I enjoy most of the Harlan Coben novels I have either listened to or read, so far. This one rates among one of the top
As far as I am concerned, Scott Brick is one of the top readers.
The story was ok, not one of Coben's best, but the narration was a total snooze. Truly, I fell asleep every time I listened to this. Scott Brick droned on and on. I couldn't listen to it when I was driving! It did the trick for getting me to sleep each night, though.
Coben's characters had potential, but I had to suspend disbelief a bit. Could anyone get into college, yet alone become a university professor, with an assumed identity? Could a private investigative agency cause as much havoc as the one in this story? As with many of Coben's stories, logic was stretched in an entertaining and engaging way.
Pick up this listen if you are looking for the perfect replacement for sleeping pills. It works, and you won't be groggy in the morning!
Ray is my husbands name. I am a middle aged woman from Michigan
Not the best mystery type book - but a decent listen for in the car. Quite the twist toward the end
The story was pretty good. I like Coben because his stories are not predictable. The Woods was no exception!
I like how the main character, Paul, struggles with various moral dilemmas throughout this story.
I typically LOVE Scott Brick's voice. I was a little put off in this story because there were a few characters with Russian accents. Mr. Brick needs to work on his Russian accent. I felt like I was listening to Count Chocula at times.
This is a good mystery, there were a few moments of implausibility but over all there was a good building of the back story, This is a back & forth in time story from when the main character is young ( late high school/early college) to when he is an adult and life has hit him pretty hard. A mystery from his youth resurfaces and now he is determined to solve the mystery that has effected his life for so long. There is a neat side story through his job as a prosecutor that was almost better then the main plot.
I liked the premise of the story & the side court room story ; the journey did get a little far fetched at times and the ending was a little implausible. I did not like "the girl" sideline, she could have just stayed in the past and the story would have been better.
Scott Brick, who I have liked in the past, was completely over dramatic, it was annoying at times and too melodramatic.
I did enjoy the story enough to look for more Coben books to read, hoping Scott Brick does not narrate them all.
Love kitties, quilting, and cooking
No...the story was wholly unbelievable and the reading was terrible. Overly dramatic narration.
The story was unbelievable. In the end, the author would have us believe that all of the characters in the story except the main character knew the answers he was seeking...over decades. Truly stretched my credibility.
No comment here. Just didn't like this narrator, and I will avoid him in the future.
A waste of time and money. The reviews are far too optimistic.
I love a good story and being able to broaden my literary horizons especially while I do my day to day mundane functions.
I have recently discovered this author and I am trying to start with some of his older books. I really loved the way this story flowed. The overwhelming theme is that parents will go to extreme means to protect their children
Scott Brick's oily voice is so difficult to listen to that it makes it impossible for me to listen to another Harlan Coben book. Sorry, like Coben, can't listen to Brick again.
Everybody needed a dose of maturity.
Nearly every character at some point said, "you don't understand." I felt like I was listening to a bunch of 12-13 year olds. Too much emotional reaction and self absorption by all the characters. There were also a few continuity problems with the story.
Some of the scenes with the 6 year old daughter were charming but that was spoiled by the fact that there were several time spans in the book when the daughter was totally ignored by the author.
Scott Brick did his usual great job of narration...probably the only reason I finished the book. His pacing was a bit unusual but it fit.
Coben could take 10 minutes describing putting on his shirt. There are to-to many segues into lines that have no relationship to the story.
The plot was great
He is a bit sing-song but overall a good reader
The story line was excellent and riveting so I struggled to the end.
His last book had the same problem. I'm done.