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The Innocent Audiobook

The Innocent

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Publisher's Summary

Some mistakes can change your life forever. For Matt Hunter, that mistake came in one terrible moment when his attempt to help a friend and stop a fight resulted in an accidental death. Matt was convicted of manslaughter and sent to prison. Time that his peers spent in college, Matt endured behind bars.

Now, nine years after his release from prison, his innocence long forgotten, he's an ex-con who takes nothing for granted. With his wife Olivia pregnant, and the two of them closing on a house in his hometown, things are looking up. Until the day Matt gets a shocking, inexplicable video call from Olivia's phone. And in an instant, the unraveling begins.

A mysterious man who begins tailing Matt turns up dead. A beloved nun is murdered. And local and federal authorities, including homicide investigator Loren Muse, a childhood schoolmate of Matt's with a troubled past of her own, see all signs pointing to a former criminal with one murder already under his belt...Matt Hunter. Unwilling to lose everything for a second time, Matt and Olivia are forced outside the law in a desperate attempt to save their future together.

An electrifying thrill-ride of a novel that peeks behind the white picket fences of suburbia, The Innocent is at once a twisting, turning, emotionally-charged story and a compelling tale of the choices we make and the repercussions that never leave us.

©2005 Harlan Coben; (P)2005 Penguin Audio

What the Critics Say

"[Coben's] best book to date." (Publishers Weekly)
"As usual with Coben, an intriguing start, hinging on one out-of-whack technological trick, hurtles into a fast-paced hunter-and-hunted drama. First-rate." (Booklist)

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    Sheila Pendergraph Leoma, TN 10-18-15
    Sheila Pendergraph Leoma, TN 10-18-15
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    "Twists with twists."

    Love love loved this book. Love Harlan Coben and Scott Brick. Keeps you guessing. Many surprises.

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    Louanne Santa Fe, NM, United States 08-24-15
    Louanne Santa Fe, NM, United States 08-24-15 Member Since 2005
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    "NARRATION FLAT"

    I think this is a case where the narrator has a big influence on the enjoyment of listening to the book. Scott Brick is, as advertised, like a Brick. I know he is popular, but I find his voice trying. But rock hard and brittle, gives little depth to the characters. He does not bring a personal connection to the roles . He could be reading a court report. The story lost a quality of engagement that allows ones to be emotionally "hooked". A die hard Coben fan will not be disappointed. A Scott Brick fan will not be disappointed. I'm neither.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    R. Williams Overland Park, Ks United States 08-04-15
    R. Williams Overland Park, Ks United States 08-04-15 Member Since 2017
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    "More twists than a country road!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Innocent the most enjoyable?

    Right at first I wasn't sure where this was going. It seemed a bit disjointed. When Coben started tying a few pieces together it got very interesting. I listened to it straight through on a long drive. You have to pay attention in this one. Many small clues. Great story. Totally got into it.


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

    YES!!


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    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 07-28-15
    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 07-28-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Does not disappoint!"

    Harlan Coben is a terrific, story teller! This is my second listen in his lengthy book list. I've become a real fan! He weaves a tale that is full of suspense and emotional risk and keeps you listening needing to find out what happens! His characters are very well developed. We empathize easily with their plights.

    Scott Brick does an excellent job.

    Yes, I'd recommend this book to anyone that enjoys white knuckles and compulsive listening!! It is a great suspense!

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    Amazon Customer 05-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Scott Brick does it again"

    The writer is great. The story line is fabulous. Scott Bricks narration makes the audio book come to life. He plays every part so well you forget he's only one person. Seldom does he disappoint as a narrator.

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    Vicki Wolf Warwick, NY United States 05-01-15
    Vicki Wolf Warwick, NY United States 05-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Non stop action"

    Pay close attention from the very start, because you'll need to know everything! Great twists and turns!

    I wasn't a fan of this reader on the last book but he redeemed himself totally with this one. Excellent job! I'm from NY so I'd notice a crappy accent, but he was spot on!

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    Carlene Lebanon, ME, USA 02-18-07
    Carlene Lebanon, ME, USA 02-18-07 Member Since 2016
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    "Very good read"

    Once again Harlan Coban has succeeded in keeping my interest and leaving me wanting to read/hear more stories by him. I am definitely a Harlan Coban fan.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah Indian Rocks Beach, FL, USA 07-04-06
    Deborah Indian Rocks Beach, FL, USA 07-04-06 Member Since 2011
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    "Great"

    The characters and story line are very believable. The reader also does a great job!

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    Michael Akron, OH, United States 05-22-06
    Michael Akron, OH, United States 05-22-06 Member Since 2017
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    "great mystery with lots of twists"

    This is my first Harlan Coben book, and it definately makes me want to try more. Great mystery with many twists that I could have never seen coming, plus likable characters. Highest recommendation.

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    Astrid APO, AP, USA 03-18-06
    Astrid APO, AP, USA 03-18-06
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    "enjoyable"

    This was an enjoyable listen-so much so that I'd listen during exercising, in my car and while doing household chores! Easy to pick up on the storyline even after putting down for a couple of days.

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