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Shelter (Adult Edition) Audiobook

Shelter (Adult Edition): A Mickey Bolitar Novel

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Mickey Bolitar's year can't get much worse. After witnessing his father's death, he's forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools. Then Mickey meets Ashley, and it seems like things are finally improving - until Ashley vanishes without a trace. Unwilling to let another person walk out of his life, Mickey follows Ashley's trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that this seemingly sweet, shy girl isn't who she claimed to be - and neither was Mickey's father.

©2011 Harlan Coben (P)2011 W F Howes Ltd

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    Theatrix Colyton, United Kingdom 20/09/2011
    Theatrix Colyton, United Kingdom 20/09/2011
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    "What a weird ending!"

    The story ended SO abruptly that I actually thought my iPod Touch had skipped a section and re-ran the ending. No, it really does end that strangely. Kind of left me unimpressed and cross I'd wasted time on a story without a proper ending. Disappointing IMO.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Mr Vigrestad, Norway 15/10/2011
    Mr Vigrestad, Norway 15/10/2011 Member Since 2014
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    "A Miss"

    I think I am rather easy to please, but this book I never liked. The characters never convinced me, neither did the plot. Always had a feeling that the author struggled to write this book. And I must admit, I have not listened to it to the end. After I had struggled for 5 hours with it, I felt a strong relief when i realised that I did not have to. Life is too short.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    mollyeyre 17/09/2011
    mollyeyre 17/09/2011
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    "Enjoyable but 'unfinished'"

    I did enjoy this book, I will confess that I am a Harlan Coben fan, but somehow the book sort of ended without proper explanations. There were far too many loose ends for my liking. Coincidences and the drawing together of various characters in obscure fashion didn't convince me and left me a trifle confused. I still thought it worth a read though.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Dr Sainte Colombe Sur Loing, France 25/12/2012
    Dr Sainte Colombe Sur Loing, France 25/12/2012 Member Since 2016
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    "My first Harlan Coben novel, but NOT my last by an"

    I bought this when Audible had a promo. I took a "flyer", since I had never read , or listened to, any of Harlan Coben's works. I am so glad I bought it.

    The amazing , and somewhat complex plots, are so well interwoven, that the characters come to life so quickly. Spoon, Eima and Micky, soon become like friends you have always known. After finishing this one, I went on to seek out more, and bought the sequel, which was also fantastic.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    qa London, United Kingdom 29/09/2011
    qa London, United Kingdom 29/09/2011
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    "Something Different"

    It was as if in mid phrase, the author suddenly tired of this particular story and decided to end it. All sorts of threads left unresolved, an incoherent finishing line, quite awful. Not to be recommended...

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Abid Bradford, United Kingdom 13/04/2013
    Abid Bradford, United Kingdom 13/04/2013 Member Since 2014
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    "Not really a adult book"

    I don"t quite know what i was expecting but over all i was disappointed, don"t get me wrong the book was interesting but just lacked something that makes a good adult read, it just felt like i was reading a teenage book.



    To be honest i thought the plot was a bit fare fetched but i enjoyed it. The book is a fast pace and scenes change without the reader realising it, it keeps you gripped.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Glasgow, United Kingdom 24/12/2012
    Amazon Customer Glasgow, United Kingdom 24/12/2012 Member Since 2011
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    "Enjoyable"

    I have read a lot of Coben's 'Myron' books and was reluctant to read the new 'Mickey' ones but was plesently surprised. I will look out for the next one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Roberto Coventry, United Kingdom 15/11/2011
    Roberto Coventry, United Kingdom 15/11/2011 Member Since 2011

    I'm an IT Consultant, I don't like to think of myself as a geek! but i'm sure there will be those out there that do...

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    "Excellent"

    Never to be out done by the quality of these books, and to have the twist of it not involving MR. M himself in this but his nephew is brilliant.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer France 22/09/2011
    Amazon Customer France 22/09/2011 Member Since 2010

    livrée à elle-même

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    "Did he grow tired of writing?"

    The reader did a good enough job, a pleasant, non-descript American voice. The story, however, was not particularly gripping, and as for the ending, quite ridiculous. It was as if in mid phrase, the author suddenly tired of this particular story and decided to end it. All sorts of threads left unresolved, an incoherent finishing line, quite awful. Not to be recommended...

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Barry 25/10/2014
    Barry 25/10/2014
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    "ENDLESS QUALITY"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Shelter (Adult Edition) to be better than the print version?

    I love audio books in preference to the written word as it adds to the story experience (as long as the sound effects are not added it with mood music - so annoying for us Hard of Hearing Peopl) I am dyslexic so don't have the luxury of switching to written books just in case anyone thinks to suggest that...lol


    What other book might you compare Shelter (Adult Edition) to, and why?

    The Mickey Bolitar Series never lets you down, Harlan has kept the plot fresh and it s always exciting to see anew book out, and a pleasure to buy them. I feel I know the characters so well now it is almost like a Tv Show or Movie sequel, but FAR FAR better!


    Have you listened to any of Eric Meyers’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Great narrator on all his workson AUDIBLE, always enjoy his reading style and depth he adds to the books he reads.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Loved it, does that count?


    Any additional comments?

    Keep them rolling Harlan, Don't put Mickey Bolitar away, even when you hopefully re-emerge with another Myron Bolitar installment. Great body of work, that just keeps growing in size with the quality level kept at a very high level, as always.Thanks H.C. & E.M.Baz

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Deana
    Aratula, Australia
    08/12/11
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    "More Please"
    What did you love best about Shelter (Young Adult Edition)?

    I have read all the previous Harlan Coben books featuring Myron Bolitar and now his nephew is getting into the act. Familiar characters mixed with new younger vibrant ones. Awesome!!


    What other book might you compare Shelter (Young Adult Edition) to and why?

    Once again Coben has bought a new angle to the mystery thriller genre.


    What does Eric Meyers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The story comes alive. Young Mickey's fear surrounds you as you listens, along with the despair, anger, hope and joy.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Can Mickey Bolitar find Shelter....... before its too late?


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the next one. Hurry up Mr Coben write faster.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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