Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
Overprotective Parent. Guilty. Sure as heck glad that I didn't read or listen to this book when we were raising our kids . . . BUT this is an excellent thriller, with twists and turns that were unexpected . . . truth is, I couldn't STOP listening. Narration was top notch. And it turns out things are never what they seem . . .Harlan Coben does it again . . . don't miss this one!
I guess I'm a baby...I just love to be read to.
This Coben book was kind of hard for me to get into. I never really got attached to any of the characters but like most of his books, there were some captivating parts that drew me in but not his best by any means.
I just recently found Harlan Coben books and so glad I did. This is my third to listen to. I have liked every one. They have all been books that capture my attention and hold my interest throughout the entire book. Looking forward to listening to more by this author.
I used both. The printed version is a little easier to follow since there are so many characters and the book jumps from one to the other very often and you can miss it if your not listening carefully
I enjoyed following along and trying to figure out how everything connected. There are many characters in the book but it's not hard to form a connection with most of them. The last 3 chapters had me on the edge I couldn't wait to find out how it all ended but when it did I still wanted more. It's a great read, you will get sucked into it and it will have you thinking until the very end.
I like both Harlan Coben and Scott Brick very much.
Consistently whiny narration by the female - great when the line is written snotty - lousy when the line is to deliver anything else.
Holy cow YES! I stopped so many times, thinking didn't the selection committee notice her, me, ME, ME, ME, meeeeeeeeeee sentence demise? I wouldn't hire anyone with such an impetiment if they were to work with people. It was very difficult
If you can get past the female narrator, perhaps the story would pick up.
Why say Scott Brick is narrating, then put on the whiny woman? Probably because he has the good reputation and she's... she's.... well, not someone for whom I would ever pay (again) to listen.
I'm a middle school English teacher and mother of one teen girl. I tend to read paper copies of YA books and listen to books for adults.
Do you remember the character J. Peterman on Seinfeld? Every word he said was accented. Each sentence was raised to the height of a melodramatic soap opera performance. That's how this entire book was narrated. Even sentences about mundane actions like driving the kids to school were read like a matter of life or death. I almost couldn't finish. Luckily Coben's characters, action, and plot lines made me have to keep going to find out what would happen next. The characters had many ethical dilemmas regarding modern technology that they had to grapple with. Questions that many of us may face ourselves. The book's story line is a bit dramatic, but I would rather have heard my own voice reading it to me from the pages.