From the very 1st line of this book to the last, I was captivated. Pulled in, hooked, engrossed. " Totally exciting and on the edge of your seat" reading. I had read some reviews on this book and had seen it in a couple of my magazines as a "must read". Now I understand why!!! I was so engrossed in this book that I could not put it down.....I had to know what was going to happen next! I am not a fast reader because I have problems with my eyes. But, I read this book in 1 1/2 days!!! For me, that is WAAAY fast. I would read till things were blurry and stop and rest my eyes and then read again. I loved the book so much that I bought the Audible version because this is one I will read/listen to again!!! I cannot imagine going through all these 2 people go through......you think "it can't get any worse" and then,..... there it is, something worse!!! I loved the way he wrote this book and the charactors are so real that you instantly fall in love with them. I laughed and I cried, I got mad and sad, a mark of a great book for me!!! You will not be sorry you got this book. It is a must have for any library, whether book library or audible library. I have it in both places!!! This book is full of intrigue, it's fast paced, and emotional. Imagine you,1 other person and a dog, alone, crashed on the side of a mountain in the wilderness with no one around, injured and hungry, scared and alone, lost in a vast wilderness refuge and and no one even knows you are gone.......No One Knows You ARE Gone........an awesome book of determination, grit and survival. Hope you don't miss this one!!!
The emotions that Charles Martin brings out of his characters are deeply moving. The way he captures Ben's thoughts and feeling in the voice recorder is unique. Ashely's use of humor during the tough times made me laugh. I even fell in love with Napoleon.
The depth of the story, both Ben's story and the survival story and the way it was interwoven was masterful.
Loved Ben's strength and fortitude both as he was growing up and as he was fighting to survive.
Loved Ashley's way of dealing with the intense pain she suffered.
The mountain setting was vividly described. From the freezing Utah mountains to the snow covered birch and evergreen trees, you can't help but feel you are there.
I absolutely loved this book! The author did a wonderful job of character and plot development! This is my first Charles Martin novel, and cannot wait to read the next one.
I really enjoyed the story, it was entertaining and overall enjoyable. the were a few moments in the plot that seemed unrealistic and some of the writing wasnt impressive but overall I would recommend.
An awesome story of love an life. Charles Martin has a way with words that keeps you interested all the way from beginning to end and still have a surprise element waiting for you. one of my favorite authors to read. Or audible.