I chose this one in spite of the narrator. Can't stand Scott Brick. His overblown style is like beating your head against a wall. It feels so good when it stops.
"She PLACED.....her SHOE.....on her....LEFT foot."
Sounds like the announcer for a three-ring circus.
Coben is an erratic writer. Some books...not so good. Some great. This is one of the great ones.
I collect spores, molds, and fungus.
This isn't about the psychology of suburban living... it's a run-of-the-mill serial killer story and it's not that good. Boring book, poor story development.
Yes, get Scott to calm down.
No. I read or listen to every Harlan Coben published. But this one, I gave up because Scott Brick tried to over dramatize every sentence from the opening. It got annoying.
He must think that reading a novel is like turning it into a one man Shakespeare play. Give the characters character, but let us listen. Don't overwhelm us with breath taking drama in every sentence of the book. It gets tiresome. Like, just read the book dude.
No, I gave it up after 30 minutes. I am going to buy the book instead.
Tell Scott Brick that he has a great voice, bit it is an Audio Book.
Favorite books are Mystery & Thrillers followed close by SciFi & Fantasy.
I love mysteries that keep you guessing with lots of twists and surprises. This was just that book. Loved Scott Brick, he never disappoints.
I drive for a living, spending up to 13 hours a day in a truck. Commercial and satellite radio bore me - audio books are my salvation
The story was fluid and kept me engaged throughout. Scott Brick's performance was, as always, rock solid.
Scott Brick is one of my "go-to" narrators when I'm aimless and looking for something new to listen to. I enjoy his work, his ability to truly differentiate characters and his seamless transitions. He can take a mediocre work and make it good - when given a great story, he makes it epic.
Although a little slow to start, with a 13 hour shift in front of me, the book didn't make it to Day-2 - I devour audio books, and this one has made the rare jump to the list of books I'll listen to more than once.
Yes, to view the story again, knowing the ending. I think it will enrich the story.
That it was about gritty and sorted people without stooping too low to get that view.
Yes. I always enjoy his performances. Spot on!
Is "hooker with a heart of gold" simply a fairytale?
yes i have another book of harlans on my wish list
it is a good story,kept me guessing who did it.
I was excited to download the latest Coben book. As I started I noted the book shifted around between characters quite frequently, however, I assumed they would be tied together quickly. This never happened for me. I was totally bored and did not finish the book. This is the first book I have downloaded that I failed to finish. Save your credit.
Overly dramatic boring
The whole book
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I have been a Harlan Coben fan and have listened to most all of his earlier works, he was not up to his usual standards in this book. Although the ending was pretty good the plot line was thin, the story didn't hang together and the reader ran one conversation into another without a pause so sometimes you didn't know who was speaking.
Reader's voice was rather flat and ran conversations together. No pauses to change scenarios.
Yes. As far as I'm concerned, Harlan Coben is one of the most gifted mystery writers today, and the character development in this book is excellent.
Prior to this book, I had never listened to Scott Brick, but he was great. His pacing and phrasing only made the book more engaging.
There's a scene where one of the main characters is face to face with death, and Coben's command of the English language makes the listener feel as if he or she is there; it's quite amazing.
This book is filled with many great scenes, like the one I previously mentioned. Picking just one as a favorite isn't possible.
While I really enjoyed this book, I wouldn't want to listen to it in one sitting because it's packed with emotion. Therefore, it's best digested in smaller doses.
If you like Harlan Coben, you won't be disappointed. If you're not familiar with him, what are you waiting for? He's an excellent author, and this is a highly enjoyable book that I strongly recommend.