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  • Don't Let Go

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,261

With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The new Harlan Coben?!

  • By shelley on 10-01-17

I've missed him so much!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-17

I listen to a lot of audio books at work-- very solitary job-- and I realize how much garbage I've been listening to. I could not do my work and concentrate on this book! Harlan Coben is so twisty and thoughtful with his mysteries!! I had to stop everything and JUST LISTEN. I've missed HC so much (I've read them all) and I love love love Steven Weber. I wish he could narrate my life.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Too Late

  • By: C. Hoover
  • Narrated by: Emma Hudson, Ryan Gray, Max Thomas
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

Sloan will go through hell and back for those she loves. And she does, every single day. After finding herself stuck in a relationship with the dangerous and morally corrupt Asa Jackson, Sloan will do whatever it takes to get by until she's able to find a way out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story with excellent narration.

  • By Misty on 05-18-17

How many epilogues does it take...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-17

What would have made Too Late better?

Another female narrator. Less "epilogues"

What was most disappointing about C. Hoover’s story?

The story could have been Ok, but it supposedly wrapped up with four hours left in the book. Then, we were subjected to numerous epilogues. I lost count of how many there were. Definition of epilogue: "a section or speech at the end of a book or play that serves as a comment on or a conclusion to what has happened." Let's face it-- what the author wrote were merely more "chapters." So frustrating to listen to. What in the world? Oh another thing-- the lame story line that the cops/ DA would not charge/ prosecute the bad guy FOR SHOOTING A COP IN COLD BLOOD because they wrote it off as a love triangle?? PLEASE. Just stop it.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The vocal pattern of the female narrator was like nails on a chalkboard. Why did she drag her words out at the end of each sentence? Her voice was deep and husky so she sounded way too old to be the innocent college girl described in the story. Maybe she was a smoker? Maybe she was attempting to enlist a little (annoying) "vocal fry" to make herself sound younger, but she missed the mark. Terribly. I didn't have any feeling for her because she annoyed me so bad.The two male narrators were fine.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Annoyance. Epilogue: I don't think the writer actually has a sense of how the justice system works. Cops do not operate the way she portrayed them in this book. They have training you know. This main guy was more like a pizza guy.

  • Wicked Restless

  • Harper Boys, Book 2
  • By: Ginger Scott
  • Narrated by: James Fouhey, Claire White
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Loneliness was the one constant in Andrew's life. Until one girl, met by chance in a high school hallway, changed everything. Emma Burke was a mystery and all that was beautiful in this world - the only air Andrew ever wanted to breathe. She took the lonely away, filling it with hope and color, and Andrew would do anything to keep her safe, happy, and whole. But sometimes, what feels good and right is what ends up hurting us the most. When Andrew and Emma are faced with an impossible decision, Andrew is tested to see just how far he's willing to go for the girl who owns his heart.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. Unfortunately Siri was the narrator.

  • By carla r ledgerwood on 03-13-17

Great story. Unfortunately Siri was the narrator.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-17

Great story! But it was EXCRUCIATING to listen to the female narrator's awful deliver in her robot voice. Oh, and when she talked baby talk- cringe worthy.