I usually don't have a problem listening to Scott Brick but this performance was overwrought and truly cringeworthy. I have no idea what he was trying to accomplish with this narration. It was over the top and sooooo slowly paced. Dial it back Mr. Brick!
Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.
Jake Fisher, is the dumbest man in mysteries. Odd, since we're to believe he's a tenured (?) PhD professor in a New England College that's at least as prestigious as Williams. Oh, and he's surrounded by equally idiotic decision makers.
Have you seen the TV ad where kids escaping a horror villain hide behind the power saws? Yeah? Well their decision making is light years ahead of those which Jake Fisher keeps repeating throughout this perplexing plot. Was this early Coben? The authorusually stops short of asking readers to accept that a guy with all of these "smart-credentials" can be dumber than a drunk monkey.
You know the way a magician tries to distract with his left hand so you won't notice what his right's up to? Well maybe the frazzle headed oafishness of Jake Fisher was meant to distract me into ignoring the torrent of coincidences Coben demanded I accept to make the plot sensible. No way that could happen.
Scott Brick gives a less-than-over-the-top reading this time which makes it one of his best that I've heard.
Can't recommend Six Years, hope it hasn't turned me off on Coben.
All of the twists and turns. It kept me guessing and in suspense the entire book.
Don't want to give away any spoilers, so I won't say.
I just thought it was a brilliantly crafted novel.
The suspense was lacking and the story was easy to figure out. My biggest gripe was that the main character was supposed to be 35, but the narrator sounded much older than that. It was distracting.
It depends on the story line and if the main character is age appropriate for his distinguished voice.
But if you've read other stories by this author, then this plot will be waaaaaay too familiar.
The story was ok, although it seemed to drag on in spots but maybe it was the horrible narrator.
The man was reading this story as if it was Shakespeare or poetry; in whispered dramatic almost British accent. Harlen Coben is humorous and this narrator could not pull off the humor because he was trying to be too dramatic. We almost could not continue after we began the story because we could not stand his tone/voice. He didn't have a terrible voice, it just did not match the tone of Coben. He seemed to make the parts that were draggy even worse. I can't even finish the book. It wasn't just me either - there were three of us listening in a car on a road trip and finally we had enough and had to cut it off.
I am a book fanatic! I love to read. I love to write about books, talk about books....I even work in a bookstore!
I truly did not know what was going on. I was just as confused as Jake.
Natalie. She had amazing strength (and I don't mean physically).
I did, but I wasn't able to.
This was a great book, and a good performance.
I have NEVER heard such a boring monotone reader. Absolutely the worst. I had to push myself to keep listening and quite frankly thinking of sending it back in protest.