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Live Wire: A Myron Bolitar Novel | [Harlan Coben]

Live Wire: A Myron Bolitar Novel

Myron Bolitar has always dreamed about the femme fatale walking into his office and asking for help. The woman standing in his doorway has killer curves all right: She’s eight months pregnant, which kind of ruins the fantasy. Former tennis star Suzze T and her rock star husband, Lex, are both clients, and over the years Myron has negotiated his share of contracts for the power pair. But now Lex has disappeared and Suzze is in tears, fearing the online rumors questioning the baby’s paternity have driven away Lex.
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Publisher's Summary

Harlan Coben has risen to the top of best-seller lists worldwide, attracting voracious audiences for his peerless novels of domestic suspense as well as those featuring his fan-favorite sports agent, Myron Bolitar. Now in Live Wire, he offers a knock-your-socks-off novel that will electrify all his fans: Myron’s family takes center stage.

Myron Bolitar has always dreamed about the voluptuous femme fatale walking into his office and asking for help. The woman standing in his doorway has killer curves all right: She’s eight months pregnant, which kind of ruins the fantasy. Former tennis star Suzze T and her rock star husband, Lex, are both clients, and over the years Myron has negotiated his share of contracts for the power pair. But now Lex has disappeared and a very pregnant Suzze is in tears, fearing the online rumors questioning the baby’s paternity have driven away the man she swears is the child’s father.

For Myron, questions of fatherhood couldn’t hit closer to home, as his dad, Al, clings to life; the brother who abandoned them all years ago is in trouble; and Myron’s teenage nephew needs an authority figure. Myron is soon forced to confront deep secrets in Suzze’s past; his family’s mortality - and before Live Wire is over, his own.

Listen to another Myron Bolitar novel.

©2011 Harlan Coben (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Donald North East, MD, United States 04-05-11
    Donald North East, MD, United States 04-05-11 Member Since 2007

    Drive and listen

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    "The narrator is important"

    This audio book is not narrated by our favorite Jonathan Marosz, but it is still well done. Some reviewers in the past panned this audio book due to the change, but this was not fair. We all like the familiarity of characters that have in a way been developed through their voices. A change can throw us off. Stephen Weber, however does a good job. In fact, he narrated another Myron Bolitar book: Long Lost. Although I still relate more to Jonathan's voice for the characters (like Winn, Fat Cindy, Little Pocahontas), Live Wire is still worth the listen.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Sharyn G. 03-28-11
    Sharyn G. 03-28-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Myron & Win together again"

    Myron still believes in justice without violence but thankfully for Myron Win still dishes
    out the punishment. Started slow but gained speed fast. Myron's dad was a great character. There were a couple of surprises. Entertaining. The narrator was really good. Win's has left and leaves you wondering what will happen next if there is another Bolitar book. .

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    07-09-11
    07-09-11 Member Since 2009
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    "good"

    I can't resist Wynn and Myron and the rest of the crew but it was sad and not as much fun because of it. Still a must listen but darn does life really have to move on, even in books?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Treetown reader Ann Arbor, Michigan 04-23-11
    Treetown reader Ann Arbor, Michigan 04-23-11 Member Since 2004
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    "A real downer"

    First off....I love the Myron Bolitar books and eagerly awaited this one. But what a downer. The humor one expects in a Bolitar tale was greatly lacking and the ending left me with a "What?????" I think this must be the swan song for this character or that Mr. Coben is just simlpy tired of this series. It ended, 'not with a bang, but only a whimper.' I can't even begin to imagine how he will come back and in what form and, even, now, "WHY?" I am soooooo disappointed.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Holly Helscher Cincinnati 05-15-11
    Holly Helscher Cincinnati 05-15-11 Member Since 2008

    Holly

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    "Full Length Set Up for a Young Adult Series"

    Warning: Spoiler contained in the review. Myron Bolitar and MB Reps team up for yet another mystery that somehow started in Myron's past. In this book we learn more about Myron's brother and his history. We also see Myron's parents continue to decline in health during their aging process. And we continue to wonder why Myron and Trish can't seem to tie the knot, or even to live in the same country. In many ways Myron doesn't develop much from book to book and the reader starts to question why he can't grow just a bit of a backbone. The jokes in the face of a gun are tired and not quite convincing. Perhaps that's the intent. But it has been part of the charm of the series. Wynn is still a dangerous character but for some reason Coben decides to mar that relationship, which he foreshadows from the first few pages of the tale. The reader is expected to believe that it becomes different because Myron actually "sees" Wynn in action? Can Myron really be that naive? I think not. But Coben wants us to believe it. At the end of the book Wynn goes into hiding, making both of Myron's relationships (Trish and Wynn) long distance in some fashion where he barely can remain in contact. MB Reps implodes and dissolves. Everyone goes his/her own way. We will miss Big Cindy and Esperanza. So as adult readers we are left with shreds of this classic series and are concerned that this is the last book in this successful run of mysteries. All this in favor of Coben starting a young adult series with Myron in the background keeping an eye on his brother's teenage boy. Live Wire was a set up for that. While readers may be able to eventually forgive the killing off a beloved character to open up a story line, it is completely unforgivable to crush a series as a way for the author to move into a different age group genre. Shame on you, Coben. Shame on you.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    `Wendy dewitt 06-14-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Horrible narration"
    What would have made Live Wire better?

    Have someone narrate the book who can tell the story without all the hype and normal tone of voice. One voice on there actually screeches.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Harlan Coben again?

    Love Harlan Coben books, but will just read and not do audio unless the narration improves 100%


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Totally


    What character would you cut from Live Wire?

    Don't know, because I could not finish listening to it.


    Any additional comments?

    Yes, Can I return this and get something else???

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Martha EASLEY, SC, United States 10-06-13
    Martha EASLEY, SC, United States 10-06-13
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    "Myron not at his best"
    If you’ve listened to books by Harlan Coben before, how does this one compare?

    I consider it weak....Myron has burned out in this book, and it shows, and I don't care for his "mellow" or more likely exhausted persona


    Which character – as performed by Steven Weber – was your favorite?

    Myron's dad


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Loretta T. Williams Texas 08-03-13
    Loretta T. Williams Texas 08-03-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Good read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Live Wire to be better than the print version?

    I bought this book because it was Harlan Coben. I have never read any of his Bolitar series. It is written more to a younger crowed, but I did enjoy it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Martha Healy Hartford, Ct, United States 06-10-13
    Martha Healy Hartford, Ct, United States 06-10-13 Member Since 2008

    Marty

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    "Watch out if you're a weeper."

    Ok, I admit it. I cried at the end. Narrator was good (finally). Story moved along well. The reveal in the epilog was fairly obvious. BUT worst thing, this is the last one? I want to know what happens to these people.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shelley Sarasota, FL, United States 03-18-13
    Shelley Sarasota, FL, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Reads Like You Got Lost on a Seriously Curvy Road"
    What about Steven Weber’s performance did you like?

    It fit the book like a glove.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Totally captured my attention.


    Any additional comments?

    For those of us who love Harlan Corbin and his sports agent books, you should love this one. Not only does it have the usual surprises but we find much personal information about his family and discover a giant surprise decision near the end. I found it to be like his other books and yet different ( in a good way) all at the same time. Do yourself a favor and get lost in Live Wire!!!

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