I look forward to Harlan Coben's books. Caught was a big disappointment. It seemed to me like someone else wrote it. It rambled on and on with no focus or direction. Hester Krimstine and Ten-a-fly were irritating charters.
When one reads many novels, one sometimes feels that they know what will happen before it does. Not with Caught! Very unpredictable right until the endS Great fun!
I am a new member and didn't know where to begin. Something appealed to me about this book and I just decided to get it. I am so glad I did. This was a captivating book. So many different angles. It kept my attention beginning until end. The narrator was phenomenal. You will not be disappointed. I highly recommend it.
I enjoyed the storyline with is twists and turns but the narrator's inflection made her sound insensitive and pompous.
I listened to the sample and I liked the narration. I started listening to the book and in the first chapter the narrator changed to Carrington MacDuffie. I see she is now listed as the narrator but wasn't when I downloaded the book. Had I heard this narration as a sample I would not have downloaded the book. It's not good and ruins an otherwise fine story.
I agree that the narrator is bad, but, beyond, that this book is worse. There is very little, if anything, thrilling or suspenseful about it, especially when compared with Tell No One and No Second Chance. It is hard to care about any of the characters. Their internal dialogue is repetitive and not true to character (or what should have been character, if there had been any). I was annoyed by all the references to current technology. In fact, that seemed to be the whole point to the book. Many of the scenes seemed ridiculous to me - the whole rapper thing - I could barely listen to that - the parents tramping through the woods searching for their daughter - would they really be allowed to do that? - the reporter escaping from the trailer - how did she manage that? I kept waiting for something interesting to happen but gave up 3/4 of the way through the book. Most every other Harlan Coben book has been tightly written and suspenseful, or, at least interesting and plot-driven, but this one is a huge disappointment.
I have loved all of Harlan Cobens books until this one. This story was so way out there and contrived. Too many characters! Did not know who the main character was until several chapters had gone by. The story itself was unbelievable and convoluted. Hopefully his next book will be better. I guess you cant please everyone all the time and it was my time not to be pleased.
This one twists and turns and keeps you guessing. Is he guilty? Was he framed? You're never sure until the end. Great listen!
The story had quite a bit of potential, especially as the plot branched off in Part 2. However, it was difficult to stay with the story due to their choice of Narrator. This is the second book that I've listened to using Ms MacDuffie and as with the first, she ruined it for me.
I don't usually comment on the narators because being visually challenged, I appreciate all the wonderful people that narrate the books so people like me can still enjoy "reading". But, in this case I felt cheated. The book is narrated by 2 people, not just Carrington MacDuffie. The other narrator, a woman, seemed unable to accurately convey the correct emotions. I found myself rolling my eyes in frustration when she made what should have been a scene fraught with tension between the main protaganist, a journalist, and the sister of the man the journalist had revealed to be a pediphile. Instead it sounded like a tame conversation between two strangers!
I admit I love Scott Brick and had grown used to his narrating most of Mr. Coben's books, but I also like Carrington MacDuffie, and thought I was in for a real treat.
One of the best things about Harlan Coben's books is the sly humor he instills into his work. The female narrator was not able to convey this, so instead the book ended up sounding stilted and corny.
Good story ruined...