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
Suspenseful, unpredictable, sarcastic
Learning about Roy's background - how his lost child gave him a personal stake in finding the little girl.
I liked the pacing of the narration.
I laughed at times at some of Roy's comebacks. He obviously has a need waiting to be fulfilled.
There are few things better than a good story well told!
The protagonist was awesome. Very engaging main character.
It didn't sound like a performance. His reading blended so well with the story it was like a movie in my head.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anyone without vocal fry.
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