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.
People who are into the beach novels of Patterson and who ever. Cookie cutter books where the actions of the protagonist make no senses except to move the story along to the desired length so that the author can get paid.
The protagonist is just stupid. Let me say that again. Stupid. 6'5" and a former bouncer, a Phd at a college with no knowledge about the law. Accidentally takes action against a bad guy and kills him, but feels bad about it. The plot was too predictable.
He did ok, but the material didn't help.
The best friend.
Just give me a better story. Don't keep delaying the talking to the police and letting the bad guys catch you in a bad position. No one would do that. It is just to much formula going on here.
This was a good story, kept me guessing who was good and who was bad.
The ending is so cliche
Some hearts stop
This was our first experience of Harlan Coben. His descriptive power is innovative and colorful and the story is engaging from the start.
Unfortunately the narrator, Scott Brick, spoiled the book for me with a breathy, self-absorbed and pretentious delivery. Actually the narration was curiously uneven. At times his characterizations were spot on but then even lines written with a wry touch of humor got a heavy handed treatment of tedious overacting.
Maybe Brick was having an off book because I see that he has narrated hundreds of them.