The Innocent starts in the green suburbs of New Jersey and takes us off into the dark heart of the secrets and lies that often hide at the centre of American life. Matt has rebuilt his life after a brawl that left him serving four years hard time for manslaughter. He has clawed back some of the dreams of his young manhood - in particular, Olivia, the girl he met once, dreamed of and then found again. Now someone is sending him phone images of Olivia, in a blonde wig, with another man...
©2005 Harlan Coben (P)2006 W F Howes Ltd
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Very good story and the surprises kept coming all the way to the end.
The only fly in the ointment was the narrators breathing and lengthy gaps in dialogue. I could almost hear him licking his lips and taking big breaths - very off putting.
Great story though.
"Will Robie, Book 1. Crash, Bang, Wallop"
I enjoyed this book, the story was engaging and the characters were interesting, as is the norm from Mr Coben.
I thought the narrators were both good, No annoying accents or reading techniques.
Unfortunately, there were sound effects in the recording.
I found this extremely annoying. I don't hear dramatic music heralding the coming dramatic scene when I'm reading a book, why would I want it while listening to one? Instead of heightening the building tension it just put me on edge. Then there were the gunshots and fight scenes!
I really like Harlen Coben, I've read several of his books, but will read all the Audible reviews looking for reference to sound effects for any of his audio books from now on, and will avoid any recordings where music and background noise is mentioned.
Shame, would have been 5 stars otherwise. Not sure what to do about the rest of the series, might just buy the books and read them instead.
"Not his best"
It was ok. Sound quality REALLY POOR! (Some laughing in the background at one point, lots of very audible editing and the narrator's moistening his lips or whatever it was just made the book itself fade into the background really) Disappointing.
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