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One False Move Audiobook

One False Move: A Myron Bolitar Novel

She's smart, beautiful, and she doesn't need a man to look after her. But sports agent Myron Bolitar has come into her life, big time. Now Myron's next move may be his last. Brenda Slaughter is no damsel in distress. Myron Bolitar is no bodyguard. But Myron has agreed to protect the bright, strong, beautiful basketball star. And he's about to find out if he's man enough to unravel the tragic riddle of her life.
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She's smart, beautiful, and she doesn't need a man to look after her. But sports agent Myron Bolitar has come into her life, big time. Now Myron's next move may be his last.

Brenda Slaughter is no damsel in distress. Myron Bolitar is no bodyguard. But Myron has agreed to protect the bright, strong, beautiful basketball star. And he's about to find out if he's man enough to unravel the tragic riddle of her life.

Twenty years before, Brenda's mother deserted her. And just as Brenda is making it to the top of the women's pro basketball world, her father disappears too. A big-time New York sports agent with a foundering love life, Myron has a professional interest in Brenda. Then a personal one. But between them isn't just the difference in their backgrounds or the color of their skin. Between them is a chasm of corruption and lies, a vicious young mafioso on the make, and one secret that some people are dying to keep - and others are killing to protect.

©2007 Harlan Coben; (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A superb book!" (Christian Science Monitor)
"Fast-moving, funny - an altogether good listen!" (Los Angeles Times)
"Consistently entertaining...Coben moves himself into the front ranks of mystery fiction alongside heavy hitters like Robert B. Parker, Sue Grafton, and Robert Crais." (Houston Chronicle)

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    Richard Delman San Francisco 04-01-16
    Richard Delman San Francisco 04-01-16 Member Since 2016

    I am a 65-year-old psychologist, married for 25 years, with two sons who are 25 and 22. I love reviewing the books and the feedback I get.

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    "I've missed Myron, but this isn't quite right."
    Would you listen to One False Move again? Why?

    No. I know what happens. It is formulaic and derivative of Coben's earlier Myron Bolitar books. The jokes are still good, but there is WAY WAY WAY too much plot, so much that it boils over and confuses the reader with its wretched excess. And, there are so many other things to read and listen to.


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

    No. Again, way too many twists and turns. Way too many characters. Obviously I welcome the return of Esperanza and Win, but the entire world of Brenda Slaughter and of the governor-elect: it is just much too much and well beyond confusing. It rises to the level of frustrating. Like, do we have to have yet another plot twist?


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not one.


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

    No crying. No LOL, either, but plenty of chuckles, which is the kind of humor that Coben does best.


    Any additional comments?

    I think it is time for Myron to hang up his cleats. Too bad (spoiler) that Brenda gets killed, because she might have made an interesting wife for Myron, much better than, say, the evil Jessica. Win has become a cartoon, which some might argue that he has been all along. Au revoir, Myron. It's been fun.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 01-07-13
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2010

    Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.

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    "So Far The BEST in this Wonderful Series!"

    Jonathan Marosz creates Harlen Coben's cast with haunting power.... I cannot imagine Myron Bolitar or any of the ensemble through another filter.

    Look... this series is so great that you really should start from the first and work toward the VERY HIGH LEVEL of 'One False Move'. Coben's characters grow through this series. While this book does, I suppose, stand upon its own bottom, why not enjoy the evolving nuances?

    Sports agent and attorney Myron Coben deepens with each new tale's pressures. There's a maturation happening to the entire ensemble... I recommend each of the steps. And by the way... don't let the sports aspect deter you. None of the novels so far has repeated a sport and the author provides everything the reader needs to navigate each plot.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    L. Magee Boulder Co 05-08-08
    L. Magee Boulder Co 05-08-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Too "cute" with words"

    Coben writes a fair story, but he is way over the top in trying to be descriptive. Many times it's just plain silly. He seems to feel the need to try to outdo himself in finding a new comparison of words to describe what he wants to say. I've enjoyed other books by him, but this one is way down the list.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Evelyn Duncans Mills, CA, United States 07-06-08
    Evelyn Duncans Mills, CA, United States 07-06-08 Member Since 2001
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    "a great series"

    If you just like to read for the enjoyment and don't care too much about the plot, this is the right series. I would compare them to the Janet Evanovich's
    books. Myron Bolitar is quick witted and fun to spend time with.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    MidwestGeek 04-01-16
    MidwestGeek 04-01-16

    Love a good mystery, but don't care much for pure thrillers.

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    "Comic book characters. Soap opera plot and twists."

    I've enjoyed many of Coben's mysteries, but this one is a bit over the top, more complicated than a never-ending, daytime TV soap. Although Coben can write well and is often humorous, I think this will be the last of the Myron Bolitar series I will read.

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    Ann 05-12-15
    Ann 05-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story"

    loved it! it was good story with an unexpected ending. which is to be expected from coben

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    holly 04-16-15
    holly 04-16-15
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    "Pretty good Bad ending"

    Orla Tobins always great this particular one was just a little sad for an ending just a little week on the ending. But I would definitely recommend reading it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lark Remingston 01-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Wow"

    Characters personas are truly becoming their own entities in this book, emotion is in turmoil. Surpassed my expectations and completely threw me for a loop. Keep ROCKIN' it Coben!!!!!

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    David Peabody, MA, United States 11-09-13
    David Peabody, MA, United States 11-09-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Another great Bolitar Novel"
    If you could sum up One False Move in three words, what would they be?

    Suspense, sarcasim and excellent.


    What other book might you compare One False Move to and why?

    Any other book in this series thay have been excellent.


    What does Jonathan Marosz bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Jonathan Marosz is great. He brings all the characters to life.


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

    Like all harlan Coben books not just the Bolitar series, I say wow didn't see that coming.


    Any additional comments?

    Just a great series of reads or in this case listens.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carl Vetlanda, Sweden 02-13-13
    Carl Vetlanda, Sweden 02-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Pleasent hours of listening."
    What made the experience of listening to One False Move the most enjoyable?

    Good almost trustworthy story with interesting characters and rather unexpected ending.
    Harlan Coben keeps one listening.


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