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The Woods Audiobook

The Woods

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Twenty years ago, four teenagers at summer camp walked into the woods at night. Two were found murdered, and the others were never seen again. Four families had their lives changed forever. Now, two decades later, they are about to change again.

For Paul Copeland, the county prosecutor of Essex, New Jersey, mourning the loss of his sister has only recently begun to subside. Cope, as he is known, is now dealing with raising his six-year-old daughter as a single father after his wife has died of cancer. Balancing family life and a rapidly ascending career as a prosecutor distracts him from his past traumas, but only for so long. When a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to Cope, the well-buried secrets of the prosecutor's family are threatened.

Is this homicide victim one of the campers who disappeared with his sister? Could his sister be alive? Cope has to confront so much he left behind that summer 20 years ago: his first love, Lucy; his mother, who abandoned the family; and the secrets that his Russian parents might have been hiding even from their own children. Cope must decide what is better left hidden in the dark and what truths can be brought to the light.

©2007 Harlan Coben; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

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    alisha 09-29-16
    alisha 09-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Pretty good."

    It's definitely worth reading/listening. I didn't want to turn it off till the end.

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    Elle Reich Washington, DC 09-28-16
    Elle Reich Washington, DC 09-28-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Great story, better narration, oversexualixation of females"

    In the beginning, I was annoyed at what seemed to be a predictable story. Boy was I wrong! Enough twists and turns in the plot to keep you addicted.

    My ONLY complaint: something that is beginning to really rub me the wrong way with Coben's books (and I've consumed at least 20) is the objectification of women and the justification of amoral behavior...whether it be a cheating man ("some just do it and can't help themselves! Even with loving and happy families at home, there are certain types of men who just wouldn't be themselves if they stopped womanizing..."...what??

    The authors liberal views and outright obsession with smut in a good number of his books detracts from his genius for me. All of the male protagonists in his books exercise an almost teenage boy mentality that I find cheap and less credible. Makes me feel like Coben himself is a bit of a pig and sexualizes all of his own experiences with every attractive woman he encounters. Gross!

    And all of the female characters are these borderline pornstars who are totally cool, sexy and liberal about what is morally acceptable...playing into the male chauvinism. His books make it seem like women are only successful when they are using their bodies and looks to get ahead. Methinks Coben needs a reality check.

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    J. LOUISE Fort Lauderdale FL 09-28-16
    J. LOUISE Fort Lauderdale FL 09-28-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Very engaging read. First time with Coben work."

    Got me hooked for more. Narration excellent. Recommend this novel for a good read in the woods

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    Jeanette Morris 09-24-16

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    "Masterful plot weaving"

    You will be on the edge of your seat and scratching your head right up to the end.

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    Stacy CARTERSVILLE, GA, United States 09-18-16
    Stacy CARTERSVILLE, GA, United States 09-18-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Enthralling Read Up to the Last Minute"

    this book is another perfect example of why he is my favorite author. The book captured my attention and held it for the entire week. It was full of twists and turns. at several times I thought I had it figured out and it was predictable, but it never was exclamation point for anybody looking for a true page-turner / constant listen this is the book for you!

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    Lynn C. St. Louis MO 09-18-16
    Lynn C. St. Louis MO 09-18-16 Member Since 2009

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    "Great story once the pieces connected"

    I enjoyed the story and it kept me guessing. It was challenging to follow in the first couple chapters while characters and situations were outlines but it wrapped up quite nicely.

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    MJ 09-17-16
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    "Enjoyable who done it"

    The story was enjoyable and kept me guessing up until the end. The narration though was over the top outstanding. LOVE this narrator and will follow him onto another book. Definitely.

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    Erin 09-16-16
    Erin 09-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Best narrator I've heard thus far."

    I'd listen to more Coben just for the pleasure of hearing Brick's narration. The story wasn't bad, either.

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    Grace Douglas 09-15-16
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    "Didn't really like it."

    Too much time to set up then rushed the ending. Story too sad and ending a disapp

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    M. Papa 09-11-16
    M. Papa 09-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting mystery"

    Overall I liked the story. It kept me guessing until the last third or so, when the mysteries became fairly easy to guess. I wasn't a fan of how every woman was drop dead gorgeous, or of some of the off topic philosophizing that bogged down the story.

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