Having listened to several other (later) Lisa Gardner books, I have to rate Anna Fields a C-. She's OK on the female voices and even exceptional on the child voices, but the male voices are a joke and very distracting from the story. It takes more than speaking in a low-pitched voice to sound like a man would speak!
By contrast the recent Love You More read by Kirsten Potter and Katie MacNichol is very well-done and Hide (the "sequel" to Alone) with Maggi-Meg Reed is also good. The book itself is good and typical of Lisa Gardner - twisty plots, manipulative women, and fast-paced. So far Love You More is my favorite LG novel though,
I have read other titles by Lisa Gardner and have enjoyed them which is why I chose this one. I had a hard time with Alone. I found it difficult to care about any of the characters and the cop in the story acted so much against common sense as to make the plot ridiculous. This was a disappointing offer from an author that has done much better in the past.
for 5 years has driven 180 miles round trip daily. That is a ton of listening time!
Good story line that keeps you guessing about the outcome from the first 5 minutes. Action, Suspense, romance, you name it. Very good book
I just got sucked into this book, I listen to my books while I drive back and forth to work, often my commute is an hour long, I found myself taking the long way home just so I could listen to the book longer. I really enjoyed this author. This is the first book that I have listened to by her.
Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.
I love Lisa Gardner's books! They keep you listening and thinking all of the way through.
The book was mediocre at best. The plot was so unreal it was beyond belief. I have listened to narrator Anna Fields read other books and I like her. I did not like her on this book at all. Her attempt at the different voices was terrible and distracting. When a reader just reads the book I like it better. I can imagine the voices. Some readers are great at the different voices and accents, but if the reader is not, they should just read.
I read all the time, or nearly. I always have, I guess, since I was very young ... and now, getting older, more audio than any other medium.
I read a LOT of mysteries. I listen to most of them, read the rest on my kindle. I am a fan of the genre. Additionally, I lived in Boston -- the setting for this book -- for many years and don't live far from it now.
I absolutely hate the reader. Her fake Boston accent is at best annoying, and at worst, so distracting that I could not listen to the story. Her characterizations are closer to cartoon than drama. This may be a fine book, but not in this form. Maybe if you aren't from New England, it won't annoy you as much. Then again, maybe it will. Too bad.
I am quite intrigued by the story which is the only reason I'm still listening. When doing most female voices, the reader is very good. Unfortunately, her man voices and child voices are so annoying that it's actually ruining the book for me. Too bad.
Great book. I did not want to stop listening to it. She is a great writer. I happened to buy one of her books in clearance and now I am hooked.
My major complaint was that this story is about Bobby Dodge, who is definitely a man, but the narrator is a woman, and not a very good narrator. She made Dodge, and most of the men, sound mentally challenged. I almost couldn't make my way to the end of this story, but I did. Mainly, I just found Bobby Dodge's actions to be atypical for a police officer after the shooting. He kept doing things that made him look as dumb as he sounded. Anyway, it frustrated me. I kept saying "Why are you doing that" or "Don't do that!" I did not enjoy this story at all.