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.
Reminds me of the Travis McGee series
No, except at end!
Well read, enjoyable listening, great plot. Great book to start and stop - commuting!
I'm a tough grader and if i could give six stars in all categories, I would. I have since read almost every other Myron Bolitar novel and have enjoyed them all. The stories are a perfect blend of action, mystery and humor. The characters are unique and I can't relate them to anything else when I recommend this book to friends.
Jonathan Marosz is a perfect narrator for the story; he captures the sarcastic wit perfectly and does a wide range of accents dead on (from Hispanic to NY Jewish). The performance makes the characters even more likable.
Everyone I have recommended this to has continued on in the series and has not been disappointed.
I liked the storyline and the reader's presentation of this book. For me, it was an audio-page-turner.
The Myron Bolitar character brought a new angle to solving the crime as an agent not a PI or detective.
Myron's interactions with Win were often amusing.
This is my first Harlan Coben listen. The story line was pretty good, plenty of twists and turns. The main character, Myron Bolitar, is an ex-college basketball star turned sports agent who seems to care for his clients. The story is about a missing woman who used to date one of his clients. She is believed to be dead, but no body has been found and something occurs that makes Myron question whether or not she is really dead.
While I enjoyed the book there were a few things I disliked.
Some aspects of the characters were pretty difficult to believe. Myron and his best friend are both black belts, his friend's ability I thought was pretty unrealistic.
I did not care for the reader, he was somewhat robotic. I also felt the author had to explain the character's sense of humor too much.
I feel like Coben does a good job of developing the story and he creates mostly-believable characters.
I didn't get more than 15 minutes into the recorded book. The language is very foul.
I wouldn't buy other books from this author.
Other than the language, I enjoyed the reader's cadence and voice
Engaging, charming, fun
The plot of the mystery itself was kind of plodding with lots of red herrings, but it was still good.
Jonathan Marosz is amazing. I would never want to just read this book. He brings it to life.