I have read or listened to all of Coban's books and have enjoyed most of them. But this one is terrible. The Mickey Bolitar character is an unsympathetic sort, who I really do not want to know better. The story is so convoluted that it is just screwy. It reminds me of TV series that are fine for one season and in subsequent seasons the writers seem to invent stories that make little sense just to keep the series on the air. I really hope that Coben gives up this Micky series!
I enjoyed the story, as I enjoy all of Coben's work, but sometimes the drama gets a little silly. But in this case I think I am glad I listened to it rather than read it.
I have listened to many Harlan Coben books, and this is probably the best.
Podehl's voice characterizations are very well done, and seamless. I always know who is speaking, which is sometimes not always easy with male and female characters, especially since they are different ages.
Yes I will because it is a well written story what gives you a good time while listening to it.
I liked that this was a young man who seems mature far beyond his age. I can't wait for the next one.
I can't think of anything comparable.
I don't have time to read & he did a great job.
I did not read the book, however, I am enjoying the audible version.
There were one or two, but unable to recall the titles at this time.
I am enjoying his performance, easy to distinguish the characters without announcing each person with "he said" or "she said" in every sentence.
My schedule is very busy, and I'm unable to enjoy the extravagance of leisure listening.
The story line is good and worth purchasing.
I like how it picked up right where "Shelter " left off and yet, if had not listened to "Shelter first, you weren't really in the dark. The narrator is great!
The development of the characters
He was excellent! You knew exactly who was speaking.
Toward to end of the book with Mickey and Myron...don't want to give anything away, like some people do when they review...hint, hint!
To the person who gave this like 1 star...really? This is a book written for young adults, much like "The Hunger Games" or the "Twilight" series. Keep that in mind before you diss a book! I'm 59 and loved it!!
It is a nail biter. You think it is going to go one way and it goes the other.
I love Mickey. He knows what the right thing to do is and he does it.
I like the scenes between Mickey and his uncle. No matter what his uncle is there for him. It is a hard lesson for anybody.
It makes you laugh and cry and say OMG.
It is a great book for all ages.
Second's Away picks up right where Shelter leaves off. I think you'd get much more from the book if you read Shelter first. Generally I wouldn't read a Young Adult kind of genre but I had become so invested in the Myron Bolitar series (Mickey Bolitar's uncle) I couldn't miss this. It is a light read and sometimes I think the plot takes a back seat to the action but still it is very entertaining. What attracted me to the book is not Mickey but Uncle Myron, who plays only a minor role in the book and we see him through a new and less favorable point of few... seeing flaws that we never knew he had. All in all... Harlan Coben brought it again!!
This was an excellent book, but I can't compare it to the print edition. This book is a continuation from "Shelter" so be sure to listen to that one first. I was disappointed there are no more Mickey Bolitar books in they series yet. Hopefully there will be more in the future
I am a big fan of Harlan Coben and loved his Myron Bolitar series. I really miss that series but am settling for his new series. The Mickey Bolitar books are young adult books and this is the second in the series. Mickey is Myron's nephew. I still enjoyed it as an adult and would recommend it to a friend, reminding them it is a young adult book so they won't be looking for something with adult tastes.
Seconds Away starts up right where the first one left off and actually continues the story in certain parts. Definitely read the first one first.
He did a very good job. I liked how he changed voices and made Mickey sound like a teenager.
The story was pretty far fetched and I had no extreme reaction but it did hold my attention and kept me wondering what was going to happen next. The end of the book makes it clear there will be another one coming up.
I really hope Harlan Coben will get tired of Mickey and bring Myron back.