Another reliably entertaining audiobook from Harlan Coben. A stand alone mystery this time. I finished it quickly because I listened to it everywhere, including grocery shopping, driving, and gardening. The narrator, Scott Brick, was also pretty good, if a little overwrought at times but he enhanced my interest.
Far too much narative. The story could have been much tighter.
Listening to Scott Brick was exceedingly painful. His narration was dramatic to the point that it sounded as though he were trying out for a role in a Shakesperian play.
Too many scenes to list.
Normally I like the Harlan Coben/Scott Brick combo, but this book was slow and boring - sorry Harlan, I cant finish it, I give up now with one hour or so to go...
Scott Brick is awesome as usual.
The writing was weak - full of terrible dialogue and silly phrases. This sounds as if Cobin's teenage child wrote it for Daddy.
Write it as if real people were talking and get rid of the cliches.
Everything - his performance was quite good
No - it needs a re-write
I'm a Cobin fan. This book had Decent suspends but weak writing.
People that find Harlequin Romances too intellectual.
No Harlan Coben can write a reasonable book but this certainly was not it.
Scott did a reasonable job but the material was soppy.
Removing Jake Fisher would have significantly improved the book.
Unexpected awesome twists
The main character, of course. Hugely likable and relatable
I liked how believable Scott was.
I loved the ending. No extreme reactions though
The Scott Brick was very monotone it was hard to stay awake while listening. I tried to get into this book and I could only make it to the third chapter
I really couldn't get into the story because of the reader. I am going to get the book from local library, then I'll tell you then.
Monotone and boring
The plot dragged out to frustration. If I heard the protagonist say "I felt my heart drop" one more time I thought I would pull my hair out. Scott Brick, who is usually such a delight, was just whiny here.
Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny. Here is an author who knows how to weave a tale.
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--
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.