I LOVED THE STORY BUT THE NARRATION QUALITY WAS SO POOR, IT WAS LIKE FINGERNAILS ON A CHALKBOARD
THE WHOLE STORY LINE IS FINE, AND TYPICAL OF THE GREAT AUTHOR
MR. BRICK IS FINE, BUT HE NEEDS TO FIND A BETTER STUDIO FOR HIS WORK THIS SOUNDED LIKE IT WAS RECORED IN SOMEONE'S LIVING ROOM NOT A PROFESSIONAL SOUND STUDIO
GOT ME THERE... NOT GOOD AT SUCH STUFF
FIX THE AUDIO QUALITY!!!
I have fallen in love all over again with reading. Only now I do it with my ears instead of my eyes!
Unlike the other stories I've read by Coben, I felt like this one started off a bit slower. However, once it got going it was just as suspenseful and intricately woven as all the others. Another homerun!
In the beginning, I was annoyed at what seemed to be a predictable story. Boy was I wrong! Enough twists and turns in the plot to keep you addicted.
My ONLY complaint: something that is beginning to really rub me the wrong way with Coben's books (and I've consumed at least 20) is the objectification of women and the justification of amoral behavior...whether it be a cheating man ("some just do it and can't help themselves! Even with loving and happy families at home, there are certain types of men who just wouldn't be themselves if they stopped womanizing..."...what??
The authors liberal views and outright obsession with smut in a good number of his books detracts from his genius for me. All of the male protagonists in his books exercise an almost teenage boy mentality that I find cheap and less credible. Makes me feel like Coben himself is a bit of a pig and sexualizes all of his own experiences with every attractive woman he encounters. Gross!
And all of the female characters are these borderline pornstars who are totally cool, sexy and liberal about what is morally acceptable...playing into the male chauvinism. His books make it seem like women are only successful when they are using their bodies and looks to get ahead. Methinks Coben needs a reality check.
Swimming with Sharks
Got me hooked for more. Narration excellent. Recommend this novel for a good read in the woods
this book is another perfect example of why he is my favorite author. The book captured my attention and held it for the entire week. It was full of twists and turns. at several times I thought I had it figured out and it was predictable, but it never was exclamation point for anybody looking for a true page-turner / constant listen this is the book for you!
I enjoyed the story and it kept me guessing. It was challenging to follow in the first couple chapters while characters and situations were outlines but it wrapped up quite nicely.