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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.


    5 of 5 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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 01-26-17 Member Since 2014

    Resides in Elkton, M.D. (but my heart belongs in Upstate, N.Y.)

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    "GONE THE NEXT"
    Where does Gone the Next rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    😟😟😟😟😟


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author's humor!


    Which character – as performed by Johnny Peppers – was your favorite?

    THE DETECTIVE OF COURSE!!


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

    No, I tried, but couldn't.


    Any additional comments?

    The book has great humor, but needs more imagination.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pam & Pugs :0) Prescott, AZ 01-21-17
    Pam & Pugs :0) Prescott, AZ 01-21-17
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    "Horrible Reading Voice"

    Gave up by chapter 4, narrator lacks expression and phrasing. Monotone voice sound computer generated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 12-15-16
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 12-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Not for me"

    It's not fair for me to give this book a review. I simply can't read books about vulnerable children.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nathalie Saint-Marc, QC, Canada 11-19-16
    Nathalie Saint-Marc, QC, Canada 11-19-16 Member Since 2010

    Driving to and from work has never been so enjoyable. Traffic jams are welcome...!

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    "Narration makes all the difference"

    Story often difficult to follow because of the narrator's lack of pauses between key events, and the use of only one voice throughout. It would also have been a lot less tedious a listen if narrator would have used different voices.

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    WGS 11-01-16
    WGS 11-01-16
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    "gone the next. ..child kidnapping"

    I would give this story a 5 star rating but I'm put off by the use of profanity. Thankfully, it was more limited.
    The narrator did a good job. made it easy to listen to, with the right amount of tension. No loose ends when the story was done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pam 10-18-16
    Pam 10-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    Funny, entertaining, & a few unexpected twists. This would be a great series or movie. More from this author, please.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maremare13 Washington State 10-17-16
    Maremare13 Washington State 10-17-16 Member Since 2011

    ~Bead Goddess Mary~

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    "Really good read!!"

    This book was a really good read/listen. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to get into a book with a great plot, awesome characters, and surprising twists and turns. You will not be disappointed!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel Vigil 10-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very enjoyable-spoiler alert!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It was a good story.


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

    When the girl was found.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the mom took time to call about the girl she saw at McDonalds


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

    Yes it was. I couldn't wait for the next time I could listen.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the humor throughout the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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