I had a great time listening to this book. especially since Prodigy did the reading himself. If was a very insightful behind the music story of a group that really helped me get thru my teenage years as a young black male in america.
Author & Beekeeper
This is a lovely story of bravery and courage made small by a ridiculous ending clearly chosen by some idiotic editor.
The story was appropriate to/for young adults...no graphic violence, bad language or sex. However, if there is not going to be a second book, the ending will leave the reader unsatisfied.
Written by Harlan Coben, narrated by Nick Podehl, unabridged audiobook just over seven hours of listening, and released in 2011. This is very definitely a young adult book. Teenagers are the protagonists. There is no gratuitous sex, no bad language. Good gift for a young adult you’d like to introduce to reading.
A new kid at a high-school, Mickey Bolivar, becomes enmeshed in a mystery. He has met a girl and she suddenly disappears. Shortly surrounded with a Hardy Boys group of high school outcasts, Mickey and his cohorts travel through the pages in pursuit of justice for the missing girl. At the same time, he struggles with understanding his father’s death, his mother’s sad life as an addict, and an uncle-trying-to-do-the-right thing.
Narration by Nick Podehl is great, he does a wonderful job. I first heard his narration in a Nora Roberts book, Black Hills. Nice work.
In short, this is a great book for a youngster. Mature readers will roll eyes and get bored. But … that said, it’s a good story.
IF A MINOR SPOILER WILL BOTHER YOU, DO NOT READ FURTHER.
There is a major plot hole, however, specifically age related. One of the ‘bad-guys’ revealed at the very end of the story is too young to be a modern-day ENT rescue person and also a WWII Nazi. He’d be about 90 years old and therefore not in a physical condition to be an ENT. Doesn’t work.
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Has a strong voice, nice plot with drive to the end, and something great to impart. A nice beginning to a new series.
Characters are fun and narration made it even better. Earbud in grocery walking through isle listening it would be instant bursts of laughter when Spoon would talk. Had to turn it off until I left the store.
Nick Podehl's got a fantastic voice for characters, bringing each a personality that makes them so much fun.
Fun listen with a good mystery and worth a listen.