From the start, this audio book sounded promissing and as the mysteries unfolded I found myself looking forward to my exercise sessions so I could find out what was happening next. The narrator was excellent and the suspense kept me interested nearly all the way. The plot lost it a little right at the end but not too much.
I love reading books but have used sudiobooks for the last 18 months as an incentive to do exercise (it works!) but had been dissapointed with the experience of listening to some of the books either because they are not really suitable for audio or because of the narrator. This book restored my faith. Happy listening !
Great story. Excellent narration. Lots of plot twists. This was my first Harlan Coben novel. I discovered this author by accident while reading reviews right here on Audible. Since this book was narrated by Scott Brick I decided to give it a shot. Glad I did! Five stars.
Once again Harlan Coban has succeeded in keeping my interest and leaving me wanting to read/hear more stories by him. I am definitely a Harlan Coban fan.
The first half is slow, meticulous development leading to a non-stop second-half roller coaster ride. Definitely worth the buildup. After I finished it, I relistened to it immediately to better appreciate the skill of the author and the detail of the story.
I was really looking forward to an exciting listening experience; previous Coben books are some of my favorites. The Innocent, though, is too long and convoluted. The characters aren't well developed and the plot is confusing as well as same-old same-old. I listened to the unabridged edition; perhaps the abridged edition would make more sense.
If it hadn't been for Scott Brick's reading, this might have been a 2-star listen for me. Although I am typically a fan, *The Innocent* didn't do it for me. Some of the characters were one-dimensional cliches, and there were too many implausible coincidences. The protagonist seems so dopy that I didn't care that much what happened to him or his wife. I couldn't wait to get through with it to move on to something more engaging.
This is the second book by Harlan Coben that I have reviewed because it is again a thoroughly enjoyable book. The story and plot hook you right away, and it moves fast and fluidly. I loved the main character Matt, felt for him and his situation, and rooted for him throughout. If you enjoy books where the protagonist is a good man stuck in a bad situation, where everyone is out to get him, and you want him to get out o.k., this is one for you. Very fast-paced, and Scott Brick again is note-perfect. Highly recommended!
This book kept me riveted to my Otis device. It is without a doubt the best that I have listened to in the over 50 books I have listened to this year. Scott Brick is great. This plot kept me quessing all the way.
The only thing good about this audio book is Scott Brick - there is a plot so bad I saw the ending 1 hour into the listen, and thought "oh no, he wouldn't do that" but he did.