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 I just can't get past the cheesy narration that underlines and bolds the cheesy and outdated lines and dialogue.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.
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.
I love this author, unabashedly. Despite this admonishment, this was a fairly slow moving story. the story was good, in the full scope, but getting there was difficult and tenuous.
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