©2004 Lisa Gardner, Inc.; (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.
"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)
It took me a little longer to get into this book than some, but once I was in..I was hooked.
It has more layers than one might have expected as it unfolds. The narrator was ok. For me, the voice she gave the male lead isn't the one I would have wanted---but it may work for others and the writer for all I know. I just like my males to sound more intelligent than this guy. It wasn't a big deal---when we get a hold of an interesting yarn--we are glad when we can tell the difference between the characters--and in that this narrator did a good job. Good story---not that shallow when one is drawn into considering the damage to a child victim of a crime. None of us can judge the kind of person the character became.
To be fair, I should tell you I couldn't finish listening to the book. Maybe there are plot twists that happen in the 2nd half of the book. But I just couldn't listen anymore. The plot and all the characters can be seen in virtually every cop show on television at one time or another. It was a definite waste of money.
First Audio book. Loved it, my commute to work is long. I am almost disappointed to leave off when I get to work. I only listen in the car so my attitude is positive now rather dreading to get in the car and face the long commute.
I didn't have any in particular.
Easy voice to listen to. She did a great job with both male and female voices without over doing it.
First of many Lisa Gardner's books for me.
When I purchased the title, I thought it was a mystery. However, it was part romance part mystery and I found myself cringing on hearing some of the bad writing and breathless narration.
I have not finished the book. I found the narration to be dreadful. I couldn't get into the book at all listening Anna Fields narrate. Her voice lacks any real emotion and having her narrate for the main character which is male left me wandering and continuing to replay just to hear what she had last read. Probably won't finish which is too bad.
I Loved the audio version of this book.
The moment that sticks out most in my mind happened early in the book. After officer Dodge pulled the trigger, he saw Catherine through his scope mouth the words "thank you." That event more than any other stuck with me and despite what happened later on convinced me that someone else was involved in the events that unfolded.
Anna Fields did an excellent job with the voices of different characters. Although she had a little trouble with the male voices, I enjoyed listening to her. That is one huge advantage the audio version has over the printed version, especially if there is a good narrator.
The major emotion I felt was anger, mostly directed toward the judge. The fact that one person could use the power of his position to affect so many facets of life is simply mind boggling. The fact that it could happen, and probably is happening, is what angered me the most.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book by Lisa Gardner. The plot twists kept me off balance and gave me doubts as to my initial theory of guilt. I will definitely be reading more of Ms Gardner's works.
Oh yes! You will not want to leave your car...
I'm always pleased with Gardner's stories.
She is great!
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