Behind the Mic: On The Boy From the Woods by Harlan Coben, Read by Steven Weber
Jo Reed and Jonathan Smith Discuss the Newest Harlan Coben Thriller
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Steven Weber returns to narrate the newest Harlan Coben thriller, and it’s a suspenseful listen. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Jonathan Smith talk about this audiobook that goes beyond just a missing person story to explore terrifying depictions of the vulnerability that arises from our reliance on social media for facts. Narrator Weber is perfectly in step with the pace of the action. When his classmate goes missing, Matthew Crimstein turns to his grandmother, Hester, for help. Hester engages a private detective to help her with the case. Weber masterfully gives Hester a big attitude and strong New York accent, and his acting talents also shine in his performance of sulky, awkward teenagers and class bullies.
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