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Promise Me Audiobook
Promise Me
Written by: 
Harlan Coben
Narrated by: 
Harlan Coben
Promise Me Audiobook

Promise Me

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Publisher's Summary

It has been six years since entertainment agent Myron Bolitar last played superhero. In six years he hasn't thrown a punch. He hasn't held, much less fired, a gun. He hasn't called his friend Win, still the scariest man he knows, to back him up or get him out of trouble.

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

What Members Say

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    Richard R 06-13-09
    Richard R 06-13-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book, Bad Narration"

    I love Harlan Coben books especially the Myron Bolitar series. I have enjoyed listening to every book until this one. Coben's narration of Promise Me leaves much to be desired. It actually ruined the book for me. Please Mr. Coben, stick to writing and leave narration to those who can narrate.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa CA, CA, USA 06-12-09
    Teresa CA, CA, USA 06-12-09
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    "Harlan - Stop it!"

    I am a huge fan of Harlan Coben's stories but he should never, ever again read his own stories. The book felt rushed, lacked emotion and was totally disappointing. I really struggled listening to the entire story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. Walker IN 06-05-09
    C. Walker IN 06-05-09 Member Since 2016

    CWalker

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    "Great book. Wouldn't recommend due to narrator."

    I didn't know who was narrating until the closing remarks. Then it made sense why he was reading. Could barely finish the book even though Mr Coben is one of my very favorite authors. I finally got used to the straight narration but he really missed the wise cracking Myron and Winn was unbearable. Sorry but let others narrate.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cill 04-16-09
    Cill 04-16-09

    Retired systems analyst; Lover of music, art, travel, technology, birds, Caribbean, scuba; Favorite audiobook genres: mystery, biography, travel, humor, fiction

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    "Love the story, poor narration"

    I have listened to all the Coben books on audible and enjoyed them immensely but PLEASE HARLEN hire a narrator next time...I listened to chapture one 3 times to get into the story because the narration is so distracting. Words are slurred and contracted. Narration like authorship is a talent and an author does not neccessisarily have both. I guess no one at Brillance Audio had the nerve to tell him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LAURA 02-01-09
    LAURA 02-01-09
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    "Loved the book, but not the narrator"

    I love Harlan Coben's books and really did enjoy this one, but I felt that it would have been much more enjoyable if there was a different narrator. Sometimes he runs his words together and he sounds like he is just reading the book out loud, without adding different character nuances. However, I loved this book and will be eagerly awaiting his next novel. Just hope someone else narrates it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lark Remingston 01-21-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Coben rocked narration"

    The story was outstanding and I loved Coben as narrator, he gave the story his intended sound and performance. Excellent

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Maria Parlin, NJ, United States 02-05-13
    Maria Parlin, NJ, United States 02-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "authors should not narrate"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, because it was a good story


    Would you be willing to try another one of Harlan Coben’s performances?

    I have listened to many of Harlan Cohen's books (he's the author), but I would not listen to any other books he narrated. What happened to the narrator from the other Myron Bolitar books? He's not a good narrator.


    Was Promise Me worth the listening time?

    Yes


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tomb Raider 01-04-13
    Tomb Raider 01-04-13

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    "Terrible narration - stopped listening"

    I am so disappointed in the narration I actually stopped listening and I loved the Myron Bolitar books - until this one.

    The previous narrator was amazing - Harlen created these great characters and Jonathan brought them to life - a great partnership right?

    So why, why, why would Harlen Coben decide to narrate his own book!?!?

    He starts out talking so fast and with so little inflection I had no idea who was who and after about 10 minutes I didn't care enough to continue thru this awful book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert pittsburgh, pa, United States 11-08-12
    Robert pittsburgh, pa, United States 11-08-12 Member Since 2009
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    "A Talent For Writing, Not Narration"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Promise Me to be better than the print version?

    If you are a fan of the Myron Bolitar series and you have seen other reviews, you already know the answer to this. The print edition would have been better. The narration of this book is painful at times.

    However, if you are a Myron Bolitar fan, it is still worth the money, just be prepared.


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

    In my opinion, this is the best book of the Myron Bolitar series. The momentum and flow of this story made it worth dealing with the narration issues. The plot twists in this story were not forced. The villains were not the usual 2 dimensional characters. They had gray areas, and all of them had redeeming characteristics.

    I can usually see where a story is headed. Not this time. Keeping writing Myron Bolitar books, just let someone else voice them!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Harlan Coben’s performances?

    No, this was painful at times. Not so bad I could enjoy it, because I have heard worse. But it was a distraction from the story. Some characters Harlan does well, while others, I just cringed.

    Mr. Coben does seem to become more relaxed by the end of the book, or I just became immune to his voice.

    Harlan Coben is a very talented writer. This seems to be his only attempt at narration.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    A bad question for an unabridged audio. But if I could have I would have.


    Any additional comments?

    Jonathan Marosz did an excellent job giving voice to Myron, Win, Big Cindy, and Esperanza in the first 7 books of the series. This one, thankfully was a one shot deal for Harlan.

    And unfortunately, I know that there is yet another narrator for the next two books. I can only hope that the new voice has character.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    08-21-12
    08-21-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Audible, how did you not step in and say NO HARLAN"

    I don't blame Harlan Coben for this, I blame Audible! Did Michael Connely not teach you anything about the disaster of letting authors narrarate their own books?!?!?! It is such a shame because the story was awesome but it was such a miserable experience having to listen to Harlan's speed-reading and his swallowing of every syllable and and his terrible renditions of the characters we have come to love via Jonathan Morosz' performance of them.

    When I purchased the book, I completely missed the fact that Mr. Coben was the narrarator and then I started listening! I almost didn't make it past the third chapter when, mercifully, at teh very least Harlan started to slow down. He never did enunciate any words all the way through the reading though and the description of "Yogi Bear" given in other reviews was bang on for describing the voices that Harlan was portraying!

    I don't understand why, after all of the compliants, Audible have not had this book re-recorded?!??!

    Again, it is a real shame because the story itself is the best I have read yet, but, again, I cannot say I enoyed the book, the narrarting was just too painful!

    Harlan please, please, please stick to writing in the future, you are a genious at it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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