We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
Dead Weight: Lizzy Gardner, Book 2 | [T. R. Ragan]

Dead Weight: Lizzy Gardner, Book 2

Twenty-one years ago, Carol Fullerton's car was found abandoned by the side of a California highway. The teenager hasn't been seen or heard from since, and the case has long since gone cold. Now Carol's mother is dying. But before she draws her last breath she wants to know, once and for all, exactly what happened to her daughter... Six months ago, Diane Kramer emptied her savings account and vanished. According to her sister, the only clue is her obsession with a charismatic weight-loss guru.
Regular Price:$13.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Twenty-one years ago, Carol Fullerton's car was found abandoned by the side of a California highway. The teenager hasn't been seen or heard from since, and the case has long since gone cold. Now Carol's mother is dying. But before she draws her last breath she wants to know, once and for all, exactly what happened to her daughter....

Six months ago, Diane Kramer emptied her savings account and vanished. According to her sister, Andrea, the only clue to her whereabouts is her obsession with a charismatic weight-loss guru known for his unorthodox methods. Now Andrea fears Diane's body issues may have cost her more than she bargained for....

Kidnapped and terrorized as a teenager by a serial killer, Sacramento PI Lizzy Gardner knows better than anyone that letting go is easier said than done. The police have had their chance to save these women. Now it's Lizzy's turn.

©2012 T. R. Ragan (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (112 )
5 star
 (37)
4 star
 (52)
3 star
 (17)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
4.1 (97 )
5 star
 (35)
4 star
 (40)
3 star
 (18)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.3 (95 )
5 star
 (45)
4 star
 (37)
3 star
 (12)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Matthew Brighton, MA, United States 04-02-13
    Matthew Brighton, MA, United States 04-02-13 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Don't Bother"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    More organized plot, it was a bit to all over the place. T.R Ragen did such a great job with Abducted but lost a lot of steam in this book. Jared one of the main charecters in the first book was barely even a part of this one and when he was it wasn't in a way you would think or enjoy.


    Has Dead Weight turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, Still love mysteries and the first book in this series.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kate Rudd’s performances?

    Sure, she does a good job at the different style of voices.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mary S. Murray Ruffin, NC USA 06-29-14
    Mary S. Murray Ruffin, NC USA 06-29-14 Member Since 2003
    HELPFUL VOTES
    105
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    459
    31
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good Series - but has a lot of room for improvemen"
    Any additional comments?

    One of the things that I think that could make this series a tad bit better would be for Lizzie to NOT jump out of her car and try to confront anyone she thinks is following her. When she does this I just have to roll my eyes thinking that anyone who had been abducted and would not open her door without her glock in hand would NOT be getting ready to open a stranger's car door just to find out why they were tailing her.While it is a little bit disconcerting to have multiple cases in one book - it is realistic in the one a PI would work. But you can't make any money if the bad guy is always the one hiring you.
    This is a good book and has some very realistic characters in it. Haley and Jessica are very believable in the way they handle trauma - I'm very glad that Haley stopped short in her seeking of revenge.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    VanDelay Boston, MA 05-24-14
    VanDelay Boston, MA 05-24-14 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    19
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    64
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not as good as the first, but still worth a listen"

    I had no sooner finished book 1, Abducted, when I bought books 2 and 3. I liked this book, but not as much as the first.

    I multi-task while I listen, and change the type of books I read depending on my activity and need to concentrate on the task vs. the book. This book required a little more attention, particularly in the beginning where you get the set up of the two plot threads.

    While some readers found the book disjointed because of the two stories, I did not. It seemed perfectly reasonable that a PI would work on multiple cases simultaneously, especially when she has other employees. However, I did have to go back and remind myself which secondary characters were in which thread at one point because I hadn't committed it well enough in my head the first go-round. I bought both the book and audio, so this was easy to do.

    The book is not equally divided between the two stories, and does follow the "dead weight" thread more heavily, especially toward the end. There was some interesting character development in this book, building upon those characters of the first book. This continues into book 3, and as the way book 3 left it, I assume in book 4, but there are no major cliff-hangers.

    While this is a stand-alone mystery, the character development is not. It's best to read book 1 first and then enjoy the next several in the series.

    I like this author and will look up other novels she has written under TR as well as Theresa Ragan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dana Surprise, AZ, United States 05-12-14
    Dana Surprise, AZ, United States 05-12-14 Member Since 2012

    I'm a busy mom who loves to listen to books. Mostly I listen on my way to and from work.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    55
    54
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Kept my interest!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book. It has a great story line and I had no clue who did it, until the end of course.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The three stories/crimes that are going on in the story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Nothing I can pinpoint. I really enjoyed the whole book.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a good book and kept me guessing. I really enjoy Kate Rudd as a narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Critter Mama Huntsville, Al USA 11-17-13
    Critter Mama Huntsville, Al USA 11-17-13 Member Since 2013

    Married "mom" of 3 crazy dogs and 1 cat! I developed a love for reading just after college & only recently for audio. Loving it so far!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    26
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Strange Plot"
    What did you like best about Dead Weight? What did you like least?

    I really liked Abducted... but this second book in the Lizzy Gardner series seemed unorganized and hard to follow. It felt like the author was trying to meet a deadline and threw a bunch of ideas together. It was hard, especially in Audible form (since I loosely listen and don't focus as intently as when I am reading), to keep the characters straight. I had to keep reminding myself that the 2 cases they were trying to solve were actually not related. Then the sub-plot if Hailey and her issues. It was odd!


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    As a person who has struggled with weight all my life, the idea of using overweight people was both interesting and odd - but it was original.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Narrator was MUCH better in this story. Still a little robotic at times, but it's getting better.


    Was Dead Weight worth the listening time?

    Yes... it passed the time


    Any additional comments?

    Lizzy Gardner Book 1 (Abducted) was better, but this was ok.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-5 of 5 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.