I Loved the audio version of this book.
The moment that sticks out most in my mind happened early in the book. After officer Dodge pulled the trigger, he saw Catherine through his scope mouth the words "thank you." That event more than any other stuck with me and despite what happened later on convinced me that someone else was involved in the events that unfolded.
Anna Fields did an excellent job with the voices of different characters. Although she had a little trouble with the male voices, I enjoyed listening to her. That is one huge advantage the audio version has over the printed version, especially if there is a good narrator.
The major emotion I felt was anger, mostly directed toward the judge. The fact that one person could use the power of his position to affect so many facets of life is simply mind boggling. The fact that it could happen, and probably is happening, is what angered me the most.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book by Lisa Gardner. The plot twists kept me off balance and gave me doubts as to my initial theory of guilt. I will definitely be reading more of Ms Gardner's works.
Mostly predictable but satisfying
Her Boston accent wasn't authentic.
Yes I would like to see if Lisa Gardner develops more interesting mysteries and I liked the main character Bobby Dodge.
Alone is entertaining story but a predictable mystery. I enjoyed reading a story set in Boson. Bobby Dodge is a sympathetic main character, as is the secondary character Catherine Rose Gagnon. I didn't really buy the extent of the power one of the villain exercised. The narrator Anna Fields does not get the Boston accents right but otherwise does an OK job. I probably will check another title by Gardner.
Fortunately I didn't start with this book first or I probably wouldn't have bothered with the others. I loved the others so much I decided to listen to this one too. I could'nt get past the first half. Dull, boring narration. I will be buying the book to read it.
32 yr old professional who reads and listens to books any chance she gets!!
I wasn't a fan of the narrator. I feel when the story line is strong you don't need to enhance it with voice changes. I also didn't feel the story line was that strong. I found some things predictable. Overall, it was 'just ok' to me.
I have bought a few other of Lisa Gardener's books and will give them a listen.
The description of this book made me want to listen to it. The narrator, however, had such a boring and monotone voice I only listened for about half an hour. Sorry, but I can't get caught up in a book if the reader doesn't sound interested.
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.