I feel cheated out of a credit. This book was a struggle to get through. I thought about quitting 3 or 4 times. The story was weak. The love story was over the top and not to be believed and the ending was even worse. Don't waste your time on this.
I originally loved Coben for his Myron Bolitar books, which were entertaining based on, not only a good mystery, but great characters with witty repartee, such as Myron and Winn. Myron was self-effacing and the wise-cracking was clever. Then Coben switched to a much more dramatic and less fun venue, where there was always a missing or abducted child or loved one, and has basically continued that formula through to this book. This book, in my opinion, was better than the heart-wrenching loss dramas of most preceding books, in that it was more entertaining. But, it was also kind of sappy and melodramatic with Scott Brick making it even sappier than it had to be--and I'm a huge fan of Brick's. However, the wit and clever dialogue balanced out the over-the-top drama, and all in all, I think the book is a big improvement, and a winner.
Definitely. It was not one of those predictable plots. It had many twists and turns. It was great from start to finish.
I really liked the variation of characters and the way they came together in the plot.
I could hear the character's pain in his voice at times. It was very convincing.
Near the end, at the climax.
sadly, Coben is rewriting old ideas for the 3rd or 4th time here. I admire the writer greatly, but it feels to me that he is just mailing this one in.
Six Years is a Great Book....Keeps you reading and wanting more and really guessing throughout the whole book....
I liked everything and I liked the ending....
No I haven't listened but I think he is great....Especially the way he does the voices and he has an excellent voice for Jake Fisher in this book
I did both, laugh and cry.....
I laughed and was intrigued throughout the last half and cried at the end...
Everyone should read it
I ordered this book the minute it was available and I was not disappointed! Harlan Coben is one of my favorite authors and this is at the top of my list! The opening scene was strange and very typical of Coben's writing. I could not stop listening and trying so hard to figure out the very convoluted angle of the plot. It does stop and make you wonder who can you trust? I was not disappointed in the ending, I was disappointed that it was ending!
No, althought I would recommend his other books...except for the young adult ones, wasn't crazy about them either. In my humble opinion, this was not par for Coben, seemed to take forever to get to a point, and the narrator was so melancholy I couldn't stay focused. On the other hand, it was a good sedative.
This is the first Coben I have listened to.
I am not that familiar with other narrators, but did not care for Brick.
Disappoint is my main comment. Large price for small result.
I am a long time fan of Coben, but I started with his Myron Bolitar series, which is light and a very amusing series with more with than terror. This however is a seriously well played novel with characters that are well developed. The narrator is excellent (maybe a little over dramatic sometimes but very good nonetheless.) Don't expect Myron and Win, but I am sure he'll write about them again. I don't know how to describe it without spoiling it but there are a number of unexpected but very believable plot twists. It deserves the 5 stars.
I was so excited that Harlan Coben had a new book that I pre-ordered it. I wish that it had fulfilled my expectations for a suspenseful story with fascinating twists and intriguing characters instead of being a sappy, somewhat predictable romance novel with characters I didn't really care about. What a letdown.
Mainly disappointment in the author, but also frustration because I continued to listen with hopes that the book would get better.
Like many other reviewers, I've read all of Coben's books and this is the worst. Dr. Jake sounded more like a ditzy high school girl than a highly educated professor. I agree with Malia that Scott Brick made the character sound worse--sorry Scott, you are one of my favorite narrators. Archer is a master at character development and story telling. Have I given up on Coben? Probably not, but I'll wait to read the reviews and not pre-order. A good way to get beyond this experience would be to listen to the first two volumes of Jeffrey Archer's series--Only Time Will Tell and The Sins of the Father. Part three is due out next month.