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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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    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!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, United States 11-12-12
    Chris GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, United States 11-12-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Another Great Book!!!!"
    What did you love best about Seconds Away?

    It is a nail biter. You think it is going to go one way and it goes the other.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Mickey. He knows what the right thing to do is and he does it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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.


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

    It makes you laugh and cry and say OMG.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a great book for all ages.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 11-07-12
    Linda 11-07-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Love the Bolitar's"
    Any additional comments?

    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!!

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    Colleen 11-04-12
    Colleen 11-04-12
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    "Excellent book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Seconds Away to be better than the print version?

    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


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mickey Bolitar


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin 10-28-12
    Kristin 10-28-12

    Kalmell

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    "i want Myron back but Mickey will do"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


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

    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.


    What about Nick Podehl’s performance did you like?

    He did a very good job. I liked how he changed voices and made Mickey sound like a teenager.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    I really hope Harlan Coben will get tired of Mickey and bring Myron back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elisa Hong Kong, Hong Kong 10-08-12
    Elisa Hong Kong, Hong Kong 10-08-12 Member Since 2007

    I'll give everything a try

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    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    shay Orange, US, Canada 10-05-12
    shay Orange, US, Canada 10-05-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Harlan can do it better"
    Where does Seconds Away rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not in the top 10, but I listened to the end which means it is not in the bottom 10...


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Nick Podehl’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I think so. he is making this average listen worth more.


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

    Nope. Sorry.


    Any additional comments?

    Harlan is still my favorite

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Trista Houston, TX, United States 09-28-12
    Trista Houston, TX, United States 09-28-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Love Bolitar boys!"
    What did you love best about Seconds Away?

    It's just a fun listen.


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

    The other Coben books. I am really enjoying the YA series. Looking forward to the next one.


    Which character – as performed by Nick Podehl – was your favorite?

    I don't really have a favorite.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I'm not that creative


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shelly Silver Spring, MD, United States 09-18-13
    Shelly Silver Spring, MD, United States 09-18-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Repetitive"
    What disappointed you about Seconds Away?

    it was exactly the same as the 1st book


    Has Seconds Away turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


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

    Yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Seconds Away?

    The whole thing


    Any additional comments?

    I think it must be an error. It was the same as the first book

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    john 03-04-13
    john 03-04-13
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    "Another harlan Coben"
    Where does Seconds Away rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mickey.


    What about Nick Podehl’s performance did you like?

    great


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

    yes


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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