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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,053 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harlan Coben Narrator: Nick Podehl Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mickey Bolitar Series Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781455804955
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Mickey Bolitar’s year can’t get much worse. After witnessing his father’s death and sending his mom to rehab, he’s forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools. A new school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley. For a while, it seems like Mickey’s train wreck of a life is 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. Soon, Mickey learns about a conspiracy so shocking that it makes high school drama seem like a luxury — and leaves him questioning everything about the life he thought he knew. First introduced to readers in Harlan Coben’s latest adult novel, Live Wire, Mickey Bolitar is as quick-witted and clever as his uncle Myron, and eager to go to any length to save the people he cares about. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Edgy and action-filled, the novel has interesting, likable characters, and it should fly off the shelves. The ending ties up some loose ends but leaves readers awaiting the sequel.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Proceed with caution: once you pick up this book, you won’t be able to put it down…A master at creating both page-turning suspense and memorable characters, Coben has crafted a tale—and a hero—that will appeal to long-standing fans as well as a new generation. The only problem is the sequel isn’t out yet.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “[A] many-layered story that reveals itself tantalizingly slowly.”

    VOYA

  • “Suspenseful [and] well-executed…Coben’s semi-noir style translates well to YA, and the supporting cast is thoroughly entertaining. It’s a strong start to the series.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • Finalist for the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Children's/Young Adult Novel
  • USA Today bestseller
  • Finalist for the 2012 Edgar Allan Poe Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 2/11/2014

    " A fast moving thriller with a few plot holes "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan Manning heefner | 2/10/2014

    " An easy to read page turner. One of the best mystery books I've read in a while. Highly recommend for teens and adults alike. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy Mann | 2/4/2014

    " Not as good as Mylton series. Written in same style but not as good. Here's hoping for a better sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelle | 2/3/2014

    " I wish this were toned down so that my 11 year old son could read it. I guess this is the 2nd in a series, but I thought it was pretty good as a stand alone book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sydney | 1/30/2014

    " Now I understand why my mom loves Harlan Coben so much! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy Blackler | 1/27/2014

    " Reeling from an unthinkable tragedy high school sophomore Mickey Bolitar attempts to put his fractured life back together all while dealing with the drama and angst associated with being the new kid. A series of odd circumstances take Mickey on a journey of discovery. His past, his present, and his inescapable future collide as he learns to follow his gut and trust his heart. Coben has written a true page turner that will have readers anxious to spend time with Mickey Bolitar and his quirky companions in future books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cmarie6 | 1/22/2014

    " This book was excellent, it shows a basic storyline with continual suspense and mystery. A+ from me! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny Morley | 1/12/2014

    " This book was suspenseful. I would have given it a higher rating but it didn't have very good character developement of one of the main characters who the protanganist is trying to find the entire story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eileen | 1/2/2014

    " Good book for teen readers. Engaging with typical Coben humor. Solid story and writing makes this an easy book to recommend to my students. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 12/31/2013

    " Great young adult book! Being a huge Coben fan, as an adult I loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsten | 12/23/2013

    " It is his series for young adults! Not as gruesome as his adult series :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhi | 12/16/2013

    " Harlan Coben, you don't disappoint. I've been sort of stuck in a book rut, so Shelter was a breath of fresh air. Thrilling and enjoyable and suspense-filled. I've never read a Myron Bolitar book, but I've been saying I'm going to. Solid 4.5/5 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shoehn | 11/4/2013

    " I didn't realize this was a YA book until after I got it on my Kindle. It was still a good read, and will be interesting to see where this goes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 1/3/2013

    " I liked everything about the book except the ending, which made no sense. It was as if the ending was taken from another book, or at least another time period, and yet I don't see many other people commenting on that, so I'm wondering if I missed something obvious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/12/2012

    " loved it.....need more mr coben "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 11/22/2012

    " This was a riveting read. It was definitely a page turner and the author kept the suspense going at high speed. Mickey reminded me a lot of his Uncle Myron. Looking forward to reading more of Mickey's adventures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kurt | 8/28/2012

    " Unbelievable, loved every single word of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gael Stevens | 8/10/2012

    " Really liked the book, bit different from his Uncle, good basic story. Some twists and turns and leaves you wondering what is next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 6/1/2012

    " Harlan Coben's YA novel did not disappoint! Loved the characters and decent plot. There was one scene that I thought was very unlikely (teens pretending to want a job in a shady environment)...but still a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Afsana | 11/18/2011

    " this was an ok book. fairly quick paced. some parts seem a bit far getched but ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 11/2/2011

    " Excellent! Listened to it in my car and found myself wishing I could keep driving! Has a damn cliff hanger ending! Usually I don't care for sequels. But this time I'm really hoping for one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vickie | 11/2/2011

    " Yeah, it's young adult fiction and I'm no longer a young adult, but it's by one of my fav writers so I'm excused, right? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 11/1/2011

    " Very exciting thriller from Coben. New kid in school. Dad is dead. Mom is a junky. He's a basketball star. Living with his uncle, who he doesn't know or like. New hot girlfriend suddenly vanishes.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 10/28/2011

    " Fantastic first shot at YA for Harlan!! You cannot go wrong when you read Harlan's books.
    There were def a few "Holy Crap" moments in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenda | 10/28/2011

    " Exciting read from a Harlan coben - an author who I had not read previously. Can't wait for the next installment from the Mickey Bolitar series. An easy read for high school students, adults will not be disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 10/23/2011

    " Just not my kind of book. A little too high-adventure, and teen Mickey Bolitar seems way too grown up for his age. A good listen from Brilliance regular reader Nick Podehl, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Muirsjm | 10/20/2011

    " Didn't know that the audience was teens, but found there was a connection to the Adult book Live Wire. Great Book ... twists that will keep you reading all the way to the last page! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 10/20/2011

    " I listened to this book so not sure if that would make a difference on not, I found it entertaining. However, I am not sure that the YA audience will relate to it. The characters fit but the voice and vocabulary seems a little off to me. "

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About the Author
Author Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including eight novels that have made the #1 New York Times bestsellers list. He is the winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards, and in 2010, Live Wire won the world’s most lucrative crime fiction award, the RBA International Prize for Crime Writing, worth €125,000. His books are published in forty one languages around the globe and have been number one bestsellers in over a dozen countries.

About the Narrator

Nick Podehl is a professional voice actor. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, many of which have won prestigious awards, including fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. He currently lives and works around Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife.