It was really nice to have different voices by three different people for the major characters in this book. My experience with audio books up to this one were of the one actor/narrator for the whole book variety. This was a nice change and the three narrators are very good.
So this is book 3 from this author for me. I like to listen to them in order. The first story was good, the second story was incredible, and this third story was captivating. I really enjoy the way Gardner can tell these stories in such a mesmerizing way.
My one, and really only, complaint is the D.D. Warren character. My favorite genre is detective stories and most of the lead detective characters are just that - characters - but they have something in their personality that, in spite of themselves, endears them to the reader. D.D. Warren has nothing that endears her to me and her negative attitude and the way she jumps to predictable conclusions, in spite of the facts that are right in her face, is now annoying. It's maddening how she delights in disturbing Bobby Dodge. Really? Let it go already and have some consideration for others, for heaven's sake! And could she not think of sex in every situation??!! I am sooooooo not a fan of this character!!
What keeps me coming back, in spite of the D.D. Warren character and my growing dislike of that character, is the way Lisa Gardner can spin a tale. It's hard to break away once I get into one of her books. The stories have been fascinating. Now if we can just fix the Warren character...
This is a great story, but to appreciate the book you must read "Say Goodbye" first... I enjoy Lisa Gardner's books, as they are a good mix of unique characters, not so perfect D D Warren, romance, and mystery with twists and surprises. The narrators are excellent and do a great job with the story and characters. To me this is an enjoyable story and listening experience. Literature it is not, but a good read/listen it is!!! Highly recommended...
I am an avid fan of Lisa Gardner. While I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was a little less at the edge of your seat than the previous ones. However it did keep you guessing. Definitely read "Say Goodbye" first. It seems way out of sequence but it does make a lot of references to Say Goodbye. I wish that the order was with "Say Goodbye" was before "The Neighbor."
Jason. Loved his cool, intense, intelligent, demeanor. Not to mention handsome by all accounts. hahaha.
None in Particular. They were all very well done.
The hotel scene.
Great book, easy listening.
Different timelines with different scary scenarios comprise The Neighbor. Anyone could of "DONE IT:.....it was fun to see the plot unfold to a surprise ending.
Fantastic book. As usual, there are many twists . Need to read Say Goodbye first, to understand one of the main characters.
I was not a fan of mysteries, until I discovered Lisa Gardner .. now I am addicted to her books.
I really enjoyed all of the "who did its" ....you never knew what part each person played until the end. The narration was great. If you enjoy suspenseful , plot thickening books you will love this. Those who wrote about the wife's infidelity and so forth. This is fiction...if you want predictable happy tales listen to a regency romance. Hey it's nothing you haven't heard about on NCIS or Law and Order before, or the news for that matter.
Great book, I really enjoyed it...now I'm downloading the next one in the series. I started at the first one and I'm just going down the list. Can't wait to listen to the next one!
The ending. How all of the peices of the puzzle came together
I wasn't sure about 3 narrators at first, but they really helped you relate and follow who was speaking.
I was wanting to fast forward to the end so I could see who did what, I was so into it!
I no longer live in Worcester. I now live in Brooklyn, NY.
I am a "serial reader." That means start with #1 and so not skip any in a series.A review of Gardner's D.D. Warren series suggested that one should listen to Say Goodbye ( not in the series) before reading The Neighbor. I would have felt cheated if I had not done that...I hate when references are made to a prior story that I missed reading.This book is better if the background is there from Say Goodbye. I will finish out the series and hope there are no other books "missing."
I like Science Fiction, Post Apocalypse, mysteries, and good romance. If you can mix it all in together, I am one happy camper.
Yes. This was an amazing story with such twists and turns that I'm certain I missed things.
Yes. This is a well crafted story and you really don't know what's going to happen until it happens.
I loved the narration. Having different voices for different characters really added to the richness of the story.
I didn't think it was her best, but I will continue to listen to more.