The beginning chapters moved the story along to the point pretty quickly. Jake (main character) only had a 3 month romance with this Natalie woman when she quickly dumped him and married another man. Six years later, he still carries her torch, and when his opportunity to reconnect with her comes about, I think he becomes a bit overly obsessive in finding this woman. The story is good, that includes a secret society, and has good mystery solving qualities about it, but some of the main character's supposed hip lingo, kind of got on my nerves.
This seemed to be what all women want, extra tall, good looking, humble, intelligent, honest, and loving, but he still has a long way to go to match my favorite, Odd Thomas (from Dean Koontz), and my newest favority guy, Walt Longmire (from Craig Johnson).
There was no character that stood out as being exceptional.
I usually pick books that are narrated by men, because although I am a woman, most women readers voices hit a pitch that I find annoying to listen to. In some parts of this book, Scott Brick did a good job in changing voices and accents for characters, but some of his meloncholy speak was droning...but then he may have not had much choice because he was just reading what the author droned on about.
This was bought as part of the buy 2 get one free promotion.
Page-turner, suspenseful, engaging
The never ending love of the characters
The promise at the wedding scene
What We Do for Love
This book keeps you on your toes, wondering will true love win
Friend of God... Saved by grace... Mother of 3 gifts... Wife of one... Worship dancer.... Educated by God, Academia and Willy Wonka...
I'm not sure. If I were honest, I would admit that I have a love/hate relationship with mysteries. I love to read them but I always hate waiting until the end to finally know how the pieces fit. I felt the same about Six Years but my wish for the end was not anticipation - it was mild annoyance.
Like everyone else in the story, I wanted Jake to just let it go. If you remove all of the encouragements for Jake to let it go or leave it alone and all of the reminders to Jake that he wouldn't get it or didn't/wouldn't understand I'm not sure you would have a lot of dialogue left in the story. It all seems to gel in the end but it took a very long time to get there.
So, yes I might recommend this book to a friend but I would also recommend a double shot of patience as the author slowly and over-dialogues his way to the conclusion.
Now the performance.... The performance was interesting in a over-the-top dramatic sort of way. I wonder how much the emotion/meaning in the storyline changed because of the dramatics of the narrator.
Everyone deserves a second chance. I can not say I will avoid him but I will not go searching for stories he's narrated.
He could have written a more plausible story and not tried to build suspense where there wasn't any obvious reason to the reader.
Probably not. Too much of a drone/monotone as he read this novel.
Disappointment. Generally, Harlan Coben writes a better story.
I will try to return this book. I've been disappointed in several recent purchases of books by some of my favorite authors. It seems as if they are churning out books without giving enough thought to the plot development. I tried to listen to this book while on a long driving trip and finally just turned it off and listened to music.
No did not like the main character. He was to sappy. Ok you love the girl and she left. Six years of whinning about it. Get over it already
I normally like him but not this book. Maybe it was the story. Boring to dramatic.
Yes I'm returning this book and getting my credit back.
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.