He kept adding characters and detail that seemed so unnecessary. It was a story that should have ended half way through but he kept throwing in things that felt like he was just trying to stretch the story out but had no entertainment value.
He does a good job of portraying the emotions of the characters.
About half of them! For example, what was the point of the detail about Lenny's receptionist? All of that information and introduction of a character just to say she brought him a package? Just more "fill."
I have been absolutely hooked on Harlen Coben from the first book I listened to so this was very disappointing. It was actually frustrating to listen to yet another character being introduced. I only listened to the end because I hate not to finish a book. But I was so annoyed by the time it finished.
Sure. Story kept me engaged until the last page. The characters were wonderful, even the bad ones. And I could listen to Scott Brick read me the alphabet.
Wouldn't that be a giveaway of part of the plot? There were several.
I'm considering listening to authors / books I usually wouldn't just because Mr. Brick is reading them to me.
Yup - a couple .....
The story held me to the very last page. Harlan Coben has a way of making you feel sad for the bad guys, bad for the good guys that are hurt. His relationships grab me and hold me thru the whole book.
I liked the plot, once I figured it out, about 3/4 the way thru, I couldn't figure out a few character's but near the end I finally got it, and the ending was really good. won't tell it, for those who haven't listened to it. the only thing was the narrator, he is a good one, but in this book, he was kind of dull, I have listened to him narrate other book's and he is good, just not in this one...but all in all it's a good one.
I WILL be back to listen to more by Harlan Corben. I LOVE Scott Brick as the reader oof the books I listen to. This story had so many twists and turns, you never really knew who was the bad guy and who wasn't, not even after you thought it was all spelled out for you, another twist. I will be back for more, kept me guessing, and I usually figure most of them out right away, not this one.
I liked Mark, because he told the story.
I really enjoyed the story and the way it keeps you guessing all the way to the end. This book is just a little dated.
I listen to books to be entertained... my favorite genre is a "Legal Thriller" I have actually been a member since 2001. Love my books!
I love the mystery of this book. It kept me guessing until the very end.
Professional woman, reading constantly
I LOVE Harlan Coben's storytelling abilities. LOVE Scott Brick as a reader. The two of these guys combined, makes for page burning story. Not unpredictable, but I still had difficulties putting it down to sleep, eat, etc. Well worth the purchase!
This story had it all....Romance, plot, twists, turns, the evilest of villains and more betrayals than expected. Marc a seemingly regular guy, whose heroic tendency's came from his deep love for his daughter. It was a enthralling read from beginning to the unexpected end.
I really like how believable this story is. The main character is very real and easy to identify with. A missing child is everyone's worse nightmare! Coben makes you stop and consider how you would handle similar situations if life presented them.
Coben is well known for his plot twists and he certainly did not disappoint in 'No Second Chance.' I think I actually said 'you have got to be kidding!' out load on more than one occasion when reading this book.
I enjoy Scott Brick's voice. He is a consistent narrator who definitely adds to the story.
I was really disappointed at how thick headed the main character was. I started rooting for the bad guys to take him out and end his suffering. There were too many little story lines going on in this book, it was disconnected. I didn't really care at all for this and will really have to debate whether or not I would listen to another one by this author.
I like the narrator, I have listened to several books that he has done so I know the problem here was all storyline.