Birds of Prey
The Harlan Coben Challenge
By: C.J. Box (Editor/Contributor),
Kelley Armstrong, Ace Atkins, C.J. Box, Allison Brennan, S.A. Cosby, Robert Dugoni, Tess Gerritsen, Heather Graham, Gregg Hurwitz, Kathy Reichs, Hank Phillippi Ryan
Publisher: Audible Originals
Publication Date: 10/06/2022
Overall Rating: 4 Stars
The world’s greatest thriller writers prove they’re up to a unique challenge in this action-packed, audio-original collection.
It all started with a simple, yet sneakily difficult challenge from global best-selling author Harlan Coben: Pick a bird of prey, then use it as the inspiration for a brand-new story.
The response from some of the best writers on the planet: Game on!
The result: Eleven stories that are twisty, scary, surprising and bursting with imagination. An egg worth more than its weight in gold. A mysterious operative known only as Owl. An eagle-watcher who sees more than she should. Even a story that somehow places the Maltese Falcon in a nursing home.
Birds of Prey: The Harlan Coben Challenge is a highly bingeable audiobook that’s a treat for thriller fans.
Introduced by Harlan Coben, Birds of Prey features these stories:
"The Coffin Bearer" by Tess Gerritsen
"Precious Cargo" by C.J. Box
"Owl" by Kathy Reichs
"Kudzu" by Ace Atkins
"Predator or Prey?" by Heather Graham
"Silent as a Shadow" by S.A. Cosby
"Jail Birds" by Hank Phillippi Ryan
"The Falcon" by Robert Dugoni
"Watchers" by Allison Brennan
"Red of Beak and Claw" by Gregg Hurwitz
"Hawkshaw Hunting" by Kelley Armstrong
Birds of Prey: The Harlan Coben Challenge was created with International Thriller Writers (ITW). C.J. Box served as project editor.
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A creative collection of short crime stories by some of the most popular thriller authors. Each one is read by a different narrator
A nice idea and highly entertaining. THINK BIRDS! However, some of the narrators were bad, some of the stories were not very good, and a few were very good!! The opening, and some of the sound effects—Not so much!
My current rating per author/story.
"The Coffin Bearer" by Tess Gerritsen 4.5 Stars *
"Precious Cargo" by C.J. Box 4.0 Stars
"Owl" by Kathy Reichs 2.0 Stars
"Kudzu" by Ace Atkins 3.5 Stars
"Predator or Prey?" by Heather Graham 4.0 Stars
"Silent as a Shadow" by S.A. Cosby 3.0 Stars
"Jail Birds" by Hank Phillippi Ryan 5.0 Stars *
"The Falcon" by Robert Dugoni 4.0 Stars
"Watchers" by Allison Brennan 4.0 Stars
"Red of Beak and Claw" by Gregg Hurwitz 5.0 Stars *
"Hawkshaw Hunting" by Kelley Armstrong 4.0 Stars