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Seconds Away: A Mickey Bolitar Novel, Book 2 | [Harlan Coben]

Seconds Away: A Mickey Bolitar Novel, Book 2

When tragedy strikes close to home, Mickey Bolitar and his loyal new friends - sharp-witted Ema and the adorkably charming Spoon - find themselves at the center of a murder mystery involving their friend Rachel. Now, not only does Mickey have to continue his quest to uncover the truth about the Abeona Shelter and the Butcher of Lodz, he needs to figure out what happened to Rachel - no matter what it takes. Mickey has always been ready to sacrifice everything to help the people he loves.
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Publisher's Summary

When tragedy strikes close to home, Mickey Bolitar and his loyal new friends - sharp-witted Ema and the adorkably charming Spoon - find themselves at the center of a murder mystery involving their friend Rachel. Now, not only does Mickey have to continue his quest to uncover the truth about the Abeona Shelter and the Butcher of Lodz, he needs to figure out what happened to Rachel - no matter what it takes.

Mickey has always been ready to sacrifice everything to help the people he loves. But how can he protect them when he’s not even sure who - or what - he’s protecting them from?

©2012 Harlan Coben (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Michele Colorado Springs 09-26-12
    Michele Colorado Springs 09-26-12 Member Since 2001

    I am the author of "Inner Fears", a thriller by MFKing. I am a social media manager for Jazz Social Media. Audio books are my main entertainment, and I think the best entertainment offered today.

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    "Compelling story for the kid in each of us!"

    Book definitely WI! (worth it)

    Did you read my review about Part 1 of this Mickey Bolitar mystery?

    As soon as I saw that Part 2 was out and I had a credit, this book was in my library.

    Again, I looked for any excuse to be listening–I even wanted to get at that dust way up by the ceiling. “No, I can’t come! I have to clean my house today”–Translate: I have the new Harlan Coben Mickey Bolitar story.

    Although Mickey’s motivation strained my belief as the story progressed, I still loved the book, and want more. The reader, Nick Podehl, performed totally believably as a high school student.

    I don’t agree with one of the reviewers that said this book is for kids only. These stories are for the kid in each of us. Personally, I never knew a high school where I was 6’4″, a varsity basketball player, and free to do whatever I want with no parental supervision. I never challenged the police or had unconditional support from a family member. But I don’t think anyone would want to read a mystery set in my high school years–I was closer to Christine than Mickey. For 7 hours, I got to be the Big Man on Campus.

    So I listened almost without interruption, and again thought the book was too short. I hope there is more Mickey Bolitar coming soon!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK, United States 03-24-14
    Jennifer TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK, United States 03-24-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I didn't Want the Story to End."
    Would you listen to Seconds Away again? Why?

    I would listen to it again, I really enjoyed the characters and how the relationships continue to grow.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mickey and his posse. I love how vulnerable ema is. The bad Lady is also quite interesting. I really hope Coben makes a third book, there is still so much to know.


    What about Nick Podehl’s performance did you like?

    He was great!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed and I cried, its well written!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elle University Place, WA United States 04-26-13
    Elle University Place, WA United States 04-26-13 Member Since 2000

    Elle

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    "Should be included as Part 2 of Shelter"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This is not a stand alone book. It starts like it should be the next chapter in the first book of this Micky Bolitar series. Even then the plot is too infeasible to be engaging. They comprise a very disappointing series.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Betsy worcester, MA, United States 10-04-12
    Betsy worcester, MA, United States 10-04-12 Member Since 2010

    I no longer live in Worcester. I now live in Brooklyn, NY.

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    "Read Shelter (#1 mickey Bolitar) first!"

    I listened to Shelter but that was a year ago.I wish I had re-listened before I started this one. For most of this book I had the feeling I had started in the middle. What was with the butter flies?Who was Ashley? Who was the bald man?That said, as usual the plot was great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Loy Benbrook, TX, United States 09-29-12
    Loy Benbrook, TX, United States 09-29-12 Member Since 2006

    Born to read

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    "enjoyed this one"

    I really enjoyed this book -- I was not sure after I read several reviews and they were sort of negative.
    Now Me, I liked it . It is told by a 16 year old boy -- which is part of a lot of the reviews but he is 16 so that is his way of thinking and doing things.

    His uncle was in this story more which I really liked.

    My opinion worth a listen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    FeFe 07-21-14
    FeFe 07-21-14 Member Since 2013

    I'm expanding my genre in books. I haven't been heavily into books in the past, this is changing rapidly. I enjoy hot & heavy mysteries.

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    "WHERE'S THE NEXT BOOK ? !"
    Which character – as performed by Nick Podehl – was your favorite?

    Nick Podehl performed Mickey very well, and SPOON!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, high school theme but very good.


    Any additional comments?

    I am really wondering when the next book is coming out?!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    William Pierrefonds, QC, Canada 06-27-14
    William Pierrefonds, QC, Canada 06-27-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Very enjoyable!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The story had multiple sub plots all of which were interesting and added to the excitement. And there was lots of excitement.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Seconds Away?

    Too many to list. I could not stop listening.


    What does Nick Podehl bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voices were perfect! Brought the characters to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pudge Earth 03-16-14
    Pudge Earth 03-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend people listening to this book, because it's exciting and fun.
    However, it doesn't feel "real", and compared to other books by Harlan, this falls short.


    Any additional comments?

    Something I don't like is all the "humble brag", that revolves around Mickey Bolitar.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Emily Kure beach, NC, United States 06-29-13
    Emily Kure beach, NC, United States 06-29-13 Member Since 2011

    I am an avid reader! (Zombie and YA mainly) I am pretty much depressed if I don't constantly have a good read lined up!

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    "Still loving this series!!"
    If you could sum up Seconds Away in three words, what would they be?

    Coben does not let me down in this next book of the Mickey Bolitar series! We get to know Ema and Spoon more in this book which is so enjoyable! The crime plot is much more simple in this book less twists and turns but I enjoyed that bc it seems more realistic after the craziness in the last book! Coben has be laugh out loud as usual for all his books. Mickey is so stinking likeable!! These are easy reads but only because they are extremely well written not bc they are YA. This series is fast paced each chapter keeps you enthralled and never bored!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Becky Mackinaw, IL, United States 05-11-13
    Becky Mackinaw, IL, United States 05-11-13 Member Since 2008

    Audible Obsessed Commuter.

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    ""Stop after 1""

    The first book in this series was "Shelter," and was a promising start to the series. This 2nd was a let down. The mystery and twists were still there, but the plot just felt far less believable. I'll end up reading the 3rd book to give the series another chance, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it goes better than this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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