It should have been the greatest day of David's life. A trip to New York, wife by his side, to visit his new publisher. Finally, after years of lonely struggle it looks as though the gods of fate are going to lift him from schoolteacher to writer.
But on the way back to Penn station, a chance encounter changes all of that. He bumps into a stranger who covertly follows him, and then, just before they board their train home, passes by him close enough to whisper: 'Remember me'. The stranger follows them back to where they live, and it isn't long before David realises that this man wants something from him... something very personal, that he may have no choice but to surrender.
Meanwhile, back in New York, ex-lawyer John Henderson does his girlfriend Kristina a favour and agrees to talk to Catherine Warren, an acquaintance of hers who believes she's being stalked by en ex-lover. But soon John realizes that Catherine's problem is more complex than anyone realized... There are people out there in the shadows, watching, wanting to be with you. They are the followers. And they're about to turn.
Read by Jeff Harding. A native of New England, Jeff Harding has appeared in television productions as varied as Howard’s End, The Fast Show, Father Ted and NCS Manhunt. He has recorded many audiobooks, including Orion's The Last Templar, Robert Ludlum’s Bourne Trilogy and the best-selling Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code.
It's a book with an interesting idea, but seems to be stretched too much. The prose is great, but the ending slightly flat.
What disappointed you about We Are Here?
This book flitted between characters, tenses etc, too many different characters, viewpoints etc I think I would have struggled even in a traditional format. I lasted for a couple of hours but found myself skipping back chapters too often. Have had this with Stephen King but with him it *usually* pays off.
What could Michael Marshall have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Make it more understandable? get to the point a bit earlier?
Did Jeff Harding do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?
Jeff put in a good performance as usual, but the story let him down
What character would you cut from We Are Here?
Didn't get far enough through this book to understand the underlying story
Any additional comments?
Probably ok for a holiday but no use to me on a 30min drive to work.
This was a new genre for me, but gave it a try after reading some of the other reviews, and having had a few disapponting downlads recently. I didn't like the narrator much, since he narrated a book I really didn't lke, so difficult to forget that association. His main failure is his portrayal of a female voice, who all come out sounding high pitched and really quite pathetic.
The story was, I guess, good for the genre, but just not my cup of tea. I listened a lot, just to get to the end of it. At the very end there is a reference to a character, but I couldn't remember who the character was - which i find the main drawback of audiobooks, not being able to flick back and find the informaiton you need.