Wow... hard to know where to start....since it was boring from the first chapter. So predictable.
I never expected Coben to be a romance novelist. With an ending that included looking into my love one's eyes and saying I love you.....yuck!
Yes, Scott Brick is a good narrator, just a bit predictable in his pauses and emphasis. I try not to listen to more than one or two of his books a year because they start to sound the same.
I have read or listened to all of Coban's books. I will be very reluctant to buy another one.
Drop the soapy love obsession. It got old after the first few times; I found myself saying, all right already. And I really wished the guy would quit getting beat up. I wanted someone I could cheer on; instead I found myself joining the other characters who told Jake, DROP IT ALREADY!!
Oh I'll pick another Colben book since the last 3 was outstanding. This was really, really bad and I'm glad it wasn't the first I had read from Colben or I would never have bought another.
He made Jake sound stupid as well as love sick.
the second and third attack. Come on the guy is supposed to be big as well as a professor and he can't keep from being attacked???
Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 13-year-old daughter.
I like the way Coben injects a sprinkling of romance into his mystery/thriller novels and this one definitely fits the mold. I had difficulty unraveling the mystery until Coben revealed what was happening. Some of the reason for this was because he wove a complicated tale, but most of it was because the tale was pretty unbelievable. But there are many examples of well-written fiction that strain credulity and I have no problem suspending my belief threshold if the story holds my interest. And this story certainly held my attention. I didn't want to shut my iPod off. There were also some marksmanship issues near the conclusion of the book that put some serious strain on the aforementioned credulity, but to reveal what they were might spoil some of the fun. Coben fans will like this book.
I don't read romance novels because I simply don't enjoy them. So when I get one disguised as a suspense novel, I feel cheated and very annoyed. The lovesick character's illogical actions and the never ending passages professing his undying love had me skipping through the whole book until the last hour when I just couldn't take it any more and deleted the audio off my iphone. I had zero interest in finding out whodunnit and why.
How was this a best seller? This was one of the corniest, flowery, "bow on top" endings I've ever heard. The book wasn't exciting at all so what was all the hype? I'd really like to know. Waste of time.
I'm not really sure what it was that made it impossible to get into this book. I tried several times, thinking it was perhaps my frame of mind at the moment. Each time I tried to read this I just lost interest.
Yes. I have read his books before and enjoyed them.
It was not the narrator that kept me from enjoying this book, I love Scott Brick!
I'm an avid reader and listener! Books are my friends!
ANY J.D. ROBB book!!!! I'm always pleased with her books.
The plot could have been clearer. I was often confused by who the main character was trying to find and why everyone in the town was denying the person existed. Other secondary characters weren't well developed either.
The Miner men.
The reader's voice was slightly annoying.
This is the 2nd Coben novel I've listened to. I just can't get past the cheesy narration that underlines and bolds the cheesy and outdated lines and dialogue. Maybe this is a genre that I just didn't realize I stumbled into. If it is, I need to know what it's called. Phrases like "Gag me with a spoon" were heavily present throughout. Eventually I just laughed. I also laughed every time the characters said "You just don't get it, do you?" Ugh.
I am usually a generous and forgiving reviewer but I feel like readers like myself should be aware of his writing style. I'm sure that many love, but it's not for me.
I've started another mystery of sorts, which features more more believable narration. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens.
It may have been the narrator... or both. Not recommended! Glad I bought the book on sale. I'm surprised I managed to finish it.