Usually, I find Audible reviews a good guideline of what I will like. I can't even begin to figure out what people liked about this one. The protagonist was unsympathetic and unlikeable--a combination of a poorly developed character and misguided narration. Virtually every character felt like a simplistic stereotype and the plot twists were so ridiculous that they were laughable. I am not a delicate reader, but the profanity and much of the graphic violence felt designed for little other than shock value. I can almost guarantee the author is actually NOT a mother; her attempts at describing emotions related to the short life of the baby were uncomfortably odd and did not ring genuine. The main character's relationships with every other character (from her mother to her dog to her boyfriend to her best friend) felt shallow and meaningless. The idea of this story is a great one; the end result, though, is a real disappointment and in the end I simply didn't care what happened. I just wanted it to end.
One of the best books I have listened to, and I listen to about a book a week. Usually I do not like female readers but Angela Dawe does a great job. The way Chevy Stevens presents the story is unique. It is told by the main character as she is talking to her shrink. The ending is a jaw dropping surprise, I found myself talking out loud saying "Oh my God, No way, Oh my God". This book made me laugh and cry and there were nights I just couldn't turn it off. I highly recommend this book, it is definitely worth a credit, and if you don't have a credit it is worth paying for.
Chevy Stevens impressive debut, Still Missing, is very similar in concept to the bestseller Room except that it is told from the adult captive's viewpoint rather than a child, The language and details are more graphic and if you are offended by language and or adult content please beware, if not, both are in context with story and not over the top. The main character was both well developed and sympathetic. The first three quarters of the book was reminiscent of Lisa Gardner, Tami Hoag or Tess Gerritsen at their best. Unlike some reviewers, I found the the ending much more complicated than it had to be and and more in line with a soap opera or bad Lifetime movie. As a result what could have been a great thriller is merely a good one.This was my first experience with narrator Angela Dawe as well and she was absolutely wonderful so I am not sure how much credit goes to the writer and how much to the reader. I know I enjoyed the book and recomend it.
This is a very well-written book! You'll be pulled into the story quickly and will want to keep listening to see how things turn out. The characters are realistic and sympathetic. Definitely worth the credit!
I am normally annoyed by stories that constantly switch between past and present but this one did so seamlessly. Additionally, there are so many mysteries where you can see the ending coming from a mile away, but the twist in this one really surprised me and made this story stand out from the average mystery.
I love audible. I discovered it as a solution to my long drive (30mi each way) back and forth to work. This is my down time after work.
i debated on purchasing this book. i read it got great reviews in some magazine that i cant even remember right now. and reading the reviews on audible it was a 50/50 shot. i guarantee you will either love or hate this book. there is no in between. i found myself thinking about the psychosocial impact of what the heroine went through. some say the ending is predictable and formulated. the author does a good job of misleading and readirecting. i do enjoy a good psycho though. so if your into that kind of thing - you will love the book. if you mind the f-word or graphic situations, it might be a bit of a shocker, but the violence is brief. there were times that i found myself hanging on to every word the narrator was saying.
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An excellent narration of a decent book. While I don't consider this book a waste of time, it isn't one of those books that I would get excited about or urge my friends to purchase. I'm glad it didn't last any longer because I was getting tired of it towards the end. The plot twist was the only thing that kept me from switching it off...and it came just in the nick of time.
I love audio and ebooks but only give them a 5 if they hold my attention. An avereage story gets a 3 . Thrillers & Crime are my favorites.
I really enjoyed the story. The main character is abducted and held captive in a remote location for many months. The story is told by her through discussions with her therapist in various sessions. Its well written and you can almost feel her fear and the emotions she goes through during the ordeal. I hated to stop listening; I wanted to hear what happened next!
I get so excited sometimes about writing a review..good or bad...that why sometimes I misspell words..lol..
This book was sooo good!! From the storyline to the narrator this book was amazing! The ending was an absolute stocker! I listen at the gym and Im in tears at some parts..LOL..THIS IS A MUST READ!