This story had some merits, but I'm afraid that Scott's narration was tiresome - slow and quiet. The tale dragged on and I wouldn't be suggesting you rush out to buy this one!
It kept me interested all the way to the end. Unfortunately, it was ruined by Scott Brick's signature method of reading.
I ONLY EVER buy a book read by Scott Brick if it's on sale. I just don't get why he used on so many books when there is such a large body of readers who detest his style.
Yeah. Never buy another Brick-ruined book.
If you like cliches and are drawn to main characters who whine and obsess over love, you'll like this book.
The reason I finished it was because I was crossing Texas and didn't have a signal to download another book.
I did not like this story. The way the plot scurried all over the place made me say so what too many times to track.
I read the author's other book, The Stranger and I thought it as great but this was boring a bit of a mess to me.
Nearly 1200 titles.
Usually a big Coben fan. This story was either written by a ghost author or as some sort of experiment gone wrong. Cliche riddled. Pacing incredibly slow. Every moment drawn out. Only the fabulous voice of Scott Brick kept me listening. I will listen to another Coben, but not for some time. This was not up to his usual best.
What goober obsesses over a woman he knew less than three months...oh puhleeeeeeeeze
TOO SLOW....TOO BREATHY....OVERLY DRAMATIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It put me to sleep like an ASMR whisper video on YOUTUBE
I was happy when I first discovered Harlan Coben, and have enjoyed most of his material. Had this title been my first experience with the author, I think it would have been my last. For me, the main character, Jake and his constant obsession over his old love, got real annoying. and many times throughout the narration, I found myself saying "Enough already, just get on with it".
Though the concept of the story was good enough, there was way to much filler, and with all of the pining, I quickly started to dislike the main character.
Scott Brick is one of my favorite narrators, and I think he did a fair job with what he had to work with here. I am not sure if it was Scott Brick or the material, but the over dramatization also became very annoying.
I kept hoping it would get better. I wish that I had read some of the reviews before I purchased this title.
Cut out all of the obsession over an old love, ( I got the point after the first few times) perhaps an abridged version would be more enjoyable.
Scott is one of my favorite readers, and seeing him listed as the narrator contributed to my purchasing this title. However, all of the drama Scott read into the story, contributed to making the story drag on.
I have read other Harlan Coben books (years ago) and thought they were ok. Not "amazing" not "terrible." I wanted to like this book, but the only thing I found it had going for it was Scott Brick doing the narration.
Spoiler alert -
Here is my summary of the entire story. Protagonist decides to look for his long lost "true love" despite his promise to her that he would never look for her. He is warned REPEATEDLY that doing so will cause many others to come to harm. He does so anyway. Many others come to great bodily harm. Selfishly, he continues on his quest. More people come to harm.
I listened to the entire story because I was driving and it helps me tolerate my LONG drives. I kept hoping for a neat turn in the story - Nope! just a selfish jerk pursuing a woman who told him to leave her alone.
Have enjoyed all my Scott Brick listens!
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I have NEVER heard such a boring monotone reader. Absolutely the worst. I had to push myself to keep listening and quite frankly thinking of sending it back in protest.