Being from outside of Boston, it was hard listening to the narrator trying to read with a Boston accent, I wish she had just read without the accent.
The storyline was okay, not on my list of favorite Lisa Gardner books.
Santa Cruz, CA
If you like phony accents
I've read Lisa Gardner’s entire D. D. Warren series, though she’s just a cameo here, and this one lives up to her storytelling virtuosity, well maybe with the exception of a never ending description of the protagonist. My complaint is with the reading by Elisabeth Rodgers and her phony, ugly Boston accents. Why can’t these narrators just read with normal inflections?
It was a bit on the cheesy side for me. Felt like a lifetime or made-for-TV movie type book. Ultimately I was only half interested while listening.
I don't believe I read the print version, but yes, I'm sure I'd like the audio version better
yes, for the most part--because the cast or characters has so many good suspects, and even though you may suspect who the real culprit is, I didn't even get an inkling of who it was until the story was almost over
I love any narration that is full of voice flection and many different characteristics of a characters voice
yes lol but thank goodness I didn't, gave me something to look forward to
I've read many Lisa Gardner stories and am always impressed with where her stories go, which keeps me a devout lisa gardner fan--I've even suggested her to a few fellow reader/listeners
I don't know, but I'd sure like to have recommendations on stories similar to this one!
I can't say how much I enjoyed this mystery. The characters were so well developed and interesting and I ended up caring for them even though they were pretty flawed. I feel like these kind of secrets are in SO many families these days - and we would never guess it.
I'm one of those people who always guess the 'who dunnit', the punch line, the next plot line but I can honestly say this one had me guessing right til the end. Even though the ultimate culprit crossed my mind once or twice, I can honestly say I "didn't see that coming" and that alone is worth the price of admission for me.
Getting in my car every morning and evening after work, I was so happy to get back immersed in this story. Does anyone have any other suggestions of brain-twisting thrillers for audio books? Thanks!
If the characters spoke like real people; if the plot hadn't been so predictable (and I'm NOT quick to figure out what's happening in a mystery); if the ending (STOP READING NOW if you are going to ignore this and buy the book anyway) hadn't made the heroine as morally bankrupt as the bad guys by having her steal the money
Sometimes I listen to books when I go to bed - and I inevitably fall asleep forcing me to rewind the next time - I didn't bother rewinding this story. I would not have finished this book, but I wanted to find out what was on the scrap of paper given to the heroine by one of the baddies - then that ended up resulting in an action that pissed me off even more (see "steal the money" above)
I so did not want my "who" to really be the who done it. I wanted this to be a better ending book. Alas, in the steps of Gone Girl, I was to be disappointed. Liked the book. Really liked the book but came away at the end a little deflated. It is not a bad thing for a book to take you on a ride so you actually care. I cared...sigh.
This is the first audible book the drove me immediately to write a review the moment I finished it (well, actually, right after I said "WOW" out-loud). Great characters, well developed, tons of mystery and intrigue and suspense, and some good twists and misleads. I even felt I knew (and I liked) a number of the secondary characters who were also allowed to develop over the course of the book. I'll be looking at the author's other books, hoping some of those characters may spin off into their own novels.
I read this book practically straight through, with only a limited number of hours to sleep about halfway through. I tend to be irritated by books that finish in 8 hours -- I can go through them too quickly and don't get to see the character development I enjoy. This one is 14 or so hours, and that was plenty of time to give me the depth I like.
I thought the narrator did a very good job with all the voices, including the male voices. I highly recommend "Touch and Go" by writer Lisa Gardner and narrator Elisabeth Rodgers.