The sound is irritating- there is a 'talking through a tube' quality to the reader's voice- it's great for the voices over the phone but not for the reading.
The story is predictable and plods on.
Narrator kept me from enjoying the plot.
This narrator's speaking style made me dislike the main character. Scott Brick spoke like a preacher..overly dramatic all the time. He reminded me of a Capt Kirk impersonator; i.e. putting pauses in mid-sentence for no reason. He seemed to be over acting all the time.
More narrator, less actor.
OK Nice twists and turns and guesses.
There were times when the narrator was extra loud when the sound booth seemed to be poorly insulated against echo or bounce.
If you like Harlan Coben you will like this. Its a great story.
Great storyteller like Patterson, Grisham. Intelligent. Suspenseful.
I like the twists and turns all the way through the story
Nothing amazing. I like mysteries, but usually don't love them. I read them when there is nothing else. This author is always good and worth a credit
I was an avid reader of books before my work took most of my time so now I listen to Audible books when I'm exercising or walking my dog. I like mystery and thriller novels, particularly good serial killer novels. I'm a writer and a psychotherapist.
I've listened for two hours now and I can't stand to listen another minute. I'm back here to find another book. I've always enjoyed Harlan Coben but this is so slow and there is so much information that has nothing to do with the story that I just can't wait to delete it. This is the first time I haven't felt happy with a book written by him.
Not as good as Dick Hill but not awful either
All of the thoughts and observations and interactions that have nothing to do with the story line.
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
It's pretty good. I love mysteries and it held my attention. I would probably recommend it. And I might get another book by this author.
This is a good human interest mystery, and when it is read by Scott Brick, it was very enjoyable. I like Iles books, in general and this one was one of the best.
I enjoy listening to audiobooks while working in my shop or around the house -sort of mental multitasking.
This is a pretty good story. However, the authors style is very melodramatic - too much so for my taste. i did not hate this book, however, I will not download another by this author soon.
I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.
Paul Copeland is the acting DA who is prosecuting two young boy's who belong to a fraternity at a nearby college, for the rape of an eighteen year old girl, who has a 15 month old child, taken money for sex and performs as a stripper. Both boy's parents are rich and have offered the DA a settlement, if the accuser will drop the charges. The girl would not concede to consensual sex, reiterating that she had been raped, even when cross examined by the defense attorney and they were brutal, she did not break. Copeland doesn't make her aware of the monetary offer because he wants the boy's to pay for their crime. Copeland believes his client, even with her history. She didn't lie to him nor the prosecutor. She was not proud of her behavior but told them she knew the difference between consensual sex and rape. And she had been raped.
This rape trial begins to unravel crimes that occurred 20 year's ago at a summer camp and this is why Paul Copeland, who attended this same camp when these crimes occurred, doesn't want to accept a monetary settlement. Copeland became a DA due to the crimes that had happened those twenty odd year's ago.
The belief was that two girl's and two boy's had been killed. One boy and one girl had been found buried in shallow graves. The other boy and girl, the girl was Copeland's sister, had never been found. A counselor had been questioned but was not arrested. The murderer had never been caught and prosecuted. Copeland's mother had left his father and son shortly after the occurrence because she could not deal with the loss of her daughter. Copeland grew up thinking that his mother didn't love him as much as his sister because he was left behind.
The defense begins to delve into the past of Paul Copeland and other people involved with the DA. The parent's hope is that this will create problems for the DA and Copeland will encourage his client to accept the money. The parent's continue to tell Copeland that the boy's are good and they don't want them to have a record. The DA put his investigator, Muse, to start searching for information that involved members of the defense and those affiliated with the defense. His client was truthful and had already admitted to her own incriminating evidence.
The Woods, was a great mystery. There was intrigue, suspense and it kept me very interested as to what would happen next. When I noticed that the narrator was Scott Brick, I was sure that with his narration and the reviews, the book would be a good one. I wasn't disappointed. I've listened to Harlan Coban before and liked his previous novels which added a bit more confidence that, The Woods, would be a good choice. The character's were well developed and I was given information that proved relevant to his/her actions. I didn't waste my credit when I purchased this book and I don't think that you will either. Your interest will be initiated from the beginning. You won't have to wade through chapter's before enjoying the book. I hope that you enjoy this book as much as I did.