Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd.
But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for...but she is not Natalie. Whoever the mourning widow is, she’s been married to Todd for almost two decades, and with that fact, everything Jake thought he knew about the best time of his life - a time he has never gotten over - is turned completely inside out.
As Jake searches for the truth, his picture-perfect memories of Natalie begin to unravel. Mutual friends of the couple either can’t be found or don’t remember Jake. No one has seen Natalie in years. Jake’s search for the woman who broke his heart, who lied to him, soon puts his very life at risk as it dawns on him that the man he has become may be based on a carefully constructed fiction.
Harlan Coben once again delivers a shocking novel that deftly explores the power of past love and the secrets and lies that such love can hide.
©2013 Harlan Coben (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The performance was so mellow dramatic it was hard to follow the story line. I can't believe I actually listened to the whole thing.
Despite the narrator not being excellent at doing female voice impersonations, he does a wonderful job of differentiating the characters' voices. It was a little bit easy to figure out what was coming at some points, but plenty of unexpected loops were thrown in! Overall it was a great listen!
Really liked the storyline. It moved at a good pace and kept my interest. The voice of the reader is one I have heard before and I really like his tone. Definitely RECCOMEND this audiobook!
Cut out the syrupy romance style. Extremely wordy
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Yes he is ordinarily a good reader
Cutting characters would not help
It seems like Coben just phoned this one in and was getting paid by the word
Yes, it moved very slowly. By time the plot was revealed, you wanted to slap the main character (if he existed that is). It was unbelievable also, anyone would have given up long before the main character did. Also, will someone please tell Harlan Coben that not all African Americans use incorrect English. Some of us are actually well read and speak the language well. Notice I didn't say good.
No, for the reasons above. Too slow.
He is a talented narrator, one of the best. If he masters African American voices, he will be great. I haven't heard one that's believable yet. His narration adds drama and intrigue.
No, the original was too long.
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Such a solid thriller from front to back. The twists and turns make me want this to be a movie
This book was a little bit slow in the beginning. I really struggled with the narrators mundane and mopey tone of voice. Prof. Fishers attitude of "losing the love of my life" and "my life is meaningless " was starting to wear on me. Then the story started to pick up and took a few surprising turns. The plot twisting was great and I liked the mistery. Overall I enjoyed the book. I would read another in the series.
I usually don't have a problem listening to Scott Brick but this performance was overwrought and truly cringeworthy. I have no idea what he was trying to accomplish with this narration. It was over the top and sooooo slowly paced. Dial it back Mr. Brick!
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