I loved the development of this story but considered purchasing a print version because of the overly dramatic, breathy narration. What's with Scott Brick? I don't want to try other books narrated this way and I'm wondering if this was a different style for him or his usual narration.
Over the top drama when the words would have been enough. I started focusing on how weird the narration was instead of the story.
other Harlan Coben books....
I've listened to others narrated by Scott....nothing this horrible
all of them
I normally don't write reviews unless the listen has knocked my socks off but this was so painful it forced me to write in hopes that no one else would waste a credit on it. I have not listened to Harlan Coben so I should start there...this was the most trite, cliche driven, confused, unlikeable characters...crazy bad narration - bad, bad, bad
I look forward to my annual Harlan Coben every April, just like the daffodils and forsythia. But Six Years felt contrived and contorted. Scott Brick can be a fabulous narrator, but he, too, was over the top here. The combination should be unbeatable, yet both seemed to be trying too hard. It may be the price of requiring a book a year from an author. It's worth a listen, just isn't up to what Coben/Brick usually offer.
I'm not a big Harlan Coben fan and I don't often write reviews, but I LOVED this book! Extremely suspenseful with lots of twists and twists on twists. Book had me from page one.
Oh the pain
Conversations where secrets are revealed drag on and on, the hero fails to call the police (or run away) when he ought to, and there's a substantial amount of soap-opera level hand-wringing over lost romance. But the reader does an absolutely amazing job given the material. There were a few unpredictable plot twists, and I did listen until the end. A decent piece of escapism, as long as you can make it through the long speeches of love lamentations, delivered with an admirable level of commitment by Scott Brick.
This was a good story, kept me guessing who was good and who was bad.
The ending is so cliche
Some hearts stop
This was our first experience of Harlan Coben. His descriptive power is innovative and colorful and the story is engaging from the start.
Unfortunately the narrator, Scott Brick, spoiled the book for me with a breathy, self-absorbed and pretentious delivery. Actually the narration was curiously uneven. At times his characterizations were spot on but then even lines written with a wry touch of humor got a heavy handed treatment of tedious overacting.
Maybe Brick was having an off book because I see that he has narrated hundreds of them.
Couldn't wait to download latest Harlan Coben... Now wished I hadn't acted so quickly. Boring, dragging and nearly ridiculous.
Performance was too dramatic for a far-fetched storyline.
It ranks up at the top. I love mysteries and read/listen to many.
Funeral of the gangster.
One thing that is important about character construction is creating a character that you can relate with, and that is not quite the case with Pr. Fisher, the idea of man who cannot get over a girl for six years kept nagging me the whole story. He can sometimes become way too much melancholic to my taste, ans sometimes I could understand some decisons that made some situations much worst.
I must say that the main plot is interesting enough if not somewhat cliche in some parts.
The narrative is quite good and the author has a good flow. He can make the action scenes quite plausible for the situations and some quite remarkable characters, specially the supporting ones, but sometimes he could invest more in personality.
The narrator in competent and knows his business, he could just give little bit mote life to some characters.