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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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    Jill Bolin 04-07-16
    Jill Bolin 04-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "really far fetched"

    The narrator is terrible, the story so unbelievable, and it just seems to dragsm on and on. The author's books have been better.

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    Amy Wood 03-31-16
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    "I could not even finish"

    I couldn't finish listening. I was so bothered by the monotone nature of the narrator's presentation. I should have listened to others who advised this.

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    Dusty Wellsville, UT, United States 03-26-16
    Dusty Wellsville, UT, United States 03-26-16 Member Since 2015

    Covert spy & crime thrillers with lone heroes. Lots of action, start to end. Bad endings = bad book. Love Jack Reacher & Nathan McBride!!

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    "slow start, great finish. Ready to start #2."

    New to this Author/series. Will continue. enjoyed #1. Interesting plot and story line.

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    Al Garrett 03-14-16
    Al Garrett 03-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story, Excellent narrator."

    I've listened to several Lisa Gardner novels. She's a good storyteller but I must give props to Anna Fields on this one. She did so many different voices and each one came to life. Different New England accents, male and female - hard to believe it was all the same reader. I really enjoyed this book more because of her.

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    Sandra K. Rode 03-08-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Alone"

    Great story every time I thought I had it figured out I was wrong. Don't like giving away the story of the book yet abduction never effects just the family. Love Lisa Gardner and listen to her books many times.

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    Amazon Customer 03-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great mystery"

    Some parts were pretty unbelievable. some of narrator's different voices were strange especially the little boy's voice.

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    mscosu 02-14-16
    mscosu 02-14-16 Member Since 2008
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    "No Suspensse"

    This book, Alone, just didn't have the twists and surprises I've come to expect from Lisa Gardner. DD Warren was presented as a cheap blonde with the mentality of a sheep. She's always been a strong intelligent, flawed to perfection cop in other books.

    Narrator did not do male voices well.

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    Karen 01-27-16
    Karen 01-27-16

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "A Good Thriller"
    Where does Alone rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I am not a great fan of this author, but Anna Fields recorded it and so I purchased it. Author likes to leave her fans with a thrill or CHILL and this had both. I must have 4 or 5 books of author but only because Anna recorded them. If you love thrillers, then this is a good one. If you are a fan, then this is great


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Oh yeah! This story has that element that will resonate with you for a while. This is listed as book #1 for D.D., but her role is very little. This is Bobby's story.


    What about Anna Fields’s performance did you like?

    I purchased this book as the late great Anna Fields read it. You must use the new 1.25x to fully get the fast action author wanted.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not moved me, but scared me yes. Loved the ending


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    Jennifer 11-29-15
    Jennifer 11-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Love it"

    Edge of my seat, as always with everything I've read/listened by Lisa Gardner. Definitely recommend it.

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    TCReader 09-20-15
    TCReader 09-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Conflicting In A Good Way"
    Where does Alone rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    What is great about this book is the fact that it is a unique. Honestly, I didn't even realize how much I enjoyed this book until it was over. Never experienced that before. Brutal content keeps you riveted in a bystander kind of way.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Even though this is a detective D.D. Warren book, I was hoping the series would be more about the shooter. I will continue to read the series, because DD was one of my favorite characters.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    For the story line, I feel the scene where Katheryn broke down in front of her Dad. A lot of family history came into play. It visualized the real "hard decisions" a parent has to make regarding grown children and the tragedy that can cause. One of the deepest parts.
    However the romantic in my enjoyed Bobby's therapy sessions and hoped him and his Doc would get together. She was on his side from day one.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Almost. A day and a half.


    Any additional comments?

    Great intro into the series, although if the series is about DD I am surprised at the small part she played.

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