I enjoyed the story but did not like the narrator's reading of the story. He sounded the same all the way through-whether he was talking about being beaten up, his lover, his long-lost brother, or the fruit basket brought over by a neighbor. I almost gave up. I think this narrator might have done better reading the few chapters in the book written in 3rd person, and a younger, more enthusiastic reader should have read the parts in 1st person. I will check the next book I download, and will not download one by this narrator.
My first Coben book; complex storyline that holds your interest and sets up the surprise twists nicely; can definitely see why this author has been decorated with awards; no qualms in my recommendation; unabridged for sure.
This book grabbed me from beginning till the end. Every time you think you know what is happening, there is a new twist. Fantastic book, you will not want to stop listening!
I am a fan of Harlan Coben and typically enjoy his books but this audiobook was thoroughly spoiled by its narrator who uses a monotone style that becomes terribly grating. I was looking forward to finishing the listen so I would not have to suffer the voice any longer. I will make sure to avoid any other books with the same narrator.
I recently discovered Harlan Coben books and of the 3 that I've listened to so far I LOVE!!! This one; however, I don't think I'm going to be able to get through. The story sounds great, but the narrator is so bad I can't even get into the story. He's so monotone and boring!!! I will NEVER listen to a book if this narrator is reading it. I wish I could get a credit back for downloading this book. Live and learn I guess.
First off, some folks didn't like the reader's voice but once I got used to it (by the end of the first CD), I found it OK and thought the reader did a pretty good job with the various characters. I'd listen to another book read by the reader.
The story has some twists and turns to be sure, but Will (and most everyone else) needed to attend a class on communication skills. I found myself wanting to wring his neck for being so stupid and not just talking straight up when asked a direct question. When he did answer questions, they were sarcastic when it didn't seem appropriate for the character.
It also seemed a little unbelievable that his brother would never bother to contact him given how close they were supposed to be.
Even with the frustrating dysfunctional communication skills of all the characters, I found myself sitting in the car listening "just a few minutes more" which is the sign of a good book.
Without a doubt, one of Coben's best. With more twists & turns than the road to Hana, it's fast paced and keeps the listener thoroughly entertained. Highly recommend.
I live in santa monica, California have been a listener for 10 years
I thought the story was great-a new twist at every turn. What I did not like was the voice of the reader,Jonathan Marosz. He did not have enough inflection that this book demands-the voice was almost like a monotone. After a while it was not as exciting as the discription of the story.
Coben does a great job at painting the picture with words. Jonathan Marosz does his usually awesome job narrating. He is the king. Great plot twists. Never saw it coming.