Puzzle, gripping, fun
Harlan Coben is a nice guy in person and that humanity comes through in this book. Unlike others of the genre, this isn't soulless and there's some humor as well as a peel-the-onion mystery. As I am still recovering from GAME OF THRONES (HBO version) I appreciated that the violence was not excessive, that it had a point and that Harlan injected the characters with nobility. Most importantly, I suppose, it was a ripping page turner that kept me walking long into the summer evening. And it's going to be one of those books that will leave me with a hangover afterward as I search for a replacement. Get it!
The first part of this book was heavy wading as the story line started to develop. I am glad I stuck with it, because this book had more twist and turns than you can imagine. I kept thinking I had it figured out because it was really pretty obvious . Nope, enjoy the ride, it's worth every penny!
I did not like this story. The way the plot scurried all over the place made me say so what too many times to track.
I read the author's other book, The Stranger and I thought it as great but this was boring a bit of a mess to me.
yes, lots of plot twists -- but not ridiculous ones
not my favorite -- a little too monotone
Despite the narrator not being excellent at doing female voice impersonations, he does a wonderful job of differentiating the characters' voices. It was a little bit easy to figure out what was coming at some points, but plenty of unexpected loops were thrown in! Overall it was a great listen!
Really liked the storyline. It moved at a good pace and kept my interest. The voice of the reader is one I have heard before and I really like his tone. Definitely RECCOMEND this audiobook!
I love this author, unabashedly. Despite this admonishment, this was a fairly slow moving story. the story was good, in the full scope, but getting there was difficult and tenuous.
Nearly 1200 titles.
Usually a big Coben fan. This story was either written by a ghost author or as some sort of experiment gone wrong. Cliche riddled. Pacing incredibly slow. Every moment drawn out. Only the fabulous voice of Scott Brick kept me listening. I will listen to another Coben, but not for some time. This was not up to his usual best.
Cut out the syrupy romance style. Extremely wordy
Gathering Prey by John Sandford
Yes he is ordinarily a good reader
Cutting characters would not help
It seems like Coben just phoned this one in and was getting paid by the word
Yes, it moved very slowly. By time the plot was revealed, you wanted to slap the main character (if he existed that is). It was unbelievable also, anyone would have given up long before the main character did. Also, will someone please tell Harlan Coben that not all African Americans use incorrect English. Some of us are actually well read and speak the language well. Notice I didn't say good.
No, for the reasons above. Too slow.
He is a talented narrator, one of the best. If he masters African American voices, he will be great. I haven't heard one that's believable yet. His narration adds drama and intrigue.
No, the original was too long.