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This review is from: Promise Me (Myron Bolitar Series) (Audio CD)First, I have always thought that Coben's stand-alone novels are stronger than his Myron Bolitar series. Second, the Publishers Weekly blurb identifies Bolitar as "the former Boston Celtics basketball star." It makes me wonder if the blurb writer has read any of the books. Bolitar was a Duke basketball star, signed by the Celtics, but who had his knee destroyed (a story in its own right) before he played any regular season basketball for the Celtics. Third, Coben's reading, contrary to the PW blurb, is distracting and underscores the weaknesses of the book. Coben reads too fast in narrative sections, so that he almost stumbles over his own words. In addition, his voices are awful. His women's voices sound like a bad transvestite, and his men's voices all sound like the cartoon character Goofy. The novel has the usual baker's dozen of plot twists, but this time around it's just not engaging.
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Initial post: Aug 26, 2009 9:45:31 PM PDT
Paige Turner says:
Thank goodness -- someone who agrees with me. I stuck it out until the end, but found this book to be a hodge-podge of forgettable characters. I knew there would be a final twist, and, of course, there was. I wish I had not wasted my time just to reach the concluding revelations.
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