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The Boy from the Woods

Narrated by: Steven Weber
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
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Brought to you by Penguin.

From the best-selling author and creator of the hit Netflix drama The Stranger.

Thirty years ago, a child was found in the New Jersey backwoods.

He had been living a feral existence, with no memory of how he got there or even who he is. Everyone just calls him Wilde.

Now a former soldier and security expert, he lives off the grid, shunned by the community - until they need him.

A child has gone missing. With her family suspecting she’s just playing a disappearing game, nobody seems concerned except for criminal attorney Hester Crimstein. She contacts Wilde, asking him to use his unique skills to find the girl.

But even he can find no trace of her. One day passes, then a second, then a third.

On the fourth, a human finger shows up in the mail.

And now Wilde knows this is no game. It’s a race against time to save the girl’s life - and expose the town’s dark trove of secrets....

©2020 Harlan Coben (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Love Harlan Coben

I’ve always loved his books and this one comes up trumps. I’m so sorry it’s finished perhaps I read it again. The narrator was terrific too. Hope Harlan is writing another.

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one dimensional

the narrator was the best bit about the audiobook. the story was fit for an action movie on Netflix. I did not like the writing style and the characters had no depth. but for action crime fans it's probably ok.

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  • David M
  • 21-03-2020

Shouty

This felt like listening to 10 hours of loud Americans shouting at each other.

In the story, the "Boy from the Woods" has now grown up and qualified as a Private Investigator. He teams up with lawyer Hester Crimsteen and together they investigate. The story involves school bullying, missing teenagers, a rich TV mogul, and a presidential candidate.

The story did have action all the way through and there were a few good twists, particularly towards the end. I just wanted it to be over.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-03-2020

Brilliant!

Always look forward to new Harlan Coben books and I am never disappointed!
An absolute pleasure to delve deeper into the amazing Hester

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  • Fee
  • 08-04-2020

Back on form

I’ve read and now listened to almost all of Harlan Coben’s work and must admit the past few years have been a bit hit and miss for me but I really enjoyed this one.

And what’s not to like about Steven Weber?!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-04-2020

Another page turner from the Master mystery writer

Maybe not Harlan Coven's best but certainly a great read which kept you guessing right to the end. maybe too much unnecessary background and then the end slightly rushed. but very enjoyable read - now hopefully not too long a wait for the next book🤞

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  • Miss Beata R. Smela
  • 01-04-2020

really bad

I have never ever put Harlan Coben's book away for more then a few hours. but I struggle with this one... what happened? why is it soooo boring?

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  • suz1912
  • 30-03-2020

Lockdown Listening

I've long been a fan of Harlan Coben's books and this does not disappoint ... food plot , some surprises , this is the first book I've listened to and in these socially distant times hearing someone else's voice has been a bonus. 10/10

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  • Judith
  • 27-03-2020

Good not great

Firstly, let me say that I love HarlanCoben novels. This one was interesting, quite convoluted but the characters lacked depth and were mostly unlikeable, even the ‘nice’ characters didn’t draw me in. That said worth a listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-04-2020

But Wilds family!?

Loved the book but was hoping for a little tie up with Wild’s story/ repressed memories!?
None the less great story.

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  • paul chesters
  • 07-04-2020

first time reader

excellent performance from narrator this is the first time I've read Harlan Coben book and it won't be the last this book in particular I was very impressed with sub plot upon subplot and keeps you guessing to the end. highly recommended