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Six Years Audiobook
Six Years
Written by: 
Harlan Coben
Narrated by: 
Scott Brick
Six Years Audiobook

Six Years

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    Neo United States 04-22-13
    Neo United States 04-22-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Disapointing"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Harlan Coben books are usually much better. There were too many scenes where the lead character wants 100 units of information from somebody and the reader immediately realizes he'll only get 30 units. However, it takes 30 minutes for this to scene to play out.


    What could Harlan Coben have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It could have been a good short story


    What three words best describe Scott Brick’s voice?

    overly dramitic


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    even the best swing and miss sometimes

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy 04-17-13
    Kathy 04-17-13

    Sisters, Oregon

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    "Good story underneath all the anguish"

    Fine plot but I was ready to wring Jake's neck by the end. How many times can one man's heart explode/stop/crumble/shatter/etc., for Pete's sake!! This is the first book I have ever listened to on "2x" because I was interested enough in the plot to want to get to the end...as soon as possible!

    On the whole, I prefer the Myron Bolitar series to anything else Mr. Coben has written.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Riverman63 Riverside CA 04-16-13
    Riverman63 Riverside CA 04-16-13 Member Since 2008

    Drudge

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    "Just too much drama"

    This is a good book - I guess I'm just overdosed on Scott Brick - his dramatic style of narration is just too much - at least for this book. The reading style had me mentally zoned out and spending way too much time analyzing the story line -- I never really just sat back and enjoyed the story, I was too busy hoping Mr. Brick would speed it up or just stop acting like he was performing some Shakespearean epic. -- I am avoiding any book read by Scott Brick for a while.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Mcdowell 04-14-13 Member Since 2000
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    People reviewing this book either love it or hate it. Other reviewers have pointed out many of the flaws in this book. It is difficult to add another review without spoilers, but I will try.

    Mr. Coben asks his readers to suspend belief time and time again.

    We know little of the motivations of Jake's girlfriend as the story develops, as to why she acted the way she did and what she brought to the relationship that was special enough to create his obsession. The fact that they were both in a position to meet each other in the first place was a contrivance. Jake's best friend also mourns the loss of a "significant other" lost to him more or less the same way.

    A very diverse cast of characters who have been touched by violence have all intersected with Jake's small liberal arts college. The faculty contains members that too conveniently include a former FBI agent and former diplomat, so that Jake can rapidly get information that most college profs would not have access to.

    The story just doesn't hold water for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bob saint george, ut, United States 04-14-13
    bob saint george, ut, United States 04-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Pay ATTENTION"
    Where does Six Years rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    some books you can get away with daydreaming a little while listening....NOT this one. pretty complex.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Six Years?

    Harlan Coben and Scott Brick are a great combination


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    paul auburn, ME, United States 04-14-13
    paul auburn, ME, United States 04-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Dear Mr. Coben , From one { Me } that has read every one of your books , this one is so so . It felt like 6 yrs reading it ! Also I think is was the worst Mr. Scott Brick has ever done . It's almost like he was going over the top to make the story interesting ! He really stunk it up ! I'm a big big fan and will always be ! Bring back you know what !


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michele SCITUATE, MA, United States 04-13-13
    Michele SCITUATE, MA, United States 04-13-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Love both these guys, but..."

    I look forward to my annual Harlan Coben every April, just like the daffodils and forsythia. But Six Years felt contrived and contorted. Scott Brick can be a fabulous narrator, but he, too, was over the top here. The combination should be unbeatable, yet both seemed to be trying too hard. It may be the price of requiring a book a year from an author. It's worth a listen, just isn't up to what Coben/Brick usually offer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michele Bousquet New Orleans, LA United States 04-11-13
    Michele Bousquet New Orleans, LA United States 04-11-13 Listener Since 2009

    Animation Girl

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    "Story drags, but excellent delivery"
    If you could sum up Six Years in three words, what would they be?

    Oh the pain


    Any additional comments?

    Conversations where secrets are revealed drag on and on, the hero fails to call the police (or run away) when he ought to, and there's a substantial amount of soap-opera level hand-wringing over lost romance. But the reader does an absolutely amazing job given the material. There were a few unpredictable plot twists, and I did listen until the end. A decent piece of escapism, as long as you can make it through the long speeches of love lamentations, delivered with an admirable level of commitment by Scott Brick.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Blake ATLANTA, GA, United States 04-09-13
    Blake ATLANTA, GA, United States 04-09-13 Member Since 2016
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    What did you love best about Six Years?

    This was a good story, kept me guessing who was good and who was bad.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The ending is so cliche


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Some hearts stop


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Foster Royal Oak, Michigan, United States 04-07-13
    Foster Royal Oak, Michigan, United States 04-07-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Story Spoiled"

    This was our first experience of Harlan Coben. His descriptive power is innovative and colorful and the story is engaging from the start.
    Unfortunately the narrator, Scott Brick, spoiled the book for me with a breathy, self-absorbed and pretentious delivery. Actually the narration was curiously uneven. At times his characterizations were spot on but then even lines written with a wry touch of humor got a heavy handed treatment of tedious overacting.

    Maybe Brick was having an off book because I see that he has narrated hundreds of them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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