Both a white-knuckle thriller and a story about the loyalty of old friends and the bond between parent and child, No Second Chance is another masterpiece from an author who writes "suspense at its finest" (Jeffrey Deaver).
©2003 Harlan Coben; (P)2003 Penguin Audiobooks and Books on Tape, Inc.
"No Second Chance demonstrates that Harlan Coben is one of the finest contemporary suspense writers and that Scott Brick is among the elite audiobook narrators." (AudioFile)
Well, first I have to say that I have an Audible addiction. I have three accounts and download about 5 books a month, more or less. Obviously, I don't hit on all winners, and some I just have to abandon completely.
However, any book I've chosen that Mr. Scott Brick has read is always a sure bet. There have only been one or two that I had trouble with, but I don't fault Mr. Brick for it. No Second Chance is a thoroughly engrossing read, though; no problems with story or narrator. You get hooked right from the first chapter and love every minute you are with the protagonist. I would recommend this book to anyone with a love for fast-paced mysteries, this book doesn't lack action, there are no long spots to get bogged down in, you just wish the story was longer. Try it and see if I'm not right.
This book was a huge waste of time. I used to like Harlan Coben but haven't read one of his books in a long time and will probably avoid any future attempts. What a tedious slog this one was. It seemed to have been written by a child and lacked any sense of believability. Can't remember rolling my eyes more while listening to a book. Just wanted it to be over. And the over-the-top emoting style of Scott Brick is always abrasive. Save your money and try something else.
I love listening to the narrator Scott Brick. His performance keeps me on the edge of my seat.
While the story line was fine, the narration of this book was awful. I am not sure why everyone is giving Scott Brick such rave reviews. If he spoke at a pace that people would normally speak, the book would have taken half as long to listen to, would have been easier to follow and would have just been a generally more enjoyable listen. When there is a sense of urgency in the writing, there should be a sense of urgency in the reading. Instead, every single bit of dialogue was dragged out and read way too slowly. It was completely monotonous. I couldn't wait for this book to end.
Enjoy Mysteries, Sci-Fi, Dystopian fiction/Post-apocalyptic fiction. I recommend the "Survivalist series" by A. American.
Loved it from beginning to end. Kept me guessing. I tend to get books that are narrated by Scott Brick- he did an amazing job on this one.
I freely admit that Coben has,me hooked. I can not put my finger on it, (which I suspose is good) but his story and story line development style just do not get old...... Five stars all day long....
For me this book was ok, not great. I listened to 2 other books by this author in the last couple weeks and loved both of them. If you're going to read a coben novel I'd recommend the stranger or caught before this one- it just took too long for me to actually get into it and there was too much of that "these characters are acting dumb-like they don't know the obvious "
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