This book is a early book of the author that is being re-released. It's not as good as later ones. The story runs to long, is repetetive, and the language is corny and lame. Finally the plot is so far fetched and unbelievable that on his true fans find can forgive him for it.
It is fun somewhat but it is way to long winded.
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I enjoy Harlan Corben 's books...I have all of his Myron Bolitar books...In this one...it took me a long while to figure out "who dunnit"...This is a really good listen...! I couldn't put is down...!!
Harlan Coben doesn't disappoint in his first book despite his comments at the beginning. The plot twists and turns and keep you interested. This book is worth the credit!
I kept finding excuses to sit with my Ipod and keep listening. It wasn't to hard to figure out what was going on early on in the story but there was a wonderful twist in the end. I love Harlan Coben and this is definitely on of my recent favorites.
I'm a huge HC fan, and I've read all of his books that do NOT include the Myron character. I wish he would stop writing about Myron, but maybe I should give at least 1 Myron book a chance. Anyways, this book had me hanging at the edge of my seat. Very engaging with plenty of twists. Its my 2nd favorite of all books he's written, and the narrator has a brilliant ability to change characters. A must-listen!
I certainly wanted to Play Dead during the listening of this first novel. I think, perhaps, it could have been a good book if there were not endless, let me repeat, endless descriptions of sex and the appearance of the characters. EVERYBODY was drop dead gorgeous therefore it was unbelievable. The descriptions of sex and its importance was almost juvenile. I know all authors have to have a first novel. But like a first waffle, this one needed to be thrown out. Somewhere there was an editor - I just don't know where.
The plot was unpredictable (except for that fact that David and Mark were the same person). Some of the scenes were overly dramatic and not believable, but once I accepted that and didn't let it bother me, I found myself involved with the twists and turns of the plot. I think the book needing some editing and revision and then would be quite a good novel that the author would not have to apologize for. Being raised in Boston as a Celtics fan, I greatly enjoyed the setting and the basketball descriptions. This is a good book to read on a trip or at the beach. It is light reading with no real depth which is perfect for relaxation.
While much of the dialogue was???how should I say this????childish, and the adjectives "jaw-dropping"-ly cliche, I did find the book thoroughly enjoyable, especially because of a well--executed plot that has more twists and turns than Lombard Street in San Francisco (although not as predictable). As for the narrator, I often choose books simply because Scott Brick is narrating. Listening while I'm driving, I love the melodrama.
I loved listening to this audiobook. Hard to believe that a book of this interest and quality could have been written at the beginning of a writer's career.