I really enjoyed the accents, they added to the narration. The story line is fun, you get glimpses of who the "bad guy" could be so you are never truly sure who it really is. I had a hunch toward the end of what was going on, have to keep this as general as possible to avoid giving anything away, and in the end my hunch was right but that didn't detract from the way the story progressed and I didn't feel disappointed or unfulfilled.
I liked that they drew in stories and background on all the characters, it helped story development but also gave more suspense to the who done it aspect.
Overall I enjoyed all aspects and would recommend to a friend looking for a detective mystery.
I love listening to audio books but only rate them five stars if they really hold my attention. An average listen gets three.
I love Lisa Gardner and thought this was a bit of a let down after "Love You More".
The story starts out with a family being kidnapped and is fast paced as they go through all the macinations of being held hostage, ransom etc. but I had figured out who the culprit was about a third of the way into the story.
There were a lot of very intense parts but there were also quite a few where Libby, the main female character, was rather whinny and annoying as was her daughter.
I was glad to see Tessa Leone back as an investigator. She was a great character in "Love You More". I did find the narrator's performance of Tessa to be quite grating in that she, and several other characters, kept slipping in and out of very poorly done New England accents. The thing was, sometimes they had the accecnts and sometimes they did not.
Overall I enjoyed it but it was not at the level I have come to expect from Lisa Gardner.
I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!
I really enjoyed this book from the first page on--it grabbed my attention and I had trouble turning it off each time I needed to. The story was well written and plot progression was natural and easy to follow. And the narrator was excellent.
Touch & Go is my first experience with this author--I will definitely look for other books that she has written.
no. I only listen to books once because I already know how they will end.
I don't remember.
I don't know.
no. I enjoyed it, though.
not memorable, but it got me through two 20-mile runs! That's pretty good.
I did not read the print version. I am a professional artist and listen while I paint.
The plot was gripping! I also love how the the mystery-solve was "revealed" in a slow, and story-worthy way. None of the typical "let's just blurt out all the explanations in the last chapter" sort of thing. The story was so interesting. There were surprises around every corner. Never a dull moment!
I have not listened to her before, but I will again!! Her accents were very well performed and she had the ability to transform her voice into each characterization. I loved listening to her.
I wish I could have! It was that good! A couple of times I was listening alone at night and had to turn to music so that I could keep from getting spooked!
The author was factual about Key West and used locations and characteristics that were authentic to Key West. It made the story seem real.
It kept my interest - not on the edge.
I was hooked on this book from the start. I recommend it for anyone who likes detective mysteries. I was definitely surprised by the ending!
Touch and Go was great. ! It would be helpful for you to read Love You More first, it will give you more background aobut one of the main characters. I have enjoyed all of Lisa Gardner books I have listened to, but this has got to be on of my favorites. Lots of surprizes all the way to the end. Great reader.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen.
I have always loved Lisa's books. I loved getting a glimpse of DeDe and the continuation of Tessa's story, I am looking forward to more about her. This story was sad, depressing and not your usual happy ending. The story was suspenseful and kept me guessing to the very end.
I don't have alot of interest in the failure of the family, that is why I found this story so sad and depressing. The good thing is this is fiction, well written to have abused my emotions so sorely.
I love Elisabeth...she adds heart and soul to the story. I love her as Georgina the succubus.
This story was not a happy one, no usual happy ending. It was sad and depressing to watch the betrayel unfold.
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.