We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Long Lost | [Harlan Coben]

Long Lost

Myron hasn't heard from Terese Collins in years. Not since their affair ended with no explanation. There had been no contact since, so her call catches him off guard. She's in Paris, she says, in trouble, and only Myron can help. She tells him a sad story she's never before revealed: a good marriage, her struggles to get pregnant, the happiest moment of her life when her only child was born, the day everything she'd ever loved was taken from her.
Regular Price:$25.89
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Myron hasn't heard from Terese Collins in years. Not since their affair ended with no explanation. There had been no contact since, so her call catches him off guard. She's in Paris, she says, in trouble, and only Myron can help. She tells him a sad story she's never before revealed: a good marriage, her struggles to get pregnant, the happiest moment of her life when her only child was born, the day everything she'd ever loved was taken from her. In the years since, Terese has had no contact with her ex-husband, until the phone call that brought her to Paris.

When she gets there he's been murdered, and she's a suspect. But then comes a startling piece of evidence that turns the entire case upside down, laying bare Terese's long-buried family secrets in a most shocking way and leaving Myron nowhere to turn for help. Caught in a foreign landscape where nothing is as it seems, he must tear apart the city - and eventually the globe - fighting for answers to unfathomable questions that will take Myron, and millions of Harlan Coben readers, where they have never gone before.

©2009 Harlan Coben; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[A] compulsive page-turner... The 'this could be me' factor lends poignancy to the thrills and chills." (Publishers Weekly starred review)
"[Coben's] genius is to make the seemingly mundane terrifying." (Booklist starred review)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.9 (951 )
5 star
 (279)
4 star
 (380)
3 star
 (210)
2 star
 (54)
1 star
 (28)
Overall
4.0 (289 )
5 star
 (108)
4 star
 (110)
3 star
 (55)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (9)
Story
4.1 (284 )
5 star
 (117)
4 star
 (103)
3 star
 (44)
2 star
 (11)
1 star
 (9)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Katherine H. Stevenson 04-22-09
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    67
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Mushy"

    Harlen Coben has gotten too sentimental. The first few Bolitar books were sharp and crisp. This one is too full of hesitations and sentimental feeelings that don't ring true. Bolitar has always been a bit of a dufus but now he's a sappy dufus.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Stephen 04-15-09
    Stephen 04-15-09
    HELPFUL VOTES
    875
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    239
    123
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    47
    0
    Overall
    "Too many bad puns and quips"

    The good news is that this is a book that is easy to listen to and if you are a Coben fan, yolikely u will find it acceptable. However, I did not think it one his better efforts. This was a story with a modestly clever ending but you have to endure what I felt was an awkward blend of quips, puns and murders. Further, the quips and puns were mostly tired and in some cases repetitive (there were countless terrible puns involving the name of a stewardess named Mee). It seemed the French detective was thrown into the story to create a diversion from an otherwise lackluster group of characters. Bolitar needs to grow up - there are too many instances where he clearly knows what he should or shouldn't do and then does the opposite. This creates situations that he should not been part of. I know this is supposed to be fiction, but the coincidences are too improbable to take very seriously.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    James Chicago, IL, United States 04-14-09
    James Chicago, IL, United States 04-14-09 Member Since 2004
    HELPFUL VOTES
    47
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    247
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    0
    Overall
    "Thrift shop of ideas and plot"

    "The Boys and Especially The Girls from Conn."
    An improbable plot is swaddled in the impossible.
    H.C. conceives a homage to Ira Levin via Henny Youngman. Neither money nor likelihood impede the homophobic-homophile Bolitar. The narrative, at its best, is plodding. Imagine Thanksgiving with butter, gravy and whipping cream and nothing else.
    This is an immature, insubstantial effort meant to capitalize on some very important themes. The listener [no fault of the reader] simply doesn't care.
    Dragging in the Jean Reno-French cop for his "charisma" is an obvious, strained attempt to create false sentiment so that it will ache when le cop is knocked off... with undue gallantry.
    Coben would be better off offing Bolitar's friends. Good editing would get rid of the comic strip characters; and the Ira Levin updating may have worked. Without the editing, "Long Lost" is a novel chuck full of kitchen sinks.
    Coben has been much better.
    "Ladies and Gentlemen," as Bolitar would announce, "I give you "Long Lost"... Please keep it."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Donna Waxahachie, TX, USA 04-05-09
    Donna Waxahachie, TX, USA 04-05-09 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    "LOVED IT!"

    Just loved it! Myron Bolitar is one of my very favorite characters and Harlan Coben has never let me down! A riveting storyline that I could not leave. Hope there is more to come...and soon!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Christine Rose Mpls, MN USA 04-05-09
    Christine Rose Mpls, MN USA 04-05-09 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    628
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    3
    Overall
    "Entertaining"

    This was throughly entertaining. It kept me hooked from start to finish, with plenty of humor through out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Frank Rankin 04-05-09 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "highly entertaining"

    I found this story plausible, very intriguing, with a wonderful French policeman character, and an excellent narration by the narrator. Not having listed to earlier Myron Bolitar audiobooks, I'm not accustomed to the other narrator. I truly enjoyed Weber's narration skills. Of course, good narration can only be accomplished with a good story, great dialogue, and great characters, amply provided by Coben.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Debra smithfield, NC, USA 04-04-09
    Debra smithfield, NC, USA 04-04-09 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    116
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    5
    Overall
    "wonderful"

    Awesome!!! This is probably one the best in the series. I laughed out loud at some of Myron's quips and always love Win. Bolitar fans will LOVE this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Christine Benicia, CA, USA 11-13-09
    Christine Benicia, CA, USA 11-13-09
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "predictable"

    Same old story, but keeps you listening. Too few characters to like.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Steve Salinas, CA, United States 04-07-09
    Steve Salinas, CA, United States 04-07-09 Member Since 2001
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    33
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Good Find"

    I rarely purchase additional books, normally get my two per month. This was promoted on Audible at a sale price and it was more than worth it. As my title states, it was a good find. I thought that I had figured out the plot in the first couple of hours but I was wrong. I'm glad I was. The story did not go in the usual direction.
    Steven Weber did an excellent reading. He reminded me Scott Brick. I want to hear more of his work. Great job Steven!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gail El Cajon, CA, United States 02-07-10
    Gail El Cajon, CA, United States 02-07-10 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    246
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    258
    123
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    44
    3
    Overall
    "Very Engaging"

    This was my first Harlan Coben book and will not be my last! Very fast paced and interesting characters which were believable because of the superb narration by Steven Weber.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.