As a Boston based person, the setting was fun to hear about throughout the book - being familiar with the neighborhoods and streets.
Very disappointed. I've loved the twists at the end of every other LG book, this one was way too far fetched - it felt a bit like she pulled a name from a hat to tie it all up.
I'm not sure - but this one was fine. I enjoyed the narration.
You can't trust anyone these days.
Background I was given on each character without reading all the other books. I read "Alone" a long time ago and forgot about it... this book took me back with really good description of their past without boring me.
Yes... You never know who you can or can not trust!
Attitude ... The thrill of a scene.. suspense ... I would have to re-read pages to get what is said but with the tone in her voice you can keep up and its like every character has a different voice. Great Job
No Extreme Reaction... I want to go back a reread "Alone" now.
Great book... I recommend all the DD and Bobby series! Love these 2
Maybe, one of the great things about this book is you have no idea what is going to happen. You can only get that kind of suspense on the first listen.
Maggi-Meg Reed was so great at all of the characters, she is truly an astounding narrator. My favorite might be when she does the voice of an old school Boston detective, she just nails his character.
Reed doesn't hold back when the main character is emotional, she brings that emotion into her reading especially near the end. She chokes up when the character chokes up.
I will be listening to other audiobooks by Reed. I couldn't stop listening to this book.
After reading a book in the DD Warren series that is much later in the chronology, I decided to come back to the first book and see how it all started. The story is a bit shakier and character composites are pretty weak. I found a lot of the plot wholly unbelievable. The speed at which the detectives came to any conclusions seemed really absurd. They also seemed to accept the incredible stories without much doubt, even when the story-teller was reminiscing about events in the very distant past. Weird. I know from the other Lisa Gardner book I read that the plots and character development improve.
The narrator was only okay. I didn't mind her voice but I didn't think it added a lot to the story. I'll buy and listen to more of these with her as the narrator, but I don't hold much hope for improvement here.
Finally, the author loves name dropping the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. As I have several friends who work there, I enjoy this. In this particular book the mention was short - but accurate. This wasn't quite true in the other book I read.
I enjoyed the book, it was interesting, but not to the point that I couldn't put it down until I finished it, but all in all, it was worth the price.
This was one of the best books I have listened too. I really enjoyed the guessing game of who done it and did not see the twist coming at the end. If you like murder mysteries listen to this book.
I listen to a lot of books and have never written a review but the narration on this book is so bad I just wanted to warn others that might want to try it. I can't tell who is speaking because of the same monotone voice or the narrator. It might be a great book and my wife loves all of Lisa Gardner's books but this was just too hard to listen.
yes, with another narrator
No inflection or emotion in the reading.... just the same tone throughout
I was so distracted by the narrator that I could not even get into it to determine if it had any other qualities.
Somewhat. I kept listening because I generally like Gardner books. I kept waiting for all the twists and turns I read in the (non-spoiler) reviews, but when they came (and there really weren't that many), they weren't all that exciting. Maybe it was the writing, maybe the narration. Or maybe the lead character just didn't do it for me. The narration was also monotone in a way that detracted from the story overall.
I was actually surprised -- Gardner is very good at misdirection.
More emotion in the general narration. She was somewhat monotone throughout, although there were some emotional scenes that were well done. I just had trouble connecting to her low, monotone voice.
Ok, complaints about first in series, very little Dee-Dee, this book has much more although Bobbie is still "hero". The change in narrator made it go from terrible to listen to to ok. The story DIDN'T have Munchhausen by proxy (as the first two I read did have). BUT I found the story pretty convoluted with just too many coincidences. An ok read, will probably re-read at least once to try to catch more of the coincidences/names, etc.
Great narration, great story & a new side to a known character... Not too shabby!
Very suspenseful book with many twists & turns. I liked most the point where the "villain" of the book discovers what is REALLY happening & goes to do something about it!
Very good representation of her performances.
Yes, when you know Det. Warren is "expecting" & her partner talks about how her squad will react with overwhelming love & support. Also, how Bobby is so protective & caring of her!