The only positive thing I can say about the narration is that it fits the book perfectly. Both are awful. I have usually enjoyed Coben's books, but this one is terrible from start to finish. It seems more like one of those books where someone else takes over and writes for a dead author.
I will make sure to never download another book read by the narrator. This is the second one and she is inexcusably bad.
I was forced to give this audiobook one star in the rating. It doesn't even deserve that.
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.
I loved Coben's book The Woods and was eager to buy another one of his titles. This one was simply the wrong choice. So many characters in the beginning it was hard to keep tract of them. The ending was weak and really unsatisfying. I'll try another Coben and I hope it measures up.
It kept my interest until the end but far too many twist and turns at the end of the book - it really made it a bit unbelievable
Personal by Lee Childs
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.