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.
I like how it picked up right where "Shelter " left off and yet, if had not listened to "Shelter first, you weren't really in the dark. The narrator is great!
The development of the characters
He was excellent! You knew exactly who was speaking.
Toward to end of the book with Mickey and Myron...don't want to give anything away, like some people do when they review...hint, hint!
To the person who gave this like 1 star...really? This is a book written for young adults, much like "The Hunger Games" or the "Twilight" series. Keep that in mind before you diss a book! I'm 59 and loved it!!
It is a nail biter. You think it is going to go one way and it goes the other.
I love Mickey. He knows what the right thing to do is and he does it.
I like the scenes between Mickey and his uncle. No matter what his uncle is there for him. It is a hard lesson for anybody.
It makes you laugh and cry and say OMG.
It is a great book for all ages.
Second's Away picks up right where Shelter leaves off. I think you'd get much more from the book if you read Shelter first. Generally I wouldn't read a Young Adult kind of genre but I had become so invested in the Myron Bolitar series (Mickey Bolitar's uncle) I couldn't miss this. It is a light read and sometimes I think the plot takes a back seat to the action but still it is very entertaining. What attracted me to the book is not Mickey but Uncle Myron, who plays only a minor role in the book and we see him through a new and less favorable point of few... seeing flaws that we never knew he had. All in all... Harlan Coben brought it again!!
This was an excellent book, but I can't compare it to the print edition. This book is a continuation from "Shelter" so be sure to listen to that one first. I was disappointed there are no more Mickey Bolitar books in they series yet. Hopefully there will be more in the future
I am a big fan of Harlan Coben and loved his Myron Bolitar series. I really miss that series but am settling for his new series. The Mickey Bolitar books are young adult books and this is the second in the series. Mickey is Myron's nephew. I still enjoyed it as an adult and would recommend it to a friend, reminding them it is a young adult book so they won't be looking for something with adult tastes.
Seconds Away starts up right where the first one left off and actually continues the story in certain parts. Definitely read the first one first.
He did a very good job. I liked how he changed voices and made Mickey sound like a teenager.
The story was pretty far fetched and I had no extreme reaction but it did hold my attention and kept me wondering what was going to happen next. The end of the book makes it clear there will be another one coming up.
I really hope Harlan Coben will get tired of Mickey and bring Myron back.
I'll give everything a try
The story is great, appropriate for teenagers. The narrater was good, and the plot is not as complicated as his adult novels,, but was still entertaining. Also loved how Myron is back in the game and how Coben eludes to even Win, though not directly by name of course.
The characters were also well written and well developed.
i would recommend Coben's adult books more, but if you want a book to pass time and not be confronted by too serious a plot, as with his other books, this would be great.
Not in the top 10, but I listened to the end which means it is not in the bottom 10...
The most interesting aspect was that it has a smooth story and a good building of the mystery...like all Harlan's books. the least interesting- It is missing the speed and the dialogues of Mayron's series and lack's the characters like Win etc.
I think so. he is making this average listen worth more.
Harlan is still my favorite
It's just a fun listen.
The other Coben books. I am really enjoying the YA series. Looking forward to the next one.
I don't really have a favorite.
I'm not that creative
it was exactly the same as the 1st book
The whole thing
I think it must be an error. It was the same as the first book
As of all the rest of the Bolitar books this one starts out fast and doesnt slow down thruout. Great listen. Only wish I would have known that "Shelter" was the first of the Mickey series.
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