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- Listening Length: 9 hours and 23 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 10 Aug. 2009
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002SQH8KY
Long Lost: Myron Bolitar, Book 9 Audio Download – Unabridged
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Instead of the usual close-to-home, surburban, tightly defined plot, Long Lost ends up as a mixture of usual Bolitar, international thriller and a denouement that was almost science-fiction (if you were dismayed to see Close Encounters spliced into the Indiana Jones IV film, you'll feel uneasy about Long Lost).
Maybe the gap between Bolitar books was for a reason.
Unfortunately, the characters have become little too one dimensional and/or predictable, and the change of scenery to Europe only serves to underline this - let's face it these are New York people - although Coben does avoid his tendancy to overplay the "dark heart of suburban America card" so noticable in his stand alone novels.
Although the basic premise of the plot is an interesting one, it's here that the suspension of disbelief becomes essential. I am not going to spoil things if you want to read it but there are too many unlikely events - at least for this reader
To summarise, Coben has written another decent novel, and it will certianly keep you entertained (I read it on holiday), and if you are new to the Myron Bolitar circus, it may well lead you to read his other novels - if you do, I think you'll see what I am on about!!
Having muddled through a good third of the book, following Myron to meet with his ex-lover, get arrested several times by the French police, who then share their intimate secrets and then immediately let him go (which anyone who has dealt with French officials, especially in Paris, will tell you is nigh on impossible - so again, totally unrealistic), have a James-Bond-esque shoot out with mobsters and escape unscathed, and be rescued by his billionaire friend to be whisked off to a London hotel, as if the French police wouldn't be able to trigger their connections with the British police via Interpol, to arrest Myron and his friend on arrival in London, I completely lost the plot (whatever plot there was to follow).
I found it difficult to build up any sort of emotional link with any of the characters, and the entire plot was haphazardly wrapped around some past relationship that the protagonist had with a one-time fling.
The main charactor, Myron, somehow oscillated between being a goofy, cannot-hold-onto-a-thought-or-relationship, awkward home-grown American man, to some international man of mystery with amazing reactions and shooting skills.Read more ›
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Great book couldn't put it down keeps you hanging right to the end great ending hoping for a follow upPublished 3 months ago by kirsty