This could have been a great story. It starts well enough where a man, his wife and teenaged daughter are kidnapped from their Boston brownstone luxury apartment. However, once they are settled into their new "digs" the story really gets bogged down. We're subjected to the tedium of an hour-by-hour reflection of their family values. We also have to listen to Libby drone on and on about her feelings, and emotions, and betrayal, and addiction....yawn. It just didn't seem to end. It's one of those stories where I was starting to like the bad guys more than the family. The story picks up towards the end when many questions are finally answered and the action picks up, but it was too little and too late to help this clunker.
As far as the narration - Elisabeth Rodgers does OK, but sometimes she seemed to struggle with the male parts as well as overact (shriek) some of her lines.
Yes, I listened to it over a long solo road trip and it was great company!
Enjoyed how this story line took twist and turns so I never knew the ending...until the very end.
Very enjoyable listening.
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My first Lisa Gardner novel, i'm impressed. Definitely not see through, meaning -kept me intrigued throughout the entire story even when I figured out the who, but not the why. Elisabeth Rodgers gave great narration, very dynamic. The writing isn't enough to fall in love or hate with any of the characters, but the story has enough depth to make it a good read/listen.
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Do you Really Know your Family?
Good Book from Begining to End!
I liked thecharacter of the kidnapper, but did not like the family, and did not understand them.
No, because it was kind of a scattered story. Not enough character development
The narrator was OK
No, I usually dont read books over again. but if I ever did, this would be the one!
The Best book I've read or listened to in my recent memory. Edge of your seat suspense, so to speak, suspense and real life family and human problems. The different twists and turns Ms. Gardner takes are so complex but make sense when you get the whole picture. they are ripples from events I wouldn't have thought of. This is not the same old, same old.
Excellent narrator. One of my very favorites also.
Enough of a mystery to make my compute pass quickly. There were times when I didn't want to turn it off.
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I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys twists and turns in a plot. This book was a treat to read.
The narrator, Elisabeth Rodgers, was the perfect choice. Her varied voices added to the enjoyment of the book.
I am an avid recorded book listener. I work at at elementary school, have 2 high schoolers and have very little time to sit and read. This is a great book fix for the perpetual motion in our lives we live these days.
Have been a fan of Lisa Gardner for some time. This book offers a great story and the narration is spot on. The building of complete, flawed, sad,and successful characters and families can be tricky, but not for Gardner. Good verses evil but only partially predictable ending. Twists until the very end.