Coben's "Six Years" is an irresistible journey. The twists and turns of the novel take you to the height of curiosity, so much you cannot even hit the pause button. While it is not classic literature, or even a classic in its genre, it fits so well to the mystery archetype the shallowness of the underlying plot is never even noticed. The character development is excellent, and relating to them is easy. The narration is apt for this type of fiction, not over delivered as is sometimes the case. Definitely worth a listen, just make sure to juice up your iPod before hitting the play button.
I do not know if this was a good book as after about an hour I could not listen any longer and deleted it.
Yes indeed. Because he will like it.
It did because it was well written and a very good story.
Almost anything else. The "hero" is a self-absorbed twit who sounds like a 13-year old with a first crush. He is a stalker, going so far as to stalk his object to her (supposed) husband's funeral. The story is so convoluted and stupid, it hurts. And the narration - If Scott Brick gets any sadder, he'll die, I'm sure of it., or I will of sheer boredom.
The main character and the reader...and the fact that I wasted money on it. On a different note, I hated the fact that "Jake" must have had 3 or 4 concussions, yet never needed treatment, had no effects from TBI, just continued on because he's so tough. What a crock.
He is sooooo slow and soooo serious and every word is sooooo heavy with importance. Very distracting.
...most of them. This book didn't need to have been written, it adds nothing to my library anyway. Wish I could have a refund
Skip it, don't buy it, don't waste a credit. The Myron Bolitar/Mickey Bolitar reads are much better if you need to read this author.
Trite, repetitious, predictable and boring!
It read like a cheap romance novel. This is first time I ever read this author and never will again.
It was fine. The book was disappointing.
#1 - the reader
#2 - the story
No, but I'll never knowingly by a book read by Brick again. I've read paper versions of Coben and they were OK, but I'll probably avoid his audiobooks as well.
The reader, Scott Brick, is WAY over the top melodramatic to the point of whiny. I'm making a note to never purchase a book read by Scott. Brick.
Actually, a bit of nausea.
Because of the reader, I couldn't tell if the story was as bad as it seemed, or if it was the narration that made it so. I do think the plot line was weak and more than improbable. I nearly quit listening several times.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift that's why it's called the present
My first Harlan Coben book. I was not necessarily wowed by the story. I felt the character was very NEEDY almost to the point of unrealistic expectations.
Yes. Since there are so many, including my husband who feel he is great, I'm willing to try another book. Perhaps Six Years was not his best.
The story could have a more interesting turn in the end.
I would. It was a good book and good story. I thought there was a lot of detail given that was not needed and some not given and left open. Also, a pretty far fetched idea. But still, good.
Him going to the funeral. The first one.
No idea. Just didnt like the way he said "Natale" bugged me.
This one didn't hold my interest as much as other Coben books. Scott Brick's narration was also a bit of a snooze fest, but maybe it is because he didn't have much to work with. Might be worth a listen if you're a fan, but it didn't have me on the edge of my seat, which was disappointing.
I listened to many good books of the same author, and this one should be written in a hury. Full of cliches, impossible situations, previsible situations, coincidences out of nowhere. I am disapointed with this author who wrote very good novels in the past
Less cliches, more acceptable and possible situations
The performance was fine
It begun with a compelling start, a good hoke to catch the listener/reader, a missing person who belonged to the past of the protagonist, but the author got lost in his immagination and turn out the worst book of his I ever listened.
Up to this book, I bought any book from Harlan Coben without a doubt, from this poor work on I will be more careful and give a second thought before buying anything from his.