I've read many Harlan Coben books and have thoroughly enjoyed them ALL. So I was extremely disappointed in his last offering. This is the first time his work has bored me. Based on his former work, I'll continue to purchase his books. But this book left me very unsatisfied.
The ending didn't feel right. The mystery is explained very quickly and it just felt off. I also couldn't' connect with the characters at the end.
The narrator reads very slowly and is over-dramatic. I wanted to love this book, but I couldn't.
I could not stop listening to this story. I carried my phone around with me to keep listening to see what would happen next. Scott Brick delivers a wonderful performance. The story is one twist after another. Why four stars? The ending. The epilogue. It was too easy. I really like this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys nail-biting suspense.
I did get annoyed with the main character for continuing in the quest even though he kept getting beat up and putting other's lives in danger. He was very selfish with his love and determination for Natalie. It got a bit annoying but, without it there would be no story from half-way through the book.
Not my favorite Harlan Coben story but I will continue to read/listen to his stuff because he is a great story teller.
Doubtfull if this is possible.
The story was ridiculously convoluted.
Anyone. Brick is agonizingly pretentious.
The combination of a weak story and pretentious narrator was poor enough that - try as I did - I didn't have the stomach to finish it.
a different narrator. and less over dramatic writing.
I have read his books before. Depends upon the choices.
wanted to put more let's get on with the story--
Really bad story and narration
The scenes were fine, but the descriptions were terrible
I did not like the stalker quality of the main character so I am not sure it had the ability to be a four or five star despite the horrible narrator.
Again---made the main character a little more manly and less needy.
The narrator was really awful. He had a petulant, haughty voice that really messed up the story. I don't hear Harlan Coben's work in the voice that this man used. He put emphasis in the wrong places and did not do women's voices well.
I will avoid anything narrated by Scott Brick ever, ever again.
I may try another Coben book but not if Scott Brick is narrating;unless, Brick gets over the overdramatization and matches his tone to what is appropriate in the story!
I would not recommend this book. The story is overall is not bad and the author often nicely interjects a little humor to balance more serious scenes. The main character is a little too stupid at times. I value more background and deeper understanding of setting than this story delivers. Scott Brick detracts from the flow intended by the author as he overly dramatizes and creates incongruent sinister tone to every line.
No opinon on who. I would choose a narrator that understands and delivers the intended story. Scott Brick was capable of that in the early Clive Cussler books. My opinion is that he now is more interested in himself and his voice than he is in using his voice to relay the author's intention.
Coben has gotten lazy with his writing. I have been reading or listening to his stuff since the first Bolitar book. This was horrible, barely got throu it
Brick is an all-star
I hope this is a one time fall for Coben, guy has done some great stuff but this is a piece of ....
A Perfect Thriller
Great and unpredictable plot
Great voice, well narrated
It moved me and had me on the edge of my seat!