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Gone the Next Audiobook

Gone the Next

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Publisher's Summary

Meet Roy Ballard, freelance videographer with a knack for catching insurance cheats. He's working a routine case, complete with hours of tedious surveillance, when he sees something that shakes him to the core. There, with the subject, is a little blond girl wearing a pink top and denim shorts - the same outfit worn by Tracy Turner, a six-year-old abducted the day before. When the police are skeptical of Ballard's report - and with his history, who can blame them? - it's the beginning of the most important case of his life.

©2012 Ben Rehder (P)2013 Ben Rehder

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    Kandi P. Nashville, TN 06-30-14
    Kandi P. Nashville, TN 06-30-14
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    "Creepy Fun right from the start!"
    If you could sum up Gone the Next in three words, what would they be?

    Suspenseful, unpredictable, sarcastic


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gone the Next?

    Learning about Roy's background - how his lost child gave him a personal stake in finding the little girl.


    What about Johnny Peppers’s performance did you like?

    I liked the pacing of the narration.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed at times at some of Roy's comebacks. He obviously has a need waiting to be fulfilled.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Venatries 05-31-16 Member Since 2013

    There are few things better than a good story well told!

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    "Here One Minute..."
    What made the experience of listening to Gone the Next the most enjoyable?

    The protagonist was awesome. Very engaging main character.


    What about Johnny Peppers’s performance did you like?

    It didn't sound like a performance. His reading blended so well with the story it was like a movie in my head.


    Any additional comments?

    Just a note that there are two story lines going on here. Past and present. I think Mr. Rehder does a good job signaling but just be aware.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amy B. 07-26-16
    Amy B. 07-26-16

    Amy B.

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    The narrator was pretty good, although I think he could've put just a little bit more emotion into it....the story line was a bit confusing at 2 times in the story, with all the names you ad to keep track of...but pretty good.

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    ImaMom 06-30-16
    ImaMom 06-30-16
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    "Good story"

    I enjoyed this narrator. However the audio is very low and hard to hear at times

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Maryeraymond 06-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "kept my attention"

    I really like Ben Reader's work. this is another multifaceted story by an accomplished author.

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    TessaGmail 06-28-16
    TessaGmail 06-28-16
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    "Awesome humor great listen!"

    Thank you - Great listen, awesome story - loved the way Roy used sarcastic humor!

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    Jess V 06-18-16
    Jess V 06-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Easy to listen to during the commute."

    It doesn't have much depth to it, not something that makes me ponder the mysteries of life or anything, but its fast paced and witty and as an audiobook that I listen to during my commute, it was exactly as needed. I can still concentrate on driving, fill in any context I missed usually by just listening to whats next and most importantly I can wlmost eagerly look forward to what is otherwise a torturous drive.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Lancaster, SC 12-31-15
    Amazon Customer Lancaster, SC 12-31-15
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    "Johnny Pipers needs voice lessons"
    If you could sum up Gone the Next in three words, what would they be?

    Great story, annoying reader. Mr. Peppers needs to loose the vocal fry. I've not heard it so bad in a male voice before. The gargling, scraping sound at the end of every phrase sentence grates on my ears. This new style of talk is not correct English (American or otherwise). Please eliminate it from recorded books. Hopefully, it will soon go the way of Valley Girl Speak.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Johnny Peppers?

    Anyone without vocal fry.


    1 of 6 people found this review helpful

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