It might just be me, but I cannot stand the reading of Scott Brick, the narrator. Everything he reads sounds the same and he has no ability to modulate his voice based on the content he is reading. I listened to him perform one of Brad Metzler's novels and barely tolerated it, but the story was so good I didn't want to stop. I recently returned another Metzler audiobook once I discovered this same performer. And now again. From now on I will pay closer attention to who the narrator is prior to purchasing. I did not listen to enough of the book to even rate the content.
Like you, I love to read. I think I love to listen even more.
The concept was good. The writing left a lot to be desired.
Did a serviceable job.
I'm a professional painter and love ennobling, enlightening literature
YES TO SCOTT, NO TO HARLAN
NO BECAUSE THE GRAPHIC VIOLENCE IS REPULSIVE.
HE WAS PERFECT
I SO ADMIRE THE CONSTRUCTION. BUT I DO NOT LIKE TO READ ABOUT SERIAL MURDERS, ETC, SO I MADE A MISTAKE IN CHOOSING THIS BOOK.
The story kept me intrigued and kept me guessing. I couldn't wait to find out how all the pieces fit together.
The character development was thorough. The reader had a smooth pleasant voice.
My favorite scene was when the two women fight to the death. It was equally tough to listen to because I could visualize it.
Overall, this is a good listen. If you like a good thriller, you won't be disappointed.
Anything done by narrator Scott Brick always bring the novel much more alive and real. He is absolutely brilliant.
Yes, I would recommend because of the interesting characters and excellent narration. The dialogues are fresh and entertaining. Momentum builds throughout and the pace really quickens in the final two hours.
I empathized with the Cassie/Megan, and the dilemma she faced stepping into her past while trying to keep it from destroying her current life.
Scott Brick is one of my favorite narrators and conveys tension, uncertainty, conviction or joy, delivering what each scene demands. You identify with the characters as they struggle through their introspections as they piece together the clues of the mystery. The character's internal monologues express their feelings as well as their thoughts.
The scenes when Ken and Barbie are stalking Cassie/Megan are well written/voiced and full of tension.
"Stay Close" has complex characters and dialogue, intrigue and mystery, a solid 4, but just misses the mark of a truly excellent, can't-put-it-down storyline. I was more interested by how characters acted/interacted than what they did. It would make a great episode of an hour-long detective show but doesn't have enough substance for a 2-hour movie.
This kept the suspense all the way to the surprising end. Scott Brick is a wonderful narrator, and the story kept me on the edge of my seat during the entire narration.
Great book but the story is complex with a lot going on
This is my first
Not really but I enjoyed the story
Defenetly worth listening to
This was a great listen. I am giving it a 4 out of 5 rating.
I liked the twist and turns that the story took. This is the first Harlan Coben book that I have read and I am definitely going to read more.
Scott Brick's performance made the characters very believable.
Many twists and turns.
Overall very enjoyable and I would recommend to any one who enjoys a good mystery.
I've yet to be disappointed with a Coben novel and this is no different. I do prefer the Myron Bolitar books still but this one is a nice, easy read.
I wouldn't say edge of my seat, but definitely wanting more. There were times that I sat in my car to finish a scene before I could turn it off.