© 2002 Harlan Coben; (P) 2002 Books on Tape, Inc.
"The clockwork plot keeps picking up speed...breathtaking." (Booklist)
"Coben has written another winner, guaranteed to keep readers awake all night." (Library Journal)
"A tale of manifold deceptions guaranteed to show its readers up as suckers, and to make them love every moment of the experience." (Amazon.com)
"A compelling and original suspense thriller...intriguing, clever and unique." (Los Angeles Times)
Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Mom to his 10-year-old daughter.
Don't really understand the few negative customer reviews this book received. This is the third Coben book I've listened to and they keep getting better. I had one of the major twists figured out about three quarters of the way through the listen (the final twist) but the other twist surprised me. Coben created some really evil characters in this book. Or did he? That's all I can say about it without providing a spoiler. Also, I found the narration right on. The reviewer who complained of an indistinguishable monotone throughout must have listened to another book. Marosz didn't have extreme variations in tone, but you certainly knew when certain characters (John, e.g.) were speaking. I can't wait until if and when Audible gets the audio problems with another of Coben's books (Just One Look) ironed out so I can download and listen to that one. Spend a credit on Gone for Good. It's definitely worth the listen.
This is about as exciting and mysterious as possible, and it is read by a master.
Can't wait for the next unabridged Coben.
The book keeps your interest and is a first rate mystery. Maybe too many twists, but put your analytical magnifying glass aside and its a great story.
(unfortunately no Myron Bolitar!)
I really enjoyed this book. Althought the story line seems to be all over the place at times and you find yourself wondering how it could ever all come together for an interesting ending, it does. And no matter how you think it will end, it doesn't end that way at all. Many, many twists & turns and then, and then....well, I guess you'll just have to read it to find out. Enjoy.
I decided on this book based on prior reader reviews. I thoroughly enjoyed it. As mentioned before, many twists and turns through the very last minute. Some surprised me, a few I had suspected. The narrator didn't detract from the reading. He wasn't the greatest but you get used to it and it doesn't take away from the story at all.
I thought the story was great-a new twist at every turn. What I did not like was the voice of the reader,Jonathan Marosz. He did not have enough inflection that this book demands-the voice was almost like a monotone. After a while it was not as exciting as the discription of the story.
I love this book. It was suspenseful, intelligent, romantic... just about every characteristic you want in a novel put together in a brilliant storyline. I highly recommend it to everyone
Mr Marosz is by far the worst narrator I have listened to. I wish I had recognized his name before I paid my hard earned money for this book. I have discarded more than one book due to Mr Marosz atrocious readings. His inflection, tone, pauses, accent on words and cadence make his readings difficult to follow and destroys whatever story he reads.
I am amazed an author or publisher would pay this guy. HORRIBLE!!!!
There are several wonderful narrators out there. By far the best are Scott Brick and Dick Hill.
Anger. Due to the extremely poor narration.
Please Mr Coben reissue this book with a competent narrator.
This book was recommended to me, I, in turn, recommend it to anyone that would like a good thriller. Narration was superb. The story kept me on the edge of my seat throughout and I actually shed a tear of joy at the end. Great read!
My first Coben book; complex storyline that holds your interest and sets up the surprise twists nicely; can definitely see why this author has been decorated with awards; no qualms in my recommendation; unabridged for sure.
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