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The story line is quite good but unfortunately the author has done what seems like every other author of late has done - gone for a story that has the main character as a super woman. The flood of books with female characters that are penned as invincible heroes while still exhibiting the purest of female qualities is just plain tedious and starting to become rather predictable if not intellectually painful. Bottom line - the main (unbelievable) character got in the way of what could have been a decent original plot.
Would you try another book written by Harlan Coben or narrated by January LaVoy?
If you’ve listened to books by Harlan Coben before, how does this one compare?
What about January LaVoy’s performance did you like?
She reads well in a way that makes no difference whether she is a man or a woman
Was Fool Me Once worth the listening time?
Up to a point
Any additional comments?
I was disappointed. I usually like HC's books a lot but I could not care about this woman. I don't like characters who continually refuse to answer others' questions or explain themselves. I did enjoy the reference to Win Lockwood from the Myron Bolitar books
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
The first female main character in a Harlan Coben is a bit of a cheat, apart from being described as female all else in her life is basically a male action hero prototype, military helicopter pilot, ptsd, gun fanatic, ace shooter and a loner that asks for no help and explains very little.
She is frequently complimented on her beauty but she shows no interest in any of the male characters except for a very brief description of how she met her husband.
Do not expect to discover, or figure out the secret because you do not have all the cards Mr Coben is holding the entire deck. The other thing this is not even remotely is a procedural, it has the most ridiculous lineup of suspects in a precinct I have ever experienced in writing or movie, very much unacceptable at his level of writing or writer.
If you read it fast and ask no questions or think for too long you may get some enjoyment out of this story otherwise not good enough.
39 of 45 people found this review helpful
I have been listening to audiobooks for years, probably back when it was a bit dorky. That's what happens when you spend too long in the car....this is one of the best.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
The narration was done very well and was easy to listen to. Harlen Coben has, once again written an excellent book.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful