The Lost Coast

  • by Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by Barry Eisler
  • 0 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For Larison, a man off the grid and on the run, the sleepy northern California town of Arcata, gateway to the state's fabled Lost Coast, seems like a perfect place to disappear for a while. But Arcata isn't nearly as sleepy as it seems, and when three locals decide Larison would make a perfect target for their twisted sport, Larison exacts a lifetime of vengeance in one explosive evening.

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NOT EXPECTED/ENJOYED

What would have made The Lost Coast better?

There should have been more disclosure in the synopsis that this was an erotic homosexual rape short story. Sure, it involves Larison, and anyone who knows this series knows his "secret" but this short story amounted to nothing more than a forcible rape by Larison of a young college male. There was nothing entertaining, enjoyable, or worth the cost of the audiobook about it.
The synopsis says of the story: "...when three locals decide Larison would make a perfect target for their twisted sport, Larison exacts a lifetime of vengeance in one explosive evening. "

Reading this, anyone is sure to think that it's going to be some shooter violence revenge. I mean, we're talking about a hardened killer, right? Beating a couple guys up, and then forcing the weakest of them all to perform oral sex on him is not my (or anyone's, I'd think) idea of "a lifetime of vengeance in one explosive evening."

EPIC FAIL.
It may be enough to make me abandon this series, and this author altogether, which would be something I regret as all his other works that I've read or listened to have been great.

But seriously... homosexual rape? That's Eisler's idea of a lifetime of vengeance??
Did I mention: EPIC FAIL?


Has The Lost Coast turned you off from other books in this genre?

It's quite possible turned me off from any new works by Eisler (I've already read or listened to everything currently available by him).


What didn’t you like about Barry Eisler’s performance?

The performance was ok; I'm just so disgusted with the story-line that I didn't want to give any positive review.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Lost Coast?

I'd have cut the entire story...


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- Douglas

Too violent

Any additional comments?

I was shocked at the violence in this book and did not cope or appreciate the predatory nature of the protagonist and the amount of violence delivered by him. I usually love Barry Eisler, but this was way over the top for me and I felt sick listening to this short story.

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- pamela

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-15-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio