Really terrible. The narrator is awful, story line super slow. Don't waste a credit or you time.
Slowness of pace.
Better plot, having the main character be a hero. Faster pace.
Say something about yourself!
The story was very convoluted and far fetched, it seemed to drag on and on about the main character broken heart.
The ending was so predictable.
Scott Brick performance was amazing as always.
The best friend, it was just to coincidental and unbelievable that he was involved in the same organization.
No one with a brain.
There is nothing to recommend about this dreck. The 'hero' is a mentally unbalanced, obsessive delving into something that is none of his business. The plot is contrived, the story is annoyingly stupid and the way this loser Fisher is portrayed is embarrassing. I stopped listening after about 10 chapters. I couldn't take it anymore. What Harlan Coben could have done was never publish this farce. I have loved everything else Coben has written, but had this been my first exposure to Coben, it would certainly have been my last.
I generally like Scott Brick, but here he portrays his character as a sniveling, obsessed idiot. The whiny quality with which Scott read this character was grating, and part of why I stopped listening. Scott did a fantastic job on 'Still Life With Crows' to hear him do THIS crap... well, in my opinion, it was not a good career move.
Nope. None that I can think of.
Can I get a refund?
the initial promise
when Jeff described his not letting Nattily leave him at the end
Harlen Coben needs to write more books
Listening to this again will be a treat. This story had lots of nuances and story twists that I'll enjoy even more the second time.
The craft of writing was excellent; for audio books, however, even the best story can be ruined by a poor narration performance. In this case the performance was on par with the literature.
The scene that stands out in my memory was when Jake returned to Vermont, only to find out every trace of the place he remembered had vanished. At this point the reader would never suspect the real story...
This story relies on great storytelling, rather than action scenes (although there are some) or torrid love scenes (although there is a great love present). It is just satisfying experience that I look forward to enjoying again.
Being a heavy equipment operator with long night shifts, good books are essential to me.
right in the top of the middle
ties up all the loose ends that Harlan appears to leave
I like Scott Brick, I have heard alot of complaints, but I always think he is solid. He does a good job as always in this story.
I feel cheated out of a credit. This book was a struggle to get through. I thought about quitting 3 or 4 times. The story was weak. The love story was over the top and not to be believed and the ending was even worse. Don't waste your time on this.
I originally loved Coben for his Myron Bolitar books, which were entertaining based on, not only a good mystery, but great characters with witty repartee, such as Myron and Winn. Myron was self-effacing and the wise-cracking was clever. Then Coben switched to a much more dramatic and less fun venue, where there was always a missing or abducted child or loved one, and has basically continued that formula through to this book. This book, in my opinion, was better than the heart-wrenching loss dramas of most preceding books, in that it was more entertaining. But, it was also kind of sappy and melodramatic with Scott Brick making it even sappier than it had to be--and I'm a huge fan of Brick's. However, the wit and clever dialogue balanced out the over-the-top drama, and all in all, I think the book is a big improvement, and a winner.
Definitely. It was not one of those predictable plots. It had many twists and turns. It was great from start to finish.
I really liked the variation of characters and the way they came together in the plot.
I could hear the character's pain in his voice at times. It was very convincing.
Near the end, at the climax.
sadly, Coben is rewriting old ideas for the 3rd or 4th time here. I admire the writer greatly, but it feels to me that he is just mailing this one in.