Promise Me : Myron Bolitar

  • by Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by Harlan Coben
  • Series: Myron Bolitar
  • 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It has been six years since entertainment agent Myron Bolitar last played superhero. In six years he hasn't thrown a punch. He hasn't held, much less fired, a gun. He hasn't called his friend Win, still the scariest man he knows, to back him up or get him out of trouble.All that is about to change...because of a promise.The school year is almost over. Anxious families await word of college acceptances. In these last pressure-cooker months of high school, some kids will make the all-too-common and all-too-dangerous mistake of drinking and driving. But Myron is determined to help keep his friends' children safe, so he makes two neighborhood girls promise him: If they are ever in a bind but are afraid to call their parents, they must call him.Several nights later, the call comes at 2:00 am, and true to his word, Myron picks up one of the girls in midtown Manhattan and drives her to a quiet cul-de-sac in New Jersey where she says her friend lives.The next day, the girl's parents discover that their daughter is missing. And that Myron was the last person to see her. Desperate to fulfill a well-intentioned promise turned nightmarishly wrong, Myron races to find her before she's gone forever. But his past will not be buried so easily - for trouble has always stalked him, and his loved ones often suffer. Now Myron must decide once and for all who he is and what he will stand up for if he is to have any hope of saving a young girl's life.

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What the Critics Say

"Harlan Coben is the modern master of the hook-and-twist - luring you in on the first page, only to shock you on the last." (Dan Brown)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Weak Effort

Three complaints with this book.
1. And this is HUGE, Harlen Coben should never read his own work... His delivery is terrible; not to mention I hate when the narrator changes in the middle of a series of books. I become accustomed to the original narrator in this case Jonathan Maroz.
2. There is less interaction with Win and Esperanza and the verbal banter I loved in his earlier books in the series. Also, there is little to no talk about the business of the Sports Agency.
3. Coben has drifted into only writing about the dramatic, gut wrenching, emotional aspects of relationships and moved away from incorporating the humor and light hearted topics that evened out his previous works.
All in all Coben is still one of my favorite authors but this book falls short in my eyes.
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- Robert E. Scarcelle

Coben should stick to writing

Harlan Coben is a great writer. Sadly, he's not such a good narrator. I would have loved this story if Scott Brick had been doing the narrating. I didn't realize that Coben was the narrator until the end of the book. He began the book by appearing to read as fast as he possibly could. Mercifully he slowed down as the book progressed. I still very much enjoyed the book because, in the end, the writing trumps the narration. I have listened to several Coben novels but this was the first in the Bolitar series. It was pure escapism as several characters had a comic book personna. The twists and turns were there and the final one was both plausible and surprising. This was a good story and a relaxing listen. It would have been great if Brick had done the narration. I'll try another in the Bolitar series.
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- Ed "Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 14-year-old daughter."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-07-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio