All that is about to change...because of a promise.
The school year is almost over. Anxious families await word of college acceptances. In these last pressure-cooker months of high school, some kids will make the all-too-common and all-too-dangerous mistake of drinking and driving. But Myron is determined to help keep his friends' children safe, so he makes two neighborhood girls promise him: If they are ever in a bind but are afraid to call their parents, they must call him.
Several nights later, the call comes at 2:00 am, and true to his word, Myron picks up one of the girls in midtown Manhattan and drives her to a quiet cul-de-sac in New Jersey where she says her friend lives.
The next day, the girl's parents discover that their daughter is missing. And that Myron was the last person to see her. Desperate to fulfill a well-intentioned promise turned nightmarishly wrong, Myron races to find her before she's gone forever. But his past will not be buried so easily - for trouble has always stalked him, and his loved ones often suffer. Now Myron must decide once and for all who he is and what he will stand up for if he is to have any hope of saving a young girl's life.
©2006 Harlan Coben; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio
"Harlan Coben is the modern master of the hook-and-twist - luring you in on the first page, only to shock you on the last." (Dan Brown)
I loved them all until they changed the narrator.
Not anymore of his if he narrates or Steven Weber narrates.
It was horrible! Completely changed the characters. I couldn't get past the first hour.
Excellent book. I love all the "Myron" books and wasn't dissappointed. However... the narrator is different from all the other audio books in this series. It definitely made a difference. This narrator lacks the personality and sarcasim you love with Win and Myron.
dad, husband, just a guy
Probably not. liked the plot. The plot kept me interested. After reading reviews, i say ignore them.
No the plot didn't keep me on edge. But it was suspensive and had alot of curves.
It was hard at first given the author read the story. But it was ok and I like it.
There were bad moment that stressed me out. But I'll not give it away. listen to the book. Its good.
I have been binging on the Myron Bolitar series and loving it -- until now. Mr. Coben narrated this one himself. He shouldn't have done that. The narrator of the first several books in the series was very good, having developed voices for the characters both in the literal sense and in giving them voice - a recognizable rounding out of each character's, well, character, especially as the series progresses. Mr. Coben's own narration wasn't terrible; it was just a jolt after a binge listener like me had come to know and embrace the previous narration. Mr. Coben sounds to me uncannily similar to the very sexually explicit comic Big Jay Oakerson and I couldn't get that out of my head during the entire book. I do love the stories. They're funny and thoughtful and have lots of twists and surprise endings.
This is one of my favorite books in the series. The story catches up with Myron and the crew a few years down the road. The tension is strong throughout and I'll bet you can't figure out whodunnit before the end.
This story is packed with great Myron and Win dialogue. The only problem is that the audiobook is read by the author. As I was listening I couldn't help but think how great this would have been if read by Maroz or really any good voice actor.
Could be better
While I love Myron Bolitar, I might have stopped reading tis book because the narration was so bad. It proves what I've always said--an author who is not a trained actor (like Rob Lowe or Alan Cumming) should never read his own work. After 7 books read by Jonathan Marosz it was difficult to get into the characters, Coben slurs, rushes, and stutters over some words. If I had not already had 7 books of Marosz, it might not have been so glaring, but glaring it was in this book. A great, great disappointment.
Kind of. The story wasn't Mr. Coben's best, but it wasn't awful, by any stretch.
No, not on the edge of my seat. It was pretty good, but not riveting.
No. As much as I appreciate his writing, I couldn't stand listening to him read. (Before I realized this was "narrated by the author" - about an hour in - I thought they got Colin Quinn's less literate brother to read it.) I didn't know what they had done with Jonathan Marosz, but I wanted him back.
Isn't this the same question as the 1st???
Apologies, Mr. Coben. I enjoy your work very much, in print. But please have someone else read it. Mr. Marosz's versatility lends itself well to your wonderful cast of characters.
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