50 something, retired professional, mother, grandmother, wife.
I love Harlan Conan's books. This is another great one. I usually enjoy Scott Bricks narration but for some reason it bothered me in this book. It is just a bit too dramatic.
Mysteries like this seem to always have things that you can't believe in them. But from scene to scene this one seems true to form. Only near the end are you able to finally get the outcome. it keeps you reading and reading. One of his best.
(I'm wondering if i am alone in this thought. )
What I loved was that the story moved along at a nice pace and didn't linger too long trying to convince the reader of something they already accept. It kept me interested and I could barely stop listening! What I didn't love was the ending. No spoiler, but the ending was a bit of a let-down. For me anyway, it didn't have the same level of thought that the rest of the novel had. However, I am looking forward to reading more by this author and I'm sure most mystery /thriller readers will enjoy it.
A great suspense story. Keep me from wanting to do anything else but listen. Thank God for wireless headset. I can shop, cook, clean and never stop listening
Have you ever had a main character that just grated on your nerves? It took me so long to finish this book because Jake just got on my nerves. I kept putting it down because I wanted to slap him up side the head. The plot for the story was intriguing. The other characters were engrossing. Man falls in love, woman dumps him and weds another. He reads in a campus newsletter , six years later, her "husband" has dead. He decides to go to funeral, discovers "she" is not the widow, so he begins a search to find her. People start dying and he's soon running for his life. He's told to let it go, drop it. But oh no, Jake can't let go and the bodies start piling up. Overall this was a great story but Jake just grated on my nerves. I think he irked me because of the way Scott Brick ( the narrator ) portrayed him. I love Mr. Bricks' narrations but this one of Jake just pissed me off.
Scott Brick does a great job narrating and the story starts out interesting,The problem begins midway through the book with a far fetched plot that wanders and becomes tedious. I have listened to other Harlan Coben books in the past and really liked the style but I can not recommend this one.
Something from George McDonald Fraser
Not sure there was a favorite
The plot concept was good but it was a hell of a long way around the barn with unbelievable, long drawn out circumstances to get to the end.
Chick Lit Lover
Yes. It held my interest, and I figured it out at the end, but really just minutes before it was all revealed.
I liked the best friend Benedict. He was so well written that I could see him in my mind's eye. And the narrator did a great voice for him too.
When the main character was getting beat up by Jed. I could feel his fear - I was even holding my breath.
The only flaw was the fact that this supposedly educated professor was sure stupid sometimes. And then there were lines of the story that just sort of vanished...like he was trying to keep a low profile, and he was using cash, etc...yet the cops and FBI knew where he was, and they weren't after him at all. It was sort of jumbled.
I was intrigued for about the first third of this audiobook, then the ridiculously gushy emotional content and unbelievable actions and reactions by the protagonist lost me.