I am a Mirion Bolitar fan, but I did not like this book very much. The ending was really bad. It was nothing more than a cliffhanger to try and get you to buy the next book; which I will not be doing.
The characters and author were new to me and I soon became very involved in the story and the sub plots. Loved it.
Sort of a coming of age mystery story. Very well done.
His voices are great! Made the characters come to life.
A must see!
No need to--the story wasn't complicated enough to need another round. And the lack of satisfying ending is irritating.
Maybe I'm just more fond of Uncle Myron. I find Mickey to be not quite teenage enough; not quite adult enough.
His voice didn't really convey the youth of Mickey Bolitar, but he does a fine job of differentiating characters by their voices. Maybe I'm just not taking the vocal chords of a 7' youth into account.
The previous Coben books I've enjoyed have at least given an ending. This one just expects/demands that you'll docilely follow along to the next purchase. That should be MY choice, not Coben's.
I bought this by mistake not knowing it was a young teen's read. Since I was on vacation and did not have another book downloaded I listened to it anyway.
It was a good story, good character development. Actually, made me wonder what will happen to these main characters in future books.
This one sat in my library for awhile but once I started I couldn't put it down. I really enjoyed this story.
Mickey of course but also Emma
Mickey and Spoon.
I don't know, but it would make a great film, it's sort of like "Stand by Me" by Stephen King.
Personally I was disappointed in this book. Had this been my first Harlan Coben book I probably would not have look to this author for my next book.
The previous title involving these characters (Live Wire) was well written, well researched, and performance was quite good. Based on my previous experience this book did not meet my expectations.
Some better than others. I know it's difficult to create different male and female voices plus the character of each.
I am hoping to hear another good book from this author but probably not from this audio performer.
I loved this book!
I've never finished a book and then gone straight to my computer to rate it. There have been some great books that I've read, but I had to see if there's a sequel to this one right away. (There is! 'Seconds Away')
The narrater was great. There's a great story line, lots of action, it was witty and suspenseful, emotional, even heartbreaking in moments and I'd recommend it to anyone! I think that it may have been written for teens, but I enjoyed it as much as I've enjoyed any Harlan Coben book, and I've loved most of them! I will let my teenager listen to it as well, and I think she'll love it. It was clean, not over violent, no swearing or sex, and he even managed to keep a scene in a strip club chaste. The ending was great, a nice surprise, but a definite cliff hanger.
I'm really glad that I just read it and don't have to wait for a year to get the sequel.
I'm a definite follower of this series, Harlan! Keep them coming!
I typically love Harlan Coben books but this was beyond painful to listen to. I rolled my eyes so many times and I was tempted to not even finish it because it was so ridiculous. Completely unbelievable, predictable and foolish. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.
I am an avid reader! (Zombie and YA mainly) I am pretty much depressed if I don't constantly have a good read lined up!
Thoroughly enjoyed this book soooo excited about this series!!! Ok so I'm a Coben fan! I think he is a genius writer combining well written plots, characters and wit. But I have to admit I got a bit sick of the Myron Bolitar series and gave Coben up for good (or so I thought). I thought I would get back into him when I wondered onto these YA books. What?!??! Coben+YA= the best!! I know! I was very excited too! So we follow Mickey Bolitar who just so happens to be the nephew of....you got it!!....Myron Bolitar! This book is fantastic! Mickey is beyond like able he is downright impossible not to love. He befriends kids Ema (Emma's nickname from a bully) and Spoon (a nickname from Mickey) both of these friends are quirky, full of personality and hilarious. Mickey being the tall jock at a new school should be friends with the dull popular people (I used to be a pop highschooler we are boring!!) but instead Corben has him befriend these colorful and caring outcasts. So besides loving the well developed characters the plot is just as rich. It doesn't really seem young adult bc I was engulfed and challenged. The story is easy to follow and does not lose interest at any point. It is chalked full of several themes,plot stories and character development without being confusing!! (I don't know how Coben does this!) I'm already on to the next in this series and would suggest this book to any crime thriller fans!
Harlan Coben has always kept me entertained with his books. Including the Myron Bolitar books. This one is exceptional as well.