I honestly wish I had never listened to this book.
The abuse was described WAY too graphically and left me feeling absolutely disgusted and saddened.
These narrators were amazing! Ann Marie Lee was so good at distinguishing the different characters voices and Lincoln Hoppe was perfect at conveying the flat tone of the abused characters he portrayed. All around just great.
I love Lisa Gardner - the way that she has all her characters in one universe is so well done. It turns out that the abused boy in this book is the main adult character in her later book The Neighbor which I had listened to previously. LOVE that!
I didn't like this book at all. There were so many parts and it to be honest -- somewhat disgusting. I am a person who enjoys dark but the constant detail about spiders that went on and on and a subject about the "burger man" and what he did was quite vial. I'm guessing it is a book you can find for $3.99 at a half priced book store because a person didn't care to get rid of it. Answer to Lisa Gardner is absolutely NOT. Ann Marie Lee absolutely yes and No way to Lincoln Hoppe.
Big Little Lies
I hated the voice of Lincoln Hoppe. I liked Anne Marie Lee a lot.
Mack was really insignificant to the story.
A creative intelligence resides within you. With will power behind it, this intelligence can overcome any problems you may face.
Great listen, keeps your attention until the last word. Losa Gardner classic. Twists and turn until the end.
Ending is amazing. Gardener never fails!
This book has a twist, a disturbing but interesting one. Definitely worth listening to!
Semi retired computer field engineer.
Lisa Gardner's mind is this amazing place I love to visit, but I would maybe not want to live there. It's a little creepy? But in a good and entertaining way :) How does she come up with these scenarios? I am sure it's from diligent research and careful thought about what she is going to write.
Of all the story, there was only one small point where I felt the basis and presentation of one little relationship thing just was not plausible for me. It could have worked if it had been set up just a bit more. I found myself saying "No... Come on Lisa, you're better than that!" Out loud I might add.
Narrators were both very good. Great casting here for sure. I felt Ann Marie Lee had wonderful characterizations and Lincoln Hoppe nailed his part.
The story was very well written, great development, balanced treatment of the important aspects of setting things up, revealing things at the proper time, and feeling satisfied with the outcomes in terms of being "real", believable and delivered with great skill. I had that one little point I felt could have been better, but it was a very very small foible in my opinion.
Highly recommended. After a couple of Lisa Gardner books now, I'm a fan.
enough little twists to keep it VERY interesting
Ann Marie Lee - she is always a easy narrator to listen to and makes even bad book enjoyable
This is one of Lisa Jackson's better books - she does an excellent job in keeping the story going with some nice twist - this could actually be a true story
This book is beyond creepy, crawling into just plain disturbing. I was on a road trip so I was caught in the web with no escape. I did not like the way the characters presented and in the end it was predictable. Pass on this and pick one of her other books, as she is usually a great read
Almost stopped listening after the first 15 minutes, but kept it up and then couldn't stop. Tough subject matter, but great story line and never stopped the intrigue. WOW