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Hold Tight Audiobook

Hold Tight

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Publisher's Summary

Mike held his son's hand and told him to "hold tight", and he could feel the little hand dig into his. But the crush got bigger, and the little hand slipped from his - and Mike felt that horrible panic, as if a wave hit them at the beach and it was washing his baby out with the tide.

The separation lasted only a few seconds, 10 at the most, but Mike would never forget the spike in his blood and the terror of those brief few moments.

Tia and Mike Baye never imagined they'd become the type of overprotective parents who spy on their kids. But their 16-year-old son, Adam, has been unusually distant lately, and after the suicide of his classmate, Spencer Hill - the latest in a string of issues at school - they can't help but worry. They install a sophisticated spy program on Adam's computer, and within days they are jolted by a message from an unknown correspondent addressed to their son: "Just stay quiet and all safe."

Meanwhile, browsing through an online memorial for Spencer put together by his classmates, Betsy Hill is struck by a photo that appears to have been taken on the night of her son's death...and he wasn't alone. She thinks it is Adam Baye standing just outside the camera's range, but when Adam goes missing, it soon becomes clear that something deep and sinister has infected their community.

For Tia and Mike Baye, the question they must answer is this: When it comes to your kids, is it possible to know too much?

©2008 Harlan Coban; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Parents will find this compulsive page-turner from Edgar-winner Coben...particularly unnerving." (Publishers Weekly)

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    marinemom 08-09-15
    marinemom 08-09-15
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    very good and like the narrator immensely. Will be reading more Cobin books. he is wonderful.

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    Jane C. 08-02-15
    Jane C. 08-02-15 Member Since 2013
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    What made the experience of listening to Hold Tight the most enjoyable?

    I usually enjoy Harlan Coben's books, but this one seemed disjointed. Perhaps if I had listened to the last 2 hours, I would have understood how the subplot related to the main story.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I never finished the book. The overly dramatic narration drove me crazy. He dramatized every sentence. I wondered if he was reading the words, but with no comprehension.


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    Theresas 07-29-15
    Theresas 07-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    Would you listen to Hold Tight again? Why?

    Yes I would listen again. Loved the suspense but a very typical ending.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Although this book is good. It was mostly to pass the time away. Typical for TV movie book.


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    Sue Duncan 07-21-15
    Sue Duncan 07-21-15
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    "Allot Going On"

    Good book, but too many character names to remember. Aldo, skipped around pretty much. However, I enjoyed the story.

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    Joanne 07-15-15
    Joanne 07-15-15 Member Since 2016

    Tell us about yourself! I enjoy diffrent authors. Some of my favs are the Ken Follett series, some suspense and mystery .

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    If you could sum up Hold Tight in three words, what would they be?

    Could totally happen


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes because it kept you guessing what was going to happen.There were so many people intertwined into this big mess


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Adam's Dad went looking for him in the nightclub


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Prescription for Tragedy


    Any additional comments?

    Really makes you think how one poor decision on anyones part can lead to so many poor choices.

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    Linda 07-14-15
    Linda 07-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It was three different stories that all tied in at the end. Covered all areas of suspense...had to keep listening to see how it would end.


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    Vicki New Albany, IN, United States 07-09-15
    Vicki New Albany, IN, United States 07-09-15 Member Since 2011

    71-year-old grandmother who has been an avid reader all my life. I have recently retired from being a litigation attorney (for Plaintiffs).

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    "Very Entertaining, but Mildly Predictable"

    If you are looking for a lot of reader surprises, this is not the book for you. I really enjoy Harlan Coben's sports books, but this is not as interesting. It does go into questions of how much freedom should a child have to protect his own secrets? Are his parents entitled to know everything about his life or can he keep part of his life as his own, without intrusion from his parents? This book reminds us that parents do have a certain responsibility to protect their children and that sometimes mean intruding on the private side of their lives. I always like Scott Brick as a narrator and he is up to his usual standard in this book.

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    T. Smith 07-08-15
    T. Smith 07-08-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Very Good"
    If you could sum up Hold Tight in three words, what would they be?

    Really Good Book


    What did you like best about this story?

    The main character and his moral fiber. I liked how he changed to fit the situation. I also liked his little daughter. I liked his faithful friend and how friends come to you in different ways.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    I think he does an excellent job. I love listening to books he performs.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Run because...You're Next


    Any additional comments?

    Great story, would definitely recommend. It did get a little long at times but overall, very good story.

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    Eartha Smith Columbus, Ohio 07-07-15
    Eartha Smith Columbus, Ohio 07-07-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Thriller"

    Excellent plot! It kept me intrigued the whole time! I love the author. great book

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    Lady S. United States 07-06-15
    Lady S. United States 07-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Loooong....."

    The book stared out with promise and quickly turned into this twisted jumbled tangle of words and countless characters making it hard to follow. If you're going to listen to this book have a pen and paper handy.

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