• The Stranger

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Eric Meyers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world.

Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American Dream - a big house, a good job, a seemingly perfect life.

Then he runs into the Stranger. When he learns a devastating secret about his wife, Corrine, he confronts her, and the mirage of perfection disappears as if it never existed at all. Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corrine's deception, and realises that if he doesn't make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy he's stumbled into will not only ruin lives - it will end them.

©2015 Harlan Coben (P)2015 Orion Publishing Group

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Powerful realistic plot but gaps

Powerful plot based on realistic family behaviour but gaps that detracted. Language and level of violence suited.
Good character narration

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-02-18

Not Coben’s best

I usually thoroughly enjoy Harlan Coben, but this is not his best. It was a bit all over the place with an ending that I would rewrite!

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  • Katie
  • 04-16-15

Okaaay

Not a bad story but gets a little convoluted in places and a bit sappy at the end. The narrators voice was slightly jarring - particularly when he read children or women's parts.

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  • Jane
  • 01-22-21

Great book, worth read

Tangential with multiple stories and confusion how they connected, concluding in a perhaps somewhat predictable ending.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-24-20

Loved it

Watch on Netflix once listening, great writer. Great story. Fully recommend. 10 out of 10

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  • paulak1709
  • 08-10-19

Did not enjoy, was a real let down!

I did not enjoy this book, I found the story line very poor. I always read to the end, but was glad to finish this one :(

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  • Benjamin Gwilliam
  • 04-10-19

incredible

such a great story. highly recommend. he's a brilliant writer. you won't want to turn it off.

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  • Carmel Marr
  • 03-05-19

The stranger

I throughly enjoyed this book iam now looking forward to seeing the story on DVD

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  • dale
  • 04-22-16

Riveting!

Couldn't stop listening. Anything written by this man is brilliant. Full of tension and mystery right from the start until the last word.

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  • Rosslyn
  • 04-08-16

Hooked Me!

The story intrigued from the beginning. I like a puzzle and this had me racing to the computer to research, because I just didn't believe the first layer of this intriguing narrative. Of course Harlan Coben had done his own research so he was spot on and I learnt something that mirrored the feelings of the main character.

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  • Diana
  • 03-19-16

Most intriguing

What made the experience of listening to The Stranger the most enjoyable?

The constant shifting of the story -- I wasn't able to predict the outcome at all and was therefore hooked the whole way through.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Stranger?

The ending was gripping and shocking and impressive. I don't think I'll be able to forget that.