Critically acclaimed, best-selling author Harlan Coben has won the Shamus, Anthony, and Edgar Awards during his impressive career.
Tell No One is an irresistibly suspenseful thriller infused with nail-biting tension and packed with shocking plot twists. It has been eight years since Dr. David Beck’s wife, Elizabeth, was murdered by a serial killer. When Beck receives a message containing a phrase only Elizabeth should know, he is tormented to tears. Either someone is playing a sick joke, or the wife he’s never stopped loving is still alive. He’s been warned to tell no one, and as the desperation of his search for the truth intensifies, he heads straight toward a deadly secret.
Coben tempers the drama with dashes of sly humor and a cast of unforgettable characters, including a bare-hands assassin, a glamorous plus-size model and a drug dealer with a soft spot for Dr. Beck. Listeners will relish Ed Sala’s exhilarating narration.
©2001 Harlan Coben (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC
Good story ... suspense .. interesting characters ... it's just that the narrator, who is supposed to be a 30+ year old guy sounds like a 60+ year old, and it's hard to reconcile in the listening. Really poor match of character + narrator. For the entire book I had to remind myself that my character is YOUNG.
Say something about yourself!
This is not a book that you will know the ending from the first few chapters. Lots of twist and turns. Great read!!
Interesting enough for me to keep listening, but the story ended a bit abruptly for me - and the narrator really wasn't my cup of tea. Too breathy and sounded far too old for most of the characters he narrated.
I'm confused by the positive reviews. This book was so full of hackneyed cliches that I started to be able to predict exact wordings. The writing was so poorly done that I was barely able to focus on the plot. Spend your money elsewhere!
I think this author is climbing up my "go to" author list. The characters in this book are forced to behave out of their comfort zones to walk the paths that eventually lead to the answers they are seeking and I think they were wishing they had given up their answers long ago. The main character has a secret. By mid book I knew the secret. . Turns out so did the person he had been hiding it from. The clues given absolutely add up to the conclusion but could be seen from a different angle and throw you off track. While I thought I knew the who and why of it, I was not spot on and understood I had matched the clues in such a way as to be right on my analysis. Totally enjoyed this book.
I gave the performance a three because although the narration did seem to fit our main character, he seemed almost bored in places that could have used a little more emotion. He was not annoying however and his character voices were believable and appropriate.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
I really liked this listen, the narrator was great but the story was familiar. A sinister family, witness protection and a heartbroken man. I bought it on sale otherwise I may have felt I wasted a credit.
Say something about yourself!
Boring, moves so slowly, I keep loosing concentration, yes it is that bad. Do your self a favor and don't bother.
Not his best work
Monotone and slow
. . . probably not . . .
Overall this was quite a decent yarn (and I would have likely rated it much higher), . . . HOWEVER . . . while narrating the story, the protagonist's incessant self-flagellating comments regarding his relationship with his spouse (i.e., "Corny. I know.") ruined what otherwise would have been an acceptable & entertaining story!
The narrator's self-flagellation was entirely unnecessary the first time. It was distracting the second time, irritating the third time, and so utterly exasperating by the end of the book that I won't likely buy another by this -otherwise rather decent author.
I would advise the narrator to have requested some edits on the self-flagellating & call it "abridged". Even he seemed exhausted by all the self-depreciating comments.
Too old for the character! His voice sounded like he was narrating a 60's detective drama.
I like the story but I shouldn't have to keep reminding myself that the character isn't a 60's TV detective wanna-be!
I would recommend this book to Coben fans, but with I would add a caveat. The resolution falters. It's not Coben's best.
The most interesting aspect of the story is the story itself -- until it ends. I enjoyed most of the characters -- especially his friend, Tyrese.
I enjoyed the rendering of David Beck, Shauna, and Tyrese. However, I thought the narration and characterizations were very good throughout.
It was made into a movie, but I did not see it.
The beginning and middle were far more logical than the ending, which to me, was somewhat of a let-down.
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