I agree with Lynn, Gail and Malia. Malia said: "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!!"
That is a very good summary. I was hoping Jake would get beaten up again or even killed. I hated this obsession book.
I am also getting tired of Scott Brick. Lynn said: "Usually (I) like Scott Brick but the overly dramatic and breathless narration on this is really annoying. I... dislike the main character intensely and do not know whether it is the story or the narrator because the narration is so extreme."
The book had a snail's pace progress and Scott Brick dragged that out even longer. I just kept wishing this book would end. I almost stopped reading it a number of times but I had already invested so much time. Plus I wanted to be able to truly rate the book and felt that if I had not listened all the way I could not accurately rate it.
The ending was easy to guess. I knew who the "killer" was by about half way through.
This is easily Coben's worst book ever. I have decided to stop buying his stuff unless it's a Myron Bolitar novel.
No just more stand alone Harlen Coben books
I used to like Scott Brick. Now I find that he is way over the top with his breathless narrations and long pauses and very slow reading. I am going to avoid his books for a while.
Every long sappy introspection by the main dopey character.
Avoid this book!!!
This like all of the books I have read/listened to (15-20 at least) has a great story that is somewhat spoiled by the fact that it was written by WEB Griffin. Too bad he doesn't come up with the idea and assign it to someone else.
His stories all have the same difficult to take WEBG mannerisms such as the incessant inner thoughts and self dialogue of the main character, the WAY overused expressions such as "Jesus Christ" among many others, the actions and words of characters that real people would never do or say, etc. I could go on and on but if you have read more than one of his books you know what I mean.
Also I am soooo tired of Dick Hill. The way he reads is just hard to take. Between the Michael Connelly, Lee Child, P T Deutermann some Stuart Woods and all the WEB G books I cringe when I hear his voice. I refuse to listen to Nora Roberts books just because of him.
This book would have received 5 stars but I took 2 stars off for WEB G's bad writing and 1 star off for Dick Hill's reading.
Unfortunately the best WEB G can get in my view is a 3 because of his bad writing style. Replace Dick Hill and at least it would go up a star.
I agrree with everyone here. The narrator is HORRIBLE. I cannot understand why any company would choose her to be a narrator and why Stuart Woods would allow it.
This is also arguably his lowest quality book in quite a while. Minimal story, shallow character development. Even though he draws upon a slew of characters from prior novels the dialogue and interactions are very wooden.
Mostly though, it is need of a good narrator.
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