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Shelter Audiobook

Shelter: A Mickey Bolitar Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Mickey Bolitar’s year can’t get much worse. After witnessing his father’s death and sending his mom to rehab, he’s forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools.

A new school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley. For a while, it seems like Mickey’s train wreck of a life is finally improving - until Ashley vanishes without a trace. Unwilling to let another person walk out of his life, Mickey follows Ashley’s trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that this seemingly sweet, shy girl isn’t who she claimed to be. And neither was Mickey’s father. Soon, Mickey learns about a conspiracy so shocking that it makes high school drama seem like a luxury - and leaves him questioning everything about the life he thought he knew.

First introduced to readers in Harlan Coben’s latest adult novel, Live Wire, Mickey Bolitar is as quick-witted and clever as his uncle Myron, and eager to go to any length to save the people he cares about.

©2011 Harlan Coben (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    pbfwinc 04-06-16
    pbfwinc 04-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent book. worth hearing twice"

    The narrator changes his voice to give one a sense of each character. the story captures your attention and does not let go. I highly recommend it.

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    Jodi 04-05-16
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    "Couldn't finish"

    I don't understand how anyone over the age of 18 can consider this a great read. This is definitely a book for younger audiences. The voice of "Spoon," who was obviously inserted as comic relief, was so over the top and annoying. It really felt like I was reading a children's book.

    Why can't these stories fulfill all audiences, without these simple-minded, pre-pubescent formulas?

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    Fabio H Cedeno 04-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "intriguing"

    I enjoyed it very much, the reading and performance was outstanding, however the ending was well not cool, like it just stops, everything stops. it leaves you hanging. ..

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    Shelly Dee 04-04-16
    Shelly Dee 04-04-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Not so much - but great narrator"

    I have to agree more with the guy from Lancaster about this book. Yet I did finish it --

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    Don 04-04-16
    Don 04-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Liked it."

    Narrator was good and made the story flow smoothly. The story was simple and entertaining. I like those books that have good mystery , and this was one . I will be listening to another by this author, and hopefully narrator.

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    "If your a Mobb Deep fan. this is a must."

    I had a great time listening to this book. especially since Prodigy did the reading himself. If was a very insightful behind the music story of a group that really helped me get thru my teenage years as a young black male in america.
    loved it.

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    BarryM USA 04-03-16
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    "Not for Adults"

    This book should be marketed as for teens, or even younger. It is not really a "for adults" book.

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    Claudia H. Christian 04-03-16 Member Since 2014

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    This is a lovely story of bravery and courage made small by a ridiculous ending clearly chosen by some idiotic editor.

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    Tamalybabe 04-03-16
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    The story was appropriate to/for young adults...no graphic violence, bad language or sex. However, if there is not going to be a second book, the ending will leave the reader unsatisfied.

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    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 04-02-16
    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 04-02-16 Member Since 2001
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    "Shelter"
    Any additional comments?

    Written by Harlan Coben, narrated by Nick Podehl, unabridged audiobook just over seven hours of listening, and released in 2011. This is very definitely a young adult book. Teenagers are the protagonists. There is no gratuitous sex, no bad language. Good gift for a young adult you’d like to introduce to reading.

    A new kid at a high-school, Mickey Bolivar, becomes enmeshed in a mystery. He has met a girl and she suddenly disappears. Shortly surrounded with a Hardy Boys group of high school outcasts, Mickey and his cohorts travel through the pages in pursuit of justice for the missing girl. At the same time, he struggles with understanding his father’s death, his mother’s sad life as an addict, and an uncle-trying-to-do-the-right thing.

    Narration by Nick Podehl is great, he does a wonderful job. I first heard his narration in a Nora Roberts book, Black Hills. Nice work.

    In short, this is a great book for a youngster. Mature readers will roll eyes and get bored. But … that said, it’s a good story.

    IF A MINOR SPOILER WILL BOTHER YOU, DO NOT READ FURTHER.

    There is a major plot hole, however, specifically age related. One of the ‘bad-guys’ revealed at the very end of the story is too young to be a modern-day ENT rescue person and also a WWII Nazi. He’d be about 90 years old and therefore not in a physical condition to be an ENT. Doesn’t work.

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