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The Woods Audiobook

The Woods

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Publisher's Summary

Twenty years ago, four teenagers at summer camp walked into the woods at night. Two were found murdered, and the others were never seen again. Four families had their lives changed forever. Now, two decades later, they are about to change again.

For Paul Copeland, the county prosecutor of Essex, New Jersey, mourning the loss of his sister has only recently begun to subside. Cope, as he is known, is now dealing with raising his six-year-old daughter as a single father after his wife has died of cancer. Balancing family life and a rapidly ascending career as a prosecutor distracts him from his past traumas, but only for so long. When a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to Cope, the well-buried secrets of the prosecutor's family are threatened.

Is this homicide victim one of the campers who disappeared with his sister? Could his sister be alive? Cope has to confront so much he left behind that summer 20 years ago: his first love, Lucy; his mother, who abandoned the family; and the secrets that his Russian parents might have been hiding even from their own children. Cope must decide what is better left hidden in the dark and what truths can be brought to the light.

©2007 Harlan Coben; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

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    Annelle D. Garcia 10-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "keeps you hooked"

    good, easy read. keeps you intrigued. was never bored. so glad i purchased this book

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    KIMMY D GIDEON SPRINGFIELD, MO, US 10-19-16
    KIMMY D GIDEON SPRINGFIELD, MO, US 10-19-16 Member Since 2012
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    "I was totally taken in by this book!"

    I was truly of track with this book right up till the end! Very good read!

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    Svandis 10-18-16
    Svandis 10-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Audio feels like it was recorded inside a can"
    What made the experience of listening to The Woods the most enjoyable?

    Narrator was good. but the audio ruins the experience, feels like it was recorded inside a can
    Caracter build good and easy to follow


    What did you like best about this story?

    Story build and caracters


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Scott Brick?

    No one


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end. But I don't want to spoil


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    Renea Cribbs 10-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Couldn't put it down"

    Suspense and characters you can't help but care about---amazing work by Harlan Coben and excellent performance by the narrator.

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    Philip Prinzi Denver Co 10-14-16
    Philip Prinzi Denver Co 10-14-16 Member Since 2015

    Phil

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    "NEED A QUALITY NARRATION"
    Would you listen to The Woods again? Why?

    I LOVED THE STORY BUT THE NARRATION QUALITY WAS SO POOR, IT WAS LIKE FINGERNAILS ON A CHALKBOARD


    What did you like best about this story?

    THE WHOLE STORY LINE IS FINE, AND TYPICAL OF THE GREAT AUTHOR


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Scott Brick?

    MR. BRICK IS FINE, BUT HE NEEDS TO FIND A BETTER STUDIO FOR HIS WORK THIS SOUNDED LIKE IT WAS RECORED IN SOMEONE'S LIVING ROOM NOT A PROFESSIONAL SOUND STUDIO


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    GOT ME THERE... NOT GOOD AT SUCH STUFF


    Any additional comments?

    FIX THE AUDIO QUALITY!!!

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    hadaki_lvr32 Salt Lake City, UT 10-08-16
    hadaki_lvr32 Salt Lake City, UT 10-08-16 Member Since 2017

    I have fallen in love all over again with reading. Only now I do it with my ears instead of my eyes!

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    "Another amazing story by Coben"

    Unlike the other stories I've read by Coben, I felt like this one started off a bit slower. However, once it got going it was just as suspenseful and intricately woven as all the others. Another homerun!

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    alisha 09-29-16
    alisha 09-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Pretty good."

    It's definitely worth reading/listening. I didn't want to turn it off till the end.

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    Elle Reich Washington, DC 09-28-16
    Elle Reich Washington, DC 09-28-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Great story, better narration, oversexualixation of females"

    In the beginning, I was annoyed at what seemed to be a predictable story. Boy was I wrong! Enough twists and turns in the plot to keep you addicted.

    My ONLY complaint: something that is beginning to really rub me the wrong way with Coben's books (and I've consumed at least 20) is the objectification of women and the justification of amoral behavior...whether it be a cheating man ("some just do it and can't help themselves! Even with loving and happy families at home, there are certain types of men who just wouldn't be themselves if they stopped womanizing..."...what??

    The authors liberal views and outright obsession with smut in a good number of his books detracts from his genius for me. All of the male protagonists in his books exercise an almost teenage boy mentality that I find cheap and less credible. Makes me feel like Coben himself is a bit of a pig and sexualizes all of his own experiences with every attractive woman he encounters. Gross!

    And all of the female characters are these borderline pornstars who are totally cool, sexy and liberal about what is morally acceptable...playing into the male chauvinism. His books make it seem like women are only successful when they are using their bodies and looks to get ahead. Methinks Coben needs a reality check.

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    J. LOUISE Fort Lauderdale FL 09-28-16
    J. LOUISE Fort Lauderdale FL 09-28-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Very engaging read. First time with Coben work."

    Got me hooked for more. Narration excellent. Recommend this novel for a good read in the woods

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    Jeanette Morris 09-24-16

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    "Masterful plot weaving"

    You will be on the edge of your seat and scratching your head right up to the end.

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