involved in investigating murder cases. I've read or listened to all 11 novels in the Myron Bolitar series and enjoyed all\. The genre is suspense thriller. This novel is excellent, but it is the weakest of the 11 in the series. Narration is excellent. I recommend the Myron Bolitar series and all 29 of Harlan Coben's novels.
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.
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.
The storyline is great. Hooks you from the get go & keeps you guessing. The only bad point is that it uses G--damn along with other curse words several times throughout the book & it was unnecessary.