© 2002 Harlan Coben; (P) 2002 Books on Tape, Inc.
"The clockwork plot keeps picking up speed...breathtaking." (Booklist)
"Coben has written another winner, guaranteed to keep readers awake all night." (Library Journal)
"A tale of manifold deceptions guaranteed to show its readers up as suckers, and to make them love every moment of the experience." (Amazon.com)
"A compelling and original suspense thriller...intriguing, clever and unique." (Los Angeles Times)
Semi retired magazine editor and part time university adjunct instructor who is often distracted by his 10-year-old daughter.
Don't really understand the few negative customer reviews this book received. This is the third Coben book I've listened to and they keep getting better. I had one of the major twists figured out about three quarters of the way through the listen (the final twist) but the other twist surprised me. Coben created some really evil characters in this book. Or did he? That's all I can say about it without providing a spoiler. Also, I found the narration right on. The reviewer who complained of an indistinguishable monotone throughout must have listened to another book. Marosz didn't have extreme variations in tone, but you certainly knew when certain characters (John, e.g.) were speaking. I can't wait until if and when Audible gets the audio problems with another of Coben's books (Just One Look) ironed out so I can download and listen to that one. Spend a credit on Gone for Good. It's definitely worth the listen.
The book keeps your interest and is a first rate mystery. Maybe too many twists, but put your analytical magnifying glass aside and its a great story.
(unfortunately no Myron Bolitar!)
This is about as exciting and mysterious as possible, and it is read by a master.
Can't wait for the next unabridged Coben.
I really enjoyed this book. Althought the story line seems to be all over the place at times and you find yourself wondering how it could ever all come together for an interesting ending, it does. And no matter how you think it will end, it doesn't end that way at all. Many, many twists & turns and then, and then....well, I guess you'll just have to read it to find out. Enjoy.
I decided on this book based on prior reader reviews. I thoroughly enjoyed it. As mentioned before, many twists and turns through the very last minute. Some surprised me, a few I had suspected. The narrator didn't detract from the reading. He wasn't the greatest but you get used to it and it doesn't take away from the story at all.
I'm an engineer that found "reading" great books to be an excellent way to spend time in the car. I hope others do too.
First off, some folks didn't like the reader's voice but once I got used to it (by the end of the first CD), I found it OK and thought the reader did a pretty good job with the various characters. I'd listen to another book read by the reader.
The story has some twists and turns to be sure, but Will (and most everyone else) needed to attend a class on communication skills. I found myself wanting to wring his neck for being so stupid and not just talking straight up when asked a direct question. When he did answer questions, they were sarcastic when it didn't seem appropriate for the character.
It also seemed a little unbelievable that his brother would never bother to contact him given how close they were supposed to be.
Even with the frustrating dysfunctional communication skills of all the characters, I found myself sitting in the car listening "just a few minutes more" which is the sign of a good book.
I thought the story was great-a new twist at every turn. What I did not like was the voice of the reader,Jonathan Marosz. He did not have enough inflection that this book demands-the voice was almost like a monotone. After a while it was not as exciting as the discription of the story.
I love this book. It was suspenseful, intelligent, romantic... just about every characteristic you want in a novel put together in a brilliant storyline. I highly recommend it to everyone
This book was recommended to me, I, in turn, recommend it to anyone that would like a good thriller. Narration was superb. The story kept me on the edge of my seat throughout and I actually shed a tear of joy at the end. Great read!
My first Coben book; complex storyline that holds your interest and sets up the surprise twists nicely; can definitely see why this author has been decorated with awards; no qualms in my recommendation; unabridged for sure.
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