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.
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.
Read everyday for pleasure - your imagination is your greatest gift.
This is the closest I will ever come to an addiction. Awesome read!
The main character was so endearing.
Nothing in this story was predictable
Can't give that away.... Loved it!!
The pacing is rather odd... it starts to pick up pace and then slow down again at strange times.
Well, that was anticlimactic.
Scott Brick does a good job of giving the main character some personality.
Not really, no.
The idea that obsession can be equated to love and ultimately result in a lasting relationship.
I'm usually a big fan of Harlan Coben's work. He is a masterful writer, one who is adept at setting up the situation and taking readers further and further into the mystery. Unfortunately, this wasn't the case with Six Years. Jake Fisher was a completely unsympathetic character almost from the beginning. Everything he did was about him and only him, with no thought as to what his actions might mean for someone else. He came across as self-centered, arrogant, egotistical, and almost narcissistic in his pursuit of "the love of his life". This isn't a man who's in love, this is a man obsessed. A man who is stalking someone who has asked him to leave her alone. A man who ignores the advice of even his best friend so that he can pursue a woman who made it clear that she wanted nothing more to do with him (regardless of the reason). Throughout the story Jake indicates that he knows that he should give up but he just can't. This isn't a hero moving heaven and earth to find the love he lost. This is a man in need of psychiatric intervention before he gets someone killed.
Scott Brick does his best to make Jake a sympathetic character. Unfortunately, even his skills leave Jake as what he is: disturbed and almost psychotically obsessed with a woman who told him to forget about her.
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This is just the 2nd novel of Harlan Coben that I have finished and I have come to like his convoluted plot and poetic style. The opening pages are somewhat disconnected and as you breeze through the half of the book, the suspense builds up, ultimately amusing you with an unexpected but happy ending.
It is worth the time listening to his books, much more so when Scott Brick reads them for us. He too is in my topnotch narrators.
no - the narrarator was very irritating to me
The main character was discribed as a "lumber jack" sort of guy - 6'5" & was a bouncer at one time. The narrator sounded like a whiney little guy that couldn't fight his way out of a paper bag. There were times I wanted to just turn it off, but the story line was really good and so I finished the book.
This is one you should READ for yourself.