This book is a mish mash of teenage unrequited love except the protagonist is not a teenager. The narration is so breathy and dramatic it actually underscores the flaws in the story. By the time we weave to the end we actually hope the "hero" fails and, that the long lost Natalie stays lost. Further very little hangs together in this book or makes sense.
After the third or fourth beating I wondered how Jake was still vertical or why he just did not find a new girlfriend. In this case, his persistence was not noble just annoying. Usually I love Harlon Coben;s books--for their humor, surprise endings, and semi believable characters. Nothing redeeming in this one.
I loved the development of this story but considered purchasing a print version because of the overly dramatic, breathy narration. What's with Scott Brick? I don't want to try other books narrated this way and I'm wondering if this was a different style for him or his usual narration.
Over the top drama when the words would have been enough. I started focusing on how weird the narration was instead of the story.
other Harlan Coben books....
I've listened to others narrated by Scott....nothing this horrible
all of them
I normally don't write reviews unless the listen has knocked my socks off but this was so painful it forced me to write in hopes that no one else would waste a credit on it. I have not listened to Harlan Coben so I should start there...this was the most trite, cliche driven, confused, unlikeable characters...crazy bad narration - bad, bad, bad
I look forward to my annual Harlan Coben every April, just like the daffodils and forsythia. But Six Years felt contrived and contorted. Scott Brick can be a fabulous narrator, but he, too, was over the top here. The combination should be unbeatable, yet both seemed to be trying too hard. It may be the price of requiring a book a year from an author. It's worth a listen, just isn't up to what Coben/Brick usually offer.
I'm not a big Harlan Coben fan and I don't often write reviews, but I LOVED this book! Extremely suspenseful with lots of twists and twists on twists. Book had me from page one.
Great story telling. The plot kept my interest. Lots of twists and turns. I kept wanting to listen to find out what happened next. Interesting characters. Great love story.
As with all of Harlan Coben's other books, this one does not disappoint. If you like Mr. Coben's other books, you will like this one. And, as always, Scott Brick does a great job narrating.
Drawn out, idiot main character who irritated the heck outa me. I found myself thinking "just kill him already". The story was silly and sappy. Scott ( who I typically love) sounded whinny and needy.
I am a Harlen Coben fan but when Coben is bad he is very bad.The characters are so over written and over acted that I may actually be over Harlan and Scott Brick.
More than likely I will continue to be a fan BUT I will not be one of the first to buy his next book. I will wait for 500+ reviews.
The premise was great but the overall story arc needs to be fleshed out. I gave it 2 stars instead of 1 because its a good start but I feel like Harlen phoned it in. If things get easier ask yourself have I gotten better or just lazy.The book is too predictable and simple. He paints a picture by numbers and calls it art.Go back and flesh out the story, minimized the forced drama.
I was an avid reader of books before my work took most of my time so now I listen to Audible books when I'm exercising or walking my dog. I like mystery and thriller novels, particularly good serial killer novels. I'm a writer and a psychotherapist.
Don't know, didn't read the print version.
How I was kept on edge with all of the twists and turns. Just about the time I figured out who the bad guy was the story turned and it looked like someone else was the bad guy. It was wonderfully complicated but very easy to follow. I really enjoyed this book.
I liked that I could differentiate between the characters and that he read very crisply without any annoying habits like sucking in a breath.
Kept me on edge.
I wish I could find more books like this one. It so hit and miss when I buy audio books.
I read, knit and read and knit at the same time thanks to audible!
Six Years starts out with a bang and does not stop. I love books that pull me right in. I enjoyed the humor mixed in with the suspense.
The story was fast moving with characters that were like friends. I came up with numerous theories as to what was going on but didn't figure things out until the end. At times I found it a little hard to follow but that in no way took away from the enjoyment.
Scott Brick rocks. He is always tops in my opinion.
You think you know, but you don't.
Harlan Coben is one of my favorite authors and this book did not disappoint.