This was a decent book. Not his best by any means. I found it to be very long and tedious, repetative. The same thing happening almost thru- out. with no end. At one point, I was rolling my eyes going..' Come on already ' wanting the story to move on or show a little more backbone. The male character, Mark, thinks he can be Superman, only to trip or be tripped by himself or someone else. He came to the rescue but never rescued. He threatened alot of people but then someone would go tell him to go stand in the corner and he did. And it was his life we were talking about. The female former F.B.I agent ,Rachel, on the other hand, charged forward like a mad bull, taking the beatings of a lifetime, almost getting shot I don't know how many times, actually did. Jumping through windows. Is there anything she couldn't do or didn't do? The whole time running what she learned through her FBI training but getting her butt kicked anyway. I wanted her to be able to shoot that gun one time just to make it more interesting. And to do it all for a man she hadn't seen in 15 years was a little nuts but apparently love has no limits here. Problem after problem, but technically the same problem kept getting shoved at you with no solution. Like chasing your tail. Yet who saves the day? Another unlikely person rising to the occasion for someone he didn't even know, a backwoods army guy who was a stranger that went above and beyond first impressions. Perhaps he saw Mark's oblivion, the cluless and clutziness of who this character was. And after all that, the anticlimatic ending. There are so many little people in this story, with these horrendous backgrounds.. I think I could keep going here. The more I write, I'm thinking, the less I liked this book. Scott Brick, the reader, read so slowly I felt like falling asleep. It pains me to say it because I am a huge fan. I would save the credit. If you find you need to read it, maybe the actual book would be better.
Well, first I have to say that I have an Audible addiction. I have three accounts and download about 5 books a month, more or less. Obviously, I don't hit on all winners, and some I just have to abandon completely.
However, any book I've chosen that Mr. Scott Brick has read is always a sure bet. There have only been one or two that I had trouble with, but I don't fault Mr. Brick for it. No Second Chance is a thoroughly engrossing read, though; no problems with story or narrator. You get hooked right from the first chapter and love every minute you are with the protagonist. I would recommend this book to anyone with a love for fast-paced mysteries, this book doesn't lack action, there are no long spots to get bogged down in, you just wish the story was longer. Try it and see if I'm not right.
This book was a huge waste of time. I used to like Harlan Coben but haven't read one of his books in a long time and will probably avoid any future attempts. What a tedious slog this one was. It seemed to have been written by a child and lacked any sense of believability. Can't remember rolling my eyes more while listening to a book. Just wanted it to be over. And the over-the-top emoting style of Scott Brick is always abrasive. Save your money and try something else.
While the story line was fine, the narration of this book was awful. I am not sure why everyone is giving Scott Brick such rave reviews. If he spoke at a pace that people would normally speak, the book would have taken half as long to listen to, would have been easier to follow and would have just been a generally more enjoyable listen. When there is a sense of urgency in the writing, there should be a sense of urgency in the reading. Instead, every single bit of dialogue was dragged out and read way too slowly. It was completely monotonous. I couldn't wait for this book to end.
I was so often who did this and why. What a tangled web of craziness and twisted loyalty. Do you move on? Do you live with the guilt? Do you decide to be happy for a second chance? Or do you forgive and forget? Really left me wondering what I would do. Would I ever be able to trust again?
What happened to the storyline regarding the wife of the gambler. Why was that even in the book. I kept waiting for her to come into the plot somehow. And she never did.
HC is descriptive as usual. Scott Brick was a great narrator. The story was amazing. Excellent "read" and terrific story line. The ending was out of left field and I like that! 😱