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Seconds Away Audiobook

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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    Pudge 03-16-14
    Pudge 03-16-14
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    "I want"
    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.

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    Emily 06-29-13
    Emily 06-29-13

    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!!


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    Becky Mackinaw, IL, United States 05-11-13
    Becky Mackinaw, IL, United States 05-11-13 Member Since 2016

    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.

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    Michael Honolulu, HI 04-01-13
    Michael Honolulu, HI 04-01-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Almost start to finish in one sitting"
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    Love this story! Some of his better work. I couldn't help being transported back to high school with this superb writing. Love the character spoon. Highly recommend this for any fan of this author.

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    David 03-16-13
    David 03-16-13
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    "Coban's Worst--By Far!"
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    I have read or listened to all of Coban's books and have enjoyed most of them. But this one is terrible. The Mickey Bolitar character is an unsympathetic sort, who I really do not want to know better. The story is so convoluted that it is just screwy. It reminds me of TV series that are fine for one season and in subsequent seasons the writers seem to invent stories that make little sense just to keep the series on the air. I really hope that Coben gives up this Micky series!

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    Virginia M. Corrigan Richmond VA USA 02-20-13
    Virginia M. Corrigan Richmond VA USA 02-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Teenage boy angst cubed"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed the story, as I enjoy all of Coben's work, but sometimes the drama gets a little silly. But in this case I think I am glad I listened to it rather than read it.


    If you’ve listened to books by Harlan Coben before, how does this one compare?

    I have listened to many Harlan Coben books, and this is probably the best.


    What about Nick Podehl’s performance did you like?

    Podehl's voice characterizations are very well done, and seamless. I always know who is speaking, which is sometimes not always easy with male and female characters, especially since they are different ages.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably not.


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    Carl Vetlanda, Sweden 02-12-13
    Carl Vetlanda, Sweden 02-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great entertainment"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I will because it is a well written story what gives you a good time while listening to it.


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    Sonja Poppenhagen Reno, NV 02-03-13
    Sonja Poppenhagen Reno, NV 02-03-13 Member Since 2006

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    "Love this series!"
    What did you love best about Seconds Away?

    I liked that this was a young man who seems mature far beyond his age. I can't wait for the next one.


    What other book might you compare Seconds Away to and why?

    I can't think of anything comparable.


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

    I don't have time to read & he did a great job.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    No

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    Dorothy 12-19-12
    Dorothy 12-19-12
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    "Another Mickey Bolitar Novel"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Seconds Away to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the book, however, I am enjoying the audible version.


    What other book might you compare Seconds Away to and why?

    There were one or two, but unable to recall the titles at this time.


    What about Nick Podehl’s performance did you like?

    I am enjoying his performance, easy to distinguish the characters without announcing each person with "he said" or "she said" in every sentence.


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

    My schedule is very busy, and I'm unable to enjoy the extravagance of leisure listening.


    Any additional comments?

    The story line is good and worth purchasing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. Sindik 11-18-12
    J. Sindik 11-18-12

    Dancing Caterpillar

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    "Great Listen!"
    What made the experience of listening to Seconds Away the most enjoyable?

    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!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The development of the characters


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

    He was excellent! You knew exactly who was speaking.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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!


    Any additional comments?

    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!!

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