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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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    BarryM USA 04-03-16
    BarryM USA 04-03-16 Member Since 2016

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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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    "Good story, frustrating ending"

    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
    Tamalybabe 04-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Is this to be continued?"

    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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    noe velez 04-01-16
    noe velez 04-01-16
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    "interesting story"

    I really enjoyed the book. The twisting plot line really held my attention. I would definitely recommend this book.

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    Meg E Dobson United States 01-26-16
    Meg E Dobson United States 01-26-16 Member Since 2014

    Avatar by The Domestic Goddess at allavatars

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    "Great Young Adult Voice"

    Has a strong voice, nice plot with drive to the end, and something great to impart. A nice beginning to a new series.

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    Susan 08-28-15
    Susan 08-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertained"
    What made the experience of listening to Shelter the most enjoyable?

    Characters are fun and narration made it even better. Earbud in grocery walking through isle listening it would be instant bursts of laughter when Spoon would talk. Had to turn it off until I left the store.


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

    Nick Podehl's got a fantastic voice for characters, bringing each a personality that makes them so much fun.


    Any additional comments?

    Fun listen with a good mystery and worth a listen.

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    Natalie Cullen 08-28-15
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    "Amazing"

    One of the best books I have read. I had a lot of fun reading this book.

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    Anne C Davies 04-22-15

    Avid reader! I like Historical fiction, Historical Romance, Contemporary Fiction and just about anything else.

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    "Not my favorite Harlan Cohen."

    Not what I expected. I wasn't overly fond of the teenage voice. and I won't finish this series.

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    Diane Adcock 04-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Another winner!"

    Amazed how every book Harlan Coben writes is spellbinding, you just can't put down (or stop listening to the audiobooks). Thought since this said young adult I wouldn't like it as well but it was excellent. Getting ready to download the second Mickey Bolitar novel now!

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