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Alone Audiobook

Alone

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Publisher's Summary

As a sniper with the elite Massachusetts State Police SWAT Team, Bobby Dodge saved a woman and her young son by shooting her armed husband. But vicious rumors begin to circulate the next morning when Bobby loses his gun and his privileges. It turns out the dead man was the son of a prominent Boston judge and had accused his wife of poisoning their son. Facing awkward stares and a crippling wrongful death lawsuit, Bobby begins his own investigation into the fateful shooting, and a fight to reclaim the life he holds dear. As the trail takes him into a twisted minefield of sordid wealth and family secrets, he is learning that nothing, and no one, is what they seem.

©2004 Lisa Gardner, Inc.; (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A twisted, effective psychological thriller." (Booklist)
"Gardner keeps readers spellbound, not just by her plot but by the beautifully realized character of Massachusetts police sniper Bobby Dodge." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Jacqueline Theurer 03-06-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story, annoying characterizations."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, the voice actor did such a horrible job personifying characters that I couldn't wait for the recording to be over. I contemplated just reading it, but since I had already purchased the audio book, I just kept going with it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was great and is very necessary to read the follow up "HIDE." Great plot twists.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performer made Bobby Dodge sound like 65 year old moron from South Boston. I understand that she was trying to lay on the Boston accent thick, but it came along with making him sound like a big dumb oaf throughout, and having read other Lisa Gardner books, I know that this was not the intention for Bobby Dodge. She also made D.D. sound much too prissy compared to every other audiobook performer I have heard. I am so glad that they changed performers in the other books.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes


    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Sherry Southington, OH, USA 02-06-05
    Sherry Southington, OH, USA 02-06-05
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    "I know I'm not Alone . . ."

    . . . when I say that this audiobook was a delight. I am a fan of Gardner's and she does not disappoint on this book. I wasn't very impressed with the reader, but definitely like the book. Also, if you haven't read it yet, do read The Killing Hour and The Next Accident, Killing Hour is outstanding five stars!

    33 of 36 people found this review helpful
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    Sheila McGuire Rochester, New York United States 02-09-05
    Sheila McGuire Rochester, New York United States 02-09-05 Member Since 2007
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    "Another Triumph for Lisa Gardner! :)"

    I thought that this was a great read! The characters are complex and well developed, the story line has enough twists to keep the reader guessing! I thought the ending was a bit open but I can understand why it was ended that way. All in all a great book! I too have read The Killing Hour and The Next Accident and loved them both! Anna Fields did a great job reading the book as well!

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Audrey Pescadero, CA, United States 03-22-11
    Audrey Pescadero, CA, United States 03-22-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Narration ruined the story"

    Having purchased countless books from Audible, I should know by now that when there are more than a couple of reviews stating the narration is awful on a book, I should pay attention! I LOVE Lisa Gardner, was hoping for the best, despite previous reviews stating the narration by Anna Fields is awful. Sadly, I have to agree. Her monotone, deadpan voice ruined any desire to keep listening before the second chapter was half-way through. I really wanted and tried to take in the story, but my mind kept wandering, as her voice nearly put me to sleep. I've purchased other Lisa Gardner audible books, narrated by other people, which are awesome, riveting, fantastic.

    16 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Marie Stevens 07-06-08 Member Since 2004
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    "OUTSTANDING"

    Keeps twisting and turning right until the end. Shows how there is hardly ever a clear 'black and white' to anything. Hope there is more on the way.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-12-07 Member Since 2015
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    "I loved it"

    I enjoyed this book along with a sequal to it Hide. Since i read these out of order i knew a little of what was happening but she developed the story in great detail so details in Hide did not give the complete story away.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth 11-12-12
    Elizabeth 11-12-12 Member Since 2015

    Listen to about four audio books a months. Never without one.

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    "Excited to read the whole series..."

    My young adult daughter recommended this series to me. We have the same taste and even though I usually don't read "detective" novels, I really enjoyed this one and plan to listen to them all. I agree with other reviewers that the narrator was not right for this book. She didn't have a lot of range. I couldn't always tell who was "talking" or "thinking" but the thrill of the book helped me overlook that. I'd recommend this book.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Craig Black 04-05-16
    Craig Black 04-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Couldn't"

    Couldn't get deeper than the first half hour. Irritating narrator voice, no emotion. After half an hour I was no more engaged than I was before I downloaded it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elle (AKA PlantCrone) in the great NorthWest OREGON 03-17-16

    ELLE aka PlantCrone of the Great Pacific Northwest. I enjoy almost every genre-S/F, Action, Biographies and Histories & Romance

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    "Excellent Story and Narration"

    I totally enjoyed "Alone" by Lisa Gardner with great dramatic narration by Anna Fields. While Gardner is known for her dramatic novels, her series suffers from lack of continuity in narrators, which can be quite disturbing to listeners. Wish producers would take this into consideration when setting up narrators for series, though it just may be the way things go-availability eta. I've read some of this series in bits and pieces and found Anna Fields narration to be one of the best of the many narrators the series has to offer. This is a narrator I'd look for.

    Many of Gardner's books focus on lost or abducted children, which can be an issue that disturbs listeners with young children-perfectly understandable. If this is a personal issue of the potential listener, this might be a series for her to avoid.

    I found the story arc to be involved, with crossing and intersecting plots. Sometimes this doesn't work, but it did, for me, in "Alone". Though this is supposed to be the first book of the DD Warren series, DD Warren is a minor character. The primary characters are Bobby, a police sniper who is recovering from his first kill. Bobby becomes an ongoing character in the series. Another primary character is Katherine, who was abducted as a young child, and the ongoing story of her disturbed life, her interactions with her equally disturbed husband and controlling grand parents. Katherine is a one off character and has not appeared in any of the other novels I've read in the series.
    Go Figure.......

    I found the story to be exciting and enjoyable as well as dramatically narrated.

    Well worth my credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mary 07-28-15
    Mary 07-28-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Narrator ruined this book for me"

    I've listened to a lot of audiobooks...and this narrator is terrible!! I am a big fan of Lisa Gardner but not of this audiobook :(

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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